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Brain surgery alternatives…

January 17, 2023
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“It’s not brain surgery.” And it doesn’t have to be.

There are a host of epilepsy procedures that are minimally invasive.

For example…


Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) — Reducing Seizures By As Much As 50%

October 26, 2022
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been called “a promising therapy for epilepsy,” as reported by the BBC.

And for those suffering from medically refractory epilepsy — who are not candidates for resective brain surgery — that’s great news.


Treating Seizures — 7 Amazing New Breakthroughs

March 11, 2022
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What if you could predict an oncoming seizure in time for you stop it? Or even prevent it?

That day may be coming sooner than you think, thanks to these seven new technologies.

You’ll learn what they are, how they work and how far along they are.


A ‘Pacemaker’ for the Brain…Reducing Seizures by as Much as 50%…and Depression up to 30%

October 7, 2021
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Some people know Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) as a treatment for epilepsy, reducing seizures by as much as 50 percent.

It’s designed for the considerable number of patients suffering from medically refractory epilepsy who are not candidates for for resective brain surgery.

This tiny pacemaker-like device, is implanted in the brain to deliver a small amount of electricity when it detects the onset of a seizure.

But, what most people DON’T know know is that Deep Brain Stimulation, can help depression by up to 30 per cent.


AEDs…Surgery…and Alternative Treatments…

March 21, 2021
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The saying “there’s something for everyone” may be true.

But with epilepsy, it’s often a dicey proposition — not to mention frustrating — to determine what that “something” is for you.


Brain Surgery Alternatives

June 7, 2020
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“It’s not brain surgery.” And it doesn’t have to be.

There are a host of epilepsy procedures that are minimally invasive.

For example…


AEDs…Surgery…and Alternative Treatments…

September 18, 2018
18 Comments

The saying “there’s something for everyone” may be true.

But with epilepsy, it’s often a dicey proposition — not to mention frustrating — to determine what that “something” is for you.


Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) — Reducing Seizures By As Much As 50%

August 4, 2017
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been called “a promising therapy for epilepsy,” as reported by the BBC. According to the article, it’s designed for the considerable number of patients suffering from medically refractory epilepsy who are not candidates for resective brain surgery.

This seizure-interrupting device, also called a responsive neurostimulator system, is for those with temporal lobe epilepsy, bi-temporal epilepsy, and neocortical epilepsy.


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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