Minimally Invasive Keyhole Brain Surgeries

Minimally Invasive Keyhole Brain Surgery in Orange County and Southern California

Robert Louis, MD Keyhole ApproachFor the last thirty years, the minimally invasive keyhole brain surgeries such as endoscopic endonasal approach, retromastoid approach, and supraorbital eyebrow craniotomy, have been developed and refined to improve modern brain and skull base neurosurgery, limiting trauma to surrounding tissues and nerves when accessing tumors and lesions.

Robert Louis, MD, your Orange County Brain Surgeon, specializes in minimally invasive keyhole brain surgery for the removal of brain tumors, skull base tumors and pituitary adenomas through the nose and sinuses, eyebows and behind the ear. He incorporates his education, experience and training with cutting edge technology and instrumentation to deliver safer and more effective brain surgery. The ideal approach is determined by the location of specific tumor in each patient.

Minimally Invasive Keyhole Approaches:

Endoscopic Endonasal Approach
This approach using the nose and sinuses as natural pathways is ideal for removing sinus carcinomas, olfactory neuroblastomas and meningiomas. Know more about Endoscopic Endonasal Approach

Retromastoid Approach
This behind-the ear approach is ideal for removing tumors located at the back of the brain, near the brainstem and top of the spine, such as schwannomas, meningioma, epidermoid cysts, hemangioblastomas and metastatic brain tumors. Know more about Retromastoid Approach

Supraorbital Eyebrow Craniotomy
The eyebrow approach is ideal for removal of tumors and lesions located in the front section of the brain such as meningioma, epidermoid cysts and metastatic brain tumors in the frontal and temporal lobes. Know more about Supraorbital Eyebrow Craniotomy

Robert Louis, MD, a fellowship-trained Orange County Neurosurgeon, is the Director of the Skull Base and Pituitary Tumor Program at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Orange County, California. Dr. Louis has particular expertise in endoscopic and minimally invasive treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors, sellar and parasellar tumors and skull base tumors.

Dr. Robert Louis specializes in minimally invasive keyhole brain surgeries for treatment of brain, spinal cord and pituitary tumors. For appointments, please call (949) 274-7336 or Contact Us.