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Epilepsy Center

Call 212-434-2275 to make an appointment

Director: Souhel Najjar, MD
Fax: (212) 434 - 2055

The Lenox Hill Comprehensive Epilepsy Center was established in 2004. The center offers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients suffering from seizure disorders in new and comfortable surroundings on the premises of Lenox Hill Hospital.

We are interested not only in accurate diagnosis and prompt effective treatment, but also in improving quality of life for our patients. Disabling medication side effects, driving, pregnancy, uncontrolled seizures, exercise and many other issues are common concerns of our patients, that are best dealt with by a comprehensive center experienced in solving these issues and open to alternative solutions.

Our Expertise:

  • Diagnosis of Seizures/ Epilepsy
  • Unexplained falls or loss of consciousness
  • Spells Transient events or neurologic symptoms or dysfunction:
    • Language difficulty
    • Weakness
    • Sensory disturbance (numbness/tingling)
  • Management and withdrawal of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs)
  • Seizures related to brain tumors

Our Location

locationLocated on the third floor of the medical office building attached to the hospital, the recently renovated outpatient office of the Lenox Hill Hospital CEC offers a comfortable and quiet waiting room and an EEG suite located on the premises.

Services provided:

  • New patient visitsblood pressure
  • Follow up visits
  • Consultation visits
  • Routine EEGs
  • Sleep deprived EEGs
  • Ambulatory EEG monitoring
  • Inpatient Video EEG monitoring during medication changes, refractory epilepsy or for initial diagnosis and classification of epilepsy
  • Pre-surgical Epilepsy Evaluations
  • Consultations available from numerous specialties including physical therapy, neuropsychology, psychiatry, cardiology and neurosurgery.