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Topic: Surgery and Devices

Created By: pfincher@gmail.com | 2015-09-01 14:45 | 19 Views | 0 Comments

Hello,

    Has anyone on here had Temporal Lobe surgery at Tampa General Hospital by Dr. Fernando Vale?  They have confirmed that I am a canidate for this surgery and are setting me up an...

Created By: sisuson | 2015-08-31 17:12 | 22 Views | 0 Comments

Hello all, this is my first time posting to this forum. I am turning here for advice on selecting a hospital based on first hand experience from anyone that has had a similar proceedure as out son...

Created By: Hope331 | 2015-08-29 20:44 | 33 Views | 0 Comments

Hi everyone....I went into the hospital at the end of July for depth electrode surgery, then they sent me to rehab for a week or so....their were some complications, and I wasn't able to get the...

Created By: 2015jack | 2015-08-24 01:05 | 57 Views | 1 Comment
Created By: pfincher@gmail.com | 2015-07-18 17:00 | 232 Views | 2 Comments

Hello All,

  Two years ago I went through the testing to see if surgery was a possibility. They had determined that because I had activity on both sides that I was not. Well we have been...

Created By: ladybugg31186 | 2015-06-30 23:09 | 167 Views | 1 Comment

I am exactly 1 week postop from having my first VNS implant. It's horrible. That's all i can even manage to say.They had to turn it on immediatly following the surgery as i began having seizures (...

Created By: aprylle01 | 2015-06-27 02:00 | 162 Views | 0 Comments

I just wanted to tell a bit about my vns implant.  I had a vns lead revision 10 days ago.  I had a bit of an unusual complication that developed months after the origional implant surgery.  I...

Created By: GKhs4632340 | 2015-06-16 20:27 | 195 Views | 1 Comment

Hi everyone,

I had my epilepsy surgery four years ago.  Since then, I have been having powerful headache 24/7 to this day.  I have tried both prescription and over-the-counter pain killers...

Created By: hoohaahill@rocketmail.com | 2015-06-09 18:25 | 217 Views | 4 Comments

Hello, this is my first post. My 18 year old daughter will be getting a VNS device in August. We're concerned about side effects and if this will really help her. Does anyone have any thoughts to...

Created By: suzreg | 2015-06-04 00:07 | 199 Views | 1 Comment

Hi, i want to let people lnow about the possible side effect of the VNS.  My daughter had the hiccups for a year....  All, all night.  We ended up doing surgery to remove a tumor in her stomach,...

Created By: sabmother | 2015-05-19 12:04 | 324 Views | 2 Comments

Hi all! This is my first post here but i'm researching for my DH. He had surgery 15 years ago and he was fairly controlled with meds. Then last year he went toxic on his lamictal and had to go...

Created By: AngelaB. | 2015-05-14 12:24 | 286 Views | 2 Comments

Hi everyone. I had a VNS implant put in a couple of years ago. Recently, we noticed that the area around the implant is getting really hard & I now have a visible bump on my chest where the...

Created By: dlmy1978 | 2015-05-13 18:30 | 268 Views | 1 Comment

I was looking for others who have had a right temporal lobectomy with hippocampus removal due to brain damage caused by an encephalitis. My daughter became ill in 2012 because of an mosquito bite...

Created By: Matilda2014 | 2015-05-09 19:00 | 391 Views | 1 Comment

My daughter had frontal lobe epilepsy surgery 6th jan 2015 tonight 4 months later she has had a seizure is this normal or has the surgery been unsuccessful I'm devastated

Created By: Hope331 | 2015-04-27 12:51 | 591 Views | 2 Comments

Hi everyone, I have gotten mixed responses from people, but I really need to hear from those who have undergone surgery.....is surgery really worth it?  Do you feel it has benefited you and made...

Created By: Hope331 | 2015-04-21 11:07 | 459 Views | 0 Comments

Has anyone had a 2 step left temporal lobe surgery?  My neurologist is thinking, that my best option is a 2 step surgery.....the 1st surgery they would go in and put electrodes in my brain, wean...

Created By: aidadjokoviccc | 2015-04-20 01:46 | 270 Views | 0 Comments

Hello everyone, I will be having my second (left interhemispheric) craniotomy on thursday and I was wondering if anyone has any information. Im really scared. I was to return back to school right...

Created By: aprylle01 | 2015-04-18 21:08 | 410 Views | 3 Comments

just wondering if anyone else has had drama with a vns implant? I was all for this thing and it did help. Except it had to be turned down because it caused gastroparesis, pain every time it turned...

Created By: Kodymom | 2015-04-14 22:45 | 272 Views | 0 Comments

Has anyone out there had an MST (multiple subpial transection)? If so can you please tell me your experience. Our neurologists have suggested this procedure for our son. He is 15 and functions...

Created By: Hope331 | 2015-04-13 12:30 | 476 Views | 0 Comments

If anyone has any last minute suggestions on what questions to ask the neurologist/neurogsurgeon regarding possible brain surgery, please let me know.  I am meeting with my neurologist tomorrow to...

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