Ayer Neuroscience Institute | Epilepsy Center

The Program  |  Treatment Options  |  Our Team

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Hartford Hospital is at the forefront in delivering cutting-edge diagnostics and treatment. 

It was the first in Hartford to offer sophisticated monitoring designed to treat the most difficult and complex cases of epilepsy. 

  • Individualized, coordinated care by a dedicated team of epilepsy experts.
  • The latest diagnostic, surgical and treatment technology.
  • Inpatient video EEG monitoring in a newly renovated center with private suites.
  • Ambulatory EEGs allowing patients to be monitored in their home environment for up to 72 hours.
  • State-of-the-art brain imaging techniques that help pinpoint the cause or location in the brain of the seizures.
  • Minimally invasive craniotomy surgery for faster recovery.
  • Comprehensive support and rehabilitation services.
  • Individualized care is provided to patients by a dedicated team of epilepsy experts.

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Outpatient Therapy

  •  Comprehensive Neurology Clinic with offices in Hartford, Enfield, and Wethersfield
  • Medication management
  • Vagus nerve stimulator adjustments
  • Outpatient mental health evaluation and treatment

Outpatient Diagnostics

  • Ambulatory monitoring 24-48-72 hour operations
  • Routine EEG read by epilepsy trained doctors
  • Extended EEG options for up to 8 hours
  • State of the art imaging with MRI, functional MRI, and PET scans.

Inpatient Therapy

  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
  • Six bed inpatient unit
  • Specialized video-EEG monitoring equipment which is essential to accurate seizure diagnosis
  • Long term video EEG monitoring
  • Inpatient Neuropsychological screening

Inpatient Surgical Care

  • Resection of epileptogenic structural lesions
  • Curative surgical procedures for temporal lobe epilepsy
  • Invasive electrode monitoring with depth and subdural electrodes
  • Cortical mapping and EEG monitoring during awake lesion resections

Outpatient PostSurgical Services

  • Full range of rehabilitation services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and neuropsychological care
  • Comprehensive mental health and recovery support services

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Name Specialties Location
Hudson, Lawrence Patrick, MD
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Montanye, Justin Tyrone, MD
  • Neurology
  • Meriden
Prasad, Avinash, MD
  • Neurology
  • Neurophysiology
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  • Hartford
  • Wethersfield
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Schuyler, Erica Ann, MD
  • Neurology
  • Hartford
Zhang, Yan, MD, PhD
  • Neurology
  • Hartford

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Frequently Asked Questions

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