Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

There are nearly 65,000 people in Arizona alone who have epilepsy. At the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center under Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix’s Neurological Institute, we strive to serve this community with the highest standards of specialty and care. 

Patients are seen in our outpatient epilepsy clinic or on an inpatient basis in our Level III epilepsy monitoring unit, where a team of highly skilled and experienced specialists evaluate patients using the some of the safest and most advanced programs and techniques currently in practice. The Epilepsy Center has been recognized for its focus on safety by the Neurodiagnostic Society (ASET) and the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).

Our specialized neuropsychologists also provide care and evaluation for  patients who do not have epilepsy, but who are dealing with  psychogenic (caused by mental or emotional stress) illnesses. The program conducts robust clinical trials and offers hope for patients with refractory epilepsy. Our team of experts determines if there are medications or surgical options to reduce or control seizure activity by having the clinical team assess your conditions.

For more information, contact the Neuroscience Institute at its location at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix today:

755 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006

(602) 521-3300

About the Center

At the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, we strive to improve the quality of life of our patients by providing epileptic treatment for each form or complication of epilepsy. These include:

Epilepsy and Seizure Disorder

  • Partial seizures
  • Generalized seizure disorder
  • Idiopathic generalized epilepsy
  • Symptomatic epilepsy
  • Focal epilepsy

Paroxysmal Non-Epileptic Events

  • Psychogenic seizures
  • Paroxysmal movement disorder
  • Syncope

Outpatient Clinic Services

  • Inpatient and outpatient electroencephalogram monitoring (EEG)
  • ICU monitoring

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

  • 6 bed video-EEG monitoring unit
  • Ambulatory monitoring

Evoked Responses

  • Visual evoked potential, (VEP) Brainstem auditory evoked response, (BAER) Somatosensory evoked potential, (SSEP) testing

Epilepsy Surgery

  • 6 bed video-EEG monitoring unit

Our Providers

Center Leadership:

  • Steve Chung, MD – Center Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Patient Education

Our epilepsy patients are provided educational materials in individualized treatment plans along with specific expectations for their care. Family education and support is also available for specific questions or follow-up concerns.

Research

The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments which may not yet be available to the public.

Fellowship and Residency Programs

Health and Prevention