Brain Surgery in Orange County

Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

Minimally invasive brain surgery provides enhanced safety, post-operative comfort for patients, and improved cure rates while reducing trauma, complications, hospital stay, and recovery time. These minimally invasive and sophisticated surgical techniques, along with advanced micro dissecting instruments, has improved overall patient outcomes.

Conditions Treated:

Pituitary Tumors
Metastatic Brain Tumors
Glioma Tumors

Traditional Brain Surgery

This surgical procedure temporarily removes a portion of the skull (bone flap) to access the brain underneath and treat conditions affecting the brain such as when a tumor is pushing on the brain, hemorrhage (bleeding) in the brain from stroke, aneurysm, vascular malformation or trauma. Conventional craniotomy is used when it is a safer method for the patient.

Conditions Treated:

Brain Hemorrhages
Brain Trauma
Difficult Brain Tumors Tumors

Meet Robert Louis, MD – Orange County Neurosurgeon

Orange County Neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive brain surgery

Robert Louis, MD - Orange County NeurosurgeonRobert 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. Through the use of cutting-edge neuroimaging and neuro-navigational equipment, he utilizes the concept of keyhole neurosurgery, minimizing the damage to surrounding brain, vascular and soft tissue structures. Dr. Louis believes that most brain and skull base tumors can be resected through small openings or by utilizing naturally occurring orifices. This approach has been demonstrated to decrease post-operative pain, minimize neurologic complications and shorten length of hospitalization, resulting in better outcomes for his patients.

Orange County Neurosurgeon, Dr. Louis’ clinical interests include minimally invasive brain tumor surgery, skull base and pituitary surgery, neuroendoscopy, microneurosurgery, complex spinal surgery and peripheral nerve surgery. In his practice, Dr. Louis employs a thoughtfully conservative approach, dedicated to delivering outstanding neurosurgical care with an individual, patient-centered focus.

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