Retromastoid Craniotomy Newport Beach & Orange County

Retromastoid Approach in Orange County

Retromastoid Approach performed by Dr. LouisThe less invasive retromastoid approach is a safe and effective keyhole procedure that is performed through an incision behind the ear to create a small bony opening to access tumors or lesions located in the back areas of the brain, where the brainstem and major nerves are located.

Robert Louis, MD has the experience, education and training in using this minimally invasive approach for the removal of acoustic schwannomas, meningioma, epidermoid cysts, hemangioblastomas and metastatic brain tumors.

With Retromastoid Approach:

  • Dr. Louis can safely access and remove tumors located back of the brain.
  • Only a small incision is made behind the ear.
  • Cutting-edge instruments are used for dissection and tumor removal.

Benefits of Retromastoid Approach:


    • Minimal scarring


    • Less trauma to the brain and critical nerves


    • Reduced risk of neurological damage


    • Fewer side effects


    • Faster recovery time


    Improved quality of life

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 retromastoid approach for the treament of brain tumors and pituitary tumors. For appointments, please call (949) 383-4185 or Contact Us.