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Neurological Services


St. Mary Medical Center Long Beach is an Advanced Primary 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 an Advanced Primary Stroke Center for Los Angeles County with skilled neurologists, neurosurgeons and staff trained to treat people with neurologic changes from acute onset, from Emergency Department care to in-house acute rehabilitation.

What We Treat

  • Brain Tumors
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Electroneurodiagnostic services
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries

Our Stroke Program

St. Mary Medical Center is certified by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and has earned the 2014 Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award, ranking in the top 10 percent nationwide for stroke management and care. 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 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.

Face:  Does their face droop or feel numb? Ask them to smile.    

Arms: Does one arm feel weak or numb? Ask them to raise their arm.

Speech: Slurring or difficulty speaking? Ask them to repeat a phrase.

Time:  Even if the symptoms seem to get better, call 911.

For more information, please read our Stroke Awareness Guide.  

Learn More About Our Neurological Services

For more information, please call 562.491.9000. To find a physician, please call 562.491.4895 or use our search tool to Find a Doctor.