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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
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous, Malformation
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (SDAVF)
  • Carotid Artery Atherosclerotic Disease
  • Intracranial Atherosclerosis Disease
  • Moya Moya Disease
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Stroke using IV-TPA and Mechanical thrombectomy
  • Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
  • IV-TPA
  • Mechanical thrombectomy

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 a 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 is the recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for 7 Years in a Row (2012-2018), and has been named among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety for 6 Years in a Row (2013-2018). Our stroke program provides the latest treatment for acute stroke including IV-TPA in addition to 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 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

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