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Epilepsy Care That Inspires Confidence

Living with epilepsy can feel overwhelming. Through innovative treatments, supportive care and a team of experts dedicated to empowering you, we’re here to help you face the unexpected with confidence and poise.

If you or someone you love faces epilepsy, we’re here to provide supportive care for your body, mind and spirit, to both prevent seizures from escalating and help you feel in control.

At the AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute Tampa, our accredited Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offers advanced diagnostic and treatment services for adults with uncontrolled seizures. We’re also a designated Level 3 Epilepsy Center, meaning we meet the highest standards of epilepsy treatment. You can count on us for innovative options that go beyond medication and diet, with the support of a multidisciplinary team of experts who are dedicated to giving you comprehensive care.

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You receive more than world-class care when visiting the general surgeons at AdventHealth; you get a world of caring. From the emotional support to prepare for your operation, all the way through to personalized aftercare therapies, we are here to help you feel in control of your healing.  It’s all designed to make your life easier on your path to whole health.

Support at Every Step Toward Recovery

ARMEN DEUKMEDJIAN, MD

is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive solutions for both simple and complex spinal conditions. Dr. Deukmedjian’s focus includes degenerative scoliosis correction, spinal arthritis correction, and treatment of neck and back pain. He also treats spinal trauma, fractures, tumors and congenital defects. He has authored and co-authored over 15 peer-reviewed articles in top tier neurosurgery journals and 10 book chapters.


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Your peace of mind is important to us, so we want to arm you with every ounce of information possible about how surgery may help you heal. This helpful guide will walk you through a number of the questions you may have about general surgery at AdventHealth.

  • What conditions can be treated with general surgery?
  • What types of advanced surgical treatments are available?
  • How long is the expected recovery time?
  • Will I start to feel like I used to?
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We’re here to help you feel whole in body, mind and spirit, and empower you to take health into your hands. To get started, reach out to us today.

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Nurse Navigators Who Put You First

In our program, you’ll have a designated nurse navigator dedicated to guiding you through your care journey. Your nurse navigator is your advocate, working to coordinate your appointments, answer your questions and support you physically, mentally and spiritually as you recover.  

The Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel neurospine program is led by neurosurgeons Dr. Amir Ahmadian and Dr. Armen Deukmedjian of NeuSpine Institute.

Expertly Trained Neurosurgeons

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Elite Expertise With Compassionate Care

We understand that your unique pain and symptoms can be frustrating and hard to explain. Rest assured that our teams have vast experience in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and spine conditions, including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Degenerative disc disease (spinal arthritis)
  • Fractures of the spine
  • Herniated discs
  • Sacroiliac pain syndrome (sacroiliitis)
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine and brain tumors

Expertise and Compassion for Your Condition

AMIR AHMADIAN, MD

is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in the management and minimally invasive treatment of spinal deformities, scoliosis, spinal fractures, neuro-oncology, peripheral nerve injuries and trauma. A gifted teacher and researcher, Dr. Ahmadian has authored over 21 peer-reviewed journal publications and 10 book chapters on neurosurgery and spinal deformity.


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Our Biggest Achievement is Caring for You

We’ve been recognized for our efforts to stay on the leading-edge of cardiovascular treatments, as well as for our high standard of patient care.

2018 LEAPFROG HOSPITAL SAFETY “A” GRADE

  • AdventHealth Carrollwood 
  • AdventHealth North Pinellas 
  • AdventHealth Tampa 
  • AdventHealth Wesley Chapel 
  • AdventHealth Zephyrhills
  • AdventHealth Lake Placid 
  • AdventHealth Sebring

LEAPFROG “TOP GENERAL HOSPITAL”

  • AdventHealth Carrollwood (2017) 
  • AdventHealth North Pinellas (2017)
  • AdventHealth Zephyrhills (2018)
  • AdventHealth Sebring (2018)

HEALTHGRADES PATIENT EXPERIENCE AWARD

  • AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD® AMERICA’S BEST HOSPITALS FOR PATIENT SAFETY

  • AdventHealth Carrollwood (2018, 2019)
  • AdventHealth North Pinellas (2018, 2019)
  • AdventHealth Zephyrhills (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • AdventHealth Sebring (2019)

