Robert Louis, MD, Neurosurgeon

Robert Louis, MD

Neurosurgeon

361 Hospital Road Suite 224 Newport Beach California, 92663

About

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.

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Education and Training

American University of the Carribean

Provider Details

MaleEnglish

Areas of expertise and specialization

Minimally Invasive Keyhole Brain SurgeryMinimally Invasive Pituitary Tumor SurgeryMinimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Local, Regional, National and International Public Speaking -
  • Director of the Skull Base and Pituitary Tumor Program Hoag Memorial Hospital 2014 - Present

Awards

  • YNC Public Service Citation by American Association of Neurological Surgeons   
  • Valedictorian AUC School of Medicine – Class of 2007   
  • Chancellor Paul S. Tien Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement (2007)   
  • Predoctoral Award for The Best Oral Presentation - June 9-12, 2004   
  • Predoctoral award for the best poster presentation, Sandy Marks Award - July 20-22, 2005   
  • Appointed as Director of XR Development 2020  

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons  
  • North American Skull Base Society  
  • Foundation for International Education in Neurosurgery  
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons  
  • Pituitary Network Association  

Residency

  • University of Virginia School of Medicine at Charlottesville - 2012 - Neurosurgery

Treatments

  • Neurological Surgery, Brain Surgery, Spine Surgery, Pituitary Tumor Surgery

Internships

  • University of Virginia School of Medicine at Charlottesville - General Surgery - 2008

Fellowships

  • John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint Johns Health Center Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery - 2014

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA), American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Foundation for International Education in Neurosurgery (FIENS), North American Skull Base Society (NASBS), Pituitary Network Association (PNA)

Articles and Publications

  • Book Chapters

    1.Louis RG, Pouratian N, Jane JA Jr: Endoscopic Approach for Pituitary Tumors, In: Lunsford LD (ed), Kassam AB and Gardner PA (series eds): Progress in Neurological Surgery, Volume 26, Endoscopic Approaches to the Skull Base. Karger, Basel, 2012, pp 60-75.

    2.Louis RG, Tabbosha MN, Shaffrey ME. Medical Complications, In: Benzel E (Ed). Spine Surgery: Techniques and Complication Avoidance. Elsevier. 2012.

    3.Williams BJ, Louis RG, Shaffrey ME. Surgical Complications, In Schiff D, Packer R (Eds). Neurologic Complications in Oncology. Wiley Blackwell. 2012.

    4.Williams BJ, Louis RG, Shaffrey ME. General aspects of neurosurgery, In, Schiff D (Ed) Neuro-oncology. Wiley Blackwell. 2012

    5.Louis RG, Dallapiazza R, Jane Jr JA. Tumors of the sellar region. In, Schiff D (Ed) Neuro-oncology. Wiley Blackwell. 2012.

    6.Louis RG, Schmitt PJ, Payne S, Jane Jr JA. Transsphenoidal Surgery for Pituitary Tumors How I Do It. In Becker and Castelnuevo (Eds) Atlas of surgery on the nose, paranasal sinuses and skull base. In Press.

    7.Schmitt PJ, Louis RG, Payne S, Jane Jr JA. Pediatric Craniopharyngiomas. In Becker and Castelnuevo (Eds) Atlas of surgery on the nose, paranasal sinuses and skull base. In Press.

    8.Payne S, Fishero BA, Barrett DM, Louis RG, Jane Jr JA. Sinonasal Surgery. In Singh, Payne and Wooworth (Eds) Surgical Techniques in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. JP Medical Publishing 2014

    9.Louis RG, Barkhoudarian G, Kelly DF. Surgical Approaches Complications of Surgical Management. In Kenning and Evans (Eds) Craniopharyngiomas: A Comprehensive Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome. 2014.

  • Published Over 75 Peer Reviewed Publications
  • Published 10 Book Chapters

What do you attribute your success to?

  • He was fortunate to have the most excellent mentors, trainers and teachers.

Areas of research

  • Beyond his specialty training in the neurosurgical treatment of brain and pituitary tumors, Dr. Louis has a particular interest in microsurgical neuroanatomy. Specifically, his focus is on advanced understanding of neuroanatomy and the development of new neurosurgical procedures. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed scientific publications and numerous book chapters.

Robert Louis, MD's Practice location

ONE Brain and Spine Center, Hoag Memorial Hospital

361 Hospital Road Suite 224 -
Newport Beach, California 92663
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et to know Neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Louis, who serves patients in Newport Beach, California.

Dr. Louis is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who currently holds the position of Program Director of the Skull Base and Pituitary Tumor Program at Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute – Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California. Through its more than 1,500-member medical staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and modern facilities, Hoag Hospital provides a full spectrum of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics. As the most comprehensive neurosciences program in Orange County, Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute offers significant expertise in many neurological disorders.   

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. He specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for removal of tumors in the pituitary gland. 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’s 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, he employs a thoughtfully conservative approach, dedicated to delivering outstanding neurosurgical care with an individual, patient-centered focus.

Dr. Louis was raised in a suburb of Boston and graduated with his undergraduate degree from Boston University. After earning his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he was accepted into residency in neurological surgery at the University of Virginia, under the direction and mentorship of Dr. John Jane. During his six years at UVA, he completed more than 1200 cases, spanning the breadth of cranial and spinal neurosurgery. Specifically, Dr. Louis focused his training on complex brain tumor and skull base and pituitary surgery. He had the honor of training extensively under Dr. Edward Oldfield, who is widely considered the foremost pituitary surgeon in the world. After completing his chief residency in neurosurgery, Dr. Louis went on to more advanced subspecialty training, completing a fellowship in minimally invasive neurosurgery under the mentorship of Dr. Daniel Kelly at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Dr. Louis is one of only a handful of fellowship-trained minimally invasive neurosurgeons in the nation and the only one in Orange County with this distinction.

