Corpus Callosotomy

Corpus Callosotomy is a surgical procedure to disrupt pathways between the two halves of the brain which are involved in certain generalized seizure disorders. It may be considered a therapeutic option in patients excluded from resective procedures because their seizures are either unlocalized, multifocal and bilateral, or localized but not resectable.

Corpus Callosotomy is an operation which aims only to limit the spread and clinical symptom of seizures by disconnecting the two cerebral hemispheres from one another.

What to expect

  • The morning of the procedure you will arrive from home.
  • You will be taken to the operating room where you will have anesthesia, then the neurosurgeon will separate the two sides of the brain.
  • Once the surgery is completed (approximately 6-8 hours) you will go to the Neurological Intensive Care Unit. Pediatric patients will be taken to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. You will spend the first night in the intensive care unit.
  • The next morning you will be taken to the Neurological Medical Unit.
  • You will have a dressing on your head.
  • You will be discharged to home a few days after the operation.