Epilepsy & Functional Fellowship

EpilepsyPict1The Swedish Neuroscience Institute is one of the busiest centers for epilepsy and functional disorder in the country. The Swedish Epilepsy Center performs 300-350 monitoring cases each year and more than 100 surgical procedures for epilepsy.

The fellowship teaches complete workups and evaluation for epilepsy surgery including grid and strip monitoring, resection techniques and vagal nerve stimulation.

Swedish also has a busy functional neurosurgery program with more than 100 electrode placements for deep brain stimulation in the last year and a well-developed movement disorders practice. In addition, physicians at Swedish perform Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery treatment for tremor. With more than 300 cases to date, it is one of the busiest Gamma Knife centers in the country. Swedish physicians also perform Gamma Knife treatment for a considerable number of trigeminal neuralgia cases.

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Additional surgical training is included at the Seattle Science Foundation, a state-of-the-art bioskills and tele-education center located immediately adjacent to the SNI outpatient clinic. At SSF, fellows have access to a skull base teaching laboratory and participate in ongoing hands-on courses in advanced skull-base surgical techniques. Training in stereotactic radiosurgery will occur at the Swedish Radiosurgery Center, one of the few facilities in the world to include side-by-side GammaKnife® and CyberKnife® devices.

Neurosurgeons at Swedish have access to the most advanced technologies and perform procedures in state-of-the-art operating and interventional suites.

Faculty: Lisa Caylor, M.D., neurology/adult epilepsy; Michael Doherty, M.D., neurology/adult epilepsy; Ryder Gwinn, M.D., neurosurgery/surgical epilepsy and functional neurosurgery; Alan Haltiner, Ph.D., neuropsychology/epilepsy; Peter Nora, M.D., neurosurgery/deep brain stimulation and spine surgery; neurology/movement disorders; Jehuda Sepkuty, M.D., neurology/ adult epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology; Márcio Sotero de Menezes, child neurology/pediatric epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology; and Ronald Young, M.D., neurosurgery and Gamma Knife.

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