Located on the hospital campus, the Bayfront Health Epilepsy Center is dedicated to providing quality care to those living with epilepsy or seizure disorders. We offer evaluation, diagnostics, medical therapy, clinical trials, surgical intervention and ongoing support. As a Level IV Epilepsy Center accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers -- and the only such center in Pinellas County -- our program also can offer a comprehensive evaluation for epilepsy surgery.
The Advanced Care of a Level IV Epilepsy Center
Bayfront Health has been accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a level 4 center. This accreditation is reserved for centers providing the most complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring, as well as more extensive medical, neuropsychological, and psychosocial treatment. Level 4 centers also offer a complete evaluation for epilepsy surgery, including intracranial electrodes and a broad range of surgical procedures for epilepsy. To receive the care essential to patient health, safety and quality of life, the NAEC recommends that patients be referred to a level 3 or 4 center when seizures have not been brought under control after three months of care by a primary care physician or 12 months of care by a general neurologist.
We provide care for a broad range of seizure and epilepsy patients, including those with:
- Epileptic seizures that have not responded to medical treatment
- Medical conditions that mimic epilepsy
- New onset seizure(s)
- Non-epileptic seizures
- Well-controlled epilepsy
We also provide subspecialty care in other areas of epilepsy, including:
- Advanced neuroimaging
- Antiepileptic drugs
- Malformations of brain development
- Sleep disorders
- Surgical treatment
- Women’s issues
Advanced diagnostic technology provides our specialists with a detailed record of seizure activity and can help identify the area of the brain involved, allowing doctors to classify and determine the cause of the seizure or epilepsy. Our capabilities include:
- 24-hour ambulatory EEG monitoring
- A dedicated in-hospital unit for 24/7 evaluation]
- Digital long-term video-EEG monitoring
- Epilepsy protocol high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
Our team of specialists includes a neurologist specializing in epilepsy, a neurosurgeon, a neuropsychologist, EEG technologists, neuroscience nurses, speech pathologists and social workers. Our multidisciplinary treatment team also includes pharmacists, a neuroradiologist, a pathologist and a nuclear medicine specialist. The Bayfront Health Epilepsy Center team works together to provide compassionate, seamless care and individualized treatment plans.
Our center is designed to provide care for all patients with epilepsy and seizure disorders. To schedule a consultation, please call our physician referral service at (727) 823-1234.
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