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Neurological Services

The Neuroscience Clinic at St. Mary Medical Center Long Beach is a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center for Los Angeles County with skilled neurologists, neurosurgeons and staff trained to treat people with neurologic changes from acute onset through the recovery phase.

Our Services

When every second counts, you can rest assured that at Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center, our experts focus on the rapid diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions.  St. Mary Medical Center is recognized by Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and certified by The Joint Commission as a Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center, from Emergency Department care to in-house acute rehabilitation.

St. Mary Medical Center is the proud recipient of The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.  Plus, these certifications ensure that patients admitted with a diagnosis of stroke receive the best possible care based on recommendations from the American Stroke Association.

 St. Mary Medical Center

What We Treat

  • Arteriovenus Malformation
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Tumors
  • Carotid Artery Atherosclerotic Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Concussion
  • Dementia
  • Cural Arteriovenus Fistula
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intercranial Atherosclerosis Disease
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Stroke
  • Transient Ischemic Attack
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord injuries
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulnar Nerve Pain

Neuroscience Clinic

At St. Mary Medical Center Long Beach, we offer a highly collaborative approach to treating neurological issues. Our team includes our neurologist, neurosurgeons, and neurointerventionalist to treat diseases of the brain, spine, and blood vessels of the head and neck. 

Neurointervention Services

We also offer a dedicated service line at St. Mary's that provides the best minimally invasive treatment for patients suffering from strokes, brain aneurysms, arteriovenous fistula, carotid stenosis, and other diseases of the head, neck and spine.

Our Stroke Program

St. Mary Medical Center has been named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety for the past two years in a row by Healthgrades (2022-2023). Our stroke program is certified as an Advanced Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Los Angeles County EMS Agency. This means we can provide the latest treatment for acute stroke including a life-saving mechanical thrombectomy– an advanced interventional procedure available to acute ischemic stroke patients. Our stroke program offers patients an extensive continuum of care, from exceptional Emergency Department care to in-house acute rehabilitation.

For more information, please read our Stroke Awareness Guide.

Spot a Stroke B.E.F.A.S.T.

Only a health provider can determine a stroke. If you feel any symptoms or notice symptoms in a loved one, call 9-1-1 immediately.

  • Balance: Is the person experiencing a sudden loss of balance or coordination?
  • Eyes: Is the person having a sudden change in vision or trouble seeing?
  • Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech: : Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
  • Time: If you observe any of these signs, call 911.

For more information, please read our Stroke Awareness Guide.  

Learn More About Our Neurological Services

To find a physician, please call (562) 491-4895 or use our search tool to Find a Doctor.

Providers looking to refer a patient, please call (562) 491-9270.