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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⇒ Mr Gabriel Lee
Mr Gabriel Lee completed neurosurgery training in Adelaide and Perth. He then undertook two years of further sub-specialty fellowships. These included a Complex Spine Fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital, Canada, and an Epilepsy/Brain tumour Fellowship at Yale University in the US. He returned to Western Australia in 2006, and now performs general neurosurgical procedures with sub-specialty interests in brain tumours (including lesions in the eloquent cortex), pituitary tumours, epilepsy surgery, spinal tumours and complex spinal conditions.
- Brain Tumours
- Epilepsy Surgery
- Complex Spine Surgery and Reconstruction
⇒ Prof. Christopher Lind
Prof. Christopher Lind is a general neurosurgeon with subspecialty interests in functional neurosurgery and cerebrovascular surgery. He provides the West Australian functional neurosurgery service at QEII Medical Centre. Prof Lind has published in several areas of general neurosurgery but is currently focussing his clinical research on functional neurosurgery which encompasses surgery for movement disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders and pain.
- functional neurosurgery
- cerebrovascular surgery
⇒ Dr Ross Goodheart
Dr Ross Goodheart has provided neurology services in Perth since 1993. Initially his rooms were located in South Perth (Surgicentre) and Fremantle but later began consulting at Glengarry and Murdoch. He provides neurological consultative services. He provides nerve conduction and electrophysiological services at his rooms in South Perth.
- neurology services
⇒ Dr George Wong
Dr George Wong neurosurgeon perth – is an Australian-based health professional. George is trained as a Neurosurgeon (Brain and Spine) and has a practice located in West Perth.
- general neurosurgey
- skull base surgery
⇒ Mr Arul Bala
Mr Arul Bala is an experienced neurosurgeon who operates at Joondalup Health Campus, Hollywood Private Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital. After graduating from UWA in 2001 and completing his post-graduate medical and surgical training, Arul commenced his specialist neurosurgery training in 2006, working at Wellington Hospital in New Zealand, the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth.
- skull base surgery
- acoustic neuroma surgery
- brain tumours
⇒ Dr Athanasios Gaitatzis
Dr Athanasios Gaitatzis is a Consultant Neurologist specialised in Epileptology and Clinical Neurophysiology. He works at the Neurology Department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, and at Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science where he recently started a dedicated Epilepsy and Pregnancy clinic, the first of its kind in Western Australia.
- Epileptology and Clinical Neurophysiology
- Epilepsy, Management of Epilepsy in Pregnancy
Phone: 08 64570303
⇒ Dr. Peter K Panegyres
Dr. Peter K Panegyres special interests are in neurodegenerative disorders and behavioural neurology, which is the study of behavioural manifestations of neurological processes. The study of behavioural neurology includes the dementias like Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. He is especially interested in the dementias in young adults. He is also interested in the application of new diagnostic techniques and genetic information to the diagnosis and management of patients with neurodegenerative disorders.
- neurodegenerative disorders and behavioural neurology
- diagnosis and management of neurodegenerative disorders
⇒ Dr Graham Jeffs
Dr Graham Jeffs neurosurgeon perth – is an Australian-based health professional. Graham is trained as a Neurosurgeon (Brain and Spine) and has a practice located in Subiaco.
- general neurosurgery
- brain tumors and neuro-oncology
- spinal surgery, complex spinal surgery
⇒ Dr Wally Knezevic
Dr Wally Knezevic is a Consultant Neurologist with over 30 years’ experience. He studied medicine at The University of Western Australia, graduating in 1977 and gained his fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physician (FRACP) 1984. Dr Knezevic is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN).
- General neurology
⇒ Dr Julian Rodrigues
Dr Julian Rodrigues completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1995 at the University of Western Australia Medical School and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2004. He undertook further training in the subspecialty field of Movement Disorders in WA, including botulinum toxin therapy, electrophysiology and deep brain stimulation (DBS). Further experience with DBS was obtained at large volume centres in Sydney, Brisbane and Kiel (Germany).
- Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Tremor, Deep Brain Stimulation
- Neurophysiology, and Botulinum Toxin Therapy