Epilepsy Surgery Epilepsy surgery is a procedure which will eliminate an area from your brain where the seizures will originate. This surgery will work best for the people who will have seizures which all the time originates in the same place in their brains. To be contemplated for epilepsy surgery, you should tried at least two anti-seizure drugs to failure. If two of the appropriate drugs have failed, that is highly unlucky, though, any other anti-epileptic drug might help you. Why it's done In most of the cases, the chances of surgery can be reduced, and sometimes it can be even eliminated depending upon your seizure activity. Repeated seizures of epileptic can cause the following: Broken bones or further injuries from falling through a seizure Drowning, if the seizure happens during swimming or a bath Brain damage from prolonged seizures Sudden death, a rare complication of epilepsy The type of epilepsy surgery you need might depend on the type of seizures you will experience and where they will begin in your brain. Removing of a brain’s portion. The most common type of the epilepsy surgery is removing of the portion from the brain, generally about the size of a golf ball which is causing the seizures. This type of surgery is called as a resective surgery. It can also remove a lobe, a portion of a lesion or a lobe and it is highly successful. Cutting off connection between hemispheres. One more type of epilepsy surgery is called a corpus callosotomy, cutting off the network of neural connections between the left and the right halves (hemispheres) of the brain.