Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix offers a comprehensive epilepsy program in Arizona that includes a state-of-the-art Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) as well as an Outpatient Epilepsy Clinic.
The Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is 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.
Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix's medical professionals are recognized for having the expertise to accurately diagnose the type of seizure and seizure syndrome, as well as offer comprehensive epilepsy education for the patient and caregivers.
What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is not a disease. It is a condition or syndrome in which a patient experiences recurrent seizures. A seizure is a sudden, time-limited, involuntary alteration of neurological functioning caused by an abnormal electrical discharge from neurons in the brain.
Types of seizures
These vary, as do their symptoms, which can range from a momentary disruption of the senses, to short periods of unconsciousness or staring spells or convulsions. A single seizure does not result in a diagnosis of epilepsy.
- Epilepsy is a serious condition with its own set of challenges and may impact many different aspects of a person’s life. Epilepsy may affect a person’s relationships with family and friends, school, employment, and leisure activities.
- According to the National Epilepsy Foundation, more than one million people in the United States have seizures that impact their daily activities.
For more information about our epilepsy program, please call the Neuroscience Clinic at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix at (602) 839-6533.