The Department of Epileptology at Aster RV Hospitals in Bengaluru aims at facilitating and expanding epilepsy care with a comprehensive care approach backed by sound academic and technological foundations.
Why Choose Aster Bengaluru's Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center?
We have a specialized program for the assessment, medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy in both children and adults. Our comprehensive pre-surgical evaluation is available for patients whose seizures cannot be managed fully with anti-epileptic medications.
One million Indians have medically refractory seizures.
Approximately 5 -6 lakh people are candidates for epilepsy surgery in India.
Still... Just about 500-600 epilepsy surgeries per year are performed.
We aim to bridge this gap and believe that every person with epilepsy deserves comprehensive and individualized care.
Our goal is to help our patients achieve seizure freedom without side effects, lead healthy and independent lives.
We boast of a certified epileptologist trained in both adult and pediatric epilepsy, guiding a multi-disciplinary team to address the complex needs of adults and children with epilepsy.
Our team of dedicated healthcare specialists and support staff participate in the evaluation and treatment of our epilepsy patients who come here from across the country and around the world.
Epileptologist, pediatric and adult neurologists; neurosurgeons; neuroradiologists; nuclear medicine physicians; nurse specialists; pharmacists; physical, occupational and speech therapists; dietitians; neuropsychologists; educational counselors and social workers; and a team of scientists and technologists all work together to provide personalized medical care to adults and children. Consult the Best Epilepsy Specialists in Bangalore at Aster RV Hospital.
Our Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center is equipped with state-of-the-art video EEG monitors used for both pre-surgical evaluation and syndromic classification of the epilepsy subtypes. Round the clock neurotechnologies, nursing, and medical support are provided to the patients admitted for long-term and short-term video EEG monitoring.
Patients are offered 3T MRI as part of their evaluation. Advanced neuroimaging modalities are conducted in selected patients such as functional MRI (fMRI), EEG-fMRI co-registration, diffusion-tensor Imaging (DTI), volumetric MRI, T2 relaxometry, ASL, etc.
Weekly patient management conferences are conducted by the team aimed at problem-solving and surgical selection of patients with refractory epilepsy who have undergone pre-surgical evaluation. Other additional facilities available, which aid in the diagnosis and management of patients with epilepsy include invasive monitoring with intracranial EEG.
Aster RV Hospital, JP Nagar is the one among the hospitals in the private sector to have an intraoperative MRI facility in the state of Karnataka. Intraoperative MRI helps in the safe resection of the epileptogenic lesion. In addition, facilities such as intraoperative neuromonitoring systems, neuronavigation systems, and other technology that facilitate neurosurgeons to perform extremely safe surgery to patients, reducing morbidity and mortality to a great extent.
New-Onset Seizure Clinic
Complex Epilepsy Clinic
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How easy is it to get the right qualified medical expertise and the related support staff to treat and manage the patients?
The treatment gap in epilepsy in India ranges from 22% in the urban setting to as high as 90% in villages. The treatment gap has 2 components- People unable to access healthcare services and People who do not adhere to appropriate medical therapy.
One million Indians have medically refractory seizures. Approximately 5 -6 lakh people are candidates for epilepsy surgery in India. Still... Just about 500-600 epilepsy surgeries per year are performed.
Could you specify the new drugs and therapy options accessible in the country?
The pharmacological armamentarium against epilepsy has expanded considerably over the last three decades, and currently includes over 30 different antiseizure medications. The new medications which have been added over the past decade by the FDA include Brivaracetam (Levetiracetam derivative), Perampanel (AMPA antagonist), Cenobamate (Carbamate derivative), Everolimus (Rapamycin derivative), Fenfluramine (Amphetamine derivative) and Cannabidiol (Cannabinoid). Among these Brivaracetam and Perampanel are available in India.
How important is Epilepsy from a neurology department perspective?
Epilepsy, the fourth most common neurological disorder, affects people of all ages and can cause unpredictable seizures.
Are there any new clinical trials going on for epilepsy?
There are several medical and surgical trials going on for epilepsy treatment in the Western countries. Few of them are enlisted here:
- XEN1101 As Adjunctive Therapy In Focal-Onset Epilepsy
- Stereotactic Laser Ablation For Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
- Perampanel Study For Infants With Epilepsy
- Cannabidiol As An Add-On Therapy In Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
- Focused Ultrasound For Treatment Of Epilepsy
What is the current scene in the country for Epilepsy in terms of patients and advances in treatment?
At the global level, it is estimated that nearly 70 million people suffer from epilepsy and the prevalence of epilepsy across the globe is estimated to be 5-9 per 1,000 population. There are 12 million people with epilepsy in India, contributing to 1/6th of global burden.
In majority of the people with epilepsy ie 70-80%, the seizures can be well-controlled by giving anti-epileptic drugs. The rest 20-30% have medically refractory epilepsy, in these patients advanced modalities of treatment such as dietary therapy, epilepsy surgery and neuromodulation are the emerging therapeutic options.
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