Items Tagged ‘seizures’

November 16, 2018

Treating Total Patient

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Dr. Jason Lerner was one of the few doctors who believed me when I said Kourtney was having absence seizures,” says Kathy Daigle, mother to 14-year-old Kourtney Daigle. Also pictured is Kourtney’s father, Ken Daigle. Kathy continues, “He’s been treating Kourtney since she was 3. He’s an amazing doctor and he takes a really holistic […]

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Tags: Adolescent Epilepsy Center, Anxiety, Dr. Jason Lerner, ketogenic diet, nutritionist, psychiatrist, seizures, teen epilepsy


Working Together

November 16, 2018

Working Together

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We work together as a family unit to make Steele’s life happy and as normal as possible,” says Bernadette Schaaf, mother to 14-year-old Steele Schaaf, who has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a condition characterized by recurrent seizures. Pictured left to right: John Schaaf, Steele, Bernadette, Vaughn, Vance, and Flatr. “We had just moved from Michigan to California, […]

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Tags: Adolescent Epilepsy Center, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, Orange County, recurrent seizures, seizures, teen epilepsy


Support for Seizures

November 16, 2018

Support for Seizures

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I started having seizures when I was 6,” says 16-year-old Alfred Guilfoil, who has nocturnal tonic-clonic frontal lobe seizures. “My seizures only occur at night. Dr. Jason Lerner helped me get my seizures under control, and he’s good at finding medication that doesn’t have bad side effects. He always asks how you’re doing and if […]

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Tags: Adolescent Epilepsy, Adolescent Epilepsy Center at UCLA, Dr. Jason Lerner, featured, seizures, teen epilepsy


New center provides multidisciplinary care to adolescents with epilepsy

May 8, 2018

New center provides multidisciplinary care to adolescents with epilepsy

By uclahealth uclahealth

The Adolescent Epilepsy Center at UCLA will open its doors in June at 300 UCLA Medical Plaza. The unique, multidisciplinary center will offer a holistic treatment approach for teenagers with epilepsy and their parents. “We frequently diagnose epilepsy during the teen years, and the condition can have a significant, often negative, impact on a child’s […]

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Tags: adhd, Adolescent Epilepsy Center, adult epilepsy care, Anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, dietary changes, Dr. Jason Lerner, epilepsy, epileptologists, holistic treatment, learning disabilities


Surgery for epilepsy

March 28, 2018

Surgery for epilepsy

By Alta Alta

We are so grateful to have worked with Dr. Raj and Dr. Fallah. After having seizures since the age of 2, our daughter has been seizure free since surgery in August. The team based approach was our reason for traveling to UCLA. Above all, we appreciate the team’s decision to delay Alta’s surgery because existing […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Aria Fallah, Dr. Rajsekar Rajaraman, patient stories, seizures


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March 30, 2017

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By anselsdaybreak anselsdaybreak

I can’t believe it has been ten years, but what I wrote to friends and family about our very first visit with our son’s neurologist, Dr. Jason Lerner, back in 2007 is still true: “He left us with the impression that excellent medical care and a friendly, compassionate bedside manner don’t have to be strangers.” […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Jason Lerner, epilepsy, epilepsy treatment, IEP, infantile spasms, neurology, patient stories, pediatric neurology, seizures, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Neurology


March 30, 2017

Gio’s Journey

By ronniesilveirajr ronniesilveirajr

  “Your son has epilepsy.” Four words. Four terrifying words. Heartbreaking. Devastating. It is difficult to find words that best convey what a parent feels when they receive such a diagnosis in regards to their child. A frenzy of questions and concerns enter the mind at lightning speed along with a sense of dread that […]

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Tags: brain surgery, Doctors Day, Dr. Aria Fallah, Dr. Raman Sankar, epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, featured, neurosurgery, patient stories, pediatric neurosurgery program, seizures, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Forever grateful for Dr. Hussain

March 30, 2017

Forever grateful for Dr. Hussain

By natalie04 natalie04

We would like to recognize our Neurologist, Dr. Shawn Hussain. We first met Dr. Hussain back in 2010 when our then 5-year-old daughter, Natalie was first diagnosed with epilepsy. Dr. Hussain was one of the main Neurologists working to find the right medications to bring Natalie’s seizures under control. Natalie has been hospitalized several times […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Shawn Hussain, epilepsy, neurology, patient stories, pediatric epilepsy, refractory epilepsy, seizures, Shawn Mendes, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Neurology


A new hope: Innovative options for patients with intractable epilepsy

November 16, 2016

A new hope: Innovative options for patients with intractable epilepsy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Patients with intractable epilepsy have seizures that are difficult to control with medication. These uncontrolled seizures are a serious health condition that be potentially life-threatening. But there is hope for patients with intractable epilepsy. The UCLA Epilepsy Program is a unique program that offers multiple approaches for treating patients, from traditional surgery to innovative nonsurgical […]

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Tags: brain tissue, clinical trials, Dr. Dawn Eliashiv, Dr. Jerome Engel Jr, Dr. John Stern, electrical abnormality, epilepsy, experimental drug tria, intractable epilepsy, laser thermal ablation, medication, minimally invasive