Vagus Nerve Stimulation Program
Vagus nerve stimulation is a new therapy for treating seizures that are resistant to conventional epilepsy medications. VNS involves placement of a small stimulator under the skin in the chest. The stimulator is attached to a small lead which is then attached to the vagus nerve in the neck. The stimulator provides a light electrical signal on and off throughout the day. In many patients, this causes a substantial improvement in seizure frequency and severity. The U-M Vagus Nerve Stimulation Program is staffed by adult and pediatric neurologists, a neurosurgeon and a nurse practitioner with vast experience in this therapy. For more information about VNS, call Gail Fromes, MS, APRN, BC.
Appointment Number: 734-936-9010
A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Floor 1, Room 1324
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5322
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