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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans
  Jan 23, 2018
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018

Epilepsy Center

(Approved of the Board of Regents, 2002)
Piotr W. Olejniczak, MD, Director

The LSUHSC Epilepsy Center of Excellence is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art, comprehensive epilepsy treatment, enhancing access to epilepsy education for patients and physicians, and promoting multidisciplinary epilepsy research in pharmacology, neuroelectrophysiology, neuroimaging, neurosurgery, neuropsychology. biomedical engineering and public health.

The Epilepsy Center has been the only tertiary care center for epilepsy in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast since its inception (est.1990; member National Association of Epilepsy Centers), serving the approximately 54,000 to 90,000 medically intractable and hard to treat individuals with epilepsy in this region. Our team of professionals offers diagnostic and presurgical monitoring, the strategic use of antiepileptic medications, specialized epilepsy neuroimaging, vagus nerve stimulator implantation, ketogenic diet management, neuropsychological testing, psychiatric support and epilepsy surgery for adults and children. The Center also hosts several clinical research trials each year for investigational medications and devices.

All individuals who continue to have seizures despite treatment by their doctor should be evaluated by the Center’s clinical epilepsy team to determine if more advanced approaches to treatment will stop seizures. Information about Center staff, diagnostic and treatment options, available research opportunities and appointment scheduling can be found on our website at Questions about Center services and opportunities can be e-mailed to