Macquiarie Neuro Surgery & Spine
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our practice

Macquarie Neurosurgery & Spine is one of the largest academic neurosurgery groups in Australia.


Our team and facilities include nine neurosurgeons, five junior doctors, fifteen support functions staff, a nurse practitioner, and a dedicated neurosurgery research team.


Our doctors and expertise


Our doctors have subspecialty interests in vascular neurosurgery, spinal surgery, tumour surgery, radiosurgery (Gamma Knife surgery) and Chiari malformations. We have a focus on brain and spine fluid disorders, including Syringomyelia, CSF leaks, hydrocephalus, and benign intracranial hypertension.

Our doctors has extensive experience in the management of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), aneurysms and occlusive disease such as carotid artery stenosis and moyamoya disease. We are recognised internationally for our expertise in the treatment and management of brain vascular disorders and brain tumours.

Balanced and collaborative care

Neurosurgeons at Macquarie Neurosurgery & Spine follow an approach that involves clinical care, research, and training.

This means that they have an academic approach to medicine, conducting and incorporating the latest research into their practice, teaching future surgeons, and providing training in advanced procedures for already-qualified neurosurgeons.


Macquarie Neurosurgery & Spine’s alliance with Macquarie University and with Macquarie University Hospital allows this approach and our team to improve while continually giving our patients the best possible treatment outcomes.

A patient-centric, multidisciplinary approach


When it comes to making decisions about a patient’s treatment, the Macquarie Neurosurgery & Spine team considers each individual case, to determine the best course of action for each patient’s unique circumstances.

Macquarie Neurosurgery & Spine team collaborates with other relevant medical specialists and allied health professionals. This includes radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional neuroradiologists in the management of neurovascular cases, medical oncologists, pathologists and psychologists involved in each patient’s care.

We work closely with Macquarie University Hospital and follow a patient centric, multidisciplinary approach which ensures all risks and alternatives have been considered in the establishment of a care plan.

The latest technology

We have access to state-of-the-art technology including Australia’s first Gamma Knife radiosurgery unit located at Macquarie University Hospital, and members of our team lead the management of intracranial lesions using this technology.

Convenient location options

Whilst we are based at Macquarie University Hospital, our team provides clinical and consulting services in sixteen locations in NSW and the ACT.

Invested in teaching new neurosurgeons


Macquarie Neurosurgery & Spine has several fellowship positions:


  • Cerebrovascular
  • Spine
  • General surgery
  • Computational Neurosurgery (CNS) lab

Dedicated to research

Our research group is studying syringomyelia (spinal cord cysts) and brain aneurysms and is developing new treatments for brain AVMs.

Our research is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). In addition to postdoctoral researchers and research assistants, the unit supports 4 PhD students.

We are available to meet urgent clinical needs

We are dedicated to always being available.

With a neurosurgeon on-call 24/7 and weekly urgent appointments, we are committed to providing an excellent patient experience.

Surgical and non-surgical treatment

Our process includes a detailed assessment of scans and X-rays, to identify the pros and cons of treating the condition with a surgical procedure or intervention or to determine if a non-surgical treatment plan is more suitable. (Not every aneurysm needs to be treated, for example).

The neurosurgeons at Macquarie Neurosurgery & Spine understand how anxiety-provoking neurosurgery can be and are dedicated to taking as much time as possible to answer questions and address concerns.

Post-Operative Care and Management

If surgery is required, our multidisciplinary group of medical professionals carefully monitors patient recovery. It provides ongoing care, supported by a dedicated team of specialists – including physiotherapy and rehabilitation services if required.

Our patients’ health and safety are our priority

Throughout assessment and treatment, our patients are cared for by dedicated health professionals with a focus on better outcomes.