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Is temporal lobe lobectomy effective in the treatment of epilepsy?

How effective is Temerol Lobe Lobectomy? ... I have had TLE since 1986, and I will be 57 yrs old on May 21st. My surgery is scheduled for May 2nd, 2017 I had GKS Aug. 2012 and a VNS implant Feb. 2015 and I am still having break through seizures. I take 5 different anti-epileptic meds daily
Mon, 5 Jun 2017
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Sorry to hear you are suffering from epilepsy.

Temporal lobe lobectomy is a well-established procedure to treat epilepsy with very good results. It is well indicated in the management of patients whose seizures originate from the temporal lobe as anti-epileptic drugs alone may not always be enough.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Mbuomboh Veranso
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