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.
Invested in teaching new neurosurgeons
Macquarie Neurosurgery & Spine has several fellowship positions:
- 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.