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Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery

Sometimes diet, medication and implantation are not enough to control your child’s seizures. In these cases, brain surgery may be the best option. The Pediatric Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Children’s Wisconsin is one of the leading epilepsy surgery programs in the country, performing over 40 epilepsy surgeries a year.

Caring and knowledgeable specialists are even available to help your child with the personality changes and learning problems that often accompany epilepsy. The good news is that most children that receive treatment are able to live normal, active lives with only a few simple modifications.

Children’s is designated as a Level 4 epilepsy center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy. Children’s has Wisconsin’s only Level 4 pediatric epilepsy program.

Children's Wisconsin links of interest:

Neurosurgery Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Faculty


Irene Kim, MD

Assistant Professor


Sean M. Lew, MD, FAANS

Mardak/Vandenberg Family Chair of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children’s Wisconsin; Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin; Director, Residency Program, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin; Director, Epilepsy Surgery, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin