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Movement Disorders and Epilepsy

Epilepsy
We offer you coordinated, compassionate care at our Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. This center has been designated as a Level 4 Comprehensive Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. To request more information or an appointment, please complete this form or call us at 952-525-4500.

In treating epilepsy, we incorporate:
  • Complete evaluation of your seizure 
  • Individual treatment plan based on your unique needs 
  • Seizure control with medical management
  • Surgical evaluation if needed
  • Vagus nerve stimulation: helps prevent seizures by sending regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain through the vagus nerve
  • Continuous video electroencephalogram, or EEG, records electrical activity along the scalp
  • High-resolution MRI or positron emission tomography (PET) scan 
  • Intracranial monitoring to report the pressure inside the skull
  • Wada test to determine which side of the brain controls language and memory
     
Movement Disorders
Many brain diseases produce abnormal movements. Using an integrated approach, our care team will evaluate you to find the best medication and/or surgical approach for managing your movement disorder. We provide you with the highest-quality care and best practice technologies.

Brain diseases characterized by abnormal movements include:
  • Dystonia 
  • Essential tremor
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease

Treatment options:
  • Medication
  • Assist devices
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Gamma Knife® stereotactic radiosurgery (a noninvasive method for treating brain disorders)
  • Deep brain stimulation (a surgical treatment involving the implantation of a medical device called a brain pacemaker)
  • Molecular therapies
  • Ablative procedures, such as pallidotomy and thalamotomy, involve removing a small region of the brain.
  • Deep brain stimulation involves implanting a thin electrical wire into the brain and a battery-driven pulse generator just below the collar bone. The pulse generator supplies electrical stimulation to the implanted electrical wire.

Doctors & Providers

Neurology

Neuropsychology

Neurosurgery

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.