Surgical Options

Surgery is typically a later option for Doose syndrome children.  Because the syndrome is considered a generalized disorder (entire brain simultaneously) many surgical interventions are not available as they only work for focal seizures. (Starts at a certain identifiable point in the brain.)  However, there are some surgical options.  Typically these are not cures but often tend to mitigate the severity, number, and length of seizures.  

Vagal Nerve Stimulator (VNS)

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Corpus Callosotomy 

In this procedure, the connecting fibers between the two hemispheres of the brain are cut.  This prevents seizure activity from spreading from one part of the brain to the other.  It is not fully understood how this helps with Doose syndrome because it is a here.