Types of Epilepsy Surgery

Depth Electrode Implantation/StereoEEG procedures are performed on patients in order to help localize suspected seizure foci, in order to determine potential suitability for therapeutic surgical resection.  These procedures are done in conjuction with continuous telemetry provided by the Division of Neurology.

Cortical Resection including Temporal Lobectomy, Frontal, Parietal and Occipital resection and Lesional resection are performed for the removal of identified seizure foci and/or seizure inducing lesions, for reduction/elimination of seizures. When necessary, these procedures are performed with intraoperative EEG, sensorimotor and speech mapping, and supplemented with fMRI.

Disconnection Surgery such as Anterior Corpus Callosotomy are performed in select cases for amelioration of symptoms when appropriate.

Deep Brain Stimulation for seizure control is provided in select cases as an alternative to resection when removal of a seizure focus is contraindicated or not possible.

Epilepsy Brain Bank

The Epilepsy Brain Bank at the University of Saskatchewan is one of the first epilepsy-centric brain banks focused on adult epilepsy research in Canada. Samples are voluntarily donated by living patients undergoing seizure resection surgery.

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Dr. Adam Wu

(306) 844-1102
(306) 655-2354
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

Royal University Hospital
103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 0W8