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Comprehensive Epilepsy Clinic

The pediatric epilepsy team at Children’s Hospital works to understand why your child has seizures and what is the best, and 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. 

In our Complex Epilepsy Clinic, our first step is to learn your family’s goals for your child regarding their seizures. We do this to create the best treatment options and plan. 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.

Email
pediatricepilepsyprogram@vumc.org

Conditions We Treat

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    Drug-resistant epilepsy

Meet Your Care Team

Our clinic also includes Jennifer Garafola, Clinic Coordinator.

Shilpa B. Reddy
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Shilpa B. ReddyMD

    Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology
Robert P. Naftel
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Robert P. NaftelMD

    Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Movement Disorders, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences
Emma G. Carter

Emma G. CarterMD

    Child Neurology, Developmental Delay, Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology, Seizure Disorders

Why Choose the Complex Epilepsy Clinic at Children's Hospital

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    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.

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    Open to referrals

    We accept all referred patients and promptly communicate our recommendations to your child's primary neurologist. We strive to see patients within one to two weeks of a referral placement. 

Dr. Robert Naftel: Surgery for Epilepsy Treatment

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

Location

2200 Children's Way, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
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