As the president of the Australian Medical Association (AMA), Dr Brian Kenneth Owler is a renowned neurosurgeon. He is also a world-renowned minimally invasive spine surgeon. Dr Owler was a neurosurgeon before he was elected to the AMA presidency. Dr Owler has worked in both the United States and Australia, and has conducted hundreds of successful surgeries.
Dr Michael Biggs is a Sydney neurosurgeon
Dr Biggs specializes in peripheral nerve surgery and has extensive training in microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia. He also performs surgery at the base of the skull. He completed his MBBS at the University of Sydney in 1985 and underwent advanced neurosurgical training in Sydney and Toronto. During his training, he studied under Professors Sekhar, Janetta, and Spetzler.
Dr Biggs joined the Royal North Shore Hospital in 1993 as a consultant neurosurgeon. In 1998, he established the Neurosurgical Unit at the North Shore Private Hospital, where he served as head of department until April 2015. Dr Biggs is an active member of The Brain Cancer Group, formerly the Sydney Neuro Oncology Group. He continues to conduct research projects and publish papers in medical journals.
Dr Michael Biggs is a Sydney-based neurosurgeon who specializes in brain tumours, base of skull tumours, and spinal surgery. His consulting rooms are located in Dee Why and St Leonards. He also treats patients in Darwin and Erina.
Dr Richard Parkinson is a minimally invasive spine surgeon
Dr Richard Parkinson is a fellowship-trained neuro-interventional neurosurgeon and minimally invasive spine surgeon who specializes in spinal surgery. He has over 18 years of experience performing spine surgery and is dedicated to delivering the best possible results for his patients. His philosophy is to use the least invasive techniques possible to treat complex spinal conditions. He also believes in the importance of promoting patient safety and long-term recovery, while using the latest technology to improve patient care.
Dr Richard Parkinson, a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon, treats various types of spinal problems, including degenerative scoliosis, disc protrusions, and sports injuries. He practices in Darlinghurst, North Sydney. He has been a leader in spinal rehabilitation for over 15 years and has helped over 150,000 patients.
Dr Richard Parkinson is an Australian neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgery. He also specializes in treating spinal tumours and other neurosurgical problems. He is a member of the Royal North Shore Neurosurgical Society, the NSW Oncology Group, and the Australasian Neuro-Oncology Group. He is also a director of neurosurgery training at the Royal North Shore Private Hospital.
Dr Timothy Steel is a specialist in endovascular neurosurgery
Dr Timothy Steel is one of the most experienced neurosurgeons in Sydney. He has spent 21 years as a consultant neurosurgeon. After completing his internship, he trained for ten years in some of the world’s leading hospitals. He has worked in Australia, the US, and England, and has gained a worldwide reputation for his work.
Dr Steel has more than 8,000 neurosurgical procedures under his belt, including complex spine instrumentation and endovascular techniques. He also has experience performing spinal tumours and nerve decompressions. In fact, he was the first neurosurgeon in the world to perform ultra-short segment fusion surgery on patients with unstable spine fractures.
Dr Timothy Steel specializes in minimally invasive spine and brain surgery. He has over 18 years of experience treating complex spinal conditions. He has a special interest in the treatment of spinal tumours.
Dr Teo has been accused of operating on the wrong side of the brain
A woman who underwent brain surgery in 2003 accused Dr Teo of operating on the wrong side of the brain. She said the surgeon removed healthy brain tissue on the wrong side of the brain. The patient has sued Teo for professional negligence, but the terms of the settlement remain confidential. During his 35-year career, Teo has operated on more than 11,000 patients.
The Sydney Morning Herald published an article recently questioning the judgement, ethics, and character of Dr Teo. The journalist, Kate McClymont, interviewed 14 neurosurgeons and asked them about Teo’s practice. She found Teo’s ethical and judgement questionable, and she questioned his habit of charging exorbitant fees.
The NSW Medical Council has placed strict conditions on Dr Teo’s registration, which will remain in place until the results of the investigation are in. The conditions were imposed after complaints from interstate neurosurgeons. Some of them alleged that Teo had left financially-strapped patients in the public hospital system after performing brain surgery on them, while others allege that he had sent them home without ensuring they would receive adequate care.