Epilepsy Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families

For anyone considering surgery, Epilepsy Surgery is an essential tool for understanding what’s involved. Step by step, a renowned surgeon and his patients walk readers through the entire process from determining whether surgery is an option to what occurs in recovery. Learn More

Understand tests used to determine surgery options.

Explore types of surgery available.

Know what to expect before and after surgery.

Learn about alternative therapies.


I had epilepsy for many years and was really scared of surgery. Once I read Dr. Kuzniecky’s book everything became clear to me. I discussed many of the points he raised on the book with my doctor and finally had surgery. Now I am seizure free. Terrific and informative

John T.  Patient

As the parent of a child with epilepsy, I couldn’t begin to describe how difficult was to get the correct information on what to do and not do for your child. This book gave me many answers and allow me to make the right decision about surgery. Highly recommended.

Mother of a child with epilepsy

Brain surgery is so difficult to accept that many years went by before I made the decision to have a brain operation. Thanks to this book, the decision became easier. The book is clear, easy to understand and logical. The chapter on how to get ready for surgery and what to expect after surgery is great. Anyone going to have epilepsy surgery should read this book cover to cover.

Tara M. Patient

Everything you need to know about epilepsy surgery.

Nearly 30 percent of people with epilepsy have uncontrolled seizures that don’t respond to non-invasive treatment. For them, surgery may reduce or even eliminate seizures.

Whether you’re simply curious or prepping for surgery, this book is for you. The chapters clearly map out the treatment path, explaining everything from types of tests and surgeries conducted to potential alternative therapies and impact on day-to-day life. Capturing intimate thoughts and emotions, surgery patients also share first-hand accounts of their fears, struggles, and outcomes—helping readers process their own feelings tied to this important decision.

Proceeds of this book are donated to LUCES Foundation. Dedicated to the fight against epilepsy, the Panama-based organization supports patients and families in need by providing access to education, medicines, and treatment. 

No. of Pages: 180
Edition: Second (June 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1537098225
ISBN-13: 978-1537098227

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Dr. Ruben Kuzniecky

Dr. Ruben Kuzniecky is a distinguished neurologist and epilepsy specialist responsible for diagnosing and treating severe epileptic conditions. For more than a decade, he co-directed NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. He founded one of the largest epilepsy surgery programs in the U.S. And, today, he serves as Vice-chair of Academic Affairs and the Professor of Neurology at Zucker-Hofstra School of Medicine, Northwell Health System.