Resection (Phase IV)

Resection is the surgical intervention of choice for control of seizures. Removal of the epileptogenic region, involves removing part of the lobe, the entire lobe, or at times, the hemisphere responsible for seizure onset.

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 remove an area or lesion 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. Your face and eyes may be slightly swollen.
  • You will be discharged to home a few days after the operation.