Comprehensive Epilepsy Clinic
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Clinic team at Monroe Carell works to understand why your child has seizures and find the best, least invasive, treatment plan. Our goal is to help your child live with less frequent or severe seizures and, in some cases, be free from them.
Treatment plans often begin with medications and testing. However, your child may not respond well to these treatments. If not, they may be a candidate for other treatment options. These include dietary therapy, brain stimulation and surgery.
Our first step is to learn your family’s goals for your child regarding their seizures. We talk in depth about your child’s seizures, medications, development and past test results. We also discuss how we can help if your child’s epilepsy has not responded to previous treatments.
Together, we will decide which options are best for your child and family, and have the highest chance of reducing seizures and improving quality of life.
Contact the Pediatric Epilepsy Team
Contact our patient care coordinator for a second opinion, or to speak to us about your child's drug resistant epilepsy.
Meet Your Care Team
Our clinic also includes Jennifer Garafola, Clinic Coordinator.
Robert P. NaftelMD
- Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Movement Disorders, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences
Emma G. CarterMD
- Child Neurology, Developmental Delay, Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology, Seizure Disorders
Why Choose the Comprehensive Epilepsy Clinic at Monroe Carell
- Experienced care
We use clinical experience, the latest research, and new technologies in epilepsy surgery to provide you and your child with the best way to manage epilepsy.
- Open to referrals
We accept all referred patients and promptly communicate our recommendations to your child's primary neurologist. We strive to see patients promptly after a referral placement.