The comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, specializes in the care of children who have experienced their first seizure to those whose epilepsy has progressed to a more difficult stage.

 

Our team consists of epileptologists, neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, epilepsy neurosurgeons, registered dietitians, epilepsy nurses and EEG technologists. Our goal is to help children with epilepsy live active, productive lives. We pride ourselves in being responsive to the needs of our patients and families.

 

 
ketogenic diet; UW Health Pediatric Epilepsy Program; Madison, Wisconsin

Ketogenic Diet

 

For children whose seizures are not controlled with medication, a ketogenic diet may be a helpful form of therapy. Learn more

 

Read about how the ketogenic diet helped Parker (pictured, left): Parker's story

Vagus nerve stimulation; UW Health Pediatric Epilepsy Program; Madison, Wisconsin

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

 

Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) can be helpful for children over 12 who have been diagnosed with focal (partial) epilepsy and whose seizures are difficult to manage with medication.

 

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Surgical options and evaluation for pediatric epilepsy; UW Health Pediatric Epilepsy Program; Madison, Wisconsin

Surgery

 

If seizures come from one focus area and that focus is in a part of the brain not performing essential activities (such as those areas controlling language or motor functions), then surgery may be your child's best chance to be seizure-free. Read about how surgery helped Sadie (pictured left): Sadie's story

 

 

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How to refer a patient to the UW Health Pediatric Epilepsy Program in Madison, Wisconsin

Refer a Patient

 

To refer a patient to our Pediatric Epilepsy Program, call (608) 890-6500. For urgent referrals, call the UW Health Access Center at (608) 263-6796 or (800) 472-0111.

 

Referring a patient to the Pediatric Epilepsy Program

Meet Milena: Pediatric Epilepsy Patient Stories

Meet Milena

 

When their baby wouldn't stop having seizures, a Madison family was losing hope. Once doctors discovered the problem, surgery stopped the seizures immediately.

 

Read Milena's story

 

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