It can be exciting but scary to learn that your child is a candidate for epilepsy surgery. For children who have epilepsy that is very localized or difficult to treat, surgery may be an option.
Our multidisciplinary surgery team is designed to meet the needs of every child from presurgical testing to postsurgical extended care. For Lianna and her family, the hope for a seizure-free future is worth conquering their nerves.
Our families discuss their epilepsy surgery
Watch as Maddie and her parents share about Maddie's experience with epilepsy surgery.
Epilepsy surgery options and resources
What to expect from surgery
Mapping the brain
Before performing surgery, our epilepsy team maps a patient's brain to understand the origin of their seizures. Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) method is a faster and more precise way for our epilepsy team to map a patient's seizures. Learn how we gain a deeper understanding of a patient's brain by using advanced SEEG technology.
Learn about SEEG
"Our team is the reason we see the strong outcomes that we do."
Dr. Brent O'Neill, pediatric neurosurgeon
Additional epilepsy patient resources
Next: Life after epilepsy surgery
Preparing for the day of epilepsy surgery can be nerve racking, but it's important to also think about life after the procedure. Maddie and her family share what her life was like after epilepsy surgery.
Watch their story
Read more stories of courage and healing from patients with different neurological conditions.
The multidisciplinary experts in the Epilepsy Program at Children's Colorado diagnose and treat all forms of epilepsy.
Discover tools and resources designed to support families who have children with epilepsy.
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.