Expert Epilepsy Care by a Multidisciplinary Pediatric Team
With children, any medical issue or condition causes concern, but when your child has a seizure - it is especially frightening. Children deserve an environment that is totally focused on their care and their specific needs. With our young patients, we know any pediatric condition or childhood health issue can significantly impact growth and development. Our team of pediatric epilepsy specialists at Arkansas Children’s is only focused on the care for children so we know how to help any of their unique needs.
Our team of experts is skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system. Each child has unique growth patterns and progresses at an individualized pace, so seeing a pediatric specialist sooner - with the multidisciplinary clinical support that only a children’s hospital can provide – can make a real difference in your child’s future.
Arkansas Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is accredited by the NAEC as a level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.
Specialized Care Can Improve a Child’s Quality of Life
Mild seizures can affect attention or the ability to process information. With more complex cases of epilepsy, a profound effect can be seen on growth and development milestones as the frequency or severity of seizures to continue or worsen.
Specialized care provided by experts that focus on a specific medical disorder such as epilepsy can fundamentally change the short and long term quality of life for patients. By bringing your child to the right place earlier for evaluation and treatment plans, the effects of epilepsy on growth and development are addressed as soon as possible. With the help of medication therapy, surgical correction or other advanced care, in many cases, seizures can be controlled.
Epileptologists Provide Advanced Care for Epilepsy Patients
Our board-certified pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons have advanced training in the care of epilepsy for children. Called epileptologists, our pediatric epilepsy specialists are neurologists that have extra specialized training in the medical, psychological, social and educational issues that can be involved with children with epilepsy. By focusing on this clinical specialty, their experience and expertise allow them to better determine an accurate diagnosis and the optimum treatment plan.
For Appointments or Information about the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Arkansas Children’s
For more information or to make an appointment with one of our epilepsy specialists at Arkansas Children’s Neuroscience Center, please contact us at 501-364-4000 or fax to 501-364-5440.
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is part of the Arkansas Children’s Neuroscience Center located at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, South Wing on the 2nd Floor. Our specialists also see patients in the Arkansas Children’s regional clinics located in Jonesboro and Lowell. Please view our maps to easily find us.
Referrals Available to Arkansas Children’s Epilepsy Specialists
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Arkansas Children’s is available to your child by physician referral. Talk with your child's physician and tell him/her you would like to be referred to Arkansas Children’s to see an epilepsy specialist, called an epileptologist. Have the doctor contact the Arkansas Children's Appointment Center to make a referral at 501-364-4000. If your child does not have a regular physician, please call 501-364-4000 and we will be happy to recommend one in your area.