Epilepsy in children – our treatment

With more than 10,000 children and adolescents treated to date, Schoen Clinic Vogtareuth is one of the most specialised facilities worldwide for the treatment of children with epilepsy.

Thanks to the unique collaboration of our experts from the specialist departments of neuropaediatrics, epilepsy surgery and neuro-rehabilitation, we are able to offer children with severe, complex or therapy-resistant epilepsies, in particular, a great chance of seizure-free treatment and a return to incipient mental development.

We accompany your child from detailed diagnostic tests and therapy to neuro-rehabilitation. Even after you are discharged from our hospital, we are happy to help you: Personalised aftercare programmes and our epilepsy outpatient clinic ensure the best possible support for your child right up into adulthood.

Rehabilitation

Computer- and robot-assisted surgical techniques

Schoen Clinic Vogtareuth has state-of-the-art operating theatres. This enables us to provide optimum care, even for children with complex epilepsies where an operation is necessary. For example, in 2011, Schoen Clinic Vogtareuth was the first neurosurgical hospital to use a surgical robot as an assistant. Using other highly specialised instruments such as our surgical microscopes, monitoring during surgery, and neuronavigation, we significantly increase precision and safety during your child’s operation.

Ketogenic diet and Atkins diet

In certain cases, a change of diet can reduce the number of epileptic seizures. One of the positive side-effects of this is that drugs that have been needed up until that point can be reduced, or even stopped altogether. The modified Atkins diet or ketogenic diet are very easy to follow in an everyday setting with the right guidance, and studies have shown that they can reduce the number of seizures significantly. Our experienced nutritionists support you in changing your diet and provide you with many recipes for everyday life.

General information about Epilepsy - children and young adults

Epilepsy occurs increasingly in children and adolescents. Find out everything about the causes, symptoms and diagnosis of epilepsy.