Education & training
MB ChB 2000 Auckland; FRACS (Neuro) 2015
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. A neurologist is a specialist who diagnoses and treats conditions of the brain, spinal cord and nerves such as neurological disorders (Parkinson's disease and motor neurone disease), degenerative disorders that affect thinking ability (Alzheimer's disease), brain or spinal injuries, infections of the nervous systems (meningitis or brain abscesses), headaches and migraines, seizures and epilepsy, strokes and aneurysms (bleeding in the brain).