Best Neurosurgeon in Toowoomba
If you find yourself to be in a situation where finding the best Toowoomba neurosurgeon gets difficult, then we are here to help you out with this. Below is a list of the best neurosurgeons in Toowoomba. To help you find the best neurosurgeon in Toowoomba located near to you, we put together our own list based on patient reviews.
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⇒ Dr. Jefferson Webster
Dr. Jefferson Webster is the founder and the Managing Director of the Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery. Dr. Webster has a special interest in minimally invasive and minimal access surgery for the brain, skull base, and spine. Dr. Webster undertook his MBBS at the University of Queensland and was trained in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Townsville with a specialty in obtaining FRACS in 2006. He has undertaken post-fellowship subspecialty training in Pittsburgh, USA, in skull base and spine surgery using endoscopic techniques and minimally invasive strategies to access skull base and pituitary tumors, cranial nerve disorders, and complex spine and vascular pathologies.
Phone: 61 1300 559 533
⇒ Dr. Francis Tomlinson
Dr. Francis Tomlinson completed his undergraduate medical training in Brisbane, at the University of Queensland. He received his advanced neurosurgery training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital while also studying for his doctorate Ph.D. After completing his neurosurgical training, Dr Tomlinson worked for three years at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the United States of America, before returning to Australia to accept a position as a visiting neurosurgical consultant at the Royal Brisbane and Royal Children’s Hospitals. He worked as a Clinical Associate Professor, supervising neurosurgical training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
Phone: 07 3833 2500
⇒ Dr. Kleinschmidt
Dr. Kleinschmidt was born and raised in the Dalby region and, after many years as a GP, completed his training as a general neurologist in Brisbane and subsequently relocated to Toowoomba. He has a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of epilepsy.
CARSANS Neurologist, Dr Grant Kleinschmidt provides privately billed medical consultation and treatment for patients over the age of 16 years for conditions including:
Neuromuscular inflammatory disease
Demyelinating disease such as multiple sclerosis
Movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease
Blepharospasm or Hemifacial spasm
Phone: 61 7 4688 6000
⇒ Dr. Richard Kahler
Dr. Richard Kahler Born and raised in Queensland, Dr Richard Kahler completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland. His neurosurgical training was attained in Townsville, Brisbane, Perth and the United Kingdom. On returning from the United Kingdom at the end of 2000, he was appointed to the Royal Brisbane Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital as a Visiting Medical Officer, Specialist Neurosurgeon. Shortly thereafter, he started his private practice and in 2005 merged with Dr Tomlinson and Dr Coyne, his co-founders, to establish Briz Brain & Spine as the face of modern neurosurgical care in Queensland.
Phone: 07 3833 2500
⇒ Dr. Ronald Siu
Dr. Ronald Siu is a neurologist and a general physician. He graduated from the University of Melbourne with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medical Science. He worked at the Neuropsychiatry Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital for his research project related to cognitive function. Dr Siu completed his early medical training in Brisbane, before relocating to Sydney for both general medicine and neurology advanced training. He completed neurology advanced training in New Zealand before relocating back to Queensland.
Phone: 61 7 4646 3290
⇒ Prof Terry Coyne OAM
Prof Terry Coyne OAM obtained his medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1983 and finished training as a specialist neurosurgeon in 1991, having worked at the Townsville, Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals. He continued his neurosurgical training, spending two years completing a post-graduate Fellowship at the University of Toronto, Canada. He returned to Brisbane in 1994 to commence an appointment as a Visiting Medical Officer (Neurosurgeon) at the Royal Brisbane and Royal Children’s Hospitals. He also commenced in private practice at that time. After 11 years of combined public hospital and private practice, Prof Coyne is now in full-time private practice with Briz Brain & Spine.
Phone: 07 3833 2500
⇒ Dr. Ehsan Shandiz
Dr. Ehsan Shandiz is an enthusiastic runner and mountaineer and is well known in the area due to his service at Toowoomba Hospital. He completed his training as a general neurologist at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2011 and subsequently commenced practice as a general neurologist in Southern Iran. In late 2017, he emigrated to Australia and completed a two-year stroke fellowship at the Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney and Canberra Hospital before relocating to Toowoomba.
Phone: 61 7 4688 6000
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