Surgical removal of seizure-producing areas of the brain is an alternative for some people whose seizures cannot be controlled by epilepsy medications. It can be performed on both children and adults. Epilepsy surgery may be especially beneficial for those who have seizures associated with structural brain abnormalities, such as a specific brain tumour, malformations of blood vessels or brain tissue, and strokes. Very often, even after brain surgery, you may still be required to take medication. Your neurologist is your best resource for information about your therapy.
For more information about epilepsy surgery, you can read our E-Action® Magazine article, “Life After Surgery”: