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Comprehensive Stroke and Neurosciences

2282.4 miles away
310-540-7676 (Main Hospital)
Comprehensive Stroke and Advanced Neurological Care

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance has a reputation for clinical excellence, use of advanced technology, and a distinct focus on the personal nature of caring for our patients. As a Comprehensive Stroke and Advanced Neuroscience Center, our patients can expect to receive the highest level of care. We’ve carefully designed our neuroscience program in partnership with the Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) to provide optimal treatment programs for neurological disorders through a team-based and patient-centered approach.

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

Learn more about our neurovascular physicians.

Learn more about stroke and aneuysms.

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

Learn more about neurosurgery and our neurosurgeons.

When it comes to restoring quality of life, experience matters. Our surgeons have helped lead the way world-wide in advancing safe and effective keyhole and endoscopic brain tumor removal.

Learn more about our brain tumor treatment and PNI physicians.

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

Learn more about the treatment of movement disorders and our physicians.

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

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)

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 with the 2022 Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and received Stroke Elite Honor Roll Plus and Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll. 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.

AHA Get With the Guidelines Gold Award for Stroke     join-comission-aha-stroke-logo

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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