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November 5, 2021

Baby a blessing for woman who had deep brain stimulation for epilepsy

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For nearly 10 years, Sheri Finstad suffered from seizures that couldn’t be controlled with medication ― a situation that happens to roughly one-third of people with epilepsy. With the help of her epilepsy team and deep brain stimulation, Sheri Finstad was able to have a successful pregnancy. When Sheri Finstad looks down at her son, […]

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Tags: DBS for epilepsy, Dr. Gregory Worrell, Epilepsy, Sheri Finstad


April 4, 2021

Now seizure free, epilepsy patient shares her music as a blessing to others

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Destiny Rhodes finds solace in music. Diagnosed with temporal-lobe epilepsy when she was 17 months old, Destiny says when she started playing guitar as a teenager, it became a constant source of comfort during her uncertain health. Despite medication, Destiny’s seizures continued for more than 20 years, often occurring several times a week. The medication […]

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Tags: Destiny Rhodes, Dr. Anteneh Feyissa, Epilepsy, MayoClinicFL, responsive neurostimulation, RNS, seizures


January 29, 2021

After years with hundreds of seizures each day, patient finds relief with innovative treatment

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When Eric Berg’s seizures increased to the point they took over his life despite medications to control them, he sought help from Mayo Clinic. A new treatment gave him hope and a chance to live his life again. Since he was a child, Eric Berg, has had seizures due to epilepsy. This past year, his seizures […]

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Tags: Dr. Brian Lundstrom, Dr. Jeffrey Britton, Epilepsy, Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation


February 12, 2020

Fresh Approach to Epilepsy Treatment Rekindles Zest for Life

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Janice Breien was anxious to find a better way to manage the seizures that regularly disrupted her daily life. Enter her Mayo care team — ready to listen and provide solutions. Now, with her seizures under control, Janice has a renewed sense of optimism.

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Tags: Dr. Scott Spritzer, Epilepsy, Holly McAbee, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


January 15, 2020

With Her Seizures in the Past, Keeley Faces a Promising Future

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For years, Keeley Allen and her family lived in fear that a seizure would strike and render the teen helpless. Unresponsive to medication, the seizures were unusual and ambiguous. Worse than the unpredictability of the seizures was the uncertainty about how to make them stop. At Mayo Clinic, however, the family’s concerns about Keeley’s seizures […]

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Tags: Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, Dr. Lily Wong-Kisiel, Epilepsy, Minimally invasive epilepsy treatment


December 11, 2019

Regaining Control After a Decade of Epilepsy

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Before coming to Mayo Clinic, Denny Hinshaw had lived with epileptic seizures for more than 10 years, and they were eroding his personal and professional life. Since Denny came to Mayo Clinic for care, however, all that is in the past.

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Tags: Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, Dr. Terrence Lagerlund, Epilepsy, Grand mal seizure, Seizure


July 12, 2019

Careful Evaluation, Teamwork Lead to Successful Epilepsy Surgery

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There was a time when Gavin Vreeland was afraid he might hurt his daughter should he have a seizure while caring for her. Despite taking medication, his epileptic episodes happened frequently and without warning. But after specialized imaging and targeted brain surgery at Mayo Clinic, Gavin is now happily embracing his little one seizure-free.

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Tags: Dr. Carrie Carr, Dr. Greta Liebo, Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, Dr. Jeffrey Britton, Dr. Robert Watson Jr., Epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery, Radiology


July 20, 2018

Epilepsy Surgery Frees Kelly Daniels to Enjoy Her Independence

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Kelly Daniels tried to control her seizures with medications. But the drugs were ineffective, and they left her feeling disoriented. Then she turned to Mayo Clinic, where she had brain surgery that stopped the seizures and put her life back on track.

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Tags: Dr. Gregory Cascino, Dr. W. Richard Marsh, Epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery


June 9, 2018

Looking Toward the Future After a Long Road to Epilepsy Diagnosis

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Undiagnosed epilepsy disrupted Jake Weiss’ life for years. But a comprehensive evaluation finally revealed the true nature of his medical condition and gave him a new way forward.

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Tags: Dr. Scott Spritzer, Eau Claire, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic Health System, Seizure


January 11, 2018

Epilepsy Care Makes the World More Peaceful for a Painter

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For years, seizures caused confusion and disorder in Kristin Taheri’s daily life. Then she turned to Mayo Clinic, where she received the diagnosis she had been seeking, and her care team worked diligently to stop her seizures.

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Tags: Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Dr. Robert Wharen, Dr. William Tatum, Epilepsy, Epilepsy surgery, MayoClinicFL, Neurology and Neurosurgery


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