The Epilepsy Clinic offers a full range of outpatient diagnostic and treatment services to people who have epilepsy and epileptic seizures.

Diagnostic tests include:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG) including video EEG and ambulatory EEG
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Neuropsychological evaluations
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • SISCOM imaging

Treatments include:

  • Hormone therapy
  • Ketogenic diet
  • Standard and investigational drugs
  • Surgery (including awake brain surgery)
  • Vagus nerve stimulation
  • Research trials with medications and devices
  • Community education

Doctors may use inpatient video-EEG monitoring, a type of continuous monitoring, to confirm your epilepsy diagnosis and identify the focus and type of your seizures. Inpatient video-EEG monitoring is conducted in a six-bed epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) in Mayo Clinic Hospital.