Patients who come to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital benefit from a team approach that begins during the very first visit, when we begin assembling a plan of care. That care begins with a thorough evaluation using the latest tests to make an accurate diagnosis and to identify the type, number, and location of seizures in the brain. We also use neuropsychological testing to identify patients' areas of strength and weakness in language, memory, concentration, and other cognitive functions.
In addition to blood tests and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scanning, we employ the most advanced electrodiagnostic testing to evaluate brain function and pinpoint the location of seizures. These tests, conducted by specially trained physicians and neurophysiology technologists, include:
Based on the results of these tests and evaluations, our team tailors medical treatment to each patient's needs. We provide continuous care to monitor treatment effectiveness, making changes as needed during the patient's course of care.