Vagus Nerve Stimulation
This type of treatment is designed to prevent seizures by interrupting the process of seizure development in the brain.
VNS involves implanting a small, flat battery in the wall of the chest, linked by electrodes to the large vagus nerve in the neck. Tiny electrical signals are programmed to go into the brain via the vagus nerve.
While it doesn’t cure epilepsy and may not stop seizures entirely, VNS has been of benefit to many patients and is worth discussing with your doctor if you are still having seizures with standard treatment.