The Epilepsy Clinic at Beaumont, Royal Oak opened as a Neurology sub-specialty clinic in the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology. The clinic is under the medical direction of epileptologist, Shaila Gowda, M.D. Dr. Gowda specializes in the pre-surgical evaluation and medical treatment of epilepsy in both pediatric and adult patients.
This sub-specialty clinic offers collaborative treatment for patients suffering from intractable epilepsy, women of child bearing age with epilepsy and other complex forms of the disorder. The clinic has a comprehensive care approach to epilepsy treatment offering evaluation and epilepsy management options from:
Patients and their families will benefit from this multidisciplinary approach to care because it combines the knowledge of our experienced physician network with a wide array of epilepsy management options, both medical and surgical.
If further evaluation is necessary, patients evaluated in the Epilepsy Clinic will be directly referred to the Epilepsy Monitoring Units at Beaumont. The EMUs are specialized inpatient units designed to evaluate, diagnose and treat adult and pediatric patients with seizures of unknown origin. Experienced technologists from the EMU Control Room provide patients with monitoring 24 hours a day and perform neurological testing as events occur. Our EEG technologists and nurses are specially trained in recognizing and responding to seizures to maximize your safety.
In addition to evaluation and management of their epilepsy, patients and their families receive thorough educational material about their condition and tips for managing their epilepsy more effectively through the clinic coordinator and network of physicians.
To make an appointment with the Epilepsy Clinic or to refer a patient, please contact 248-551-1967.
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