Advanced neurology services in South Bay
When you come to Good Samaritan Hospital for neurological care, you can trust our team of specialists to treat even the most serious conditions involving the brain and spine. We provide advanced diagnostic and treatment services for neurological disorders, such as stroke, epilepsy and spinal cord conditions. As a Comprehensive Stroke Center accredited by The Joint Commission, we are prepared to deliver 24/7 emergency stroke care.
To learn more about the neurological services we offer, call our Consult-A-Nurse® line at (888) 724-2362.
Neurology services we offer
Neuroscience involves the study of the nervous system and parts of the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. Our highly skilled team provides a wide range of neurological treatment options, from comprehensive diagnostics to advanced surgery. We offer the following services:
- Deep brain stimulation
- Epilepsy treatment
- Neuroendovascular procedures
- Neurointerventional surgery
- Neurological rehabilitation
- Neurosurgical intensive care unit (NSICU)
- Spine surgery
- Stroke treatment
Deep brain stimulation
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to treat patients with movement disorders when other methods of treatment have been unsuccessful. During this procedure, electrodes are implanted in specific areas of the brain. These electrodes produce electrical impulses that control abnormal brain activity. DBS can be used to treat conditions, such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.
The neurosurgery team at our hospital uses cutting-edge surgery techniques to perform procedures on the brain and spine. Our state-of-the-art imaging technology allows our surgeons to perform procedures, such as tumor removal, with precision. We are also equipped to perform highly specialized back surgeries, including spinal fusions.
Neuroendovascular surgeries are minimally invasive procedures used to treat complex brain and spine conditions. "Neuro" refers to the nerves, brain and spinal cord, while "endovascular" refers to inside the blood vessels.
Neuroendovascular procedures are performed by threading small wires and catheters through arteries and veins. Benefits include lower complication rates and a faster recovery than with traditional forms of surgery.
This technology allows us to treat and diagnose many different neurological diseases, including:
- Arteriovenous fistula (AVF)
- Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
- Brain and spinal tumors
- Carotid artery disease
- Cavernous malformation
- Central retinal artery occlusion
- Hemangiomas or venolymphatic malformations
- Intracranial hemorrhage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Venous thrombosis in the brain
Advanced stroke care
As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, our emergency room (ER) is ready 24/7 to treat patients experiencing a stroke. We are proud to offer advanced stroke treatments, such as intravenous (IV) thrombolytic therapy. Good Samaritan Hospital also offers stroke support groups and inpatient rehabilitation for stroke recovery.
Good Samaritan Hospital is a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. We are also recognized by the American Heart Association as a Get With The Guidelines - Stroke program.
After a stroke or neurological diagnosis, rehabilitation can play an important role in your recovery. Our inpatient rehabilitation program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for adult inpatient rehabilitation and as a stroke specialty program. The acute rehab program at our Mission Oak Campus includes a team of:
- Certified recreational therapists
- Internal medicine physicians
- Occupational therapists
- Physical therapists
- Rehabilitation nurses
- Social workers
- Speech therapists