One in 26 Americans struggle with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. It’s a difficult disease to diagnose, and one that’s often challenging to manage. In 1990, the Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program (TCEP), a joint venture between The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, opened the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) to offer an exceptional approach to diagnose and treat both pediatric and adult epilepsy patients.
Today, the Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program sees several thousand patients in a year and over 350 are seen in the EMU for epilepsy diagnosis and treatment. Our multidisciplinary team of epileptologists, neurosurgeons, electroneurodiagnostic technologists, neuropsychologists, pathologists and neuroradiologists, whom are at the forefront of their fields will assist to create a personalized plan for each patient.
During their stay, the patient has full access to state-of-the art diagnostic tools; from our high definition magnetoencephalography (MEG), which is the only one in Texas, to our use of Stereo-EEG implementation, unique to the southwest United States. Our facility is also home to our large, high tech epilepsy monitoring unit that is fully equipped with video EEG monitoring and well trained, knowledgeable nursing staff.