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Temple University Hospital's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Receives Highest Designation from National Association of Epilepsy Centers

Temple University Hospital's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has once again been recognized as a "Level 4 Epilepsy Center" by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). Level 4 is the highest designation awarded by the NAEC.

"We are pleased to announce that Temple has again achieved this distinction," says Peter Crino, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology at Temple University School of Medicine, and Director of the Epilepsy Program at Temple University Hospital. "The NAEC reserves the Level 4 designation for centers with the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy. Temple is proud to be distinguished as one of only 160 centers nationwide to offer this level of specialization to its patients."

Level 4 Epilepsy Centers provide more extensive medical, neuropsychological, and psychosocial treatment, as well as the more complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostics monitoring. They also offer a complete evaluation for epilepsy surgery, including intracranial electrodes, and provide a broad range of surgical procedures for epilepsy.

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Temple University Hospital is one of the premier facilities in the region for evaluating and treating patients with all forms of epilepsy and seizure disorders. A highly skilled, multidisciplinary medical team that includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurse coordinators and rehabilitation specialists offers a complete range of diagnostic and treatment options designed to provide patients from teens to adulthood with the highest standard of care.

Date Published: Friday, April 24, 2015