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The Dignity Health neurological team is dedicated to effective treatments and improved quality of life for all patients. 


Neurology Services

Mercy Hospitals offers Kern County access to quality treatment for stroke and injuries to the brain or spine and neurological disorders such as epilepsy and others. Neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other specialized doctors work together with our skilled nursing staff to develop individual treatment plans to improve the quality of life for our patients.

About Neurology Services

Neurology involves the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Mercy’s team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, intensivists, interventional neuro radiologists, oncologists, and anesthesiologists understand the importance of balancing clinical expertise with compassion for patients suffering from neurological disorders.

Our Primary Stroke Center is certified by the Joint Commission and focuses on improving the long term outcome for stroke patients and providing community awareness and education.

Visit the Joint Commission web site to learn more about certification.

Neurological Disorders or Injuries We Treat

  • Aneurysms
  • Brain tumors
  • Bulging discs
  • Carotid blockages
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Cervical disc
  • Epilepsy
  • Fractures
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Instability of spine
  • Pinched nerves
  • Ruptured/herniated disc induced by injury
  • Spinal cord
  • Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment
  • Vascular blockages

Neurosurgical Procedures We Perform

  • Anterior cervical discectomy 
  • Cervical fusion with bone graft and plate
  • Complex spine surgery
  • Cervical corpectomy
  • Cervical fusion with cages
  • Cervical laminectomy
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Cranioplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Lumbar decompressive laminectomy 
  • Lumbar corpectomy
  • Lumbar micro discectomy
  • Microsurgery with tubular retractors
  • Pain management
  • Stereotactic brain biopsy
  • VP shunt

Learn More About Neurology Services At Mercy Hospitals

If you'd like to learn more, please call 661.632.5000.