Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
South Central Regional Medical Center has launched an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU). This specialized inpatient unit is designed to evaluate, diagnose and treat adults and pediatric patients over 9 years of age and adults with seizures of unknown origins.
Our experienced epilepsy specialist, Gulshan Oberoi, MD, provides patients with EEG monitoring 24 hours a day and performs neurological testing as events occur. Our technologists and nurses are trained in recognizing and responding to seizures to maximize patient safety.
South Central Regional Medical Center’s EMU is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and consists of two adult beds conveniently located within the intensive care unit.
Physicians refer to the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit for assistance with:
- Evaluating patients for epilepsy surgery
- Classifying seizure types
- Epileptic disorders vs. non-epileptic mechanisms (syncope, cardiac arrhythmias, transient ischemic attacks, movement disorders, psychogenic seizures and sleep disturbances)
- Determining the frequency, type and nature of patient’s episodes
- Obtaining better control of seizures with proper anticonvulsants
With expertise and modern technology, South Central’s epilepsy specialist helps patients’ primary care physicians diagnose and treat seizures. Patients who participate in the program must have a physician referral.
For more information about South Central’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, please call 601-649-2863.