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
Severe 1
Moderate 5
Mild 5
None 5

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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