Skip to main content

COVID-19 Advisory: Help slow down the spread of the virus. If you have symptoms, call before going to a clinic or emergency department. We are restricting visitation to one primary caregiver per patient at all Phoenix Children’s locations. No visitors. For the latest updates on COVID-19 visit the Maricopa County Department of Public Health or the CDC.

Going High Tech to Treat Epilepsy

World-renowned expertise. Pioneering innovations. Comprehensive epilepsy care.

Associate Director of Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s and Division Chief of Neurology, Angus A. Wilfong, MD, with his patient, Kate Snelson.

Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Epilepsy Program is on the cutting edge of diagnosing and treating pediatric epilepsy. Just recently, the Institute was the first in the world to use Medtronic’s Stealth Autoguide cranial robotic guidance platform allowing for submillimeter neurosurgical precision and less time in the operating room, which means less time under anesthesia and less risk for infection. Our use of robotic assistance even caught the attention of the Robotics Business Review. Additionally, Barrow at Phoenix Children’s, a National Association of Epilepsy Center’s Level 4 center (the highest accreditation), also offers neuromodulation options such as vagal nerve stimulation implants and the novel responsive neurostimulation (RNS), like in Kate’s case.

Share this page