Epilepsy Center

Epilepsy Treatment

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is nationally certified as a Center of Excellence for its commitment to the most advanced epilepsy treatment and care. With about 3,000 patients, we are one of the largest referral centers in the Midwest.

Our faceted approach is aimed at gaining optimal control over seizures. We offer a comprehensive range of treatment options, including:

Our epilepsy specialists lead the way in developing and refining the most successful epilepsy treatments. Barnes-Jewish Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the United States to use brain surgery on a regular basis to treat patients with seizure disorders that were unresponsive to medications. More recently, physicians have developed less invasive surgical techniques using MRI guidance that allow some epilepsy surgeries to be performed through smaller incisions, resulting in less post-operative discomfort and faster recovery.

For a referral to a Washington University neurologist or neurosurgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, call .

Epilepsy Patient, Neurosurgeon

Clint McMurphy from Makanda, IL was diagnosed with grand mal seizures and epilepsy at the age of 3. His doctors had it under control with medication most of his life, but by the time Clint was in his upper 20s, the seizures became uncontrollable, often making him lose consciousness.

Neurosurgeon Eric Leuthardt, MD, performed a focal resection, removing the tissue from Clint’s left temporal lobe that was responsible for epileptic seizures.

Learn more about Clint or see more patient stories.


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