A healthcare provider consulting with an epilepsy patient.

Epilepsy Treatment & Care

Experiencing a seizure is a disorienting and alarming experience. If you've had two or more seizures, you may have epilepsy. At UVA Health, you'll find specialists who can help lower the number of seizures you have. Our epilepsy treatment specialists use the most advanced tools to support and care for you. 

Epilepsy Treatment at UVA Health

Our epilepsy services have achieved international recognition for our robust services.

It takes high-tech expertise to track and understand your brain and the electrical signals that cause your seizures. The more we know, the better we can treat you. 

As an academic medical center, our experts use the latest research to give you specialized, targeted care.

Do You Have Complex Seizures?

Complex epilepsy or complex seizures can fly under the radar. Sometimes people don't even know they have them. 

The National Association of Epilepsy Centers has accredited our program as a level 4 epilepsy center. This means we offer the expertise and facilities necessary to provide the highest level of care for complex epilepsy.

    Types of Epilepsy

    • Benign rolandic epilepsy
    • Childhood absence epilepsy
    • Chronic epilepsy
    • Developmental malformations
    • Frontal lobe epilepsy
    • Genetic epilepsies
    • Hypothalamic hamartomas
    • Infantile spasms
    • Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
    • Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
    • Resistant epilepsy
    • Temporal lobe epilepsy
    • Tuberous sclerosis

    Why Choose UVA Health?

    Nathan Fountain, MD, explains why he treats epilepsy at UVA Health. View Epilepsy Clinic transcript.

    Epilepsy Care: Diet, Therapies, & More

    Our program includes: 

    • Evaluation 
    • Video-EEG monitoring 
    • Neuropsychological evaluation and consultation
    • Psychological evaluation and social services
    • Rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy
    • Ketogenic diet and nutritional guidance
    • Medication management
    • Surgical evaluation