Lundquist Neurosciences Institute | Torrance Memorial

Published on April 02, 2021

Lundquist Neurosciences Institute

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Torrance Memorial’s Lundquist Neurosciences Institute in partnership with Cedars-Sinai offers world-class neurological services, right here in the South Bay community. Expert neurologists and subspecialists, state-of-the-art technology, precision medicine and access to the latest clinical trials mean patients receive a full spectrum of care for all types of neurological conditions.

Research and Clinical Trials

Through our Cedars-Sinai partnership, our brain tumor team offers eligible patients with primary and metastasized brain tumors access to breakthrough clinical trials in the areas of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and precision medicine. We use genetic information about the brain tumor to personalize treatment for greater effectiveness.

Comprehensive Stroke Center

As a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, Torrance Memorial in partnership with Cedars-Sinai provides a complete continuum of stroke care, from diagnosis and treatment through rehabilitation. The latest technology, coupled with the expertise of our surgeons and staff, means our stroke team has the highest level of competence in the emergency treatment of all types of stroke.

General Neurology

Torrance Memorial specializes in a full range of neurological care inclusive of emergency and non-emergency neurological conditions, including migraine/headache, endocrine conditions and movement disorders. Our neurologists offer a full spectrum of care from diagnosis through treatment and ongoing condition management.

Neurological Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU)

Our Neuro ICU offers round-the-clock, comprehensive monitoring and treatment for patients recovering from neurosurgery or a neurological disorder or injury. Our experienced neurointensivists have access to state-of-the-art technology, allowing them to provide specialized monitoring, address complications and deliver leading-edge, evidence-based treatment promoting recovery and improved long-term outcomes.

Neurovascular Surgery and Neurointervention

Expert neurovascular and neurointervention specialists use the most advanced technology to treat a complete range of conditions that affect the blood vessels of the brain. Our surgeons use the latest techniques to deliver minimally invasive care for strokes, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), carotid artery disease and other neurovascular conditions.

Brain Tumor

We take a team approach to providing leading-edge treatment for all types of brain tumors, both primary and metastatic. Personalized treatment plans include the most advanced options in neurosurgery, radiation oncology and neuro-oncology, including minimally invasive procedures such as keyhole surgery. Patients have access to the latest clinical trials, including genomic and immunotherapy options.

Movement Disorders

We provide comprehensive services, from diagnosis through treatment and rehabilitation, for all types of movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. Neurologists, neurosurgeons, subspecialists and rehabilitation specialists work together to provide a personalized treatment plan that includes leading-edge treatments such as new medication options, botulinum toxin (Botox®) and deep brain stimulation (DBS).

Acute Injury and Critical Care

Patients with acute brain injury receive critical and immediate neurological care from Torrance Memorial’s trauma and neurosurgery staff. Once stabilized, acute brain injury patients are transferred to the Neuro ICU for further treatment and round-the-clock monitoring and care.

Neurosurgery

Our neurosurgery team offers patients in the South Bay the latest minimally invasive treatments for brain tumors, cerebrovascular disorders and other neurological conditions using advanced techniques and technologies, such as stereotactic radiosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, endoscopic surgery, image-guided surgical navigation and microneurosurgery.

Patient Story

Woman, 70, Credits Torrance Memorial for Saving Her Life after Ruptured Brain Aneurysm

Through its partnership with Cedars-Sinai, Torrance Memorial now offers leading-edge endovascular neurosurgery treatments in the South Bay.

Jeannie Rennhack, 70, of Torrance has never been prone to headaches. So when she suddenly felt a sharp, stabbing pain in the back of the left side of her head, she was concerned. “It was the worst pain I ever had in my life,” says Jeannie. “It felt like a knife.”

When the initial pain eventually lessened, Jeannie resumed her normal activities. However, a few days later, she felt tired and sick to her stomach—and the pain in her head returned. “I started vomiting and became delusional, and my boyfriend said, ‘We have to go to the ER,’” Jeannie says.

Fortunately, Torrance Memorial was only five minutes from home. After examining Jeannie and learning about her symptoms, her emergency department physicians ordered a brain scan. After her brain scan, Jeannie received some shocking news from Paula Eboli, MD, a Cedars-Sinai surgeon and Torrance Memorial’s medical director of endovascular neurosurgery. “Dr. Eboli told me I had a brain aneurysm that had ruptured, and I would need surgery,” says Jeannie.

During a minimally invasive, coil embolization procedure in October 2020, Dr. Eboli successfully treated Jeannie’s ruptured basilar tip aneurysm—all through a thin, flexible tube called a catheter inserted through her groin. Dr. Eboli used advanced fluoroscopy technology, which shows real-time x-ray images, to guide the catheter through Jeannie’s blood vessels to the site of her aneurysm.

“We are able to perform minimally invasive coil embolization procedures at Torrance Memorial, allowing us to treat aneurysms—including complex ones considered ‘inoperable’ in the past—with no incisions in the skull and less recovery time,” says Dr. Eboli.

“I was really glad I was able to get the lifesaving treatment I needed without having to get a completely new hairdo,” says Jeannie.

Partnership Promotes Advanced Care

Years ago, Torrance Memorial would have referred a patient like Jeannie to another hospital for neurosurgical aneurysm and stroke treatment. But starting in 2018, Torrance Memorial’s partnership with Cedars-Sinai brought expert neurosurgeons like Dr. Eboli to the South Bay. An expert neurosurgery team—combined with an investment in the latest neurosurgical technology, a Neuro-Intensive Care Unit and state-of-the-art facilities—now allows Torrance Memorial to offer critical, lifesaving neurosurgical services to members of the South Bay community.


Dr. Paula Eboli practices at 23560 Crenshaw Blvd., Ste. 101 in Torrance. She can be reached at 310-517-7022.