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Has Anyone Had Or Considered Laser Brain Surgery For Left And/ Or Frontal Temporal Lobe Epilepsy?

Has Anyone Had Or Considered Laser Brain Surgery For Left And/ Or Frontal Temporal Lobe Epilepsy?

I just recently heard about it and wondered if it was effective?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had a laser ablation for left temporal lobe epilepsy, unfortunately it was not successful and I had to go back and have a craniotomy. The laser is 35-40% and crani is 75-80% successful. If it has been offered to you, I would definitely go for it! My neurosurgeon said it is offered for specific patients only, and for me, I was only out of work for 2 weeks and then back full time as a physical therapist vs. 6-8 with longer recovery compared to the crani.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

That's great! keep the faith!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

idk about the laser part but in 2001 i had a brain surgery. idk the name of the surgery but they disconnected my left brain and took out the seizure part of my brain. i still have arras but i can't feel it or it is at night.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I am 4 1/2 months postop crani...so far, so good! Only time will tell...I am staying positive and confident but I don't want to be too over confident.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

for me, yes. but the effects of the surgery is visible. my right side of my body is less than the left. my right arm is limited and my hand, my itself, is limb. i need a brace to walk for a long time and i can't lift my knees up, without help, that far.
that is why i took other options, like hyperbolic oxygen and atkins diet. it helped for a while but my seizures broke thru.

posted over 3 years ago
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