Epilepsy Center

The UCSF Epilepsy Center provides state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and treatment for all forms of epilepsy. Our physician-scientists helped develop many of the modern approaches to epilepsy care and continue to lead the way in treatment innovations. Our patients have access to clinical trials of next-generation drugs, devices and surgical procedures.

Our team includes experts from many fields – neurologists and neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, nutritionists, nurses and pharmacists – all with specialized training in epilepsy. Our expertise and comprehensive care have earned us a level 4 rating – the highest possible rating – from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

We are part of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences.

Our locations

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    Decorative Caduceus

    Stereotactic Laser Ablation for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

    The study is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Visualase MRI-guided laser ablation system for mesial temporal epilepsy (MTLE).

    Recruiting

    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best in the West for neurology and neurosurgery

    • n3-2x

      Ranked No. 3 in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery

    • n1-2x

      in the West for number of epilepsy surgeries performed

    • Level4-2x

      Accredited level 4 epilepsy center (National Association of Epilepsy Centers)

    Support services

    Patient Resource

    Case Management and Social Work

    Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.

    Class

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

    This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.

    Support Group

    Neurology Support Groups

    The UCSF Aneurysm and Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Support Group encourages all patients with these blood vessel disorders to join. Find more info here.

    Patient Resource

    Patient Relations

    We welcome feedback about your experience at UCSF Health. Find out how to contact us with comments, questions or concerns.

    Patient Resource

    Spiritual Care Services

    Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.

    International Services

    If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
    treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreters

    UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
    English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.

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    Hospital Stays

    Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount
    Zion.

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    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    Related clinics

    Neurosurgery Clinic

    400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Our research initiatives

    • UCSF-Epilepsy-Center-Research-2x

      UCSF Epilepsy Center Research

      The UCSF Epilepsy Center conducts research on medical imaging and both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for epilepsy. Research findings play a key role in shaping the center's patient care.

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