Epilepsy & Seizure Center and Neurophysiology Lab

For more information, please call 304-691-1787

Dr. Mitzi Payne examines a patient.

Cabell Huntington Hospital developed the region's first center staffed by epilepsy specialists and dedicated to the diagnosis, care and treatment of adults, adolescents and children suffering from a wide range of neurological disorders and conditions, including epilepsy or other seizure-related illnesses.The goal is to help patients gain control of seizures and their quality of life. The program encompasses:

  • both outpatient and inpatient components
  • the monitoring/testing center
  • inpatient epilepsy monitoring

The center is staffed by specially trained medical, nursing and technical personnel and includes four rooms equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment. Results can be monitored at the nurses’ station as well as the designated monitoring room. Services include:

  • Long-term ICU Video EEG Monitoring: This is useful for managing certain kinds of epilepsy and identifying non-convulsive seizure activity. It can take place in the Epilepsy & Seizure Center or in the room of a patient who has already been admitted. The results are monitored, and a board-certified physician reviews and interprets the results.
  • Ambulatory EEG Monitoring: The patient comes to the Epilepsy & Seizure Center, where electrodes are applied to the scalp and connected to a small device, which the patient usually wears for three days.
  • Routine Video EEGs: Video EEGs are available for both inpatients and outpatients. The electrodes are applied, and patients are monitored for a period of 30 minutes to over an hour.

For more information about the specialized epilepsy evaluation, treatment and care available through the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine's Department of Neuroscience and Cabell Huntington Hospital's Epilepsy & Seizure Center and Neurophysiology Lab, please call 304-691-1787.

Epilepsy Support Group

Cabell Huntington Hospital's Epilepsy Support Group meets on campus the last Tuesday of every other month at 5:30 p.m. in Room G403 near the atrium entrance. For more information, please call 877-804-2241 or visit www.cincinnatiepilepsy.org and look under the Programs tab for support groups.

  • Last updated: 01/07/2014
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