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DIFFERENCE HAS BEEN LIFE-CHANGING. AND NOT JUST FOR THE PATIENT. >> WELCOME BACK. SSJEICA: BIG HUGS AFTER A LONG JOURNEY, THE WASSERMANS REUNITED WITH THEIR SONS DOCTORS AT TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER. >> JEFF HAS HAD EPILEPSY SCEIN HE WAS IN KINDERGARTEN. THAT’S WHENE HHAD HIS FIRST SEIZURE THAT WE WERE AWARE OF. IT WAS A GRAND MAL AND JEFF WAS FOUND LYING WNDO ON THE PLAYGROUND AT SCHOOL. JESSICA A GRAND MAL IS AN : UNCONTROLLABLE SEIZURE THAT CAN BE LIFTHE REATENING. AT HIS WORST, JEFF WAS HAVGIN TO TO TEEHR — TWO TO IN A THREE SINGLE WEEK FOR DECAS.DE >> EVERY TIME I CELL PHONE PHONE WOULD RING, I WLDOU SAY OH NO, IT IS ATHERNO SEIZURE. END MY STRESS LEVEL WOULD GUP.O JESSICA AFTER TWO BRAIN : SURGERIES THAT DIDN’T HAVE LO NG-LASTING RESULTS, THE WASSERMANS DECIDED ON A NEW OPTION HOPING TO GIVE JEFFIS H INDEPENDENCE. >> THIS GOES IN THE SKULL. WE MAKE A SPACE OR A HOLE IN THE SKULL THATS ABOUT THIS SIZE AND THIS BECOMES THE REPLACENTME SKULL. JESSICA IT’S CALLED NEUROPACE : AND ITS A NEW WAY TO TREAT PATIENTS WITH EPEPILSY. THINK OF IT LIKE A PACEMAKER FOR THE BRAIN. >> IT IS ALWAYS LISTENING. IT WILL TELL US OVER TIME AND SHOW US WHERE SEIZURES START, HOW THEY SPREAD AND WHERE THEY GO IN THE AREAS WHERE WE HAVE THE ELECTRODES I SO, OVER TIME, WE NCA OFFER NEURO-STIMULATION TO MODULATE THOSE AREAS AND STOP THE IZSEURES HOPEFULLY. ,JESSICA: THE DEVICE ALSO RADICALLY CHANGES HOW NEUROLOGIST DR. JOEL OSTER AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NEUROSURGERY DR. JAMES KRYZANSKI MONITOR WHAT’S GOING ON INSIDE JEFF’BRN.S >> WE CAN JUST HOLD A WAND. THE WDAN STORES ALL THAT SAME DATA AND SENDS IT RIGHT BY THE PHONE TO THE TREATING DOCTORS WHO CAN JUST MAKE ANY ADJUSTMENTS THAT ARE NECESSARY. ,JESSICA: JEFF HAS NOW ENBE SEIZURE FREE SINCE DECEMBER OF 2020. >> I JUST REALIZED WE WERE AT SIX MONTHS, SENVE MONTHS, EIGHT MONTHS A IT ISND LIKE,OW W. NOW, WE CAN JUST ENJOY JEFF AND RELISH THAT HE IS IN SUCH A GOOD PLACE. HE’S JUST GOT A NEW J.OB HE’S BUSY HE’S GOT ALL OF HIS ACTIVITIES, HIS FRIENDS AND IT JUST — AND IT IS JUST GREAT. >> WHAT IS THE BEST THING THAT YOU DO THAT YOU COULDN’T DO BEFORE? >> HANG OUT WITH FRIENDS, SEE MY FAMILY, SOMETESIM A SEE MY BROTHER’S KIDS. JESSICA I’M’TOLD UNCLE JEFF IS : THE COOLEST. AND NOW HE’S ABLE TO HOLD HIS , NIECE AND NEPHEW, HE COULDN’T DO THAT BEFORE OUT OF FEAR HE’D HAVE A SEIZURE. DR. OSTER AND DR. KRYZANSKI TELL ME NEUROPACE HAS A 90% SUCCESS RATE AND IS A GAME

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New treatment changing lives of epilepsy patients

For people who live with epilepsy, it can be an agonizing question: when will the next seizure come. But a new treatment is providing a better answer — and relief.

For people who live with epilepsy, it can be an agonizing question: when will the next seizure come. But a new treatment is providing a better answer — and relief.

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