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The Epilepsy Center
at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

Cutting Edge Epilepsy & Seizure Disorder Services

Sarasota Memorial offers one of Florida’s leading centers for the evaluation and treatment of seizure disorders and epilepsy. Our goal at the Epilepsy Center of Sarasota Memorial is complete control of seizures so that our patients may reach their full potential.

The Epilepsy Center at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

To help those that suffer with epilepsy and other seizure disorders completely control their seizures and reach their full potential in life is the goal of the Epilepsy Center of Sarasota Memorial.

The region’s only comprehensive seizure disorders center, the Epilepsy Center at Sarasota Memorial offers a specialized inpatient unit dedicated entirely to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and other seizure disorders.

Taking A Multi-Specialty Team Approach  

Led by nationally recognized epileptologists Julio Cantero, MD, and Leonie van Passel, MD, the only board-certified neurologists with fellowship training in epilepsy and seizure disorders in Southwest Florida, the Center’s multi disciplinary team includes:

  • Epileptologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Neuroradiologists
  • Epilepsy nurses
  • Social workers


The Center’s program encompasses:

  • In- and out-patient evaluation and treatment
  • Testing facilities
  • Inpatient epilepsy monitoring
  • Epilepsy surgery with brain mapping
  • Clinical research and trials to better delineate the optimal use of current treatment options and to test promising new treatments




Epilepsy Support Group

Sarasota Memorial offers an Epilepsy Support Group for individuals and families affected by epilepsy and other seizure disorders. The group meets 12:30-1:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., located 1/2 mile west of Interstate 75 off Clark Road.

The Epilepsy Center
Location: Sarasota Memorial Hospital, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Contact: (941) 906-7155

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records.  If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request,
do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Public Relations Offices by phone or in writing:
1700 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34239 | 941-917-9000 or 800-764-8255.
CONSUMER DATA: Sarasota Memorial is accredited by The Joint Commission. Click here for information.
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