VNS therapy is a treatment approach that can improve seizure control ,mood and quality of life over time.it may also provide an improved sense of control and independence to people with drug resistant epilepsy and follow patient to lead more normal live.

VNS therapy was approved by the us food and drug administration(FDA) in 1997 as an add on treatment For certain kinds of hard to control epilepsy.

The therapy includes a pacemaker-like device about size of half dollar. It is placed in the chest and neck,just under the skin,involving two small incision.The procedure,whice takes about an hour.

The device works continuously by sending small electrical impulses to vagus nerve in the neck.

These impulses then go to the brain to help prevent seizures where they start.