Best Neurosurgeon in Swansea
If you find yourself to be in a situation where finding the best Swansea Neurosurgeon gets difficult, then we are here to help you out with this. Below is a list of the top and leading Swansea neurosurgeons. To help you find the best neurosurgeon in Swansea located near to you, we put together our own list based on patient reviews.
This article is updated every 1-2 months.
⇒ Dr Peter J Spittaler
Dr Peter J Spittaler is one of the leading neurosurgeons who finished his medical qualifications at the University of Sydney. He has over 30 years of experience in the medical industry, 26 of those years as a Consultant Neurosurgeon. Since 1996, Dr Peter Spittaler has completed over 11,000 surgeries and is the current Head of the Neurosurgery Department at John Hunter Hospital and sits on the Advisory Board at Lingard Private Hospital. Dr Peter is the only surgeon in the Hunter region to perform navigated ‘sacroiliac joint fusion’ surgery. He prides himself on his dedicated care of patients and constantly strives to ensure patients receive the best care possible.
Phone: 02 4969 8988
⇒ Dr Richard Ferch
Dr Richard Ferch is a Consultant Neurologist working at Royal Darwin Hospital. He works as a general neurologist with a main interest in stroke. Other interests are migraine and other headaches, epilepsy, movement disorders, and multiple sclerosis. Dr. Cervera completed his medical studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, in 1996. He trained to be a Neurologist at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain, in 2001. Later, he performed stroke fellowships at the same hospital and in Austin Hospital, Melbourne, in 2008.
Phone: 02 4920 8114
⇒ Dr Mitchell Hansen
Dr Mitchell Hansen is a clinical neurologist who obtained his Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 1980. He completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1986. He provides first-class treatment for Chronic Daily headaches, Neuromuscular diseases. Dr. James is renowned for effectively diagnosing and treating Spinal Disorders and is always concerned to deliver the best experience to patients on their treatments. Dr. James Burrow has a convenient scheduling system for clients’ flexible treatments in a pleasant atmosphere.
Phone: 02 4956 3440
⇒ Dr Catherine Johnson
Dr Catherine Johnson is an Australian trained adult and paediatric neurosurgeon. She grew up in Brisbane where she completed her secondary schooling and Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Queensland. She then moved to Sydney to complete a Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery in 2007 at the University of Sydney. During her neurosurgical training she realised how much patients with neurosurgical conditions struggle with pain, and so she returned to the University of Sydney to complete a Masters of Medicine in the field of pain. Dr Johnson completed her FRACS in Neurosurgery in 2018.
Phone: 02 4920 8114
⇒ Dr. Michael Katekar
Dr. Michael Katekar completed his medical degree at Sydney University with honors before being awarded his Doctorate in Medicine for research on migraine and pain and being admitted as a Fellow into the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. After broadening his experience in neurology at New York Hospital he returned to Australia to establish his practice here on the Gold Coast in 1989. Dr. Adams has worked on the Gold Coast serving as a consultant neurologist for the past 28 years in private practice and in both the public and private hospital systems.
Phone: (02) 4942 3944
⇒ Dr Andre Loiselle
Dr Andre Loiselle is an Australian-based health professional. Andre is trained as a Neurologist (Brain Specialist) and has a practice located in Broadmeadow.
Phone: (02) 4965 3203
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