At UVA, we have pediatric neurologists and epileptologists (doctors who specialize in epilepsy) with extensive experience in treating children with epilepsy. In fact, the National Association of Epilepsy Centers has certified our epilepsy program as a Level 4 center, the highest designation for epilepsy care possible.
is making life a lot easier for patients like Chandler.
Epilepsy Treatment Options
We provide children and their families well-coordinated, cost-effective evaluations from specialists with expertise in all epilepsy treatment options, including:
- Implantation devices
- Dietary treatments
- Surgical treatments
Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Our Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (PEMU) is a child-friendly, highly specialized inpatient facility designed specifically for children with seizures. In the PEMU, we record your child's brain waves continuously during his or her hospitalization. This information then helps us evaluate, diagnose and treat your child.
The PEMU serves as the focal point of the UVA Pediatric Epilepsy Program, which is active in epilepsy research at the national level.
Our PEMU staff specialize in the care of children with seizures and includes:
- Pediatric neurologists and epileptologists
- EEG technicians
- Other caregivers with experience in pediatric epilepsy
We also offer children with tuberous sclerosis a TS Alliance-recognized outpatient TS clinic that currently meets the fourth Friday of each month in the Battle Building.
Visit or learn more about the Pediatric Neurology and Epilepsy Clinic.
Preparing for an EEG
- Welcome to the Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (Pediatric EMU) (PDF)
- What to expect when having an EEG (PDF)
Children and Seizures
- Children with new onset seizures (PDF)
- Children with established epilepsy (PDF)
- First aid for seizures (PDF)
- Safety guidelines for children (PDF)
Parents and Kids