If you are concerned that your child is having episodes that may or may not be seizures, and a definite diagnosis has not yet been made or if your child has recently been diagnosed with epilepsy and has been started on seizure medication, but is not under the care of a neurologist:
If your child is already under the care of a neurologist for seizures or epilepsy, and you are interested in receiving a second opinion from a CHOP neurologist specializing in seizures and epilepsy, please call 215-590-1719 and ask for Emily Thomas. Appointments can be offered at our Main Campus in Philadelphia or at the following satellite sites: Chadds Ford, King of Prussia, Princeton and Voorhees.
Prior to scheduling the epilepsy second opinion consultation, we will need to receive the following information by fax or mail:
You may fax the records to: 215-590-2950 (attention Emily Thomas), or mail the records to:
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Neurology
Attention: Emily Thomas
6th Floor, Wood Center
34th and Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
After we receive the information listed above, we will call you to schedule the appointment. Expect a CHOP EEG to be performed immediately prior to the initial consultation, even if you had a recent EEG performed locally.
Video EEG is performed in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) to aid the diagnosis of seizures and record brain activity in patients with know epilepsy to guide treatment.