When most people think of spinal surgeons they think of the procedure to fix a bad back. However, many other procedures can be performed by a spinal surgeon to treat a variety of different problems. You might wonder how you can find a good spinal surgeon in Brisbane. Well, look no further, as we’ve compiled this list of some reliable spinal surgeons that are located close to Brisbane.
Conveniently located in a suite in Greenslopes Private Hospital, Dr. Anthony Athanasiov is an experience Spinal Surgeon who treats a wide variety of spinal conditions in both adult and paediatric patients. He specialises in spinal deformity correction, treatment for degenerative spinal conditions, spinal injuries, and tumours. Dr. Athanasiov offers patients assessment and treatment at Greenslopes Private, Mater Private Hospital and often runs clinics in Darwin in the Northern Territory.
Dr. Robert Labrom is a renowned spinal surgeon as well as an Associate Professor at both the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He specialises in scoliosis surgery for both children and adults, as well as other paediatric spinal conditions with both non-operative and surgical methods. Dr. Labrom has more than 20 years of experience as a spinal surgeon and is a trusted mentor to future generations of spinal surgeons.
Dr. Geoff Askin; often referred to as “The Godfather” of spinal surgery, is an orthopaedic spine surgeon, with more than 30 years of experience. He has a keen interest in the treatment of scoliosis, specifically the surgical management of early-onset scoliosis and the practice of using minimally invasive alternatives. Dr. Geoff Askin is incredibly well regarded in the spinal surgery field, particularly for having pioneered thorascopic correction of idiopathic thoracic scoliosis.
Located in the Watkins Medical Centre, Dr. Gert Tollesson is a senior Neurosurgeon who specialises in brain and spinal surgery for adults and children. Dr. Tollesson has studied and trained worldwide, with international clinical experience through several elite European hospitals, as well as extensive experience within Australia. He uses innovative, cutting-edge technology & individualised care, to help patients regain reverse the debilitating effects of spine and brain injuries.
With a team of 7 spinal surgeons and neurosurgeons, Brisbane Clinical Neuroscience Centre provides comprehensive and holistic care to patients suffering from spine and brain injuries or conditions. Patients who attend this centre benefit from having access to a team of specialists who cross-consult and work as a team to diagnose and treat complex conditions. Brisbane Clinical Neuroscience Centre also offer flexible telehealth consultations for those who live busy lives or live in rural or remote parts of Queensland.