Hawaii Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Hawaii Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience Institute is committed to the care of patients with seizure disorders and epilepsy and has established the Hawaii Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (HCEC) in 2014, dedicated to the comprehensive and total care of patients with seizure disorders and epilepsy in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. The goal is to provide an early and accurate diagnosis of the spells or seizure disorders with Hawaii’s first and only outpatient Long Term Video Electroencephalogram (EEG) Monitoring, built to capture seizures or spells while being monitored and observed onsite by neurologist and EEG technicians. These one of a kind specialized procedure will offer early and prompt diagnosis in order for proper treatment to be instituted in a timely fashion without delay. The goal is to control seizures with the right treatment modalities with minimal or no side effects so that our patients can continue to lead a productive and normal life.

The outpatient setting allows same day testing in a very safe and closely monitored environment while the convenience and cost savings of an outpatient same day procedure without being admitted to the hospital or take days off work.

The epilepsy care team is led by an Epileptologist (neurologist with specialized training in epilepsy) working together with a multidisciplinary team including neuropsychologists, psychologist, and nurse practitioners to ensure that the emotional, social aspects are also being cared for. HCEC is dedicated to the comprehensive care of the patients including managing hormonal related seizures, medically refractory seizures, and vagal nerve stimulator implantation, seizures during pregnancies, seizures in the elderly, teenagers with seizures, night time seizures, and other special situations. It is also Hawaii’s leader in epilepsy research with clinical trials for cutting edge and innovative seizure treatments.

The Neurophysiology department operates under the HCEC and consists of both onsite Long Term Video EEG monitoring, Home Ambulatory Long Term EEG Recording, Routine EEG Recording, EMG and Nerve Conduction studies and other specialized neurophysiologic studies. HCEC performs more test and studies than anyone else on the island provided by the most experienced neurologists and technicians in the state. HCEC meets and exceeds national standards and guidelines to provide the most up to date and advanced testings and treatment modalities.