National Epilepsy Surgery Support Activity

Abstract

While there are over one million people with drug-resistant epilepsy in India, today, there are only a handful of centers equipped to undertake presurgical evaluation and epilepsy surgery. The only solution to overcome this large surgical treatment gap is to establish comprehensive epilepsy care centers across the country that are capable of evaluating and selecting the patients for epilepsy surgery with the locally available technology and in a cost-effective manner. The National Epilepsy Surgery Support Activity (NESSA) aims to provide proper guidance and support in establishing epilepsy surgery programs across India and in neighboring resource-poor countries, and in sustaining them.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.128687

Cite this paper

@inproceedings{Radhakrishnan2014NationalES, title={National Epilepsy Surgery Support Activity}, author={Kurupath Radhakrishnan and Chaturbhuj Rathore and M. Bhaskara Rao}, booktitle={Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology}, year={2014} }