WOMEN'S CHOICE AWARD® AMERICA’S 100 BEST HOSPITALS FOR PATIENT EXPERIENCE

  • AdventHealth Wesley Chapel (2018)

ADVENTHEALTH CARROLLWOOD

  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission
  • Primary Stroke Center (AHCA designation)

ADVENTHEALTH NORTH PINELLAS

  • Accredited chest pain center with primary PCI and primary stroke center
  •  2018 Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus award from the American    Heart Association
  • Primary Stroke Center (AHCA designation)

ADVENTHEALTH WESLEY CHAPEL

  • Primary Stroke Center Designated by DNV (Det Norske Veritas)
  • Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke, and Target: StrokeSM
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award 

ADVENTHEALTH TAMPA & ADVENTHEALTH PEPIN HEART INSTITUTE

  • Accredited Chest Pain Emergency Room by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care 
  • Accreditation in echocardiography for adult transthoracic by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)
  • Accreditation for diagnostic cardiac catheterization, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and electrophysiology from the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) 
  • Accredited Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Stroke Association
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center Designation by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
  • Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
  • Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus by the American Heart    Association/American Stroke Association

ADVENTHEALTH ZEPHYRHILLS

  • Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation
  • Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission 
  • Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
  • Mission Lifeline Gold for STEMI Receiving Facility
  • Primary Stroke Center (AHCA designation)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Intervention Procedures in 2019 (Healthgrades)
  • Five-Star recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack 2 years in a row (2018, 2019) (Healthgrades)

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  • Chest Pain Center with PCI & Resuscitation Accreditation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Accreditation (American College of Cardiology)
  • Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Silver Plus TS Quality Achievement Award 
  • Primary Stroke Center Designation (AHCA designation)

ADVENTHEALTH OCALA

  • Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission
  • Primary Stroke Center (AHCA designation)
    • Silver Plus Award: Get with the Guidelines® – Stroke; and Target: Stroke    (American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, 2018)
    • Atrial Fibrillation Accreditation (American College of Cardiology, 2017-2020)
    • Chest Pain Center Accreditation (American College of Cardiology, 2016-2019)
    • Heart Failure Accreditation (American College of Cardiology, 2015-2018)

ADVENTHEALTH SEBRING

  • Primary Stroke Center Designation (AHCA designation)

LEAPFROG TOP RURAL HOSPITAL

  • AdventHealth Wauchula (2018)

WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD AMERICA’S BEST HOSPITALS FOR HEART CARE

  • AdventHealth North Pinellas (2019)
  • AdventHealth Sebring (2019)
  • AdventHealth Zephyrhills (2017, 2018, 2019)

WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD AMERICA’S BEST HOSPITALS FOR STROKE CARE

  • AdventHealth Carrollwood (2019)
  • AdventHealth Zephyrhills (2017, 2018, 2019)

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Our team is recognized for our dedication to researching and treating epilepsy and excellent patient care.

On a Mission to Advance Epilepsy Care

Take charge of your wellness by attending an upcoming event led by our health professionals. Find screenings, educational classes, tours and much more at an AdventHealth location near you.  Click on a location within the map to see available events.

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Take charge of your wellness by attending an upcoming event led by our health professionals. Find screenings, educational classes, tours and much more at an AdventHealth location near you.

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Take charge of your wellness by attending an upcoming event led by our health professionals. Find screenings, educational classes, tours and much more at an AdventHealth location near you.  Click on a location within the map to see available events.

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Take charge of your wellness by attending an upcoming event led by our health professionals. Find screenings, educational classes, tours and much more at an AdventHealth location near you.  Click on a location within the map to see available events.

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Network of Care

AdventHealth Dade City
13100 Fort King Road, Dade City, FL 33525
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AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
2600 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
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AdventHealth Carrollwood
7171 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614
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AdventHealth North Pinellas
1395 S Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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AdventHealth Tampa
3100 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33613
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AdventHealth Zephyrhills
7050 Gall Blvd, Zephyrhills, FL 33541
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AdventHealth Ocala
1500 Southwest 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL  34471
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AdventHealth Sebring
4200 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard, Sebring, FL  33872
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Take charge of your wellness by attending an upcoming event led by our health professionals. Find screenings, educational classes, tours and much more at an AdventHealth location near you.  Click on a location within the map to see available events.

