The Arizona Comprehensive Epilepsy Program provides multidisciplinary clinical care to patients with epilepsy through the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson.
- Long-term subdural/video EEG monitoring to localize the epileptic focus in the brain
- Subdural/video-EEG grid monitoring and cortical mapping procedures
- Resective surgery
- Corpus callosotomy
- Vagus nerve stimulation
- Minimally invasive MRI-guided laser surgery
Our epileptologists provide comprehensive clinical evaluation and treatment of epilepsy. Patients who are identified as medically refractory are discussed in a multidisciplinary conference including Neurology, Neurosurgery (Epilepsy Surgery), Neuropsychology and Neurophysiology to determine if a referral should proceed for neurosurgical evaluation & treatment.
- All of our neurosurgeons are Board Certified or Board Eligible by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Martin Weinand is the only fellowhship trained epilepsy neurosurgeon in Southern Arizona.
- Our training includes proficiency with all general neurosurgical procedures
- We utilize the full spectrum of neurosurgical techniques from traditional to minimally invasive to radiosurgical.
- Through collaboration with other disciplines, including neurology, we can leverage the strengths of the University of Arizona and offer the highest level of comprehensive care.
- Our neurosurgeons employ the most advanced surgical tools from intra-operative, frameless image-guidance to minimally invasive spinal or skull base equipment.
- Our neurosurgeons at The University of Arizona Medical Center –University Campus were the first in the western United States to operate on an adult epilepsy patient with minimally invasive MRI-guided laser surgery – a safer, less invasive alternative to opening the skull and cutting out the brain tissue where the disorder originates.
- We partner with industry leaders to ensure that we have access to and even influence the next generation of surgical technology