Children's Hospital Colorado

Epilepsy Treatment

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Epilepsy surgery

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

Anesthesia for kids

Our anesthesiologists are pediatric experts who provide comfort and pain control during and after a surgery or procedure.

Learn more about pediatric anesthesia

What to expect from surgery

We have resources to help you prepare for your surgery, including a kid-friendly video.

Get the details on how to prepare for 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

Children's Hospital Colorado pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Brent O'Neill explains epilepsy surgery.
"Our team is the reason we see the strong outcomes that we do."
Dr. Brent O'Neill, pediatric neurosurgeon

Additional epilepsy patient resources

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.