Dr. Louie is a 2017 Seattle Met Top Doctor 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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While I hope to never have to refer someone to Dr. Louie (Very painful condition before Dr. Louie's surgery) , I would not hesitate to recommend him for help.Read More
He takes the time to explain and involve me in decisions about my treatment, follow up care, he will draw pictures to make sure I understands what will take place. He is outstanding!!Read More
DR Brian Louie is the absolute best!!! He is so thorough and so knowledgeable. I refer all my patients to him.Read More
This provider visit [...] was a phone consultation which will explain some questions not answered. Dr Louie has shown extraordinary diligence in managing the treatment of my esophageal cancer. My heart disease has been a challenge in light of a dire need to remove my esophagus. The doctor and his team along with my family have decided to go for it and have the surgery. The Great Physician ultimately is in charge.Read More
Dr. Louie has done a great job in treating my achalasia; he and his team have significantly improved my quality of life.Read More