Dr. Louie is a 2017 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award winner, and a 2018 Seattle Magazine Top Doc Award winner. Philosophy of care: Dr. Louie’s practice involves all aspects of general thoracic surgery including the lung, esophagus, stomach and mediastinum. He has particular interests in minimally invasive surgery that involves the use of laparoscopy, robotics and endoscopy for both cancer and non-cancerous diseases. He believes that care is about helping patients and their families understand their illness and guiding them in selecting treatment that is appropriate and individualized for the patient at his or her stage of life.Read More
Click here for a full list of Dr. Louie's publications. A subset of his citations is summarized below.
Brian E. Louie, Xiaopan Yao, Alberto Antonicelli, Eric Vallières, Zhitao Gu, Frank Detterbeck, James Huang, Yue Shang, Ralph W. Aye, Alexander S. Farivar and Wentao Fang. Partial Thymectomy Results In Similar Outcomes To Total Thymectomy In Masaoka-Koga Stages I And II Thymoma. Submitted to Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. (2016)
Brian E. Louie, Andreas M. Schneider, Drew B. Schembre, Ralph W. Aye. Impact of Prior Interventions on outcomes during per oral endoscopic myotomy. Surgical Endoscopy (2016) In press.
Brian E. Louie, Jennifer L. Wilson, Sunghee Kim, Robert J. Cerfolio, Bernard J. Park, Alexander S. Farivar, Eric Vallières, Ralph W. Aye, William R. Burfeind Jr., and Mark I. Block. Comparison of Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery and Robotic Approaches for Clinical Stage I and Stage II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Using The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database. Annals of Thoracic Surgery (2016). doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.03.032
Brian E. Louie, Alexander S. Farivar, Dale Shultz, Christina Brennan, Eric Vallières, and Ralph W. Aye. Short Term Outcomes Comparing Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Versus Nissen Fundoplication for Chronic GERD. Annals of Thoracic Surgery - (2014) 98;498-505.
Brian E. Louie, Alexander S. Farivar, Ralph W. Aye and Eric Vallières. Early Experiences with Robotic Lung Resection Result in Similar Operative Outcomes and Morbidity When Compared to Matched VATS Cases. Annals of Thoracic Surgery (2012) 93(5):1598-1605.
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