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Neurology - Epilepsy

Houston, Texas

The Cullen Building at Baylor College of Medicine.
Department of Neurology
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Baylor Comprehensive
Epilepsy Center

The Baylor Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is the clinical program at Baylor College of Medicine for the comprehensive evaluation of those with epilepsy or those suspected of having seizures or epilepsy. The Center is designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level IV Center providing a full range of services for those with epilepsy. It is based in the Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine. The center, through its physicians and staff, delivers expert, personalized and innovative care which has been characteristic of the epilepsy program at BCM for more than 50 years.

Dr. Richard A. Hrachovy

Dr. Richard A. Hrachovy, Director


The mission of the Baylor Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is to individualize care for each patient in order to achieve seizure control and optimize quality of life. Care of each patient is directed toward accurate diagnosis, seizure control without medication side-effects, epilepsy surgery if necessary, and, overall, success in living with epilepsy. The center was established and currently functions to achieve the following goals for patients:

  • Characterize, classify, and quantify seizures
  • Control seizures through the use of antiepileptic drugs or, in special cases, surgery or implantation of stimulation devices
  • Help patients, their families & friends, understand and overcome the social, economic, educational, and psychological problems that those with epilepsy may confront
  • Strive for seizure control with no adverse side effects of therapy


Patients are evaluated in the outpatient clinics of the Department of Neurology. Patients may undergo diagnostic testing such as electroencephalography (EEG), EEG-video monitoring, or ambulatory EEG monitoring in the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory.

Mailing Address
Peter Kellaway Section of Neurophysiology
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, Texas 77030


Baylor Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine
Smith Tower, 18th Floor
6550 Fannin, Suite 1801
Houston, Texas 77030

Tel: 713-798-8259
Fax: 713-798-7561

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