The Bayfront Health Epilepsy Center, located on the campus of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, is committed to providing quality care to individuals living with epilepsy or seizure disorders. We offer evaluation, diagnostics, medical intervention, clinical trials, surgical treatment and ongoing support. Bayfront Health St. Petersburg has the only Level IV Epilepsy Center accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers in Pinellas County.
Our comprehensive program offers evaluation and diagnosis, medical intervention, surgical treatment and support. We evaluate and treat a broad spectrum of seizure and epilepsy patients, including patients with:
- New onset seizure(s)
- Well-controlled epilepsy
- Epileptic seizures that have not responded to medical treatments
- Medical conditions that mimic epileptic seizures
- Non-epileptic seizures
We also sub-specialize in many areas of epilepsy, including:
- Anti-epileptic drugs
- Surgical treatment
- Sleep disorders
- Advanced neuro-imaging
- Women’s issues
- Malformations of brain development
Advanced diagnostic technology gives physicians a detailed record of seizure activity. Our unique medical equipment can help pinpoint the area of the brain involved, and allow physicians to classify and determine the cause of the seizure or epilepsy. We offer:
- Digital long-term video-EEG monitoring and a dedicated in-hospital unit for around-the-clock evaluation.
- Epilepsy protocol high-resolution MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
- 24-hour ambulatory EEG monitoring
- Positron Emission Tomography
Left to right:
Erasmo A. Passaro, M.D. (Neurologist/Epileptologist),
Kristine S. Ziemba, M.D. (Neurologist/Epileptologist),
Kirk W. Jobe, M.D. (Neurosurgeon)
Patients benefit from a multi-disciplinary team of specialists, including a neurologist specializing in epilepsy, a neurosurgeon, a neuropsychologist, EEG technologists, neuroscience nurses, speech pathologists and social workers. Our treatment team also involves pharmacists, a neuroradiologist, a pathologist and a nuclear medicine specialist. The Bayfront Health Epilepsy Center team works together to provide seamless care and personalized treatment.
The Bayfront Health Epilepsy Center is designed to serve all patients with epilepsy and seizure disorders. If you are experiencing new onset of seizures or “spells,” we can evaluate you to provide answers. If you have uncontrolled epilepsy that is not responsive to medical treatment, we can offer new options. If you have well-controlled epilepsy, we can work with you to help you continue to successfully manage your condition.
To schedule a consultation please call the physician referral service at (844) 4BH-EPIL (844-424-3745) and an attendant will assist you.