Summa Health Comprehensive Epilepsy Care
The Summa Health Comprehensive Epilepsy Center provides care through a multidisciplinary team along the entire continuum of care from evaluation to diagnosis to treatment to living with epilepsy and epilepsy-related health conditions and non-epileptic seizures.
Your patient-centered care team includes epileptologists (neurologists with expertise in treating epilepsy and seizures), neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, electroencephalogram (EEG) technologists, social workers, an integrative pharmacist and others with training and experience in epilepsy and seizure care.
We offer many treatments, including medication, special diets and psychiatry services. We also provide noninvasive evaluations for epilepsy surgery for the surgical options to treat epilepsy:
- Resective epilepsy surgery
- Responsive neurostimulation
- Vagus nerve stimulation
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center team collaborates with other departments across the Summa Health System to ensure all of your health needs are met, including:
- Complex Care Clinic
- Women’s Health
- Behavioral Health
At Summa Health, it’s important that you feel supported and empowered to make the right decisions for your care. For this reason, choosing the Summa Health Comprehensive Epilepsy Center includes:
- Emphasis placed on all epilepsy-related challenges. The Summa Health epileptologists, advanced practice providers and team members customize patient-focused medical and state-of-the-art surgical care options for at-risk and vulnerable populations. This care includes following your healthcare journey into the community and connecting you with local resources and social services to support you in living with mental health challenges that often co-occur with epilepsy. We work with you, your family and your caregivers to maintain preventive practices outside the hospital. Your care does not stop when you leave Summa.
- A data-driven environment that is family centered. Our data-driven infrastructure accommodates connecting all available treatments and resources with you, your family and caregivers struggling with epilepsy-related challenges.
The Summa Health Comprehensive Epilepsy Center facilitates community-based services for your medical and psychosocial well-being and for everyone supporting you living with epilepsy.
Additionally, a culture of collaboration between Summa Health and Akron’s Children’s Level 4 Epilepsy Center offers a comprehensive approach to treating children transitioning to adult care and adults diagnosed with epilepsy-related conditions.
To schedule an appointment with an epilepsy specialist, call 234.867.6970