Our world-class team of epileptologists, neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons and nurses has one focus: kids should be seizure-free.
AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, is a destination hospital for pediatric epilepsy treatment — one of the largest and most comprehensive in the nation — supporting your family with the most advanced diagnostics, technologies and seizure treatments available.
Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center
Epilepsy is called “intractable” or “drug resistant” when a child has not responded two anti-seizure medications at a therapeutic level. That’s where we come in.
Pediatric Epilepsy Treatments
We treat the whole child – body, mind and spirit – going beyond the basics of “seizure counts” to find effective, lasting, non-surgical and surgical epilepsy treatments to greatly reduce or even eliminate seizures.
Seizure Monitoring Unit
Our specially designed eight-bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit allows our team of pediatric epilepsy experts to observe your child in real time, using the latest digital diagnostic equipment to assess, diagnose and treat your child’s epilepsy.
Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic
As a nationally recognized TSC clinic, AdventHealth for Children provides comprehensive care to kids diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, a genetic disorder that can trigger seizures, developmental delay and intellectual disability.
Non-Surgical Brain Mapping
The most exciting advancement in neuroimaging in decades, magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a non-invasive procedure that tracks moment-to-moment brain activity allowing pediatric neurology specialists to pinpoint the areas of the brain responsible for abnormal activity.
Cora was growing and thriving like any other child her age until she began falling to the ground unexpectedly. After a trip to the AdventHealth for Children ER for an evaluation, the family was faced with an epilepsy diagnosis and their lives were changed forever. Realizing that medication was not enough to help Cora be seizure free, the next step in her care was surgical intervention. Trusting the experienced and world-class team of pediatric neurosurgeons and epileptologists, Cora bravely underwent surgery. Watch this awe-inspiring story that combines a family's hope with innovative pediatric care to transform a young girl's medical diagnosis and help her lead the life she deserves.
When baby Joscelyn started having seizures at just a few months of age, her family was faced with an unthinkable situation: allow doctors to perform a complete hemispherectomy, essentially removing half of her brain. See how Dr. Ki Hyeong Lee and Dr. James Baumgartner at AdventHealth for Children never lost hope on their mission to cure one of the most difficult epilepsy cases imaginable.
Meet Our Team
Ki Hyeong Lee, MD, MS
Our center works with a team of 30 sub-specialists to provide the most advanced epilepsy treatments available, including clinical trials. We are equipped with a state-of-the-art, round-the-clock, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit to ensure each patient is accurately diagnosed and successfully treated.
Conditions We Treat
- Autoimmune Epilepsy
- AV Malformation
- Benign Childhood Epilepsy
- Brain Tumor
- Cavernous Hemangioma
- Congenital or Perinatal Stroke
- Cortical Dysplasia
- Cryptogenic Epilepsy (Epilepsy Without Cause)
- Doose Syndrome
- Dravet Syndrome
- Genetic Epilepsy
- GLUT-1 Deficiency and Other Metabolic Conditions
- Infantile Spasms (West Syndrome)
- Intractable Epilepsy
- Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
- Lennox Gastaut
- Mesial Temporal Sclerosis
- MRI Negative or Non-Lesion Epilepsy
- Pediatric Epilepsy (General)
- Post-Stroke Epilepsy
- Post-Infection: Meningitis, Abscess, Encephalitis
- Post-Trauma: Premature Birth, Birth Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury
- Rasmussen Encephalitis
- Rett Syndrome
- Sturge-Weber Syndrome
- Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)
- Absence Seizures
- Atonic Seizures
- Focal Seizures
- Frontal Lobe Seizures
- Generalized Seizures
- Myoclonic Seizures
- Occipital Lobe Seizures
- Parietal Lobe Seizures
- Temporal Lobe Seizures
- Tonic-Clonic Seizures
Caring for the Whole Family
Now is the time for you to focus on your child, not logistics. Our multidisciplinary care team not only helps children get the medical care they need and deserve, we also help families find hope and confidence. Whatever the need, big or small, we’re here to support every member of the family throughout your child's care journey.