Treating Your Seizures With Compassion
Whether it’s your first or your fifth, a seizure can make anyone feel concerned. At AdventHealth Tampa, formerly Florida Hospital Tampa, we want to ease your mind and lift your spirits by providing exceptional care. Our seizure and epilepsy program is accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), which means you can expect the highest quality treatments for epilepsy and seizures. Our team combines experts across multiple fields, including board-certified epileptologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, and nurse specialists, all dedicated to providing the leading treatments for seizures and epilepsy you expect and deserve. Take our hand and let us guide you forward with answers, clarity, and whole-person care.
Making Your Everyday Life Easier
- Diagnosing Epilepsy with Clear and Accurate Tests
When it comes to your neurological health, you want clarity. This is especially true when you experience a seizure. At AdventHealth Tampa, formerly Florida Hospital Tampa, we want to give you answers. Working together across disciplines, we can help determine your type of seizure and work to uncover the cause. Our specialized electroencephalography (EEG) technologists are well-equipped to scan and assess your test results, working to pinpoint the location and cause of your seizures. Our full epilepsy diagnostic tests include:
- Blood Tests
- Electroencephalogram (EEG) Tests
- Imaging Tests, Such As CT Scans, PET Scans, and MRIs
- Physical Exams
Waiting for the results of neurological tests can be stressful. We’ll be there at every step, listening to every concern, explaining every exam, and making you feel as comfortable as possible. Because caring for your brain begins with easing your mind.
- Understanding Seizures and Epilepsy
In some cases, seizures can be caused by a specific trauma or medical condition. In others, the cause is entirely unknown. No matter the case, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans experience seizures every year, and we’re here to help provide answers. Seizures can cause a range of symptoms depending on the severity. These can include rapid eye blinking, confusion, inability to communicate, convulsions, muscle spasms, unconsciousness, jerking motions, and more. Seizures can be broken down into four main categories, including:
- Focal Seizures, Occurring in One Part of the Brain, Often the Temporal Lobe
- Generalized Seizures, in Both Sides of the Brain
- Non-Epileptic Seizures
- True Epilepsy, Categorized as Recurrent Seizures (Two or More)
Epileptic seizures can be defined as either petit mal with mild symptoms, or grand mal, causing intense symptoms and often unconsciousness. Whatever your diagnosis, we’ll be there by your side, giving you answers, and paving a path forward.
- Compassionate, Experienced, and Advanced Epilepsy Care
Epilepsy causes and episodes are always specific to you. That’s why we give you the specialized attention you deserve and the personalized epilepsy treatment plan you need. In most cases, the best treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. Once we uncover the underlying cause of your seizures, we can help treat the root of the problem with epilepsy medications and, if needed, surgery. Our comprehensive and proven epilepsy treatment options include:
- Antiepileptic Medications, the Most Common and Effective Treatment
- Cognitive Treatment
- Ketogenic Diet Guidance, a Diet High in Fat and Low in Carbohydrates
- Temporal Lobe Resection, to Remove the Small Part of the Brain Where Seizures Start
- Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Device
At AdventHealth Tampa, we’ll work to monitor your condition with continued, repeated testing to make sure you’re on the right epilepsy treatment plan. The goal isn’t just seizure relief now, it’s neurological wellness for years to come.