Associate Professor Kevin Seex
MB ChB, FRCS, FRCS (SN), FRACS
Associate Professor Kevin Seex is an internationally trained and recognized Spine Surgeon.
He has an exclusive practice in adult spine surgery, focusing on degenerative conditions, deformity, fusion, non-fusion and minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques.
Assoc Prof Seex was born in Ayr, Scotland. He graduated at the University of Edinburgh 1985, then undertook general surgery training in Glasgow prior to FRCS in 1989. He then moved into neurosurgery at the Institute of Neurological Sciences in Glasgow, and Walton Institute in Liverpool England, leading to FRCS (SN) in 1997.
After completing his specialty training, Assoc Prof Seex migrated to Australia, he undertook for 2 years of Fellowship training in Adelaide, and then completed his Neurosurgical Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2000. He then established in practice as a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Nepean Public Hospital in NSW.
As Head of Department at Nepean Public Hospital from 2000 to 2015, Assoc Prof Seex was involved in overseeing the growth of the Neurosurgery Department from one to five consultants in order to fulfill the needs of the growing population and the expansion of the hospital’s clinical services.
He joined the Macquarie Neurosurgery team in 2010 at which point he elected to focus purely on spinal surgery.
He has an active interest in laboratory and clinical, research and development, with a focus on reducing tissue injury and improved patient surgical outcomes from surgery. Assoc Prof Seex has invented and commercialised several spinal retractors to reduce retraction injury, and holds several patents for retractors, instruments, and spinal implants. His specific research interest involves the development of new techniques, instruments and devices.
He is one of the global pioneers of the oblique approach to the lumbar spine and teaches this locally and Internationally. Other current interests include techniques and methods to create lordosis in spinal fusion surgery, problems affecting the occipito-cervical region and SIJ Fusion.
He currently serves on the Board of the Australian spine society as treasurer, and is the Head of the Combined clinical discipline of Spine, at Macquarie University hospital. He is also a member of the International, AO Technical commission in Spine surgery.
- Consultant Neurosurgeon Macquarie University Hospital
- Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) Nepean Private Hospital
- Macquarie University
- Coffs Harbour
- Mona Vale
- Adult Spine Surgery
- Correction of Deformity
- Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Fusion and Non Fusion Techniques