Epilepsy Patient Info

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Living with epilepsy, you want to know as much you can about the condition and the people responsible for your treatment.

The Epilepsy Experts on Your Team

At UVA, you can trust our high level of focused, specialized epilepsy expertise from your care providers. Our team-based approach to care allows us to explore all available testing and treatment options, including epilepsy surgery.

The epilepsy team includes:

  • Adult and pediatric epilepsy neurologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Neuroradiologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Nurses
  • EEG technologists
  • Social workers
  • Nutritionists
  • Educational counselors

Epilepsy Resources

Epilepsy Foundation

Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia

National Association of Epilepsy Centers

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Customer Medical Report form (PDF)

Epilepsy: Patient Education Resources

04055--Non-epileptic spells (NES) or Pseudoseizures

Frequently asked questions about behavioral spells that look like epileptic seizures but are due to stressful psychological events, emotional trauma or developmental family conflicts. Includes information about characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of non-epileptic spells after EEG monitoring with neuropsychologist

6 Central Epilepsy Monitoring Unit: Guidelines and Safety Plan

Instructions and safety plan for patients admitted to 6C in Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

6 Central Epilepsy Monitoring Unit: Guidelines and Safety Plan- Spanish

Instructions and safety plan for patients admitted to 6C in Epilepsy Monitoring Unit in Spanish.

Admission to the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)

A review of inpatient safety guidelines and pre-admission planning for patients planning an epilepsy monitoring unit stay.

Admission to the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) - Spanish

A review of inpatient safety guidelines and pre-admission planning for patients planning an epilepsy monitoring unit stay, in Spanish.

EEG Patient Instructions

Patient preparation sheet for routine and sleep deprived EEG studies.

EEG Patient Instructions- Spanish

Patient preparation sheet for routine and sleep deprived EEG studies in Spanish.

Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation Phase 1

Information on pre-surgical evaluation, risks associated with surgery, questions to consider before surgery, and tests for considering surgical candidacy.

Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation Phase 1- Spanish

Information on pre-surgical evaluation, risks associated with surgery, questions to consider before surgery, and tests for considering surgical candidacy in Spanish

Guidelines for Anesthesia and Surgery in People with Epilepsy

Guidelines for anesthesia for surgery for patients with epilepsy including medication (AED) administration and NPO guidelines

Marijuana (Cannabis) and Epilepsy

Information about the use of marijuana (CBD and THC) to treat epilepsy or seizures, its effectiveness, and legal considerations.

Welcome Letter: 6 Central Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

A brief introduction to our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) located on unit 6 Central.

Welcome Letter: 6 Central Epilepsy Monitoring Unit - Spanish

A brief introduction to our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) located on unit 6 Central in Spanish.

What Is a SPECT Scan

Provides information about single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)

What is a SPECT Scan -Spanish

Provides information about single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in Spanish.