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Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Center

The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) EMU is a specialized inpatient unit designed to evaluate, accurately diagnose and ultimately design the best possible treatment plan for seizure disorders using continuous Video EEG and monitoring. Our EMU team can gather data before a seizure starts, while one is occurring and during recovery. This approach can provide answers about your seizures’ characteristics and help doctors identify the type(s) of seizures and other clues that can shape your treatment.

Our EMU team includes The GW Medical Faculty Associates neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurse specialists, EMU technologists, epilepsy fellows, neurology residents, medical students, psychologists, psychiatrists, case managers and social workers to cover all aspects of your life affected by seizures.

GW Hospital’s Epilepsy Center meets and exceeds guidelines for both fourth level medical and fourth level surgical epilepsy centers, the highest levels set forth by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

The length of time a patient may spend in the unit varies, but can range from three to seven days.

For more information, please visit the GW Hospital EMU Center page.

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