Orange County Neurosurgeon
Robert Louis, MD
Your Brain & Spine Neurosurgeon in the Southern California Orange County area. Specializing in minimally invasive brain and spine surgery.
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. 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 brain and spine surgeon, 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.
• Minimally invasive brain tumor surgery
• Minimally invasive skull base tumor surgery
• Complex spinal surgery
• Peripheral nerve surgery
• Pituitary surgery
August 2014 – present
Fellow Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
July 2013 – June 2014
Chief Residency, Neurosurgery, University of Virginia
July 2012 – June 2013
Brain tumor, skull base and pituitary surgery
Mentors: Drs Edward Oldfield, John Jane, Mark Shaffrey and John Jane Jr.
John Wayne Cancer Institute/St John’s Hospital
Minimally invasive neurosurgery fellowship
Mentor: Dr Daniel Kelly
Newport Beach, California
August 2014 –present
Dr. John Jane – Neurological Surgery
Sargent College of Allied Health Professions
B.S. Human Physiology
2012American University of the Carribean – Coral Gables, FL
School of Medicine
2007Internship: University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA
2007-2008Residency: University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA
2008-2012Chief Residency: University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA
Presented for neurosurgical humanitarian relief work and education in Tanzania, 2011
AUC School of Medicine – Class of 2007
Chancellor Paul S. Tien Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement (2007)
Predoctoral Award for The Best Oral Presentation
21st annual meeting of the AACA, June 9-12, 2004, Moraga, CA, The Gross Anatomy of the Inferior Phrenic Veins
Predoctoral award for the best poster presentation, Sandy Marks Award
4th Joint AACA/BACA meeting in New York City, July 20-22, 2005
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Orange County neurosurgeon Robert Louis, MD has the relevant experience, education and training in brain and skull base surgeries and minimally invasive spine surgeries. For appointments, please call (949) 383-4185 or Contact Us.