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What is a hemispherectomy?

Hemispherectomy is most commonly performed in children with severe epilepsy. This procedure is often called a functional hemispherectomy, since most of the tissue is not really removed but disconnected. The surgery is a combination of removal and disconnection of one hemisphere, including the temporal lobe (sides of the brain).

Dr. Aria Fallah, MD
Neurosurgeon

A hemispherectomy is a procedure that involves removing one half of a person's brain to control epilepsy. It is a highly effective operation for curing epilepsy when all medications fail.

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