With NeuroPace, Inova Epilepsy Center Offers Christian an Effective Treatment for His Complex Epilepsy

Christian Schott, 38, has been battling epilepsy since he was in fifth grade, enduring bullying from classmates after having seizures at school. But things changed when Christian moved to the Washington, DC, region to pursue a new job opportunity in software engineering that fit his skills and experience in computer science and electrical engineering. Here,…

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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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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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Condition Control: Testing can help diagnose, treat epileptic seizures

(October 2, 2013) Epilepsy, a neurological condition in which a person has unpredictable, recurring seizures, is one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. Unfortunately, in some cases, seizures can be misdiagnosed and difficult to control. Inova’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is a specialized inpatient unit that offers advanced studies to confirm or further…

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