North Shore University Hospital Opens Video Monitoring Unit for Epilepsy Patients

10/19/2012
North Shore University Hospital Opens Video Monitoring Unit for Epilepsy Patients

Media Contact: 
Michelle Pipia-Stiles
516-313-1708
mpipiastil@nshs.edu


MANHASSET, NY

North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) recently opened a state-of-the-art video electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring unit. The four-bed unit is staffed by 24/7 dedicated observation personnel, epilepsy-trained nurses, and a team of compassionate and certified EEG technologists. 
   
“We have taken another major step forward with the opening of our new inpatient epilepsy unit (EMU),” said Cynthia L. Harden, MD, chief of epilepsy and electroencephalography and director of North Shore-LIJ’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center.  “This unit provides the safest and most comfortable environment possible for our patients as they come into the hospital for evaluation.  The EMU is the cornerstone of our center because it is here where we accurately diagnose and plan customized treatment for each patient, using information from the EEG monitors.”

The video EEG monitoring unit enables the staff at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center to continue to offer the most advanced and safest treatments for epilepsy, using both medications and minimally invasive approaches with epilepsy surgery.

“This state-of-the-art EEG unit is equipped with the latest technology to detect and pinpoint seizures,” said Ashesh Mehta, MD, NSUH’s director of epilepsy surgery.

For more information about North Shore-LIJ’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center visit our website or call 516-325-7060.