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Brain Conditions

Brain Conditions

Brain tumours (glioma, meningioma, vestibular schwannoma, pituitary adenoma etc), hydrocephalus, cerebral aneurysms, arterio-venous malformations, cavernomas, epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgia, Chiari malformations

Spinal Problems

Spinal Problems

Neck and back pain, sciatica, brachialgia, spinal stenosis, disc prolapse, spondylolisthesis, spondylitis, epidural abscess, instability, myelopathy, spinal cord compression, spinal tumours, spinal vascular malformations

Nerve Problems

Nerve Problems

Nerve tumours (schwannoma, neurofibroma, neuroma), nerve pain, nerve injuries, nerve compression (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome), nerve and muscle biopsies

Medico-legal reports

Medico-legal reports

Assessment of impairment according to AMA Guides to Permanent impairment, incapacity, work cover, transport accident injuries, liability enquiries

Image Guided Surgery

Keyhole Approach.

Minimally invasive procedures represent a logical evolution of surgical philosophy focussing on patient’s safety and satisfaction. This philosophy is based on three main principles:
– accurate identification of the problem;
– safe access to the pathological area with minimal injury to the surrounding tissues;
– effective but delicate repair of the problematic even deep-lying structures.

Robotic Surgery

Intelligent and Accurate.

Robotic surgery allows accurate planning of the procedure before the patient enters operating theatre and  causes less operative trauma and blood loss, resulting in reduced post-operative pain and scarring. It helps achieving:
– Faster recovery from surgery and less rehabilitation required;
– Reduced chances of post-surgical complications, e.g. infection and deep venous thrombosis;
– Patients are able to return to work and usual activities sooner;
– It can often be performed in difficult clinical scenarios when open surgery is deemed too risky, e.g. in elderly, obese or medically unfit patients;
– Better cosmetic results from smaller skin incisions;
– Diminished reliance on pain medications after surgery

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Appointments

After taking your history and performing examinations, your imaging will be reviewed and discussed with you. Understanding the problem is essential in finding the best possible solution and good quality radiological investigations play an important role in visualising any structural changes and abnormalities.Very often, additional and more detailed radiological investigations will be required. These may include:
– MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) including weight-bearing scans and MR angiography,
– CT (computed tomography),
– SPECT (single-photon emission computed tomography),
– flexion/extension, lateral bending and other specific types of X-Rays,
– EOS imaging (low dose 3D imaging in natural standing position),
– DEXA bone mineral density measurements,
– ultrasound and other studies.
For certain neurological conditions, you may be referred to neurophysiological investigations, including nerve conduction studies, EMG (electromyogram), SSEP (somato-sensory evoked potentials) and MEP (motor evoked potentials).

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Treatment Decisions

Once the cause of your problem is identified, we will discuss suitable management options. In most situations, there is more than one option available and surgery will be only the last resort when every other form of conservative treatment fails to improve your condition. In order to help you make the right decision, we will discuss pros and cons of all possible modalities and explain expected outcomes during consultation. You will be provided with detailed information materials relevant to your condition to take home and discuss with your family. A report to your General Practitioner will be dictated at the end of appointment and a copy will be sent to you as well.
Our primary goal would be to avoid operation, and this approach is proven as the safest and most effective in many scenarios. However, there are situations when surgery is the final and necessary step to improve patient’s condition and quality of life. When it comes to surgery, it is naturally not always easy to make this important decision. Understanding the problem and range of available alternatives is very helpful.

10 locations around Victoria Our Consulting Locations

Our main office is based in the direct proximity from the Surrey Hills train station with plenty of on-street parking available:
Suite 4, Ground Floor, 619-625 Canterbury Road
SURREY HILLS VIC 3127
Apart from our head office, several other consulting locations are available in Bendigo, Bundoora, Bentleigh East, Essendon, Frankston, Heidelberg, Knox, Sunbury and Werribee for your convenience. 

Please call us on 03 90084200 and we will coordinate an appointment at the location most convenient and accessible for you. 

1

MORNINGTON

The Bays Hospital
Vale Street
MORNINGTON 3931

2

BUNDOORA

UniHill Consulting Suites 
Level 4 Suite 32
240 Plenty Road
BUNDOORA 3083

3

FRANKSTON

Frankston Private Hospital, Level 3
24-28 Frankston-Flinders Rd
FRANKSTON 3199

4

HEIDELBERG

Consulting Suites, Level 7
10 Martin Street
HEIDELBERG 3084

5

MOONEE PONDS

Moonee Ponds Specialist Centre
827 Mt Alexander Road,
MOONEE PONDS 3039

6

SUNBURY

Lake Imaging
17-19 Horne St
SUNBURY 3429

7

WANTIRNA

Knox Audiology
230 Mountain Highway
WANTIRNA 3152

8

BENTLEIGH EAST

Moorabbin Specialist Centre
873 Centre Road
BENTLEIGH EAST 3165

9

WERRIBEE

Consulting Rooms
297 Princes Hwy
WERRIBEE 3030