Illawarra Medical Specialists

Canberra & Southern NSW

About Illawarra Medical Specialists

Illawarra Medical Specialists are Neurosurgeons providing Neurosurgery services in Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

The following description is a generic description for the category and does not necessarily reference all the services/ procedures offered by Illawarra Medical Specialists.


Neurosurgery, also known as brain surgery, treats problems in the brain and the structures around it. Access is gained by a making an opening in the cranium (skull). A flap of skull bone is removed, usually to be replaced after surgery. There are many reasons for neurosurgery, including taking a tissue sample (biopsy) of a tumour or removing it, treating bleeding (haemorrhage) or blood clots (haematomas) resulting from injuries; weaknesses in blood vessels (cerebral aneurysms); abnormal blood vessels; damage to tissues covering the brain; infections; severe nerve or facial pain; skull fractures; pressure in the brain after an injury or stroke; and some forms of seizure disorders (e.g. epilepsy). Neurosurgery is performed with general anaesthesia.


Contact Illawarra Medical Specialists

02 4226 3932

Ste 1, Piccadilly Ctr, 341 Crown St, Wollongong

341 Crown St Wollongong NSW 2500 Australia