Any person who has drug-resistant epilepsy should undergo a surgical evaluation. Multiple procedures exist to remove or treat brain areas that are responsible for seizures. Surgeries may lessen the frequency and severity of the seizures or even stop them.​

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The risks and benefits of surgery and the chances of total or partial control of the seizures must be discussed with the doctors and your family. The types and intensity of possible side effects vary from person to person based on multiple factors, like surgery, areas of the brain affected by seizures, type of seizures, previous treatments, and general health.