CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- An epilepsy care program at the University of Virginia Health System has been recertified at the highest level by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

According to a release, the F.E. Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program has once again been certified as a Level 4 center.

“I want to congratulate our entire epilepsy care team for earning this national honor,” said K. Craig Kent, MD, chief executive officer of UVA Health and executive vice president for health affairs at UVA. “This highly skilled team exemplifies the type of complex care available at UVA Health that can only be found at a small number of hospitals across the U.S.”

The NAEC says Level 4 centers have to provide complex monitoring and extensive medical, neuropsychological and psychosocial treatment options, complete evaluations for epilepsy surgery, and offer a range of surgical procedures to treat the condition.

The release says the specialized care at UVA Health includes inpatient epilepsy monitoring, a pediatric epilepsy clinic, specialists in epilepsy surgery and a clinic focused on treatment using the ketogenic diet.

UVA Health has also been part of research and clinical trials that have contributed to the development of experimental treatments for epilepsy that have earned Food and Drug Administration approval for the last few decades.

Such research has included focused ultrasound, gene therapy, memory issues, and more.