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The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is an active branch of the internationally regarded Department of Neurology and Neuroscience at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Individuals and families receiving care through the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center have available to them the vast resources of one of the country's most prestigious medical and teaching institutions... Learn more




Before a medication is available by prescription, it is tested extensively on animals for safety, effectiveness and effects on reproduction. Later, when the medication is shown to be safe, it is tested for long-term safety and effectiveness on people with the illness in question. Likewise, new treatment methods are extensively tested for safety and effectiveness before being approved for use. Learn more




Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is an exciting new technique available at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. This surgical procedure, designed to treat poorly controlled seizures by reducing their frequency and severity, does not involve surgery on the brain. Learn more or View VNS video




Children and adults with hard-to-manage seizures may be considered for epilepsy surgery if seizures remain uncontrolled after treatment with three or more anti-epileptic medications. Learn more




The COPE program's singular focus is to enhance the quality of life of the individual living with this condition, and to sustain being fully engaged in society and in family life. The COPE program offers a combination of health information and education, access to professionals, community resources, and psychosocial support. Learn more
Epilepsy Watch

To make an appointment to see one of our physicians, please call us and our staff will be happy to assist you.
Phone: (212) 746-5519


Epilepsy Watch

Thursday, October 9th,
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Novel Technology and Advances in the Treatment of Epilepsy

Steven Karceski, MD


Thursday, November 13th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Empowerment and Emotions

Hind Kettani, MD


Thursday, December 11th, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Being Active with Epilepsy

Nitin Sethi, MD


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Register for the COPE Program


To RSVP, call
Luydmila Jovine, LCSW, BCD
Co-Director, COPE Program
(212) 746-2471

luj9002@nyp.org




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Epilepsy Watch

October 18th, 2014

NYP/Columbia Presbyterian

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center


New York-Presbyterian. The University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell