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The Neurovascular Department at San Antonio Community Hospital (SACH) is committed to clinical excellence, superlative technical performance, and innovation in diagnosis and therapy. Among special services provided by our Neurovascular Department is the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy—a common disorder.
Evaluation helps determine the type of seizures (epileptic versus nonepileptic) and their cause, since various seizure types respond best to specific treatments.
Pharmacotherapy is a key component of epilepsy management. Factors to consider include seizure type and epilepsy type, side effects, ease of use of the Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AED) and cost. The goal is to achieve the best balance among efficacy, tolerability and safety. Because patients may take AEDs for many years, long-term efficacy and tolerability should be considered.
Testing to determine the source of the seizure and location in the brain is crucial in determining whether it is in fact epilepsy, and what the most effective treatment plan would be for the patient. San Antonio Community Hospital's Neurovascular Department can help.