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  • Epilepsy Monitoring

    The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) at Northern Dutchess Hospital is led by a healthcare team that specializes in caring for people with seizure disorders and epilepsy. If you have epilepsy, the best treatment decisions can be made if your physician understands what type of seizures you experience and where they start in your brain. Because a traditional EEG only lasts about 30 minutes, it gives a snapshot of the brain's activity during that particular recording period. This may not provide enough information to treat your seizures adequately.

    During your stay in the EMU, your anti-epileptic medications may be slowly reduced or discontinued in order to trigger your typical events in a safe, continuously monitored clinical environment. These episodes are recorded two ways:

    • Via digital video. A camera will record all of your physical activity.
    • Via EEG recording. Continuous EEG recording will detect any electrical seizure activity in your brain, helping us to determine important information about where in the brain the seizure originates and how your brain functions between seizures.

    Comprehensive Evaluation

  • Make an Appointment

    Epilepsy Monitoring
    (845) 331-5165

    TTY/Accessibility:
    (800) 421-1220

Admission to the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Northern Dutchess Hospital can lead to a comprehensive evaluation of your seizure disorder. We offer specialized video recording/EEG equipment that is not available at many hospitals. Our team of EEG technologists and nurses is experienced in caring for people with seizures, and our teams have advanced training in EEG interpretation and epilepsy treatment. We are committed to providing you with excellent, compassionate diagnostic care that may lead to more effective treatment for your seizures.

A physician's referral is needed to obtain an evaluation in the NDH Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.

Meet Our Providers

Amber Mitchell, MD

Download our brochure to learn more.

Locations

Northern Dutchess Hospital
6511 Springbrook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572