Vagus Nerve Stimulation

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VNS involves the surgical implantation of a stimulator devise – similar to implanting a pace-maker.

VNS is generally one of the later options considered – being an invasive and potentially expensive procedure, it is difficult to predict which people may or may not benefit and have a reduction in seizure frequency and severity.

VNS has not shown any effect on cognition, however has shown positive effects on behaviour.

If you would like further information please contact Epilepsy Action Australia.