When To See A Neurologist for Epilepsy?

Are you wondering if it’s the right time to visit a neurologist for your epilepsy?

Many people are unaware of when they should contact a neurologist to seek professional help. Neurologists have the skills and knowledge to help a vast amount of illnesses. So, accurately locating your symptoms and complications will help you in knowing when to see a specialist.

Read the following key points of certain ailments that we treat and their symptoms so you know when it is necessary to seek help:

What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is also known as a seizure disorder. It is a neurological condition that affects the nervous system and is usually diagnosed after a person has had multiple seizures that were not a product of an existing medical condition.

There are several types of epileptic seizures including Generalized or Grand Mal seizures in which all areas of the brain are involved, Partial or Focal seizures where only one part of the brain is involved, or Absence seizures, which are most common in children. Absence seizures can often go undetected because they only last a few seconds.

Seizure signs and symptoms can present in many different ways, and do not always indicate epilepsy. An Electroencephalogram is the most common way to test for epilepsy and does so by measuring electrical impulses in the brain. If you are in fact diagnosed, epilepsy is in most cases effectively treated with medication.

Some potential factors that could have led to the patient becoming epileptic can include the following:

  • Genetics
  • Head Trauma (ex. car accident)
  • Brain Conditions
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Prenatal Injury
  • Developmental Disorders (ex. autism)

Dr. Bruno is currently in solo practice and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at SUNY Stony Brook.

He is also the Associate Clinical Director of The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Long Island and offers clinical evaluations at the Sleep Disorders Center, both located at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY.

He treats a variety of neurological disorders, including the following:

Sleep Disorders





Parkinson’s Disease

Peripheral Neuropathy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Bruno is conveniently located in Port Jefferson Station and scheduling an appointment can be done easily by filling out a form on his website!

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