From 2011-2013, Dr. Louis served as an Instructor of Neuroscience and Anatomy in the Brain, Mind and Behavior Course at the University of Virginia. In 2012, he was appointed Director of the Skull Base Anatomical Dissection Laboratory at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Louis has received several awards throughout his line of work, including Chancellor Paul S. Tien Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement (2007), Predoctoral Award for The Best Oral Presentation (2004), and Predoctoral Award for The Best Poster Presentation (2005) – among others. 

Dr. Louis is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Foundation for International Education in Neurosurgery, the North American Skull Base Society, and the Pituitary Network Association.

Dr. Louis has published over 75 peer-reviewed publications and 10 book chapters. He attributes his success to being fortunate enough to have the most excellent mentors, trainers, and teachers.

Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical 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. Neurosurgeons are doctors who diagnose and treat problems with the nervous system, often by performing surgery on the brain or spine. They treat strokes, tumors, certain types of birth defects, infections, and head or spinal cord injuries. Beyond his specialty training in the neurosurgical treatment of brain and pituitary tumors, Dr. Louis has a particular interest in microsurgical neuroanatomy. Specifically, his focus is on advanced understanding of neuroanatomy and the development of new neurosurgical procedures.

Additional Information

Robert G. Louis Jr., MD, is a Remarkable Brain and Spine Surgeon with a Private Practice in Newport Beach, California

Robert G. Louis Jr., MD, is a well-versed brain and spine surgeon who diagnoses and treats patients at his private practice in Newport Beach, California. Furthermore, he is the Director of the Skull Base and Pituitary Tumor Program at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Orange County, California (2014-present) and can be found on staff at the Pacific Neuroscience Institute in Santa Monica, California. The Pacific Neuroscience Institute provides state-of-the-art care with a focus on minimally invasive surgical and interventional techniques, as well as novel targeted therapies that aim to restore and maintain quality of life. Dr. Louis Jr. has an impressive professional journey that spans four years and has expanse knowledge and unrivaled expertise in minimally invasive brain tumor surgery, minimally invasive skull base tumor surgery, neuroendoscopy, microneurosurgery, complex spinal surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and pituitary surgery. He has special expertise in endoscopic and minimally invasive treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors, sellar and parasellar tumors and skull base tumors. Prior to his current endeavors, he served as an instructor of Neuroscience and Anatomy in the Brain, Mind and Behavior Course at the University of Virginia (2011-2013) and Director of the Skull Base Anatomical Dissection Laboratory at the University of Virginia (2012-2013). For more information about Dr. Robert G. Louis Jr., please visit https://brainspinemd.com/orange-county-neurosurgeon/

“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”, states the official website of his private practice. Throughout his years of experience, he has upheld a steadfast commitment to the ethical and professional standards of his practice, as evidenced by his sterling record, and ensures an impeccable degree of patient satisfaction in all facets of his work. Internationally, his passion for teaching and philanthropy has led him to pursue neurosurgical humanitarian efforts in East Africa. As part of Madaktari and the Foundation for International Education in Neurosurgery, Dr. Louis leads multidisciplinary neurosurgical teams on relief efforts to Tanzania. For more information about Dr. Robert G. Louis Jr., please visit https://www.hoag.org/specialties-services/neurosciences/physicians/robert-g-louis-m-d-/.

Robert G. Louis Jr., MD, attended the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Coral Gables, Florida, and was awarded his medical degree as Valedictorian in 2007. He served his general surgery internship at the University of Virginia School of Medicine at Charlottesville, Virginia (2007-2008) and conducted his neurosurgery residency (2008-2012) and chief residency (2012-2013) at the University of Virginia School of Medicine at Charlottesville, Virginia, where he focused on skull base and pituitary surgery. In addition, Dr. Louis is fellowship trained in minimally invasive neurosurgery at John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California (2013-2014), which makes him one of only a handful of fellowship-trained minimally invasive neurosurgeons in the nation and the only one in Orange County, Southern California, with this distinction. Dr. Louis further received board certification in neurosurgery from the American Board of Neurosurgery. In addition to his medical degree, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Physiology acquired at Boston University Sargent College of Allied Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2001. For more information about Dr. Robert G. Louis Jr., please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/8136690-Robert-Louis-MD-Neurosurgeon-Newport-Beach-California-926...

He remains at the forefront of his challenging specialty via memberships and affiliations with prestigious professional societies and associations, such as the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA), the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the Foundation for International Education in Neurosurgery (FIENS), the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS), the Pituitary Network Association (PNA). Honors and awards include the AANS Young Neurosurgeon Public Service Citation presented for neurosurgical humanitarian relief work and education in Tanzania (2011), the Chancellor Paul S. Tien Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement (2007), the Predoctoral Award for The Best Oral Presentation at the 21st annual meeting of the AACA (2004, Moraga, California, The Gross Anatomy of the Inferior Phrenic Veins), the Predoctoral award for the best poster presentation/Sandy Marks Award at the 4th Joint AACA/BACA meeting in New York City (2005). For more information about Dr. Robert G. Louis Jr., please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-louis-md-20b8b499/
 

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