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Child Has Surgery at Wolfson Children's Hospital to Disconnect Left from Right Brain to Help Control Condition Causing Hundreds of Seizures a Day
Date:11/23/2013

ain by eliminating the majority of his seizures.”

He adds, “Normally, if seizures originate from a particular part of the brain, you can remove that and the seizures stop. But in Malichi’s case, his seizures came from many parts of the brain. So even this surgery can’t eliminate seizures completely, but it definitely can lessen the number and the severity.”

Christina said that since his surgery, Malichi has not had any drop attacks and is recovering very well, although he still has other types of seizures that don’t lead to injury; even those are much less severe. “Mali’s doctors have been amazing! The care Mali received at Wolfson Children’s Hospital was great. So many of the nurses knew us already and they made us feel comfortable. It was smooth sailing. We are hoping Mali can get off some of his medications, but we’re already seeing a huge difference in our son. Dr. Alanda has definitely given Mali a second chance.”

Wolfson Children’s Hospital is home to a National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC)-designated Level 4 Pediatric Epilepsy Center, providing advanced neurodiagnostics monitoring; complete evaluation of epilepsy; extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment; and a broad range of surgical procedures for epilepsy. Dr. Sheth says, “This designation indicates that our Pediatric Epilepsy Center provides a comprehensive, tertiary approach to the most complex pediatric patients with epilepsy.”

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About Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, serves as our region’s pediatric referral center and only hospital just for kids. The 213-bed, patient- and family-centered hospital features an environment filled with bright colors, warm smiles and the latest children’s medical technology. At Wolfson Children’s, nationally recognized pediatric specialists representing nearly every medical and surgical specialty work with pediatricians to provide care for chi
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