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AAN 2021 | Why is epilepsy surgery underutilized?

Lara Jehi, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, discusses the misconceptions about epilepsy surgery and highlights its benefits. According to Dr Jehi, most patients do not know that the risk of not undertaking surgery is much higher than having the surgery. Dr Jehi emphasizes that the ideal approach is to stop seizures immediately, which can be done effectively through surgery. She also compares the outcomes of alternative options such as medications, stimulators, and devices with surgery outcomes. This interview took place during the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2021 Annual Meeting.