Seizures

A seizure is the physical findings or changes in behavior that occur after an episode of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. The term "seizure" is often used interchangeably with "convulsion." Convulsions are when a person's body shakes rapidly and uncontrollably. During convulsions, the person's muscles contract and relax repeatedly. There are many different types of seizures. Some have mild symptoms and no body shaking.

Programs + Services


Epilepsy Center

Our awarded level 4 comprehensive epilepsy center is located in downtown Boston. The epilepsy centers team works tirelessly towards the prevention of your next seizure.
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Doctors + Care Team

James Kryzanski, MD

James Kryzanski, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Division of Epilepsy Surgery; Co-Chief, Division of Spine Surgery; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8585
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Epilepsy neurosurgery, skull base surgery, pituitary surgery, neurovascular surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, neurosurgical disorders in patients with achondroplasia, neurosurgical disorders in patients with Down syndrome

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Joel Oster, MD

Joel Oster, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Level 4 Epilepsy Center; Neurologist; Adult and Pediatric Sleep Medicine Attending
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5848
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Epilepsy, intractable epilepsy, detection of difficult to find possible lesions causing epilepsy, structural and metabolic brain imaging, clinical drug trials for seizure disorders, general neurology, sleep disorders, adult and pediatric sleep medicine, neurologic/epilepsy intensive monitoring, intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring

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Ju Tang, MD, PhD

Ju Tang, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program and Pediatric EEG Laboratory; Pediatric Neurologist; Epileptologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5356
Fax #: 617-636-8375

Epilepsy, pediatric neurology

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Neelima R.  Thakur, MD

Neelima R. Thakur, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Epileptologist; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology, Epilepsy Program
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5848
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Diagnosis, monitoring and management of epilepsy, including Video-EEG (VEEG) monitoring for seizure characterization, antiepileptic medication management, phase 2/Intracranial EEG (icEEG) evaluation and epilepsy surgery evaluation

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