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Every Kid Should Be

Seizure-Free

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.

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

AdventHealth for Children

Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center

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  • Our Process

    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.

Joscelyn, A Brain Divided

A Brain Divided

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.

We're Here for the Whole Family

Meet Our Team

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A Word From Our Medical Director

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.

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NAEC Level4 Epilepsy
Awarded the Highest Possible Designation

for Epilepsy Care

The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) designated AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, the top designation for epilepsy centers in the nation. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

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Makenzie Peters Epilepsy Story

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Pediatric Epilepsy Patient Stories

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“Epilepsy caused constant fear in our lives. Because of her surgeons, she’ll never have another seizure. She has the opportunity now to start working on what she wants to be when she grows up."

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Author title Makenzie's Story

Christian's Testimonial for Pediatric Epilepsy

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Pediatric Epilepsy Patient Stories

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“I lived in fear of seizures every day. I wanted so badly for him to just be able to be a kid. He is now completely seizure free. He enjoys swimming, riding his bike, playing computer games and snuggling with his dog.”

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Pediatric Epilepsy Patient Stories

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“I’m so glad to finally have an answer. It’s an amazing feeling to see her seizure free.”

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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
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Genetic Epilepsy
  • GLUT-1 Deficiency and Other Metabolic Conditions
  • Hemimegalencephaly
  • 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
More Hope. More Confidence.

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.

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