Clinical Trials for Adult Epilepsy

For more information on epilepsy surgery trials, contact Felicia Kuo at or the UCSF Epilepsy Center at 415-353-2437.

RNS System Post Approval Study in Epilepsy: In this trial patients are prospectively followed over 5 years to gather data on the long-term safety and effectiveness of the RNS System.

Stereotactic Laser Ablation for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (SLATE): The SLATE study is evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Visualase MRI-guided laser ablation system for patients with intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy and unilateral focal seizure onsets.

Molecular Abnormalities in Neocortical Epilepsy (MANE): The MANE study explores the role of molecular abnormalities - somatic mutations, the presence of microbial nucleic acids, or both - underlying non-lesional focal epilepsy.