About the Baylor Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
As a Level IV Epilepsy Center, designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, we provide the highest level of care to patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. The center, led by Dr. Paul Van Ness, offers comprehensive evaluation for those with epilepsy or those suspected of having seizures or epilepsy. Our team of physicians, scientists and healthcare professionals work together to deliver expert, personalized and innovative care.
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