Lakewood woman receives implant device to prevent epileptic seizures

Lakewood resident Kathleen Rivas was introduced by the Keck School of Medicine of USC as the first patient to get an implanted responsive brain device that was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat epilepsy.

Rivas had the device surgically implanted this month. It detects and then directly responds to abnormal brain activity to prevent seizures.

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