Your Complete 
Network of Care

AdventHealth Dade City
13100 Fort King Road, Dade City, FL 33525
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AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
2600 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
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AdventHealth Carrollwood
7171 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614
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AdventHealth North Pinellas
1395 S Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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AdventHealth Tampa
3100 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33613
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AdventHealth Zephyrhills
7050 Gall Blvd, Zephyrhills, FL 33541
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AdventHealth Ocala
1500 Southwest 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL  34471
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AdventHealth Sebring
4200 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard, Sebring, FL  33872
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Wesley Chapel

2600 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

AdventHealth Dade City

13100 Fort King Road
Dade City, FL 33525

AdventHealth Ocala

1500 Southwest 1st Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471

AdventHealth Tampa

3100 E Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL 33613

AdventHealth Carrollwood

7171 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33614

AdventHealth Sebring

4200 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard
Sebring, FL 33872

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North Pinellas

1395 S Pinellas Ave
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

AdventHealth Zephyrhills

7050 Gall Blvd
Zephyrhills, FL 33541

Level 3 Epilepsy Center, National Association for Epilepsy Centers (NAEC)

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The more you know about epilepsy, the more you’re empowered to make informed decisions about your health care. Our free guide is designed to answer your questions and offer insight about this condition, including:

  • Signs and symptoms of epilepsy
  • Causes of epilepsy
  • Different types of epileptic seizures
  • Effective treatment for epilepsy
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Our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) holds a Level 3 certification from the NAEC. This certification demonstrates our commitment to provide exceptional medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

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Doctors Dedicated to Making a Difference

See how groundbreaking technology like dense-array EEG, minimally invasive surgery and our unique epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) are raising the bar for epilepsy care and making a lasting difference in people’s lives.

Advanced Treatments to Make
Everyday Life Easier

Accredited by the National Association for Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), our Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offers complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostic monitoring as well as medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment. We’ll work to monitor your condition to make sure you’re on the right epilepsy treatment plan for neurological wellness.

Our Neurodiagnostics Services Department holds a complete suite of technology provided by Compumedics, a world leader in neurological monitoring and brain research systems. State-of-the-art software and equipment provide unprecedented precision in diagnosing and localizing seizure activity. Currently, no other EEG system on the market can provide such precise diagnostic data.

Diet and medication can be effective tools to improve your overall health and well-being. Depending on your needs, your treatment may include anti-epileptic medication management (may be used to treat status epilepticus) and non-pharmacologic interventions, along with recommendations for a ketogenic (high fat, low carbohydrate) or modified Atkins diet.

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Diet and Medication

We were the first in Florida to offer dense-array EEG, which features a 256-electrode sensor net that captures brainwave activity with much more precision and area than the 18 to 24 electrodes utilized in traditional EEGs. A sophisticated geodesic monitoring system uses 11 cameras to produce a detailed image of your brain’s electrical activity. When combined with your MRI, a 3D model is created to help pinpoint abnormal activity.

Dense-Array EEG

We are the first hospital in the Tampa Bay area to create a dedicated Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU). With NAEC Level 3 designation, the EMU features private rooms solely dedicated to 24/7 video, audio and EEG monitoring of epilepsy patients. The EMU is staffed with specially trained nurses and technicians, and advanced equipment allows staff to closely monitor their patients at all times.

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)

Long-Term Monitoring

Our long-term monitoring control room is the primary data hub of our Epilepsy Center. This room is staffed 24 hours a day by neurodiagnostic technicians, who gather information that allows our team to accurately diagnose seizure problems and design individualized treatment plans for each patient.

Procedures

Our experts are highly skilled in multiple procedures for epilepsy, including resective and lesional epilepsy surgery. If surgery is necessary for you, our team will use advanced, minimally invasive technology and procedures like LivaNova for vagus nerve stimulation.

Our EEG lab is accredited by the Laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET, which encourages and promotes quality technical and clinical standards world-wide for neurodiagnostic laboratories through certification and accreditation.

ABRET Accredited

Jason’s Story: Unexpected Seizures, Life-Changing Surgery

Dense-Array EEG Reveals Where Seizures Occur in the Brain

Inside Our State-of-the-Art Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)

AdventHealth is recognized as one of America’s highest-rated hospitals for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group. 

Nationally Recognized for Patient Safety