Neurology and neurosurgery

Neurology involves diagnosing and treating patients with disorders and diseases of the brain, spine, peripheral nerves, nervous system and muscles, and related blood vessels. 

We care for people with conditions including, but not limited to, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, stroke and traumatic brain injuries. 

Neurological conditions may require ongoing support. Our caregivers help you understand your condition and outline how ongoing assistance can help. We work closely with you and your loved ones to identify your treatment options, including surgery and medication. 

Our neurological services

Our caregivers work collaboratively to ensure the best outcome for you. Our neurologists and neurosurgeons use the latest neurological testing, diagnostic and surgical equipment to treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • epilepsy
  • strokes
  • aneurysms
  • peripheral nerve disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • headaches
  • migraines
  • traumatic brain injuries
  • spinal trauma
  • brain, pituitary and spinal tumours
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • neuromuscular disorders
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease.

Referral

Your general practitioner (GP) may refer you to one of our neurologists, or you may be referred by another specialist for a variety of reasons including:

  • difficulty with coordination or balance
  • weakness
  • numbness or tingling
  • chronic headaches or migraines
  • back or neck pain
  • loss of control of your speech, vision or part of your body
  • tremors or seizures
  • confusion or memory problems.

Remember many of these symptoms can be caused by something that is not neurological.

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery may be needed for some, but not all, neurological conditions. Where possible we offer minimally invasive techniques and procedures. Our neurosurgeons are highly qualified and have access to the latest specialist medical technology, including CT imaging equipment.

Post-operative care

Recovery times are different for every person, and depend on the specific type of brain or spinal surgery you require.

You may experience some pain after surgery. Our team of caregivers will actively monitor and manage your pain levels around the clock. They will also talk to you about your neurological condition, pain management and wound care before you return home.

Recovery and rehabilitation

If you have a neurological condition you may need a long term management plan or help to complete everyday tasks. You and your family may also need ongoing support.

We provide access to a range of rehabilitation services, including experienced physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and registered nurses to help you return to your daily activities. 

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