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Treatments of epilepsy

Professional treatment of epilepsy in adults and children

Do you have symptoms associated with epilepsy or have you been diagnosed with epilepsy for which you are looking for high-quality diagnosis and treatment?

We offer diagnosis and treatment of severe epilepsy in adults and children alike by combining the expertise of a multiple specialities. The patient’s comprehensive and multi-disciplinary examination and treatment is coordinated by our neurologist with whom a working group of clinical neurophysiology, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, as well as other specialised experts work in cooperation. Our specific areas of expertise include intracranial EEG registrations and epilepsy surgery. The majority of Finland’s epilepsy surgery is performed here in Kuopio.

Treatment of epilepsy

Our work’s quality is guaranteed by a high level of scientific research, active training activities and development work. We operate in an Epilepsy Centres Network that covers Europe, in both patient care planning and research work.

We are able to cater for all matters related to epilepsy. Our activities include the refinement of the cause of a diagnosis and epilepsy, the classification of an epilepsy seizure type and epilepsy syndrome, diagnosis of non-epileptic seizure symptoms, as well as finding medication for a specified diagnosis and the assessment of its side effects. In addition, we provide assessment and treatment for the opportunities of surgical or stimulation therapy, planning of treatment during pregnancy, diagnosis and care of rare epilepsy syndromes (rare diseases, orphan diseases), as well as epilepsy trials with new drugs.

Kälviäinen Reetta

Professor, MD, PhD

Chief Physician
Neuro Center
Epilepsy Center
Kuopio University Hospital
Epilepsy

Immonen Arto

MD, PhD, Specialist in Neurosurgery

Deputy Chief Physician
Neurosurgery
Neuro Center
Epilepsy Center
Kuopio University Hospital
Neurosurgery

Jutila Leena

MD, PhD, Specialist in Neurology

Deputy Chief Physician
Neuro Center
Epilepsy Center
Kuopio University Hospital
Epilepsy

Jäkälä Pekka

Professor, MD, PhD

Director of Neurocenter
Neurology
Neuro Center
Kuopio University Hospital
Neurology