How epilepsy surgery is curing more seizures

More than ever before, people with epilepsy are living normal lives. The key is to get treatment, typically a medication, for seizures—the unpredictable disruptions in the brain’s electrical system that are the hallmark symptom of epilepsy. But treatment is more difficult for people with refractory epilepsy—a subtype of the condition in which medication doesn’t work well or at all. For years, their only option was to undergo an invasive operation, and many were told they weren’t eligible for surgery and would have to live with the seizures.

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