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

Epilepsy Treatment

Epilepsy surgery

It can be exciting but scary to learn that your child is a candidate for epilepsy surgery. For Lianna and her family, the hope for a seizure-free future is worth conquering their nerves. Watch as Maddie and her parents share about Maddie's experience with epilepsy surgery.


Dr. Mandler, pediatric anesthesiologist at Children's Hospital Colorado, discusses anesthesia for children.

Anesthesia for kids

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

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What to expect from surgery

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

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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


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

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Patient stories

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

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Helpful resources

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

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"Our team is the reason we see the strong outcomes that we do."

Dr. O'Neill, pediatric neurosurgeon
Children's Hospital Colorado pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Brent O'Neill explains epilepsy surgery.

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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