Focus On with Dr. Sadek: What’s an Epileptologist and why ought to I see one?

An epileptologist is a kind of neurologist that has particular curiosity and coaching within the analysis and remedy of epilepsy, a neurological dysfunction that causes repeated seizures. Most epileptologists obtain an extra 1-2 years of subspecialty coaching within the remedy of epilepsy and interpretation of electroencephalograms (EEGs). Usually, seizures can carefully resemble different medical circumstances resembling fainting spells, panic assaults, coronary heart issues, and tremors, and it’s vital to verify the proper analysis as a way to guarantee correct remedy. EEGs are sometimes finest interpreted by physicians who’ve high quality coaching and expertise as a way to keep away from misdiagnosis. Epileptologists are sometimes in a position to give a extra exact analysis of the sort and prognosis of epilepsy.

If a person’s seizures fail to be managed after a trial of 2-3 medicines, surgical procedure for epilepsy is usually thought of. This sort of specialised remedy for epilepsy is usually really helpful and managed by epileptologists who’ve extra in depth data of those therapies.

As well as, there are numerous different features of a person’s medical care that may profit from the opinion of a specialist. Individuals with epilepsy typically have considerations relating to different points resembling medicines, being pregnant, driving, and incapacity which an epileptologist is usually extra geared up to deal with. Take into account session with an epileptologist at Orlando Epilepsy Heart to get the epilepsy care you deserve.

Dr. Ahmed Sadek | Orlando Epilepsy  Heart, Inc.

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Dr. Sadek is the Director of Orlando Epilepsy Heart. He’s an Assistant Professor of Neurology on the College of Central Florida School of Medication and a Scientific Assistant Professor of Neurology on the College of Florida Shands, Gainesville. Dr. Sadek is triple Board Licensed in Neurology, Scientific Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy.


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