Epilepsy Treatment Cost In Malaysia

Minimum Cost USD5940
Maximum Cost USD7260
  • Days In Hospital 1 days
  • Outside Hospital Stay 10 days
  • Success Rate 87-90%

Cost of Epilepsy Treatment in Malaysia: Detailed Overview

Epilepsy Treatment cost in Malaysia is between USD 5940 to USD 7260. Patient has to stay in the hospital for 1 days and outside the hospital for 10 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

Epilepsy, a brain disorder, is characterized by repeated seizures. A seizure occurs when the brain's electrical activity changes suddenly, altering the patient's behavior.


The treatments for epilepsy include:

  • Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs)
  • Brain surgery to remove a small part of the brain that's causing the seizures
  • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) or Deep brain stimulation (DBS) puts a small electrical device inside the body that helps control seizures

Some people need treatment for life. But the therapy might stop if seizures disappear over time.

Doctors for Epilepsy Treatment in Malaysia

A neurologist can best diagnose and treat epilepsy. Some neurologists take advanced training and become epileptologists, specialists in diagnosing and treating epilepsy.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Epilepsy treatment includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost, some of which may include MRI, PET, Neurological examination, etc.
  • Surgery cost
  • Types of epilepsy surgery (Focal Resection, Temporal Lobe Resection, Frontal Lobe Resection, Parietal and occipital Lobe Resection, Lesionectomy, etc.)
  • Post-Operative cost (depends on the number of follow-up sessions)
  • Medicine cost 
  • Patient's hospital stay 

Factors affecting cost of Epilepsy Treatment

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing, or single room)
  • The severity of the disease
  • Post-surgical complication, if it happens (such as Hemorrhage, Infection, Brain tissue injury, etc.)
  • Cost of Blood products (if required)
  • An extended stay at the Hospital
  • Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident

Cost related to Epilepsy Treatment in Malaysia

Listing approximate price of Epilepsy Treatment and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Min. Cost Max. Cost
Epilepsy Treatment USD 5280 USD 7920

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How much does Epilepsy cost in different countries?

For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Epilepsy in different countries is approximately:

Countries Min. Cost Max. Cost
Turkey USD 4800 USD 7200
India USD 2640 USD 3960
Israel USD 1600 USD 2400

Success Rate

If a patient takes medications and has no seizure in the first year post temporal lobe surgery, the likelihood of being seizure-free at two years is 87-90%. In case of no seizure in two years, the possibility of being seizure-free is 95% at five years and 82% at ten years.

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