The Baylor Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in Houston, Texas, is led by Dr. Paul Van Ness and offers comprehensive evaluation for 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.
Based in the Department of Neurology at 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 Baylor for more than 50 years.
The mission of the center is to individualize care for each patient to achieve seizure control and optimize quality of life. The center focuses on ways to:
- 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 and 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