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Advanced Neurological Care

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.

  • Brain Tumor Center

    Provides a compassionate and multidisciplinary approach for patients with all types of brain and skull base tumors.

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  • Movement Disorders Center

    Our neurology experts understand the challenges that come with movement disorders and partner with you and your loved ones to determine the best treatment path. Using a multidisciplinary approach, our medical experts offer comprehensive treatment plans and personalized recommendations for patients with movement disorders. For patients who are candidates for deep brain stimulation, our customized frameless DBS surgical approach is faster and more precise for patient comfort and optimized recovery.

    We treat:

    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Essential Tremor
    • Dystonia
    • Myoclonus
    • Restless legs syndrome
    • Tic disorders
    • Gait disorders

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  • Stroke and Aneurysm Center

    Provides timely leading-edge interventions to minimize the impact of stroke and related conditions.

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  • Neurosurgical Program

    When you have a brain or spine condition that requires surgery, it’s comforting to know that you can receive comprehensive care from top experts without leaving the South Bay. We partner with the physicians of Pacific Neuroscience Institute to provide expert care for the full spectrum of neurosurgical conditions including:

    • Aneurysms
    • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
    • Carotid stenosis
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Movement disorders
    • Spinal conditions
    • Tumors of the brain, skull base, pituitary and spine

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Currently enrolling:


A randomized treatment trial studying the effectiveness of endovascular stroke therapy in large vessel occlusion stroke patients with moderate to large infarcts at baseline.
Sponsor: Mercy Health Ohio.


A trial studying the safety and effectiveness of the pRESET device for patients with large vessel occlusion stroke.
Sponsor: Phenox Inc.


A trial of catheter-based embolization for non-acute subdural hemorrhage.
Sponsor: Medtronic


A randomized treatment study comparing the efficacy of an investigational neuroprotectant infusion (nerinetide) in stroke patients ineligible for thrombolysis who are treated with emergency thrombectomy.
Sponsor NoNO Inc, University of Calgary.


A randomized treatment study comparing carotid stent and endarterectomy versus medical management.
Sponsor National Institute of Health, NINDS

With an emphasis on patient dignity and comfort, we specialize in services for the following cranial and neurological conditions:

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Brain tumor
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Concussion management
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • General neurology
  • Hemorrhagic stroke
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hemorrhagic stroke
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Movement disorders
  • Moya Moya disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Pituitary tumors and disorders
  • Skull base tumor
  • Spine disorders
  • Subdural hemorrhage
  • Vascular malformations
  • Venous sinus thrombosis

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

Minimally invasive, endovascular procedures offered include:

  • Cerebral angiogram
  • Aneurysm embolization (coiling, stents, flow-diversion)
  • Endovascular treatments and thrombectomy for acute large vessel occlusion stroke
  • Carotid stenting
  • Intracranial stent/angioplasty
  • Embolization for other vascular malformations


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.


Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers

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.  


Stroke Program Outcomes

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)

Even during the COVID-19 crisis, access to life-saving treatments of the brain and nervous system is available. At Providence, we are taking special precautions to protect you and your loved ones. Learn how we are responding to ensure the safety of our patients, our staff and our doctors.