A Surgery Option When Epilepsy Treatments Don’t Work

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For people living with epilepsy who have tried various epilepsy treatments to control their seizures with little success, there is another option. It’s a surgery called resection of an epileptic focus, or resective surgery — where surgeons remove or disconnect the area in the brain that is no longer properly functioning and is generating seizures. Dr. Jonathon Parker, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, explains how this surgery works.

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Jonathon J. Parker, M.D., Ph.D. is an Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic