The Epilepsy Center at Sentara: Why Choose Us?

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is home to the only Level 3 Accredited Epilepsy Center in southeastern Virginia. Our expertise spans every aspect of epilepsy care from diagnosis to treatment. We treat hundreds of people every year and offer deep experience in all forms of epilepsy, offering personalized recommendations for every step of your care journey.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Expertise: At Sentara, you receive care from epileptologists, who are neurologists with additional training (fellowships) in treating epilepsy. In addition, as we advance the field through research, we offer access to new treatments that are only available through clinical trials.
  • Team approach: For stubborn symptoms that do not respond to medications, you receive care based on the recommendations of multiple experts. Neurosurgeons, radiologists, pharmacists and other specialists come together to determine the treatments that best meet your unique needs. Learn more about our epilepsy experts.
  • Evaluation: We help you get the best care right from the start with a detailed evaluation. Our experts go beyond confirming an epilepsy diagnosis. We determine the type of epilepsy you have and pinpoint the area of the brain where the seizures start. This information helps us successfully treat some of the most complex forms of epilepsy. Find out more about epilepsy evaluation.
  • Broad range of treatments: We offer the latest seizure medications, including newly approved treatments. If medications are not successful, we may recommend diet therapy or surgery. Our deep experience helps us find the combination of treatments that’s best for you. Find out more about treatments for epilepsy.