UT Physicians pediatric epileptologists, based in Houston, TX, specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of children under the age of 18 with epilepsy.
Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the nervous system. While the underlying cause if not identified up to 70 percent of the time, it’s actually quite common, affecting one in 100 children, or 1 percent of the population.
Seizures are a symptom of brain dysfunction. Seizures are sudden, abnormal changes in behavior that cause involuntary actions due to a brain malfunction. These actions can be rhythmic movements of extremities, muscle contractions, staring and/or loss of consciousness, just to name a few. Seizures can present in many different ways, and they can last from a few seconds to minutes, on average.
Comprehensive Care Team Approach
The UT Physicians pediatric epilepsy team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, neuropsychologists and other highly trained, proficient staff who provide patient-centered, compassionate care you can count on during your epilepsy journey. All of these specialists are specifically trained in pediatric care.
The program provides you with one place where you can receive coordinated care. Our physicians serve as full-time faculty members of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), and possess the leading-edge knowledge needed to provide the best possible care for you.
From clinic locations across Greater Houston to a collaboration with Memorial Hermann Hospital, we provide complex care, neurological exams and specialized treatment. As a Level 4 program by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, you will find yourself at the center of cutting-edge research to solve the greatest challenges in the field of seizure disorders.
Scope of Expertise
Our board-certified pediatric epileptologists are leaders in providing the most techniques in treating epilepsy.
- Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) Stays (Video EEG Monitoring)
Types of epilepsy treated
- Generalized Epilepsy
- Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
- Refractory Epilepsy (Intractable Epilepsy)
- Ketogenic Diet
- Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
As faculty members at McGovern Medical School, our team has ongoing clinical trials in the field of epilepsy.
Qualified patients are able to enroll in a range of clinical trials for both investigational drugs and procedures.
For more information on specific clinical trials, go here.
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Pediatric Epilepsy Contact Information:
To contact the UT Physicians Pediatric Neurology team, please call (832) 325-6516 or send an email to email@example.com.