Torrance Memorial’s Neurological Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU)
provides round-the-clock, comprehensive monitoring and treatment for critically
ill patients who are recovering from neurosurgery or a neurological disorder
Our team of neurointensivists — which includes neurosurgeons, neurologists,
and advanced practice nurses— are highly trained and experienced
in neurocritical care. Our specialists have access to state-of-the-art
technology that allows them to provide specialized monitoring, address
complications, and deliver leading-edge, evidence-based treatment that
promotes recovery and improves long-term outcomes.
In addition to neurointensivists, your multidisciplinary team will include
radiologists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, rehabilitation specialists,
registered dietitians, palliative care specialists, and social workers
who deliver coordinated, interdisciplinary care for complications that
may arise after treatment or during recovery. Your team will work together
to provide care that effectively addresses complications and improves
long-term neurological outcomes.
You will receive care at Torrance Memorial from our dedicated team of neurology
and neurosurgery experts, eliminating your need to travel far from home
to access leading-edge treatments and therapies. Our neurointensivists
provide expert care for patients as they recover from conditions including:
- Ruptured aneurysm
- Brain and spinal cord injury
- Spinal cord disorders
- Brain and spine malformations, such as AVMs or dural arteriovenous fistulas
- Autoimmune, nerve, and muscle disorders, such as Guillain-Barré
or myasthenia gravis
- Swelling of the brain
- Encephalitis, or infection of the brain
- Meningitis, or infections of the protective membranes of the brain or spine
- Brain tumors
Continuing Your Recovery
When you receive care in our Neuro ICU, our specialists with work closely
with you and your loved ones to make a plan for your continued recovery.
Our specialists will recommend an ongoing rehabilitation plan that will
return you to your highest possible level of functioning.
Based on the recommendations of your medical providers, our caring team
members will make arrangements for you to transition to a rehabilitation
or long-term care facility of your choice. If you are able to safely return
home after your stay in our Neuro ICU, our specialists will ensure that
you have access to the medical supplies and supportive services you need.
If you require outpatient rehabilitation, Torrance Memorial’s
Neurological and Stroke Rehabilitation program offers convenient, coordinated care from a comprehensive team
of rehabilitation experts, including physical, occupational, recreational,
and speech therapists.
Torrance Memorial’s affiliation with the neurology and neurosurgery
team at Cedars-Sinai - which is ranked among the best hospitals in the
nation for neurology and neurosurgery care by
U.S. News and World Report - means that our patients have access to some of the nation’s top
doctors, the most promising clinical trials, and the latest and best treatments.
In collaboration with Cedars-Sinai neurologists and neurosurgeons, Torrance
Memorial’s team of neurointensivists will provide you with personalized
intensive care services in state-of-the-art facilities located close to home.