Loyola University Medical Center has been redesignated as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).
Level 4 is the highest level of specialized epilepsy care available. Level 4 centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.
U.S. News and World Report includes NAEC Level 4 adult epilepsy centers as part of its America's Best Hospitals rankings.
The NAEC is a nonprofit association of specialized epilepsy centers in the United States. The organization works to connect people with epilepsy to specialized epilepsy care, and to support epileptologists and administrators in the operation of their epilepsy centers.
Loyola's Epilepsy Center offers a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to epilepsy and seizure disorders for adults and children as young as 2 years old. Pediatric and adult epileptologist consultation and state-of-the-art neuroimaging and electrodiagnostic technology are used to identify and assess complex seizure disorders by short- and long-term monitoring.
The team includes neuropsychologists and social work staff to complement noninvasive therapeutic plans, and neurosurgeons to perform the latest surgical techniques. The center is staffed by epileptologists who have completed an epilepsy fellowship or are board-certified neurologists with secondary board certification in clinical neurophysiology. The center also participates in ongoing multi-center clinical trials of drugs.