Epilepsy Center Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Dayton frequently asked questions.

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is common among brain disorders and is marked by seizures. This condition affects the electrical activity of the brain and can cause abnormal function or movement in the body. Nearly 3 million Americans suffer from active epilepsy.

What causes epilepsy?

Most cases of epilepsy have no known cause, but there is evidence that the disorder is linked to other conditions. Epilepsy can be connected to brain injuries or illnesses. Because of this, there may be certain steps you can take to decrease your chance of developing epilepsy.

How is epilepsy diagnosed?

A physician will ask about the kind of seizures a patient has experienced, and how often they have occurred. Along with a medical history, exam, and perhaps a blood draw, a doctor may order certain imaging tests to arrive at a definitive diagnosis. The tests are non-invasive.

How is epilepsy treated?

There is no cure for epilepsy, but there are a number of non-invasive treatment methods available to help patients manage their condition and lead full, productive lives. Some options include medication and diet modification. Surgery is an option when medication and diet do not help.

Why should patients choose the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Dayton at Premier Health for their care?

The board-certified specialists and trained providers at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Dayton utilize advanced diagnostic tools and treatment methods in the care of epilepsy. Our fellowship-trained physicians and skilled providers focus on the needs of the individual patient and strive to find options that are most effective for them.

At the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Dayton, we are committed to caring for you and helping you find methods to manage your condition. We specialize in epilepsy diagnosis and treatment, and are dedicated to working with our patients toward their goal of living their healthiest, fullest life.