about Sydney North Neurosurgery
Sydney North Neurosurgery are three neurosurgeons; Dr Raymond Cook, Dr Jonathon Parkinson and Dr Vanessa Sammons; servicing the North Shore of Sydney and the Central Coast. Their reputation means that referrals come from not only within these areas but from all over NSW, Australia and indeed, internationally.
Each surgeon provides a comprehensive neurosurgical service as well as having specific subspecialty interests that allow inter-referral between surgeons for various subspecialised neurosurgical conditions. This allows for state-of-the-art treatment by surgeons with enormous experience and expertise in their particular sub-specialty area.
Our neurosurgical procedures:
• Brain tumour excision
- Comprehensive brain tumour service with multi modality treatment of glioma, meningioma, pituitary tumours. etc,
• Skull Base surgery
- Microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm and glossopharyngeal neuralgia.
- Skull base tumour surgery including acoustic neuroma
- Endoscopic surgery
• Functional Neurosurgery
- Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinsons disease, tremor, and dystonia
- Awake functional craniotomy
• Spinal surgery
- Treatment of sciatica, brachialgia, leg pain, arm pain, neurogenic claudication, spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis, disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, spinal deformity
- Surgery including microdiscectomy, laminectomy, foraminotomy and spinal fusion
• Peripheral nerve surgery
- Treatment of all nerve compressions such as carpal tunnel release, ulnar nerve decompression, common peroneal nerve decompression, lateral femoral cutaneous nerve decompression, peripheral nerve tumours, migraine surgery and nerve reconstruction and transfers
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