Before surgery, you will have an epilepsy monitoring unit evaluation. We use this evaluation to find the exact location in the brain where the seizures are located. Using that information, the physician places electrodes where the seizures occur. Then, the neurostimulation device is connected to the electrodes and placed in the skull.
Once the RNS is implanted, it can detect seizures. It will send electrical impulses to the site to stop the seizure. Once it is programmed, it remains in place to stop seizures as soon as they are detected.
The RNS system comes with a monitor you use at home to wirelessly collect information and then transfer it to the patient data management system. Your doctor can log in to this system to review information about your seizure activity and treatment progress. This helps your doctor learn more about your seizures and improve your care.