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CONy 2020 | The benefits of surgery after anti-epileptic drug failure

Zeljka Petelin Gadže, MD, PhD, Zagreb University Hospital Centre and School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia, discusses the use of surgery to treat epilepsy. Epilepsy is a common disorder and can be a lifelong burden with severe consequences. However, a third of patients do not respond to anti-epileptic drugs. These patients can be eligible for surgery or other non-pharmacological therapies, such as neurostimulation. However, surgery is the only curative option to treat epilepsy and can provide seizure-free outcomes in 70-80% of patients. This interview took place during the Virtual World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy) 2020.