Hospital maintains epilepsy designation

The National Association of Epilepsy Centers recently renewed UF Health Shands Hospital’s Level 4 epilepsy program designation under the most stringent criteria to date. Less than one percent of hospitals nationwide have Level 3 or Level 4 designation. According to the NAEC, a fourth-level center provides the more complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostics monitoring, as well as more extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatments. Fourth-level centers offer patients a complete evaluation for epilepsy surgery, including intracranial electrodes, and provide a broad range of surgical procedures for epilepsy. The epilepsy program at UF Health is led by Jean Cibula, M.D., UF College of Medicine neurologist, and Steven Roper, M.D., UF College of Medicine neurosurgeon.