Cranial Nerve Disorders
Cranial Nerve Disorders in Orange County
Cranial nerve disorders are a group of conditions affecting the cranial nerves ( See list of Cranial Nerves ) leaving the brain, resulting in facial pain or twitching. The most common cause of these problems is compression of cranial nerves due to a nerve impinging on blood vessel. By separating the blood vessel from the affected nerve, these symptoms can improve or be eliminated in a majority of patients. Orange County neurosurgeon Robert Louis, MD, performs minimally invasive microvascular decompression (MVD) to move blood vessel from to preserves the surrounding normal structures as best as possible. Depending on the nerve affected, various other therapies may be indicated.Cranial nerve disorders include:
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.
Dr. Robert Louis specializes in minimally invasive approaches to treat various cranial nerve disorders. For appointments, please call (949) 383-4185 or Contact Us.