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Medication Resistant Epilepsy

Listen to Professor Patrick Kwan answering some of your questions about medication resistant epilepsy. Ask an Expert. Many thanks to LivaNova for making our Ask an Expert series possible.


Medication Resistant Epilepsy – Management

Listen to Professor Terry O’Brien answering some of your questions about treatments of medication resistant epilepsy.  Many thanks to LivaNova for making our Ask an Expert series possible.


Surgery for epilepsy

Listen to Neurosurgeon Erica Jacobson answering some of your questions about surgery for epilepsy. Many thanks to LivaNova for making our Ask an Expert series possible.

Hear From the Experts

Epilepsy Action Australia has produced an extensive series of over 30 short informational videos featuring some of Australia’s leading specialists, including:

  • Epileptologist, Dr Andrew Bleasel
  • Neurologist, Dr Dan McLaughlin
  • Neuropsychologist, Dr Laurie Miller
  • Paediatric Neurologist, Dr Kate Riney
  • Clinical Neurologist and Epileptologist, Associate Professor Cecilie Lander
  • Head of the Epilepsy Program, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Professor Terence John O’Brien.

These esteemed experts discuss a wide range of epilepsy topics of interest and give practical advice on everything from memory issues, diet and sleep, to children’s issues like babysitting and sleepovers.

You can also find these videos and many other Epilepsy Action clips featured on our YouTube channel EpilepsyTV.

 

Surgery

- Professor Terry O'Brien

Some people have poor seizure control despite trying a number of medications. Surgery is treatment option that is available to manage epilepsy and seizures. Professor Terry O’Brien speaks about who is a suitable candidate for surgery and when it should be considered.

Surgery Video 2

- Dr Andrew Bleasel

Some people have poor seizure control despite trying a number of medications. Surgery is treatment option that is available to manage epilepsy and seizures. Dr Andrew Bleasel speaks about who is a suitable candidate for surgery and when it should be considered.

Choosing a Doctor

- Ass Prof Cecilie Lander

What are the key things you should look for when choosing a doctor GP and neurologist when living with epilepsy

Second Opinions

- Dr Dan McLaughlin

Many people worry that they will upset their treating doctor if they seek a second opinion.

  • How do doctors feel about this
  • How do patients go about seeking a second opinion
  • Does the original doctor get a report on the second opinion or are they left in the dark
  • Why would a doctor recommend a patient seek a second opinion
  • Where is the patient left if the opinion contradicts the first, do you get a third opinion and would this lead to doctor shopping
  • Cautions about doctor shopping

Dental Health

- Dr Andrew Bleasel

It is well known that some of the older antiepileptic medications can affect your dental health and cause gum overgrowth. Dr Andrew Bleasel talks about managing this problem and dental injuries.