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Neurosurgery

Seizure + Epilepsy Surgery Program

The Seizure and Epilepsy Care Program at Floating Hospital for Children provides comprehensive care for children with seizures and/or epilepsy. Run by some of the top pediatric neurologists in Boston, the program excels in finding the cause of your child’s seizures, providing treatments to minimize them and managing your child’s seizure care long-term. 

If anti-seizure medications and other treatment options are not successful in managing your child’s seizures, the Seizure and Epilepsy Care Program may refer your child to pediatric neurosurgery to discuss surgical options.

When surgery is an option for epilepsy

To evaluate your child for epilepsy surgery, the pediatric neurologists in the Seizure and Epilepsy Care Program will complete an extensive workup and imaging series to ensure that the seizures cannot be treated successfully via other means. 

Surgery is typically only recommended if these other means are not successful or if the seizures appear to be originating from a distinct part of the brain.  Surgical treatments range from placement of neurostimulators, such as a vagus nerve stimulator, to directly monitoring seizure activity on the brain and treating the part of the brain that is causing the seizures.

John N. Gaitanis, MD

John N. Gaitanis, MD

Title(s): Chief, Pediatric Neurology
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-8375

Pediatric brain malformations, epilepsy

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Ju Tang, MD, PhD

Ju Tang, MD, PhD

Title(s): Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program and Pediatric EEG Laboratory; Pediatric Neurologist; Epileptologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-8375

Epilepsy, pediatric neurology

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Jesse Winer, MD

Jesse Winer, MD

Title(s): Pediatric Neurosurgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5878
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Pediatric neurosurgery

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