Level 3 Epilepsy Center. A third-level center should provide the basic range of medical, neuropsychological, and psychosocial services needed to treat patients with refractory epilepsy. Third-level medical centers provide basic neurodiagnostic evaluation, as well as basic medical, neuropsychological, and psychosocial services. These centers do not perform resective epilepsy surgery, although some may implant vagus nerve stimulators. Third level medical-surgical centers provide basic diagnostic and treatment services. In addition, these centers offer noninvasive evaluation for epilepsy surgery, straight-forward resective epilepsy surgery, and implantation of the vagus nerve stimulator. These centers do not perform intracranial evaluations or other more complex resective epilepsy surgery.
Level 4 Epilepsy Center. A fourth level center should provide the more complex forms of intensive neurodiagnostics monitoring, as well as more extensive medical, neuropsychological, and psychosocial treatment. Fourth-level centers also offer a complete evaluation for epilepsy, surgery, including intracranial electrodes, and provide a broad range of surgical procedures for epilepsy.
That would explain why UNMC is like the way they are. They are a bigger hospital, but their services are not good at all.The Level 3 and 4 designations are about the range of services offered rather than any particular quality assessment. So these places are bigger, but not necessarily better.
I can't get your link to open but I am only 20-25 minutes from the level 4 center in Cincinnati, OH. They center shares the waiting room with the neurosurgeon that operated on my back 2 1/2 years ago. The neuroscience center is kind of like a little hospital of it's own inside of a large hospital.
Try this. See if it works. It is an updated site:I cant get your link to open either.