Patient relieved of chronic epilepsy|Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine doctors collaborate to relieve patient of chronic epilepsy

Erika Fleck was suffering chronic epileptic seizures due to a small area of scar tissue in a structure of her brain called the hippocampus. Loyola epileptologist Jorge Asconapé, MD, recommended surgery to remove the scar tissue. Neurosurgeon Douglas Anderson, MD, performed the surgery, called an amygdalohippocampectomy. Ms. Fleck hasn’t had a single seizure in the more than three years since her surgery. Loyola's Epilepsy Center provides the highest level of care to people with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit or call 888-584-7888.