Neuro and spine surgery involves intricate procedures to treat conditions or injuries affecting the spine, brain and peripheral nerves and surgeons need a very high level of surgical expertise. Neurosurgery is a high-risk but precise procedure.

Whatever your reason for surgery, you’re in the very best hands at Brisbane Private Hospital.

Our team of highly accomplished neurosurgeons and orthopaedic spine surgeons provide life-changing procedures right here in the heart of Brisbane. We’re located centrally in Wickham Terrace which is convenient for our local and interstate patients and their families. At Brisbane Private Hospital our focus is always you.


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Brain tumour surgery is one of the most common neurosurgical procedures. As tumours grow, they can affect brain function and lead to a range of symptoms. Surgery is designed to alleviate symptoms and, in cases of brain cancer, maximise the effectiveness of oncology treatments. Surgery may involve a biopsy to test a tumour testing, along with removing and/or reducing the tumour.

A brachial plexus injury occurs when these nerves are stretched, compressed, or in the most serious cases, ripped apart or torn away from the spinal cord. Minor brachial plexus injuries, known as stingers or burners, are common in contact sports, such as football.

Blood vessels that supply oxygen to the brain can become blocked, malformed, or tear, making a stroke highly likely. Conditions like bulging blood vessels (aneurysms), blocked arteries, and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) may require urgent neurosurgery.

Surgery is sometimes needed for serious head injuries. Brisbane Private Hospital neurosurgeons can manage the medical and surgical care of a wide range of brain, cranial nerve and skull conditions and injuries such as brain haemorrhage, head injuries ranging from mild concussion and sporting injuries to severe brain trauma and skull fractures.

The peripheral nervous system connects the brain and spine (central nervous system) to the body. Peripheral nerves can be affected by pressure, injury or growths (usually benign), leading to symptoms including pain, tingling and movement difficulties. Surgery aims to relieve symptoms and restore function.

These tumours form in the space below the brain, behind the eyes and nose, and can be malignant or benign. They need to be removed to alleviate pressure on the brain areas and vital nerves involved in movement, vision and hormonal function. Minimally invasive neurosurgery is often appropriate for skull base procedures.

Our specialists perform procedures to treat spinal conditions including compressed or ‘pinched’ spinal nerves, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, trauma, deformities like scoliosis, and tumours.

Meet our world class surgeons


  • Dr Scott Campbell
  • Dr David Johnson
  • Dr Thorbjorn Loch-Wilkinson
  • Dr Adrian Nowitzke
  • Dr Gert Tollesson
  • Dr Jefferson Webster
  • Dr Craig Winter

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Orthopaedic spine surgeons

  • Dr Dihan Aponso 
  • Dr Paul Licina 
  • Dr Richard Williams 

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Why choose Brisbane Private Hospital?

  • Minimal wait times for surgery
  • Choose your surgeon from our extensive network of accomplished specialists
  • You’ll be cared for by a multidisciplinary team of experts
  • The option to self-fund your treatment
  • We’re accredited against the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

Leading technology

Our highly-skilled Brisbane Private Hospital spine surgeons use the latest technology to manage a range of conditions affecting the nervous system. This includes the Synaptive Modus V 3D (pictured). This digital robotic microscope is designed to improve visualisation for the surgeon and safety for the patient, and is the only one of its kind in Australia. 

Your multidisciplinary team

At Brisbane Private Hospital our neuro and spine surgeons work with a multidisciplinary team of experts to get the best possible outcome for their patients. This includes:

  • neurologists
  • perioperative physicians
  • head and neck surgeons
  • pain specialists
  • rehabilitation experts
  • allied health team
  • physiotherapists
  • occupational therapists
  • speech and language therapists

Care after surgery

Providing quality care for our patients is our priority. Following surgery, patients are cared for on a dedicated ward by a team of experienced nursing staff skilled in neuro and spine surgery. They’ll arrange your physiotherapy, discharge rehabilitation and any other support services you need.


All surgical procedures carry some amount of risk and only a specialist can advise whether surgery is right for you. Before agreeing to any treatment, make sure you understand what’s involved and any possible side effects and risks. It’s vital that you seek specialist medical advice that’s right for your circumstances.

How much will surgery cost?

All surgeries performed in a private hospital involve an out-of-pocket fee. The amount will depend on the surgery you’re having and - where you have private health fund cover - whether the surgery that is right for you is included in that cover. Your surgeon will be able to give you an indication of out-of-pocket costs.

If you don’t have private health insurance, you can choose to self-fund your surgery. Your surgeon can talk to you about this option.

What next?

Talk to your GP or specialist who can refer you to one of our specialists.


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