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Medic-All Epilepsy Surgery Team, Taipei VGH 〉 Presurgical evaluation of epilepsy surgery

Presurgical evaluation of epilepsy surgery

Presurgical evaluation of epilepsy surgery

1. Non-invasive multidisciplinary evaluation, including Neuro-Electrophysiological Studies, Neuroimages, Nuclear medicine, and NeuroPsychological tests
2. Invasive electroencephalography (EEG), including subdural grid EEG and stereotactic EEG.

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Overview
We provide 6 beds for Video-EEG recordings. Six experiences epileptologists will review the whole recordins, and conclude the possible seizure onset region. During admission, we offer patients high resolution MRI, brain PET, brain SPECT and Neuropsychological tests, which are essential to provide information about epileptogenic lesion and functional deficit regions. In addition, we provided MEG, WADA test, fMRI, ictal SPECT for selective patients. We will conclude the results in seizure conference and discuss the next step with the patient and his/her family. If the patient need invasive EEG studies, both subdural grid and stereotactic EEG could be provided.
Features
Epilepsy presurgical evaluation in Taipei Veterans General hospital started since 1987. We provided more than 100 cases per year for epilepsy presurgical evaluation. In addition, we had a total of more than 100 cases of invasive presurgical evaluation. Less than 1% had complications during presurgical evaluation. Team members are all experienced, including examiner of EEG certification Examinaiton Board and member of ILAE task force of Neurophysiology.
Service Procedure
Notification
  1. Non-invasive presurgical evaluation: need 1-2 weeks;Invasive presurgical evaluation: need 1-2 weeks
  2. Family or caregivers need to accompany with the patient during presurgical evaluation.
Estimated Cost
(Prices listed below are for reference. Actual cost may be according to the real expense during the hospitalization.)
  • Non-invasive presurgical evaluation: 10000-15000 USD
  • Invasive presurgical evaluation: 10000-15000 USD
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