Surgery (Phase III)
Phase III – Surgery
Surgery for the removal of the seizure focus is referred to as Phase III. During Phase III, further EEG recording may be done in the operating room.
After surgery, the patient will be in the recovery area for a few hours until the effects of anesthesia begins to wear off. The patient will then be transferred to Neuro ICU for at least one night. Initially, pain is controlled by IV medications and later switched to oral medication. The patient can expect to start a clear liquid diet and advanced as tolerated. Physical therapists will assist in transfer from bed to chair and eventually walking in the halls. Expected hospital stay postoperatively is 3-5 days.