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Mount Sinai South Nassau Utilizes Cutting-Edge Technology for Epilepsy Treatment

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May 15, 2024

Mount Sinai South Nassau has recently introduced a new Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) on Long Island. This two-bed wing is equipped with advanced video-electroencephalogram (EEG) diagnostic technology and digital video monitors. The EMU also has a team of specialists including epileptologists, neuroradiologists, nurses, social workers, and EEG technicians to provide comprehensive care to patients.

Patients admitted to the EMU may need to undergo EEGs and other tests to diagnose the cause of their epileptic seizures. They may need to stay awake for up to five days during this monitoring period. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are 215,000 New Yorkers living with active epilepsy, with over 35,000 of them residing on Long Island.

The unveiling of this new facility is a significant development for individuals living with epilepsy on Long Island. The state-of-the-art technology and experienced team of specialists at Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit will help provide accurate diagnoses and personalized treatment plans for patients with epilepsy.

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