Specialty Surgeon Complete Packaged Procedure for a Epilepsy Surgery. At least 20% of all epilepsy cases remain intractable even with the best medication treatment, in addition this often leads to very disturbing side effects. The consequences of this include: denied driving license, social isolation, job loss and, more importantly, real life threatening situations due to injuries produced by the patient’s seizures.
Recurrent seizures cause neuronal loss function, which almost always results in the deterioration of the memory function. It is particularly damaging in early childhood where repeated seizures stop psychomotor development. It is a priority to control seizures before the child reaches eight years of age, at which point the brain has almost completely developed, in order to avoid permanent psychomotor impairment.
When seizures remain refractory for more than one year, a pre-surgical evaluation is recommended. The main component of this evaluation is a video-EEG monitoring over several days to allow seizure recording for computerized analysis in order to disclose and localize the origin in the brain of those seizures.
This treatment package for a Epilepsy Surgery cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, cost of drugs and any related medical procedures required to administer the plan of care. Not included are other diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists and cost of complication management; travel, food and lodging.