Robert Louis, MD Best Orange County NeurosurgeonAward-winning neurosurgeon Trained by top US neurosurgeons Expert in minimally invasive brain & spine surgery Fellowship-trained Orange County Neurosurgeon, Robert Louis, MD, is currently the Director of the Skull Base and Pituitary Tumor Program at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Orange County, California. Dr. Louis has particular expertise in minimally invasive endoscopic procedures for brain tumors, pituitary tumors, cranial nerve disorders and spine conditions. View Biography Read News Articles
About NeurosurgeryNeurosurgery (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. Neuroradiology methods are used in modern neurosurgical diagnosis and treatment, including computer assisted imaging computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and the stereotactic surgery. Learn More
What Patients Say"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!"
Why Choose Robert Louis, MD✓ We always put our patients first, with treatments tailored to your specific needs and special attention to your comfort. ✓ We provide complete care for spinal, cranial and peripheral nerve conditions. ✓ Robert Louis, MD has advanced fellowship training and experience in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery to provide you with high quality treatment. ✓ Advanced skills in minimally invasive procedures using the latest technology in microsurgery to treat brain and spine conditions. ✓ Conveniently located and access to Hoag Hospital, leading hospital in Orange County
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Introducing Dr. Robert Louis
Reimagining Brain Surgery with VR
Dr Louis as Invited Guest Lecturer to Israeli Neurosurgical Society Meeting, May 19, 2021
Value of Intraoperative Augmented Reality for Complex Aneurysm Clipping
Optimization of Skull Base Exposure using 360° Augmented Reality
Augmenting Understanding of the Middle Fossa Approach for the Vestibular Schwannoma Using XR
HIMSS Changemaker in Health Awards
Congratulations to all of the 2021 HIMSS Changemaker in Health nominees.
HIMSS now invites you to participate in the voting process. HIMSS membership is not a requirement to cast your vote. We know all 29 finalists are deserving of winning this award, but we ask that you limit your vote to your top 1-3 favorites. Voters are limited to one vote per nominee. Award recipients will be identified by the public vote as well as input from the HIMSS Board of Directors. Public voting closes on March 22 at 9:00AM CT.
Virtual Reality and Healthcare Global Symposium 2020
Join us at the Virtual Reality And Healthcare Global Symposium 2020 to listen to Dr. Robert Louis speak.
Student Life Center
310 25th Ave, South, Nashville, TN 37240
March 2-3, 2020. Nashville, TN
March 13, 2020 – The Future is Now: Horizons in Neurosciences
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
Feb 6, 2020 – Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pituitary Tumors
Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 6-8 pm
73405 El Paseo, Suite 120, Palm Desert, CA 92260
December 5-6, 2019 – Virtual Reality And Healthcare Symposium Europe ’19
October 21, 2019 – Virtual & Augmented Reality Across the Neurosurgical Continuum
September 13, 2019 – Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute Symposium
February 11, 2019 – Patient Engagement & Experience Summit
December 7th & 8th – Digital Neuro Symposium
Watch Dr. Louis’ LIVE Presentation
The OC Running Fesitval – 5K Walk/Run
Event: 5K walk/run at 5 PM
Date: Saturday May 5, 2018
Location: OC Fairgrounds
May 26, 2020 – Virtual reality emerging as effective pain relief
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…”
February 26, 2020 – Reinventing Healthcare Using Augmented Reality
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…”
February 21, 2020 – KevinMD Hoag Article
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…”
Dr. Robert Louis featured on Pharmacomms.tv
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.
Orange Coast Magazine Hoag January 2020
Students Learn About Medical Use of Virtual and Augmented Reality
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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Fox 11 News: Medical Advances: O.C. hospital uses advanced technology in the operating room
Empower360 Endowed Chair for Skull Base and Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Hoag, UCI Medical Center are named among best hospitals in California
California hospital showcases virtual reality technology for neurosurgery — 3 insights
5 Health Organizations Making the Most of Emerging Technologies
Surgeons use virtual reality to fly through patients’ brains at Hoag Hospital
Robert Louis, MD, has Partnered with Find a Top Doc
Esteemed Neurosurgeon, Robert Louis, MD, will be Presented in The Leading Physicians of the World
Sixth-graders get a lesson in brain surgery using virtual reality headsets
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.
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.
Brain Spine MD
Robert Louis MD Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
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.