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Reimagining Brain Surgery with VR


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Value of Intraoperative Augmented Reality for Complex Aneurysm Clipping                                                             

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Optimization of Skull Base Exposure using 360° Augmented Reality                                                                             

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Augmenting Understanding of the Middle Fossa Approach for the Vestibular Schwannoma Using XR   

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Virtual Reality and Healthcare Global Symposium 2020

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Join us at the Virtual Reality And Healthcare Global Symposium 2020 to listen to Dr. Robert Louis speak.

Vanderbilt University
Student Life Center
310 25th Ave, South, Nashville, TN 37240

March 2-3, 2020. Nashville, TN

 

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March 13, 2020 – The Future is Now: Horizons in Neurosciences

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Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute presents The Future is Now: Horizons in Neurosciences.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

This educational neuroscience program will provide physicians with up-to-date clinical knowledge on the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases including brain tumors and epilepsy. A team of experts will review the latest advances in the areas of Extended Reality, Stereotactic and Robotic Brain Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery as well as new developments in the diagnosis and management of epilepsy. This program is designed for neurologists, oncologists, endocrinologists, and primary care physicians.

Dr. Robert Louis is scheduled to speak at 8:15 a.m. – From Fighter Jets to Brain Surgery: XR Technologies Throughout the Patient Care Continuum

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Feb 6, 2020 – Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pituitary Tumors

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Hoag Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute cordially invites you to attend Advanced in Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pituitary Tumors. A dinner presentation that will discuss recent advances in techniques and technologies in the treatment of pituitary tumors.
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 6-8 pm
Mastro’s Steakhouse
73405 El Paseo, Suite 120, Palm Desert, CA 92260

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December 5-6, 2019 – Virtual Reality And Healthcare Symposium Europe ’19

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Virtual Reality And Healthcare Symposium Europe

Virtual Reality Across The Patient Care
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Join us in Dublin, Ireland, at the Davenport Hotel for the Virtual Reality And Healthcare Symposium Europe ’19 where Dr. Robert Louis will be a guest speaker.

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October 21, 2019 – Virtual & Augmented Reality Across the Neurosurgical Continuum

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Virtual & Augmented Reality Across the Neurosurgical Continuum
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Join us at the Surgical Theater, Virtual & Augmented Reality Across the Neurosurgical Continuum: Perspectives from Master, Mid, and Early Career Neurosurgeons conference where Dr. Robert Louis will be a guest speaker.

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September 13, 2019 – Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute Symposium

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Join us at the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute Symposium where Dr. Robert G. Louis, MD is scheduled to speak. This one-day conference is the neurosciences symposium of the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute. Designed for: Family Practice and Internal Medicine Physicians, Psychiatrists, Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Ophthalmologists, Geriatricians, Rheumatologists, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinicians, and Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.

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February 11, 2019 – Patient Engagement & Experience Summit

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Watch Dr. Louis’ LIVE presentation at the The Patient Engagement & Experience Summit. The Patient Engagement & Experience Summit brings healthcare decision-makers, clinicians, and IT pros together for a deep-dive on how technology is helping to improve patient care through patient satisfaction, empowerment, engagement and experiences.

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December 7th & 8th – Digital Neuro Symposium

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Digital Neuro Symposium
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Join us at Mount Sinai Hospital, December 8 & 9, 2018. This symposium will cover the breadth of digital neurosurgery from Artificial Intelligence to Extended Reality and beyond. The unique collection of world renowned faculty will discuss and demonstrate the utilization of advanced technologies in clinical practice and how they can be applied to deliver better outcomes for our patients.

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Watch Dr. Louis’ LIVE Presentation

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Watch Dr. Louis’ LIVE presentation at the 2018 CNS conference.

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The OC Running Fesitval – 5K Walk/Run

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OC Running Festival
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You’re invited to join TEAM Dr. Robert Louis for the 5K walk/run event and raise funds to support Dr. Louis’ and Hoag’s Skull Base and Pituitary Tumor Program. All funds raised by our team will specifically benefit the work of Dr. Louis- an alumni of the Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, and as a John Wayne Alumni Fellow, his work continues to be supported by John Wayne Cancer Foundation research grants.

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5K walk/run at 5 PM
Date: Saturday May 5, 2018
Location: OC Fairgrounds

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May 26, 2020 – Virtual reality emerging as effective pain relief

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Read the latest Forbes article that highlights Dr. Robert Louis

“As doctors work to decrease opioid prescriptions for pain, they may start following the lead of a California hospital that is effectively using virtual reality to help its patients feel better…”

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February 26, 2020 – Reinventing Healthcare Using Augmented Reality

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Read the latest article that highlights Dr. Robert Louis

“All surgeries are complex, and require an enormous amount of cognitive energy and behavioral expertise. With AR the cognitive load will be significantly reduced because the relevant information is provided to the surgeon when and where they need it. This can reduce the likelihood of a medical error and increase the surgical team’s confidence in the likelihood of success…”

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February 21, 2020 – KevinMD Hoag Article

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Read Dr. Robert Louis’ latest article on KevinMD.com, social media’s leading physician voice.

