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Spinal Surgery (Back Surgery)

Excellence in surgical procedures involving the spine

The surgical team at Macquarie Neurosurgery include orthopaedic and neurosurgeons who mainly perform spinal surgery.

The fellowship-trained surgeons perform approximately 200 spinal surgeries (back surgeries) every year.

The surgeons have a particular interest in complex spinal procedures, scoliosis and degenerative deformity. Macquarie Neurosurgery’s spinal team are members of the Australian Spine Society, the Lateral Access Society, the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, Scoliosis Research Society, SMISS, and NASS.

About Spinal and Back Conditions

The neurosurgical specialists treat patients with all spinal conditions, such as:

  • Spinal Infections

  • Spinal Tumours

  • Spinal Degeneration, ie wear and tear

  • Degenerative deformities, ie wear and tear leading to structural failure

  • Scoliosis - twisting of the spine

Contact Us Today

If you have a question about spinal surgery at Macquarie Neurosurgery or if you would like to request an appointment, phone us on 02 9812 3900 or contact us online.

Procedures Offered

The surgical team at Macquarie Neurosurgery specialise in minimally invasive surgery – an increasingly common operating technique.

Minimally invasive procedures are performed through very small incisions instead of the traditional surgical process of operating with one large opening (which can result in more disruption to your spinal muscles, as well as more pain resulting from increased soft tissue retraction).

Minimally invasive surgery generally results in less blood loss and reduces the tissue trauma associated with the operation without compromising the overall goals of your surgery. This is an increasingly popular surgical technique for spinal procedures.

Macquarie Neurosurgery’s spinal team is also expert in the most common spine procedures, including spinal decompression surgery (surgery to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerves) as well as spinal fusions (a technique used to join two or more vertebrae permanently). 

Sub Specialities- Team Approach to Complex Cases

Non-fusion surgery as well as all other modern techniques are available with the Macquarie multidisciplinary group. In other words, patients will be referred to other doctors in the practice if a condition falls outside a specialist’s own spinal interest. This ensures patients are always offered the best treatment available.

If complex procedures require more than one specialist, a team approach will be employed. ENT and Vascular surgeons often work with our spine surgeons to treat complex pathologies.

What Makes Us Unique

Macquarie Neurosurgery is one of Australia’s most advanced neurosurgery practices with the ability to treat both routine and complex cases. Part of an academic environment, our neurosurgeons are also actively engaged in research and training, and work collaboratively with each other to bring patients excellent care.

This multidisciplinary approach in an academic environment, combined with access to the most advanced technology and outstanding post-operative care and management sets us apart. Find out more about What Makes Us Unique.

Contact Us Today

If you have a question about spinal surgery at Macquarie Neurosurgery or if you would like to request an appointment, phone us on 02 9812 3900 or contact us online.