If surgery was an option to help with your epilepsy would you pursue it and why/why not?

If surgery was an option to help with your epilepsy would you pursue it and why/why not?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was dealing with epilepsy for over 20 years. I tried at least 15 different meds, none of which made a difference in my seizures. Visualase MRI-Guided Laser Ablation surgery was the best decision I ever made.
http://www.medtronic.com/us-en/healthcare-profe...
I haven't had a seizure since the surgery (before surgery, seizures were every week). My neurologist will begin weaning me from Lamictal in October.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes it was an option. I did pursue my epilepsy surgery in 2000, and I am now seizure free and medicine free. More people need to talk about how it has helped them.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I've had a surgery a year and a half ago on my right temporal lobe to remove a mass I've had only about 6 seizures since then provoked by the cold or stress increase of electrolytes in my brain!

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have 3 surgeries, including a VNS. The second on my temporal lobe couldn't locate a focus. Anyway, knowing what I do now, I would probably go ahead. At least with the first surgery, I went a year with no seizures

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had brain surgery 3 years ago,if u can have it done I bet to u if it's able to b done n u have a good Dr. It will change ur life. Iv haven't had a seizure in 3 yrs. I have a day here n there feel Lil odd but nothing like before I would say its a great risk to take if ur Dr. Says its able to happen.

posted over 4 years ago
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