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

Virtual & Augmented Reality Across the Neurosurgical Continuum
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

Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute Symposium
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

Patient Engagement & Experience Summit
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

Digital Neuro Symposium
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

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

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The OC Running Fesitval – 5K Walk/Run

OC Running Fesitval
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.

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

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

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

Hoag Hospital Foundation
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

The OC Registar
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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Louis At Costa Mesa School - The OC Register Report
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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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!

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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
Orange County Neurosurgeon

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Virtual Reality

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

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.


Check out this AR guided resection using SynchronizAR and tractography.