Epilepsy Services

Sydney Paediatric Neurology

  1. Clinical consultation – diagnosis and management of epilepsy
  1. Standard/Routine OR Sleep Deprived Video-EEG (used in the evaluation of seizures)
  1. In-patient Video-EEG service: for patients with events not captured on routine EEG, nocturnal events (eg. jerking/twitching) or for obtaining a sleep EEG recording as a diagnostic study.
  • Requires a doctor’s referral stating the reason for the study and other supporting information.
  • Referrals will be triaged to determine suitability of patient. Patients will need to be ≥ 4 years. Patients with drug resistant epilepsy/poorly controlled epilepsy are not evaluated here and should be evaluated at a tertiary children’s hospital.
  • The EEG referral form is available here. Please tick the box “overnight video EEG and clinical review’ (doctor to complete). Forms can be faxed to 8882 8531 (attention to Dr Sekhar Pillai).
  • Parents will have to download here and complete the ‘Overnight video-EEG checklist form’ (parents to complete) and email this form to sydneypaedneurology@gmail.com
  • The service is ONLY accessible to patients with private health insurance as it is performed at the Norwest Private Hospital.
  • Once a date has been given to you for the overnight video EEG, please complete the Norwest e-admission hospital form (EEG forms).
  • The fee for the overnight EEG and clinical review will be covered by the health funds (NO GAP). However a modest service fee of $275 is charged separately to the patient to cover cost of technical assistance, consumables and maintenance not covered by insurance. Patients will need to consider their individual excess arrangements with private health funds before confirming their appointment for the overnight study.
  • An interim video EEG result is provided the following day while the final report will be faxed to your doctor within 7-10 working days.