Education & training
MBBS (Hons), DipYW, FRACS (Neurosurgery)
Neurosurgeon provides for the operative and non-operative management of disorders that affect the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system, including their supportive structures and vascular supply. The spectrum of these conditions includes strokes or bleeding on the brain (cerebral aneurysms), benign or cancerous brain and spinal tumours, spinal conditions such as tethered spinal cords, herniated discs and osteoarthritis, head, neck or spine injuries, seizures, epilepsy and movement disorders, neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, certain types of chronic pain. Spine Surgeon performs spinal surgery. Specialist treat patients with all spinal conditions, such as, spinal infections, spinal tumours, spinal degeneration, ie wear and tear, degenerative deformities, ie wear and tear leading to structural failure, scoliosis - twisting of the spine. Spine surgeon offers a wide range of minimally invasive spinal procedures including microdiscectomy, laminectomy and in some cases tumour removal. It involves the use of special surgical instruments, devices and advanced imaging techniques to visualize and perform the surgery through small incisions.