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Stroke and Neurosciences

2282.1 miles away
310-832-3311 (Main Hospital)
310-832-3311 (Main Hospital)
2282.1 miles away

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Through a team-based and patient-centered approach to care, we at the Neuroscience department at Providence Little Company of Mary San Pedro offer optimal treatment programs for you or a loved one’s neurological needs.

We provide comprehensive care to patients suffering from neurological and cranial disorders through a range of specialty services.

The neurosurgery program at Providence Little Company of Mary provides complete surgical care for all conditions of the brain and spine, including the following:

  • Aneurysms – open and interventional treatment
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) – open and interventional treatment
  • Carotid stenosis – open and interventional treatment
  • Hydrocephalus – surgical treatment of chronic adult hydrocephalus caused by blockage of cerebrospinal fluid
  • Movement disorders – surgical treatment when medical management is no longer controlling symptoms
  • Spinal conditions – open and minimally invasive treatment
    • Spinal fusion and vertebroplasty
    • Complex spine surgery
    • Complex tumor resection
  • Tumors of the brain, skull base, pituitary and spine

Learn more about neurosurgical conditions and treatments.

Nationally ranked by UDS-MR and located within an accredited Primary Stroke Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro’s Acute Rehabilitation Services provide intensive therapy and expert medical management to the South Bay Community. Learn more about rehabilitation therapies and treatments.

At Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, our Rehabilitation services are designed to help patients recover and achieve the highest quality of life possible. By using elements of physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy, our outpatient rehab specialists and therapists work with you to develop a personalized physical treatment plan. Learn more about rehabilitation services and programs.

Our hospital was the first in Los Angeles County to receive an EMS designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Receiving Center. Through our valued efforts in the field of neurosciences, we’re the only hospital in the South Bay to carry the distinction of Comprehensive Stroke Certification by The Joint Commission.

Our neurological staff provides the personalized care and attention needed to maximize the success of each individualized treatment plan for recovery, while still remaining close to home in the South Bay. The stroke care and neurological staff is made up of:

  • Vascular Neurologists
  • Neuro Interventionalist
  • Neurohospitalists
  • Neurocritical Care Physicians
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neuroradiologists
  • Neurophychologists
  • Neurophysiatrists
  • Neuro-specialty trained and certified Registered Nurses

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

  • Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Movement disorders
  • Brain tumor
  • General neurology
  • Skull base tumor
  • Pituitary tumors and disorders
  • Spine disorders
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Concussion management
  • Hydrocephalus

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)

For nearly a decade, Providence Little Company of Mary has been certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. Our commitment to quality care has earned us the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Gold Plus Achievement Award for fulfilling the rigorous standards and requirements it takes to deliver quality stroke care.

Through our tireless devotion to neurological care, we’re proud to have also achieved Disease Specific Care Center Comprehensive Stroke Certification (CSC) from The Joint Commission. This new level of certification recognizes the significant resources in staff & training that comprehensive stroke centers must have to treat complex stroke.

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Support group

Caregivers, family members and friends of individuals recovering from stroke or traumatic brain injury are invited to attend.

  • First Wednesday of each month, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Providence Little Company of Mary San Pedro
  • Contact: Linda Gonzalez-Valle 310- 832-3311
BE FAST to recognize stroke

Balance - Is the person having trouble with balance or coordination?
Eyes - Is the person experiencing blurred or double vision, or a loss of vision in one or both eyes?
Face - Does the person have a facial droop? Ask them to smile.
Arms - Is on arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms.
Speech - Is the speech slurred? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence.
Time - Time to call 911.

BE FAST graphic - how to recognize signs of a stroke