Elena’s Story: Tackling an Epilepsy Diagnosis During COVID-19

If you have a worsening epilepsy condition or suspect you have epilepsy, do not wait to get care. Even in the age of COVID-19, it is crucial for individuals with poorly controlled seizures to see an epilepsy specialist right away for medical evaluation. That’s the message that Elena Stoddard hopes other people take away from…

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Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP): What We Know

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Mohankumar Kurukumbi, MD, is an epileptologist and Medical Director of the Inova Epilepsy Center at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA. The recent death of 20-year-old Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce, who died in his sleep apparently of an epilepsy seizure, has renewed focus on a small but ever-present threat to individuals with epilepsy:…

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Epilepsy patients receive tailored treatment and monitoring at Inova Alexandria Hospital

A Higher Level of Epilepsy Care When talking about epilepsy, every patient is unique in terms of medication need, seizure control and treatment plan. That’s why Inova Alexandria Hospital makes sure that care is tailored, every step of the way. “Treating epilepsy requires a multidisciplinary approach,” says Lewis Eberly, MD, Medical Director of Neuroscience at…

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Inova Alexandria Hospital Epilepsy Program accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC)

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NAEC accredits centers with highest level of medical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy ALEXANDRIA, VA — Inova is pleased to announce that Inova Alexandria Hospital’s Epilepsy Program has been accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a level 3 epilepsy center. A level 3 center provides medical, neuropsychological, and…

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Inova Alexandria Hospital offers a wide array of epilepsy services

Stopping Seizures Epilepsy services have expanded at Inova Alexandria Hospital. “We have surgical services available, including implanting brain electrodes to evaluate and record seizures, and we have procedures to reduce or eliminate seizures as well,” says James Leiphart, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS, Director of Epilepsy Surgery and Co-Director of Epilepsy Services for Inova Alexandria Hospital.…

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Inova’s Epilepsy Program Serves a Niche Population

Stopping Seizures Inova Fairfax Hospital offers a wide array of epilepsy services Epilepsy services have expanded at Inova Fairfax Hospital. “We have surgical services available including implanting brain electrodes to evaluate and record seizures, and we have procedures to reduce or eliminate seizures as well,” says James Leiphart, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS, Director of Epilepsy…

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New Neurosurgeon Joins Inova Alexandria Hospital: Dr. James Leiphart serves as Director of Epilepsy Surgery and Co-Director of Epilepsy Services

(October 2, 2013) Neurosurgeon James Leiphart, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS, has joined Inova Alexandria Hospital as the Director of Epilepsy Surgery and Co-Director of Epilepsy Services, as part of Inova Neuroscience Institute. Board-certified in neurological surgery, Dr. Leiphart has nine years of surgical and clinical experience. He has a special interest in management of epilepsy…

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