What is a neurosurgeon?
The neurosurgeon is a specialist in surgical interventions in the central, peripheral and vegetative nervous system. The specialist in neurosurgery not only takes care of injuries, diseases and undesirable developments in the structures of the major nervous systems (CNS, PNS), but also the blood vessels and sheaths that supply them. In addition, there are preliminary examinations as well as subsequent measures for therapy and rehabilitation.
Neurosurgery is the sub-area of surgery that specifically deals with the central and peripheral nervous system. With his narrowly defined activity, which includes both technical-operative and functional-physiological knowledge, the specialist in neurosurgery serves his own special and at the same time demanding medical field between the specialist areas of surgery and neurology.
In contrast to those in general surgery, operations in neurosurgery usually relate to extremely small areas and structures and are not infrequently carried out as part of microsurgical interventions. In addition, there is the close interweaving of injury or illness and neural functions, which the neurosurgeon must know and take into account in their complexity.
The neurosurgery specialist will accompany the patient both before and after the operation. He explains the procedure, the goal and the consequences of the operation and, together with other specialists, discusses the subsequent therapy and the corresponding rehabilitation measures.
What does a neurosurgeon do?
The following examination and treatment methods are carried out in the medical department of neurosurgery.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Electro-encephalogram (EEG)
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Electrophysiological examination
- Lumbar puncture
- Palliative medicine
- Pain pacemaker
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⇒ Dr Sarah Olson
Dr Sarah Olson neurosurgeon brisbane – is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons trained in Brisbane, Auckland and Victoria. She has an active interest in research, having completed a Masters of Philosophy in 2006. Dr Olson consults from suites in Hawthorne and The Terrace in Ipswich, and operates from Mater Private Hospital Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospital. Dr Sarah one of the best female neurosurgeon brisbane.
- Brain tumours, pituitary tumours
- deep brain stimulation, Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
⇒ Dr Bruce Hall
Dr Bruce Hall is a highly respected Queensland neurosurgeon with broad interests and experience in all aspects of neurosurgery. Dr Hall trained in Brisbane then completed subspecialty Fellowships in Cambridge and Liverpool in the UK. Enthusiastic about new technologies, Dr Hall is a world authority on stereotaxic brain surgery and artificial disc replacement spine surgery. Managing Director and founder of QNS, his expertise is widely valued.
- Brain tumours, cerebrovascular
- spine surgery, spinal arthroplasty
- general neurosurgery
⇒ Dr Michael Coroneos
Dr Michael Coroneos is a senior Brisbane based neurosurgeon who graduated MB BS ( 1st Class Honours,University of Queensland in 1980). He obtained FRACS in 1988 after training at both ‘sides of the river’ Princess Alexandra ,Royal Brisbane and Royal Childrens’ hospitals in Brisbane. He was supervising and senior registrar in Edinburgh 1988/1989.
- Medico Legal, Trauma, Cranial, Spine Tumour
- Spine, Degenerative Spine Disorders
- Spine Trauma, Peripheral Nerve Decompression
⇒ Dr. Ubaid Shah
Dr. Ubaid Shah is a Paediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist at Lady Cilento Children’s hospital. He is also Visiting Medical Officer at Mater Children’s Private hospital and provides private neurology consultation for a broad range of neurological conditions at Brisbane Child Neurology. He has special interest in childhood and adolescent epilepsy with emphasis on difficult to control epilepsy. Dr. Shah is one of the best paediatric neurosurgeon brisbane.
- childhood and adolescent epilepsy
⇒ Dr Babu Sadasivan
Dr Babu Sadasivan is an experienced Australasian Fellowship trained neurosurgeon. After his initial medical and neurosurgical training in India he spent ten years working in neurosurgical centres around Australia including Monash in Melbourne, Nepean hospital in Sydney and teaching at Sydney University.
- Minimally invasive spinal surgery
- Spinal fusion procedures, Spinal arthroplasty
- Brain tumour and vascular surgery
- Endoscopic removal of Pituitary adenoma
Phone: 1300 849 162
⇒ Dr Gert Tollesson
Dr Gert Tollesson is a Brisbane based, European and Australian trained Neurosurgeon, who specialises in brain and spinal surgery for adults and children. Dr Gert Tollesson is a senior, experienced neurosurgeon with specialist qualifications from Sweden, Norway and Australia. He is experienced in performing a wide range of adult and paediatric intracranial and spinal procedures utilising advanced micro-surgical techniques and state of the art technology.
- Micro neurosurgery, including brain and skull base tumours
- surgery for aneurysm and arteriovenous malformations
- pituitary tumours, trigeminal neuralgia, hemi facial spasm
- paediatric neurosurgical disorders
⇒ Dr Michael Bryant
Dr Michael Bryant is a neurosurgeon, specialising in conditions involving the brain and spine. He has been associated with BrizBrain & Spine since its foundation in 2005. Dr Bryant completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Queensland in 1997. With his interest in the area increasing, he undertook advanced neurosurgical training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and Royal Adelaide Hospitals from 2003 to 2007.
- Spinal surgery, particularly complex spinal surgery
- Congenital and deformity spinal surgery
- Spinal trauma
⇒ Dr Jason Papacostas
Dr Jason Papacostas trained in neurosurgery in Australia. He undertook further subspecialty training in paediatric neurosurgery in Brisbane, before travelling to North America and undertaking fellowships in epilepsy surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery at Foothills Hospital, Canada. Dr Papacostas special interest areas include minimally invasive skull base surgery, awake cranial neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery. He also specialises in paediatric neurosurgery and has in interest in minimally invasive spine.
- minimally invasive skull base surgery
- awake cranial neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery
Phone: 07 3163 3600
⇒ Dr Scott Campbell
Dr Campbell neurosurgeon brisbane – is an Australian trained neurosurgeon and holds the position of consultant neurosurgeon at Brisbane Private Hospital. Dr Campbell offers a comprehensive neurosurgical service with a special interest in spine surgery and pituitary surgery. Dr Campbell is dedicated to providing a very high standard of neurosurgical care and works closely in conjunction with colleagues possessing expertise in other related areas including neurology, endocrinology, radiology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.
- spine surgery
- pituitary surgery
⇒ Dr Craig Winter
Dr Craig Winter is a Senior Neurosurgeon working at the Brisbane Private Hospital and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and is a Senior Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Queensland. Operations are performed at the Neurosurgeon Brisbane Private Hospital and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and a comprehensive service for both private and public adult patients across a wide range of conditions including cerebrovascular, degenerative spine, brain tumours, hydrocephalus, periperal nerve, cranial and spinal trauma is provided.
- cranial surgery, spinal disorders
- neurosurgery and trauma
⇒ Dr David Johnson
Dr David Johnson is a brain and spinal neurosurgeon now practicing at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital. He has had a pioneering role in the establishment of multidisciplinary spinal practices and holistic care for neurosurgical patients. He has launched three Functional Movement Training Centres in Queensland and now one of the world’s leading in-house hospital facilities at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, having already delivered his NeuroHAB Back Pain Rehabilitation Program successfully to over 500 patients.
- brain and spinal neurosurgery
- minimally invasive key hole techniques, neuro-oncology, acute cerebro-vascular surgery
- brain and spine trauma, trigeminal neuralgia, pituitary surgery