Epilepsy surgery has the potential to completely free a patient of any seizures. However, older patients are typically turned down because of the potential risks associated with age and co-occurring conditions.
Epilepsy can be a debilitating condition, especially for patients who don't respond to medications. For some patients, surgery may offer hope for a better life without seizures.
Children with epilepsy are at risk for behavior problems, depression and anxiety. And past studies have shown that mood and behavior may change in kids after epilepsy surgery.
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Stem cell transplants that replace damaged blood cells with healthy ones can be life-saving procedures for people living with blood cancers. Advances have made stem cell transplants available to more people.
People with epilepsy sometimes choose brain surgery to prevent seizures and stop taking medicine. Some patients wait longer than others to reduce their medication after surgery.
Knee replacement surgery can be an effective way to treat osteoarthritis. But according to one review, it may pose additional risks for obese patients.
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