About Dr Raoul Pope
Dr Raoul Pope is a New Zealand born and educated Doctor who graduated from the University of Otago Medical School in 1996 with First Class Honours with Distinction. Dr Pope completed 2 years of general Resident Medical Officer duties at Christchurch Hospital before undertaking Rural Emergency and Intensive Care tenures in various NSW Base Hospitals to fulfill a holistic pilgrimage to his chosen occupational Nirvana. Dr Pope then went on to Neurosurgical Registrar work learning the cut and thrust of the coal face of Neurosurgery in the Southwest and South of Sydney.
He then gained entry into the Accredited Neurosurgical Training Scheme and through the guidance and mentorship of some of Australia’s most respected Neurosurgeons, learnt the art and science of the revered specialty.
After gaining a Neurosurgical Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Dr Pope undertook consultancy work at Concord Repatriation Hospital and then additional Specialist training as a Fellow in advanced spinal surgery at the prestigious Foothills Medical Center, University of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada for an appointment of 1 year. Dr Pope then returned to Concord Hospital as his Public Hospital Appointment and he operates privately at The Mater Private Hospital in North Sydney where his main rooms are located. He consults also at The Sydney Spine Institute in Burwood.
Dr Pope has been thoroughly trained in all aspects of Adult cranial and spinal neurosurgery. He operates in all areas of Neurosurgery with the exception of Cranial Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery which is not performed at Concord Hospital due to centralization of these services to designated Cerebrovascular Centres. Dr Pope has particular interest in Spinal Tumours and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Areas of Special Interest
Spine Surgery, Disc Replacement, Keyhole Spine Surgery, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Brain Surgery. Neurosurgery, Complex Spine Surgery for lower back & leg pain, neck & arm pain due to Stenosis or Disc
Herniations. Degenerative Disc Disease, Slipped Discs, Spinal Fusions, Lumbar & Cervical Disc Replacements, Spine & Brain Tumours, Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Specialist Neurosurgeon since 2007
Specialist Neurosurgeon at Mater & Concord Hospitals;
Senior Lecturer – University of Notre Dame
- General Spinal Surgery
- Complex Instrumented Spine Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (MISS)
- Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery (MIS)
- Spine and Brain Surgery
- Arificial Disc Replacement Surgery
- Brain Tumour Surgery (MIS)
- Pituitary Tumours Surgery
- Neurostimulation Therapy
- Bone Grafts
- Hydrocephalus Surgery
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Peripheral Nerve Surgery
- Back Pain Management
- Neck Paiin Management
Hospitals Practicing At
The Mater Private Hospital, Sydney and Concord Hospital
These include VISA, MasterCard and Cash
Spine Society Australia, Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, International Society of Advancement of Spine Surgery, Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and the Australian Medical Association
University of Otago; University of Calgary – Spine
AMA, SMISS, ISASS, NSA
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