Pediatric Epilepsy Center

Pediatric Epilepsy Center

Designated as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, Children's Medical Center Dallas provides the highest level of treatment for the most complex cases of pediatric epilepsy.

Children’s Health℠ is dedicated to making life better for children afflicted with complex conditions that require optimal care – such as epilepsy. We’ve established a comprehensive center designed to meet your child’s needs and address your parental concerns.

In addition to our Level 4 Epilepsy Center in Dallas, Children’s Medical Center Plano offers a Level 3 Epilepsy Center, providing your child with comprehensive care options and the ability to be referred to Children’s Medical Center Dallas for Phase II monitoring and/or surgical treatment.

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects your child’s neurons (nerve cells), causing these brain information carriers to fire unexpectedly, which can lead to seizures. This disorder also can affect your entire family. That’s why we’ve invested so much time, effort and resources toward epilepsy treatment and management. 

Dallas

214-456-2768
Fax: 214-456-254
Suite F5400

EEG/Neurophysiology

214-456-2740
Suite: B5330

Plano

469-303-7000

Park Cities

469-488-7000
Fax: 469-488-7001
Suite 106

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Our care team is with you and your child at every step


The National Association of Epilepsy Centers recognizes Children’s Medical Center Dallas’ Comprehensive Epilepsy Program as a Level 4 Pediatric Epilepsy Center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of diagnostic and treatment options for your child, whether they are newly diagnosed with epilepsy, or suffering from intractable seizures. Our teams in Dallas and Plano can see your child quickly to confirm and match them with the most effective treatment-from medication to dietary therapies and surgery. 

Dallas and Plano

  • Care and education after a first seizure
  • Second opinions for complicated epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
  • Video electroencephalograph (EEG) monitoring
  • Neuropsychological assessment and counseling
  • Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan and routine MRI 
  • Diet and medication therapy
  • Access to latest treatments
  • Treatment with antiepileptic medications
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Epilepsy surgical evaluations

Dallas Only

  • Ketogenic Diet Program
  • Access to experimental treatments and investigational medication
  • Neuroimaging testing, structural MRI and functional MRI, and Positron emission tomography (PET) scan 
  • Stereo electroencephalogram (SEEG)
  • Robotized stereotactic assistant (ROSA)
  • MEG (magnetoencephalography)
  • Full range of surgical options
  • Support Groups (including groups for teens and Spanish-speaking families)

A Team Approach to Care

We embrace a multidisciplinary approach, with specialists collaborating on a full range of epilepsy care needs. The Center provides the most advanced procedures, including focal resection, hemispherotomy, laser surgical procedures, and vagal nerve stimulation, among many others. No matter the treatment regimen, our care team will be with you and your child at every step – offering surgical evaluations and advanced procedures, as well as education about management elements such as diet therapy and medications. Pediatric epilepsy specialists are supported by registered technologists and nurses trained to work with a variety of pediatric patients.

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