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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can surgery cure epilepsy?

    I’ve read a lot recently about people having surgery for epilepsy. Can surgery cure epilepsy or does it just lesson seizures?
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    Established in 1952, Epilepsy Action Australia provides education and support for people with epilepsy, their families and community, and professional groups. These services promote self-management … View Profile

    Surgery is a widely accepted treatment for people with poorly controlled seizures and many people benefit from epilepsy surgery - the goal being to stop or significantly reduce seizures without causing any neurological deficits or problems. Surgery is not usually performed unless it is likely the person will obtain a significant benefit. The results depend greatly on where the seizures are coming from and how long the person has been having seizures.

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