Stroke and Neurosciences
Through a team-based and patient-centered approach to care, Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance offers optimal treatment programs for you or a loved one’s neurological needs.
We’re proud to provide care to patients suffering from neurological and cranial disorders through a partnership with the Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI). PNI physicians are leaders in their field committed to improving patient outcomes. In conjunction with the Saint John's Cancer Institute, our team is constantly involved with research and clinical trials related to brain and pituitary cancers.
With an emphasis on patient dignity and comfort, we specialize in services for the following cranial and neurological conditions:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Movement disorders
- Brain tumor
- General neurology
- Skull base tumor
- Pituitary tumors and disorders
- Spine disorders
- Deep brain stimulation
- Concussion management
Our wide-array of expertise and services allow us to provide the best in neurological care. Advanced procedures offered include:
- Deep Brain Stimulation
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery
- Endoscopic Colloid Cyst Resection
- Intracranial Angioplasty and Stenosis
- Shunt Removal
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance Comprehensive Stroke Center was recognized by The American Heart Association and the America Stroke Association with the Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, receiving Stroke Elite Honor Roll and Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll for quality outcomes in care of complex stroke patients. See how we are doing.
In 2018 Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance received The Joint Commission Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Center and became the FIRST Department of Health Emergency Medical Services designated Comprehensive Stroke Center in LA County. A Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) Certification is the highest level of certification for hospitals with specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases.
Strokes occur when blood flow to the brain is disrupted, which keeps brain cells from receiving the oxygen they need to live. Because of this, strokes can cause a variety of symptoms. An easy way to remember stroke symptoms is to B.E. F.A.S.T.
- B – Balance (loss of balance and coordination)
- E – Eyes (difficulty seeing in one or both eyes or blurry vision)
- F – Face (Facial Droop)
- A – Arms (weakness)
- S – Speech (trouble speaking or understanding speech)
- T – Time (Time to call 911)