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 John Fuller
Dr John Fuller has joined Macquarie Neurosurgery in Sydney where he is the lead neurosurgical specialist for the Gamma Knife Program at the Macquarie University Hospital. He also holds clinics in Sydney and Coffs Harbour.A strong involvement with neurosurgical education has been maintained by his position on the RACS Board of Neurosurgery and the Board of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia for the past 10 years.
- Spinal surgery
Phone: +02 6282 7399
⇒ Dr Hari Bandi
Dr Hari Bandi is currently a Master of Philosophy and Research scholar at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine (Macquarie University) under the guidance of Professor Marcus Stoodley.From 2013 -2014 Dr Bandi did a year of research with the Macquarie Neurosurgery group, who have been pioneering vascular targeting for the treatment of AVMs for the last 10 years involves progressing with previously identified molecules that can be used as the targets for vascular targeting and identifying the best conjugates that can selectively induce thrombosis in irradiated AVM tissue.
- Peripheral Nerve surgery
- Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Phone: (02) 5124 4080
⇒ Dr Yash Gawarikar
Dr Yash Gawarikar is a Lecturer in neurology at the Australian National University (ANU) medical school and heavily involved in medical undergraduate, basic physician trainees and neurology advanced training programs and has contributed towards developing curricula and course content at the ANU medical school. He is also involved in restructuring of acute stroke services in ACT and is Chair of the ACT Stroke Working Group.
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Muscle Disorders
Phone: (02) 6253 0066
⇒ Dr Craig McColl
Dr Craig McColl graduated from Melbourne University in 1991 and completed his neurology training at the Austin Hospital and then Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne in 1998. In 2002 he moved, with his family, to Canberra to do research in computational modelling and epilepsy at the John Curtin School of Medical Research. Dr McColl is currently a staff specialist at The Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital and spends half a day per week in private practice.
- Multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease
Phone: (02) 5100 9434
⇒Dr Robert Boland-Freitas
Dr Robert Boland-Freitas completed training in Neurology at the Blacktown, Westmead, Calvary and Canberra Hospitals. He subsequently completed subspecialty training in Clinical Neurophysiology at Royal North Shore Hospital.He is an experienced provider of Botulinum toxin therapies for neurological disorders, including migraine, dystonia and hyperhidrosis.
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Cerebrovascular disease
Phone: +(02) 6152 8998
⇒Dr Shaun Zhai
Dr Shaun Zhai from University of Otago, New Zealand in 2009. He had exposure to a wide range of neurological diseases in Auckland and Dunedin before he embarked on neurology specialist training in Australia. He gained further expertise in general neurology and neurophysiology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Calvary and Canberra Hospitals.
- Nerve conduction studies/EMG
Phone: (02) 6253 0066