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At Boston Children’s Hospital, we know how disruptive and frightening seizures and epilepsy can be—not only for your child, but for your whole family. From your first visit to the Epilepsy Center, you’ll work with a team of professionals who are committed to supporting you.
Since its founding as the first comprehensive pediatric epilepsy treatment unit, Boston Children’s has stayed at the forefront of pediatric epilepsy research and care.
Boston Children’s Hospital is accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a level 4 epilepsy center. 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. We are one of only a few Level 4 Epilepsy Centers in the country that is entirely dedicated to caring for children.
Our epilepsy team at Boston Children’s Hospital is sensitive to the many physical and emotional challenges that seizures can bring to children, adolescents and their families. We are devoted to helping your child live a seizure-free, fulfilling life.
Boston Children’s Hospital is one of a handful of centers offering a new, minimally invasive laser therapy to remove tumors or diseased brain tissue that is too deep inside the brain to safely access with usual neurosurgical methods.
For more information or to schedule an evaluation, contact Joseph Madsen, MD, in the Department of Neurosurgery (Joseph.Madsen@childrens.harvard.edu or 617-355-6008).
The Boston Globe reports on technological advancements in epilepsy surgery. Boston Children’s Joseph Madsen, MD, his patient Justin and a new surgical treatment for epilepsy at Boston Children’s are featured (subscription may be required).
This comfy wristband can sound an alarm when a child is having a seizure, and can help doctors better time medication dosing. Read more about epilepsy research.
Paul Barney and Brian Manning were having seizures that medication alone couldn't control. Read about the wrenching decision their families had to make about surgery.
Medications stopped Ian Boegel's frequent seizures. Yet he was losing the ability to learn anything new. Read more about his story here.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”