What is a Neurosurgeon?

A Neurosurgeon encompasses the surgical and non-surgical treatment of adult and paediatric patients. Diseases and conditions treated include:

  • Neck injuries – whiplash and other injuries
  • Spinal injuries – ruptured discs, sciatica, stenosis, trauma, low back pain, scoliosis
  • Tumours of the spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
  • Head trauma – brain haemorrhages, skull fractures
  • Brain tumours
  • Cerebral aneurysms, hemorrhagic stroke
  • Neuropathies – carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy
  • Traumatic injuries of peripheral nerves
  • Malformations of the nervous system.


Dr Leigh Atkinson AO

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.S., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S. (Edin), F.F.P.M. (A.N.Z.C.A.), F.A.F.R.M. (R.A.C.P.), C.I.M.E., G.E.P.I.

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