Services at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix  

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

brain scan  

In October 2011, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix launched a state-of-the-art inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) in Arizona. EMU allows for long-term EEG monitoring (brain wave activity), along with continuous observation of:

  • Video/audio
  • EEG data
  • Cardiac telemetry 

Call the inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at (602) 839-0600 for more information. 

In 2014, the Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix Epilepsy Monitoring Unit was designated a Level 3 comprehensive epilepsy center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).

Level 3 comprehensive epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and resources to provide the highest level of medical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

We accurately diagnose the type of seizure and seizure syndrome, as well as offer comprehensive epilepsy education for the patient and caregivers.

Patients are referred to the EMU by their neurologist or epileptologist for several reasons. These include:

  • Medication changes for optimal seizure control
  • Seizure classification
  • Determining whether a patient is a candidate for epilepsy surgery 

Patients can expect to spend anywhere from three to five days in the EMU. An EMU admission is often an elective admission, as it is a significant time commitment on the part of the patient. 

The EMU team is committed to providing an excellent patient experience and making sure that the patient’s stay is safe and comfortable.

Call the inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at (602) 839-0600 for more information. 


Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
1111 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 839-2000
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