“Brain surgery is getting smarter. The journal Nature Medicine recently published a study that found a new imaging technique that allows pathologists to diagnose brain tumors faster and more accurately than ever before…”

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Dr. Robert Louis featured on Pharmacomms.tv

[one_third last=”no”][/one_third][two_third last=”yes”]Dr. Robert Louis is the Director of the Skull Base and Pituitary Tumor Program at the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag Memorial Hospital, California.
He specialises in minimally invasive brain tumour surgery, skull base surgery, neuroendoscopy, microneurosurgery and pituitary surgery. He has particular expertise in endoscopic and minimally invasive treatment of benign and malignant brain tumours, sellar and parasellar tumors and skull base tumours.
PharmaComms.tv is a digital channel dedicated to bringing you the latest news and updates from the global healthcare communication industry.

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Orange Coast Magazine Hoag January 2020

[one_third last=”no”]Orange[/one_third][two_third last=”yes”]Dr. Robert Louis is featured in the issue of Orange Coast Magazine Hoag January 2020 as one of the Top Doctors. Read his interview using the button below.
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Students Learn About Medical Use of Virtual and Augmented Reality

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[two_third last=”yes”]Students at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School learned about the medical uses of virtual and augmented reality when Dr. Robert Louis made a recent appearance during a psychology class at the school.

Louis, the Empower360 endowed chair in skull base and minimally invasive neurosurgery, also is the program advisor for the Skull Base and Pituitary Tumor Program at the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag Hospital.

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CNS Symposium

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#braintumor #minimallyinvasive #neurosciences #changingmedicine #empower360 #brainsurgery

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Fox 11 News: Medical Advances: O.C. hospital uses advanced technology in the operating room

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Vanessa Borge visits the Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach where doctors are equipped with a virtual reality headset and controllers.

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Empower360 Endowed Chair for Skull Base and Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery

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What an amazing week! In the same day that the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag has been recognized in the top 1% in national rankings for Neurology and Neurosurgery, I officially assume my new role as the Empower360 Endowed Chair for Skull Base and Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery.

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Hoag, UCI Medical Center are named among best hospitals in California

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The new list from U.S. News & World Report also gives high marks to medical facilities at UCLA, USC, and Loma Linda University

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California hospital showcases virtual reality technology for neurosurgery — 3 insights

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Robert Louis, MD, has Partnered with Find a Top Doc
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Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian showcased Surgical Theater’s virtual reality medical imaging technology in a tour of its ORs, reports The OC Register.

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5 Health Organizations Making the Most of Emerging Technologies

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The healthcare industry is slowly warming up to emerging technologies. Small and large healthcare providers alike are starting to realize that investing in tech-enabled solutions yield big results…

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Surgeons use virtual reality to fly through patients’ brains at Hoag Hospital

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Whether navigating a star ship through a meteor storm or lurking through the murky underbelly of a city at midnight, gamers have long used virtual reality technology to make their experiences seem … well, virtually real.

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Robert Louis, MD, has Partnered with Find a Top Doc

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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.”

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Esteemed Neurosurgeon, Robert Louis, MD, will be Presented in The Leading Physicians of the World

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The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome Dr. Robert Louis, MD, Neurosurgeon to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. He is a highly trained and qualified surgeon with an extensive expertise in all facets of his work. Dr. Robert Louis has been in practice for over a decade, and is currently serving patients within the The Brain & Spine Center. He is also affiliated with Hoag Memorial Hospital.

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Sixth-graders get a lesson in brain surgery using virtual reality headsets

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Dr. Louis At Costa Mesa School - The OC Register Report
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For the sixth-grade class at Davis Magnet School in Costa Mesa, the science lesson for the day means keeping textbooks and notebooks on the shelves while the students pull out virtual reality viewers by Google Cardboard and their smartphones preloaded with 3D videos found on YouTube. As they peer through the lenses, Dr. Robert Louis, program director of the Skull Base and Pituitary Tumor Program at Hoag Neurosciences Institute, guides them through the type of virtual reality “fly-through” he views prior to performing brain surgery on patients at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach.

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Message Testimonial

I had the best experience and best results with Dr. Louis and his staff. Dr. Louis is the most caring, thoughtful, considerate Neurosurgeon. He takes a ‘patient first’ approach to care, providing sophisticated treatments based on the unique needs of each individual. I recommend him highly!

– Geno W.

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Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery (or neurological surgery) is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

Minimally invasive endoscopic surgery is utilized by neurosurgeons. Techniques such as endoscopic endonasal surgery are used for pituitary tumors, craniopharyngiomas, chordomas, and the repair of cerebrospinal fluid leaks.

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Robert Louis MD Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery

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Virtual Reality

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Virtual Reality is revolutionizing the way we plan for, rehearse and perform brain surgery – making surgery safer and more effective. For the first time ever, patients are able to see inside their own brains in order to truly understand the surgical plan and risks. This allows our patients to take charge of their own health and be part of the team that is working to make them better

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Dr. Robert Louis, director at Hoag, and Danielle Collins, chief experience officer at EMPOWER360, discuss how virtual reality technology can empower patients to become a member of their own healthcare team.

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Check out this AR guided resection using SynchronizAR and tractography.

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