Our Services

What we treat

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions and, while there is no cure, our specialists help patients manage seizures to enjoy good quality of life. If you or someone close to you experiences seizures, the team at Providence Epilepsy Center offers inpatient monitoring to diagnose epilepsy with absolute accuracy. We will design a treatment plan for you based on the information we gather during your stay.

Why choose us?

We are accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers and specialize in:

  • Medical management for patients with all types of epilepsy
  • Neurocritical care expertise – Why Does Neurocritical Care Matter?
  • Advanced neuroimaging including: 3T MRI, cerebral angiography and PET scan
  • Epilepsy and women’s health considerations, including pregnancy
  • Clinical research trials that can give patients access to more options for treatment and improve quality of life
  • Comprehensive EEG services, including: ambulatory EEG, inpatient continuous video EEG monitoring, epilepsy monitoring units at Providence St. Vincent and Providence Portland Medical Centers and outpatient EEG services at all 5 Portland-region Providence facilities
  • Comprehensive options for patients with medically refractory epilepsy, including:

Epilepsy Center Services

Clinical history

A detailed medical history is the most important part of diagnosing epilepsy. Try to provide as much information about your seizures as you can. If...

Computed tomography (CT) scan

CT scans, also known as CAT scans, obtain multiple cross-sectional images of the body by using special X-rays and computer enhancement to create an...

Cortical mapping

Cortical mapping is an inpatient procedure conducted prior to brain surgery for patients who have a grid or depth electrodes placed inside the...

Epilepsy monitoring (EMU)

If you experience frequent seizures, you may be referred to an epilepsy monitoring unit for evaluation. This evaluation determines if your...

Epilepsy surgery

At Providence Brain and Spine Institute, surgery to treat epilepsy usually occurs after several tests have been performed. Together these tests...

Long-term EEG monitoring

A diagnostic test called an electroencephalogram, or EEG, can help determine if a patient is having seizures. An EEG is a test that records...

Providence Brain and Spine Institute Clinical Research

Patient Clinical Trial Participation To be contacted about participating in a clinical trial at the Providence Brain and Spine Institute, please...

Vagal nerve stimulator

Similar to a pacemaker, a vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) is a small device implanted under the skin near your collarbone.

WADA testing

Your doctor may ask you to have a Wada test if you are a candidate for epilepsy surgery.  The Wada test checks to see which side of your brain is...