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Dr Venkat Sadanand, an expert in epilepsy surgery from California, USA, along with Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi neurosurgeon Dr Ashok Pillai and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences Kochi, neurologist Dr Siby Gopinath have successfully completed Stereo-EEG implantation on a 14-year-old high school student Rashik. He was suffering from frequent epileptic seizures since early childhood and when medicines failed to control his seizures, they opted for surgery. After identifying the seizure focus, the surgery to disconnect the area of the brain responsible for his seizures was performed by Dr Ashok Pillai three days later. After ten days Rashik went home.