Reluctance to undergo presurgical evaluation for resective surgery in epileptologists and patients

Takeaway

  • Reasons both physicians and their patients with intractable focal epilepsy are reluctant to pursue presurgical assessment vary, and counseling on the risks and benefits of surgery may alleviate some of this reluctance.

Why this matters

  • Understanding reasons for low uptake in referrals despite the benefits of and recommendations for surgery may lead to better methods to inform patients and physicians.