The nationally prominent Lurie Children’s Division of Epilepsy boasts an extensive range of services, allowing it to provide the highest level care for children with various forms of epilepsy.
Each year we treat at least 2,200 children from around the country and the world, making us one of the busiest child epilepsy centers in the Midwest. Best known for helping infants with complex and hard-to-treat (refractory) epilepsy, our comprehensive epilepsy center offers advanced diagnostic testing including video EEG (video electroencephalography) for children of all ages. We perform about 2,000 video EEG studies a year.
The Division of Epilepsy is part of Lurie Children's Clinical Neurosciences, which is ranked 8th in the nation for child neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.
Our programs address the medical, behavioral and emotional concerns of children and their families to promote the best possible quality of life. Few epilepsy programs offer the level of support services available to patients at Lurie Children’s, which include:
These treatments and services are backed by high-quality science and clinical research. Our physician-scientists have connections with researchers around the world, keeping them in touch with the latest advances in epilepsy.
Our education program, ketogenic diet support team and child psychiatrist are available to help your child and your family address the strain that epilepsy can put on your everyday life.