A CU Medicine provider.
I treat and advise patient’s as I would want a member of my family treated. While many surgeons claim they do this, the reality is a lot of medicine is market driven and some clinicians recommend treatments thinking that if they don’t provide the treatment someone else will. I believe the practice of medicine to be a privilege and a service to the community, not a business.
The practice of spine surgery is a combination of science and art, as such it is important patients understand the nature of their problem and have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of any treatment proposed, surgical or non surgical. There can be no guarantees, and no surgery is performed without causing some harm or being associated with some risks. As such it is a matter of balancing the risks agains the potential benefits, and I will only offer surgery when I believe the benefits clearly outweigh the risks, where there is a good chance surgical intervention will achieve our goals, both yours and mine.
My principle interest are degenerative conditions affecting the cervical and lumbar spine, anterior lumbar surgery and the management of complex spinal deformity and reconstruction.
Qualifications and experience
- Bones, Joints and Muscles, Bones, Joints and Muscles - Spine Injuries, Brain and Nervous System, Brain and Nervous System - Spine Diseases and Conditions, Orthopedic Surgery of the Spine, Orthopedics, Spine, Spine - Cervical Myelopathy, Spine - Cervical disc herniation, Spine - Cervical spinal stenosis, Spine - Degenerative Disc Disease, Spine - Degenerative Scoliosis, Spine - Lumbar disc herniation, Spine - Lumbar spinal stenosis, Spine - Myelopathy, Spine - Radiculopathy, Spine - Sciatica, Spine - Scoliosis, Spine - Slipped Disc, Spine - Spinal tumors, Spine - Spondylolisthesis, Spine - Spondylolysis
- Languages spoken
Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom (1994)
Queen Elizabeth Hospital (1985)
University of Adelaide, Australia (1985)
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, East Melbourne, Australia (1993)
University of Adelaide (Australia) (1985)
University of Adelaide (Australia) (1993)
- Clinical interest for patients
My practice covers all aspects of spinal disease, including the management of adult degenerative disease of the cervical and lumbar spine, adult and pediatric deformity, spine trauma and tumors. My principle interest are, anterior lumbar surgery and the management of complex spinal deformity and reconstruction. While I am not a proponent of operating through tubes I employ surgical techniques to minimize the damage done to structures and tissues while maximizing the chance of achieving surgical success. I have expertise in the indications for, and the surgical management of neck and back pain, spinal trauma, spinal instability, neural compromise and tumors.
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