New Technique Helps Treat Intractable Epilepsy

By: Tim Betler and Anita Srikameswaran


In this UPMC video, UPMC doctors and patients discuss a new technique called responsive neurostimulation, or RNS, for the treatment of intractable epilepsy. Electrodes implanted in the brain detect when a seizure is about to begin and deliver a small burst of electrical stimulation to shorten its duration or prevent it. Find out more about epilepsy surgery on UPMC’s treatment page.

RNS also was highlighted in a recent story and a video in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.