The corpus callostomy is designed to interrupt the pathway by which seizures spread – confining the seizure to a smaller part of the brain – a corpus callostomy does not remove the parts of the brain where seizures originate.
Is surgery right for me?
Surgery for epilepsy is an important decision – one that needs to be based on each patient’s unique needs and goals.
When seizures are frequent or severe enough to significantly interfere with a person's ability to function at full capacity, surgery may be an option. Surgery may also be considered appropriate after anti-seizure medications have not proved effective at controlling seizures.
Patients of any age, including infants, may be considered for surgery, depending on individual circumstances. Request an appointment with our doctors to see if surgery is a viable option for you.
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For more information about epilepsy treatment, request an appointment at the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center.