Brian E. Louie, MD, MHA, MPH, FRCSC, FACS

Brian E. Louie, MD, MHA, MPH, FRCSC, FACS

Thoracic Surgeon, Director of Thoracic Research and Education Co-Director - Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Program Executive Medical Director/Surgical Chair - Swedish Digestive Health Institute

Thoracic Surgery

4.8 out of 5.0
Rating 4.7
(114 Reviews)
Accepting New Patients
Swedish Thoracic Surgery - First Hill
1101 Madison St
Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104
US
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About Brian E. Louie, MD, MHA, MPH, FRCSC, FACS

Dr. Louie most recently received the 2021 Thoracic Surgery Top Doc designation and has received the Seattle Top Doc award for multiple consecutive years. 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.

Education

  • University of Alberta
    Residency
  • University of Toronto
    Medical School
  • University of Southern California
    Fellowship
  • McMaster University
    Fellowship

Board Certifications

  • Royal College Physicians and Surgeons - Surgery, Thoracic
  • American Board of Surgery - Registered Nurse First Assist
  • Royal College Physicians and Surgeons - Surgery, General

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna PPO
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (WA Apple Health)
  • Coordinated care (WA Apple Health)
  • First Health/Coventry PPO
  • Health Net - TriCare
  • Humana - ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • International Community Health Services Pace Program
  • Kaiser Foundation
  • Medicare
  • Molina
  • Molina Healthcare (WA Apple Health/Healthy Options)
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Providence Health Plan - Medicaid
  • Providence Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
  • Regence BlueShield of Washington
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • WellCare

Clinical Interests

  • achalasia
  • anomalies of the diaphragm
  • asbestos lung
  • atelectasis
  • barrett's esophagus
  • barrx
  • biopsy chest wall
  • biopsy diaphragm
  • biopsy of lung
  • bronchial fistula repair
  • bronchoscopy
  • cancer
  • cancer surgery
  • carcinoid of stomach
  • chest wall disorder
  • chest wall tumors
  • collapsed lung
  • contusion of chest wall
  • correction of pectus deformity
  • cryoablation
  • cystadenoma of pancreas
  • cytoreduction surgery
  • decortication of lung
  • diaphragmatic fistula repair
  • diaphragmatic hernia
  • diaphragmatic tumor
  • ear melanoma
  • empyema
  • endoscopic biopsy of trachea
  • endoscopic mucosal resection
  • endoscopy
  • esophageal diverticulectomy
  • esophageal diverticulum
  • esophageal mass
  • esophageal myotomy
  • esophageal perforation
  • esophageal stenosis
  • esophageal stricture
  • esophageal ulcer
  • esophagectomy
  • excision of bronchus
  • exploratory thoracotomy
  • external fistula of the trachea repair
  • fiberoptic bronchoscopy
  • foreign body (esophagus)
  • gastrectomy
  • gastrin secreting tumor of pancreas
  • gastroesophageal junction cancer
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • gastrointestinal (gi) cancer
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumors (gist)
  • hamartoma of lung
  • hiatal hernia
  • hiatal hernia repair
  • intra abdominal cancer
  • laparoscopic adhesiolysis
  • laparoscopic fundoplication
  • laparoscopic gastroenterostomy
  • laparoscopic hernia repair
  • laparoscopic jejunostomy
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • ligation of bronchus
  • linx
  • liposarcoma
  • lung abscess
  • lung cancer
  • lung contusion
  • lung mass
  • lung resection
  • lung volume reduction surgery
  • lymphadenopathy
  • malignant effusion
  • malignant neoplasm of esophagus
  • malignant neoplasm of main bronchus
  • mallory weiss tear
  • mediastinal abscess
  • mediastinal mass
  • mediastinitis
  • mediastinoscopy
  • mediastinum cancer
  • melanoma on face
  • mesothelioma
  • minimally invasive lung cancer surgery
  • minimally invasive pulmonary lobectomy
  • myasthenia gravis
  • myxofibrosarcoma
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • open biopsy of bronchus
  • open biopsy of lesions of mediastinum
  • open biopsy of lung
  • pectus carinatum
  • pectus excavatum
  • per oral endoscopic myotomy
  • percutaneous tracheostomy
  • phototherapy
  • pleural cancer
  • pleural effusion
  • pleurodesis
  • pleurx catheter insertion
  • plication of emphysematous bleb
  • pneumothorax
  • pulmonary metastases
  • pyloroplasty
  • repair of diaphragm
  • repair tracheoesophageal fistula
  • rib fracture
  • sequestrum of lung
  • spontaneous pneumothorax
  • sternal fracture
  • stomach cancer
  • surgical staging
  • tension pneumothorax
  • thoracentesis
  • thoracoplasty
  • thoracoscopy
  • thoracostomy
  • thoracotomy
  • thymectomy
  • thymoma
  • thymus cancer
  • thymus disorders
  • tobacco use cessation
  • tracheal reconstruction
  • tracheoesophageal fistula
  • tracheomalacia
  • tracheostomy
  • tracheostomy revision
  • video assisted thoracoscopic surgery
  • virtual care

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Patient Reviews
4.8 out of 5.0(114 Reviews)

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