Neurosurgery & Vascular Care
The neurosurgeons at Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s Lundquist Neurosciences Institute provide comprehensive care for a full range of neurological and vascular conditions that require surgical treatment. Our surgeons use the latest techniques to deliver minimally invasive care for strokes, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), carotid artery disease, and other neurovascular conditions.
If you need surgery to treat your neurological condition, our multidisciplinary team of specialists — including neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, registered dietitians, social workers, and physical, occupational, behavioral, and speech therapists — will provide you with outstanding care that supports your physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.
What is Neurosurgery?
Neurosurgery is a medical specialty that focuses on surgical treatment of neurological conditions that affect the brain, spine, and nerves. Our neurosurgeons provide expert surgical care for a full range of neurological conditions, including:
What is Neurovascular Surgery & Neurointervention?
Neurovascular surgery and neurointervention diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood vessels of the brain and spine with specialized tools that are inserted into your blood vessel with a thin, flexible tube called a catheter.
Neurovascular surgery and neurointervention are often used as minimally invasive alternatives to open surgery. Our surgeons use advanced imaging technology — such as 3D angiographic imaging or computed tomography (CT) scans — to guide the catheter to the correct site, identify problems, and provide effective treatment.
Brainlab imaging equipment and software enables our neurosurgeons to do complex neurosurgery. Brainlab interacts with the microscope the neurosurgeons use and tells them exactly where they are operating. To surgically remove a brain tumor, the neurosurgeon can overlay the tumor’s contours on the microscope. The system also incorporates digital ultrasound. Our physicians can make an ultrasound image of the area and Brainlab will fuse that image with MRI images.
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 neurosurgery experts will provide you with personalized neurosurgical care close to home, including surgical treatment and follow-up care.
Research & Clinical Trials
When you choose Torrance Memorial for neurosurgical care, you will have access to the full spectrum of research and clinical trials available at Cedars-Sinai. Cedars-Sinai’s clinical trials and research are aimed at improving testing methods, treatments, quality of life, and recovery for people with neurological conditions.