Dr. Luis A. Robles

Dr. Luis Robles

Dr. Luis Robles attended medical school at the University of Guadalajara School of Medicine in Guadalajara México. Dr. Robles performed his Neurosurgery training in Centro Medico de Occidente IMSS and has been practicing this medical specialty for 15 years. He is a member of the Mexican Council of Neurosurgery and he is a member of the North American Spine Society. To improve his skills, Dr. Robles attended several courses in the US (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland; Saint Louis University, St Louis Missouri). Dr. Robles is academically active, he has several publications in different international journals and he is one of the few neurosurgeons in Mexico who regularly publishes articles in the most important Neurosurgery journals. Also, Dr. Robles is a member of the editorial board of World Neurosurgery, one of the top neurosurgery journals in the world.


Medical School: Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara México.
Neurosurgery residency: Hospital de Especialidades Centro Medico de Occidente. Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social Guadalajara, Mexico
-2001 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2001, San Diego California
-71st Annual Meeting American Association of Neurological Surgeons, April 2003, San Diego
-AANS/CNS Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, March 2004, San Diego
-2007 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, September 2007, San Diego California
-2013, 3th International Congress of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Hospital Infantil de Mexico
-2014, XVIII Congreso de la Sociedad de Neurocirugia de Occidente
-2016, international visitor surgeon, San Diego spine fellowship program, Oct 2016
-Cleveland Spine Review Course, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio, August 2003.
-Comprehensive Hands-On Anatomy of the Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spine for Operative
Approaches and Instrumentation, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis Missouri,
January 2005.
-Cleveland Spine Review Course, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio, July 2007.

Robles LA, Curiel A: Posttraumatic cervical disc herniation: an unusual cause of near drowning. Am J Emerg Med 2005 Nov;23(7):905-7

Robles LA: Cervical spine injuries in ocean bathers: wave-related accidents. Neurosurgery 2006 May;58(5):920-3

Robles LA, Hernandez V: Subdural and intracystic haematomas in an arachnoid cyst secondary to a boxing injury. Injury extra 2006 Oct ; 37 : 375-378.

Robles LA, Plantillas E: An unusual transverse sacral fracture treated with early decompression. Case report. J Neurosurg Spine 2006 Dec;5(6):546-9

Robles LA: Isolated cervical depressed laminar fracture in a child. Case report and review of the literature. J Neurosurg Pediatrics 2006 Dec;105 (6 Suppl):496-8

Robles LA: Traumatic spinal cord infarction in a child: case report and review of the literature. Surg Neurol 2007 May;67(5):529-34

Robles LA: Transverse sacral fractures. Spine J 2009; 9: 60-69.

Robles LA: High-velocity gunshot to the head presenting as initial minor head injury: things are not what they seem. Am J Emerg Med 2012 Nov; 30(9): 2089.e5-7

Robles LA: Serotonin Syndrome Induced by Fentanyl in a Child: Case Report. Clin Neuropharmacol 2015 Sep-Oct;38(5):206-8.

Robles LA: Central Trochlear Nerve Palsy due to Stroke: Report and Clinical Correlation of Two Cases. Can J Neurol Sci 2016 May;43(3):417-9.

Robles LA: Pure Hemiparkinsonism Secondary to Contralateral Lacunar Stroke in the Substantia Nigra. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2016 Feb;25(2):e20-1.

Robles LA: True oblique axis fracture associated with congenital anomalies of the upper cervical spine: case report of an unusual fracture pattern. Surg Neurol Int 2017 Jan 19;8:7.

Robles LA: Letter: Surfer’s Myelopathy: A Rare Form of Spinal Cord Infarction in Novice Surfers: A Systematic Review. Neurosurgery 2017 Jun; 80(6): E266.

Robles LA, Mundis GM, Cuevas-Solórzano A: Atlantooccipital Rotatory Dislocation: A Case Report and Systematic Review. World Neurosurg 2018 Feb;110:108-114.

Robles LA, Solórzano AC. Massive Brain Swelling And Death After Cranioplasty: A Systematic Review. World Neurosurg 2018 Mar ;111:99-108.

Robles LA. Metachronous Bilateral Painless Foot Drop Secondary to Spinal Stenosis: Case Report. Cureus. 2018 Mar 5;10(3):e2276. doi: 10.7759/cureus.2276.

Robles LA, Matilla AF. Brain Stem Ischemic Stroke Associated with Anaphylaxis. Cureus. 2018 Mar 8;10(3):e2289. doi: 10.7759/cureus.2289.

Robles LA, Paez JM, Ayala D, Boleaga-Duran B. Intracranial glioependymal (neuroglial) cysts: a systematic review. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2018 Jul;160(7):1439-1449. doi: 10.1007/s00701-018-3566-0.

Robles LA. Orbito-cranial gunshot injury: the case of the missing entrance wound. Br J Neurosurg. 2018 Jun 26:1-3. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2018.1485878.

Robles LA. Response to the letter to the editor: needle aspiration as an alternative treatment for glioependymal cysts. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2018 Aug 21. doi: 10.1007/s00701-018-3662-1.

Robles LA. Spine Injuries Related to Ocean Waves: Case Series of Unusual Injuries. Cureus. 2018 Sept 19; 10(9):e3335. doi:10.7759/cureus.3335

-Robles LA, Mundis GM. Retro-Odontoid Pseudotumor without Radiologic Atlantoaxial Instability: A Systematic Review. World Neurosurg 2019; 121: 100-110.

-Robles LA. In Reply to Letter to the Editor Regarding “Massive Brain Swelling and Death After Cranioplasty: A Systematic Review”. World Neurosurg 2019; 124:479.

– Robles LA.Letter to the Editor Regarding “Novel Temporary Treatment for a Severe Case of Syndrome of Trephined”. World Neurosurg 2019 ; 125:556.

-Robles, L. A., Mundis, G. M. (2020). Chondromas of the Lumbar Spine: A Systematic Review. Global Spine Journal. https://doi.org/10.1177/2192568220901557

-Robles LA, Messina-Lopez M. Spontaneous Extrusion of Ventriculopleural Shunt Catheter Associated with Pleural Effusion. World Neurosurg. 2020 Apr 13;139:4-6. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.03.208.

-Robles LA, Matilla AF, Covarrubias MP. Sarcoidosis of the skull: a systematic review. World Neurosurg 2020; 139: 387-394. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2020.04.114

-Robles LA, Chakravarthy V. Motor Neuron Disease in a Patient With Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Too Much Bad Luck. Cureus. 2021 Jan 6;13(1):e12523. doi: 10.7759/cureus.12523

-Robles LA. Bilateral Large Vessel Occlusion Causing Massive Ischemic Stroke in a COVID-19 Patient. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2021 Mar;30(3):105609. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2021.105609.