Epilepsy Program

Advanced Treatment for Epilepsy

Renown’s epilepsy program is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, and is the only Level III center in northern Nevada.

epilepsyThe Epilepsy Program offers the latest treatments for diagnosing and treating epilepsy, the goal of which is to prevent seizures and enable patients to lead typical, active lives. Led by epileptologist Barbara Swartz, MD, a specialist in the treatment of epilepsy in both adults and children, the program features advanced video electroencephalogram (EEG) testing by skilled, registered technologists.

For more information, please call 775-982-2970.

The Institute also specializes in:

  • Consultation for epilepsy and EEG monitoring
  • Pregnancy planning and monitoring for women with epilepsy
  • Episodic loss of awareness in the elderly
  • Dealing with driving privileges

EEG testing is a safe, painless procedure to determine whether there are any irregularities in the brain's electrical activity, which may cause seizures.

The Program’s comprehensive services also include education for those living with seizures — both patients and loved ones.

Epilepsy Support Groups

Renown Health Epilepsy Support GroupsEpilepsy Support Groups are held the first Wednesday of every month at the Institute for Neurosciences. They're designed for people living with epilepsy, their families and caregivers.

For more information on the support groups, please call 775-982-2970.



Patients' Stories

Our health and wellness blog, BestMedicineNews.org, shares stories of epilepsy patients who have found peace despite the disorder.


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