Your risks may vary, depending on which variety of epilepsy surgery is used and the portion of your brain that's involved:

  • Memory problems. The temporal lobe handles memory and language functions, so surgery on this part of the brain may cause difficulties with remembering, understanding and speaking.
  • Behavioral changes. Surgery to the frontal lobe may affect behavior, including motivation, attention or concentration, as well as impulse control, depression and mood changes.
  • Double vision. Temporary double vision sometimes develops after temporal lobe surgery. Vision problems may also occur with occipital lobe surgery.
  • Reduced visual field. Epilepsy surgery may result in a reduced visual field.
Aug. 28, 2015