Surgical Treatment for Epilepsy: What Parents and Doctors Should Know

Roger Hudgins

Roger Hudgins M.D.
Director, Division of Neurosurgery; Director, NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Medical SchoolUniversity of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, ALResidencyNeurological Surgery: University of Florida, Gainesville, FLFellowshipPediatric Neurological Surgery: University of California, San Francisco, CABoard CertificationsDiplomat, American Board of Pediatric NeurosurgeryAssociationsAmerican Medical Association American Association of Neurological Surgery Section of Pediatric Neurological Surgery American Association of Neurological Surgery American ... View full profile

Deborah Holder

Deborah Holder M.D.
Pediatric Epileptologist

Specialty:PediatricsSub Specialty:Clinical Neurophysiology Neurology (pediatric)NeurologyBoard Certifications:Clinical NeurophysiologyNeurology with Special Qualifications in Child NeurologyEducation:Medical College of Ohio at Toledo , Toledo, OHResidency:Baylor College of Medicine , Houston, TXBaylor College of Medicine , Houston, TXFellowships:Childrens Hospital Boston, Boston, MA  View full profile

Grace Smith

Grace Smith M.D. FAAP FACC
Director, Heart Center Boardman; Associate Dir., Arrhythmia Center

Medical School:The University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MIResidency:Pediatrics: Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OHFellowship:Pediatric Cardiology: Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital; Pediatric Electrophysiology: The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, CanadaBoard Certifications:American Board of Pediatrics; Pediatric CardiologyAcademic Appointments:Assistant Clinical Professor, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine ... View full profile

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If you have a child with epilepsy, you're not alone — 2.5 million Americans have this disorder.
Anyone can get epilepsy at any age, but the majority of new diagnoses are in kids. About two-thirds of all kids with epilepsy outgrow the seizures that accompany it by the time they're teens.  However, not all seizures respond to medical treatment and parents may need to consider a more invasive treatment approach.

On Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern, watch "Surgical Treatment for Epilepsy: What Parents and Doctors Should Know" featuring neurosurgeon Roger Hudgins and epileptologist Deborah Holder.

Viewers are encouraged to email their questions, which will be answered during the LIVE web chat from Akron Children's Hospital.