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Lianna, who is being treated for seizures at Children's Hospital Colorado, sitting in a room.

Epilepsy Diagnosis

The signs of epilepsy

Epileptic seizures come in many forms – from silent spells of confusion to full convulsions. Medicine and dietary changes can treat these symptoms for some patients; for others, brain surgery is the best option. Watch as Maddie, Lianna and their families share about their experiences with epilepsy.



What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that can be managed through a variety of methods ranging from medication to surgery.

Learn more

Three specialists from Children's Hospital Colorado talk about why our epilepsy team has pediatric experts from various specialties to help care for every part of a child’s brain before, during and after surgery.

Epilepsy program

The multidisciplinary experts in our Epilepsy Program diagnose and treat all forms of epilepsy.

Learn about our care

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What is a child life specialist?

Child life specialists are trained professionals who help patients and families adjust with the hospital or clinic setting, illness or injury, and the treatments involved. They use educational, play and recreation techniques.

Learn more about our Child Life Program


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Find a doctor

Browse and connect with our world-class pediatric neuroscience specialists.

Meet our team
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Patient stories

Read more stories of courage and healing from patients with different neurological conditions.

See their stories
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Helpful resources

Discover tools and resources designed to support families who have children with epilepsy.

Find what you need

"We hope that this surgery is going to change her life."

Cordelia, Lianna's mom
A mom hugs her daughter, who is going to have epilepsy surgery to treat her seizures.

Partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Children's Hospital Colorado partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where many of our physicians and care providers serve as faculty.

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