Cleveland Clinic's Sturge-Weber Syndrome Program offers:
- A well coordinated team approach by expert physicians in the fields of epilepsy, neurology, ophthalmology, dermatology and developmental medicine who deliver comprehensive, multidisciplinary medical and surgical care.
- A world-class reputation for diagnosing and treating SWS and related conditions, including one of the largest programs in the world for pediatric and adult epilepsy evaluation, epilepsy surgery and other treatment options.
- A focus on families, with specialists who address the needs of adult and pediatric patients of all ages.
- Focused and well coordinated care to help patients access multiple services through one channel without undue delays.
Outside of a focused SWS Program, fragmented care could come from all directions. Managing a complex disorder affecting different organs, follow-up screening, early intervention, treatment, and counseling is challenging for the patient as well as the individual physicians seeing patients in different settings.
Instead, these responsibilities can be delegated to the SWS Program, where a dedicated team of specialized physicians in one tertiary care center share the medical information of a patient through electronic medical records, and provide individualized care through a specialized team approach. With this coordination, the program delivers seamless care to patients and their families.
SWS Program Team
Continuing care from experts who understand SWS and other congenital or familial disorders due to vascular malformations is the key to successfully managing the condition, mitigating its complications, and providing the best life possible to each individual and family with SWS.
Patients referred to Cleveland Clinic SWS Program are in skilled hands with professionals who focus on:
- Social work
- Developmental medicine