Conditions

From the beginning of care, through treatment, and into recovery, we provide an experience that’s right for children and families.

Children’s National Health System provides a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological condition involving the brain that makes people more susceptible to having recurrent unprovoked seizures.

Ketogenic Diet

A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, and very-low-carbohydrate diet which has been found to help many children whose seizures are not well-controlled by anti-seizure medications.

Seizures

A seizure occurs when part(s) of the brain receives a burst of abnormal electrical signals that temporarily interrupts normal electrical brain function. 

Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS) is an alternative for children whose seizures are not well-controlled with medications and who are not candidates for a brain operation to eliminate seizures.