What is Left Temporal Lobectomy?

Category: Procedures


Generic name: Brain surgery

Temporal lobectomy is a surgical procedure designed to remove portions of the brain’s temporal lobe to control seizures.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Epilepsy 23 3
Seizures 19 7
Brain tumor 3 3
Seizures (complex partial) 1 0
Traumatic brain injury 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Left Temporal Lobectomy

Side effect Patients
Memory loss 3
Memory problems 3
Loss of short term memory 2
Problems concentrating 2
Tongue tied (decreased verbal fluency) 2
Anger 1

Show all 27 reported side effects

Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 10
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1 patient evaluation for Left Temporal Lobectomy

Oct 14, 2008 (Started Oct 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seizures)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stopped working)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 other One time
Advice & Tips: This was the SURGICAL treatment that for months I tested for and the surgery produced a seizure free person! I'm still taking Keppra, but I was also on Trileptal (and that caused me some major problems right after surgery; put me back into the hospital for another week). But I'm doing great!
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: stopped working

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