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5 Best Spine Specialists in Australia [2023]

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Spine Specialists Australia

Best Spine Specialists Australia
Best Spine Specialists Australia

Looking for a spine specialist Australia? You’re in luck! We have compiled a list of the 5 best spine specialists in Australia. Whether you are suffering from back pain, neck pain, or another spine-related issue, these specialists can help. Keep reading to learn more about each of them and find the one that is right for you.

1) Dr. Gautam (Vini) Khurana

Key ServiceBrain and spine surgery
Phone0400 683 662
Operating Hours9-5 AEST, Monday to Friday (except Public holidays)

Dr. Gautam (Vini) Khurana is a neurosurgeon at C.N.S. Neurosurgery and a consultant to the field of neurosurgery. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Sydney’s Medical School in 1995, with Honors, and was named the Robert Craig Prize for Surgery. Dr. Khurana’s research focuses on microsurgical techniques and surgical procedures for vascular disorders and brain tumors affecting the skull base and brain. Trigeminal neuralgia microsurgery (MVD), awake craniotomy for tumors & Cavernomas, and cervical artificial disc surgery (Arthroplasty) are his main specialties.

Key Differentiators:

  • Brain and spine surgeon
  • Member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA)
  • Expert in Awake craniotomy for tumours & cavernomas

Customer’s Review:

Dr Khurana (‘Dr Vini’) is a wonderful surgeon who treats his patients with the utmost care and respect. Throughout the whole process, I felt I was in safe hands. I had a complicated two-stage surgery, with an ACDF at two levels in my cervical spine, followed by a posterior foraminal decompression because of bone spurs. I’m so happy to say I’m now pain-free and can sleep soundly at night. Thank you so much Dr Vini, your professionalism and patient care were without fault and you truly are a gifted surgeon!!

Dave Whitfield

2) Dr Richard Parkinson

Key ServicePhysical rehabilitation, particularly in NRL and RU players
St Vincent’s Clinic
Level 8, Suite 810
438 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010

Prince of Wales Private Hospital
Suite 19, Level 7
320-346 Barker Street
Randwick, NSW, 2031

North Sydney
The Mater Private Hospital
Suite 1.05, Level 1
3-9 Gillies Street
North Sydney, NSW, 2060

Bathurst Specialist Centre
Building 1470 Panorama Avenue
Charles Sturt University
Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Phone(02) 8382 6470
Operating HoursNIL

Dr. Richard Parkinson is a neuro-interventional neurosurgeon and minimally invasive spinal surgeon with a concentration in precise, safe operations on the spine. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Adelaide in Australia in 1993. He has a reputation for performing minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery for over 18 years. Dr. Parkinson is committed to the long-term alleviation of pain and enhanced function for patients who undergo surgery. He accomplishes this through a dedication to surgical perfection and technological innovation, as well as a commitment to the highest level of post-care therapy.

Key Differentiators:

  • Has been doing minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery for over 18 years 
  • Passionate about the long-term reduction of pain and improved function for patients following surgery
  • Confers treatment for physical rehabilitation, particularly in NRL and RU players

Customer’s Review:

A surgeon who successfully operates on an 86 year old grandmother is a brilliant surgeon. And that’s Dr Richard Parkinson. Thank you for the high quality of life you gave my mother today.

Sue-Maree Olsen

3) Dr Ralph Mobbs

Key ServiceTreats Degenerative Scoliosis
AddressNeuro Spine Clinic
Suite 7, Level 7,
Prince of Wales Private Hospital
Barker Street

Suite 12/70 Bowral Street
PhoneRandwick: (02) 9650 4766
Bowral: (02) 4629 7111
Operating HoursNIL

Dr. Ralph Mobbs is a Neurosurgeon with subspecialty expertise in complex spinal disorders, tumor and trauma of the spine, and Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery. He trained in Australia and specializes in complicated spine issues. Dr. Arshad is a leading authority on neurological disorders, particularly traumatic brain injury and stroke, as well as their treatments. For the past 15 years, he’s been designing and developing equipment and prosthetic limbs that are now in common use; with over 150,000 people across the world benefiting from his ideas and skills.

Key Differentiators:

  • Specialist in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery
  • Treats Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Treats Cancer of the Spine & Complex Surgery of the Spine

Customer’s Review:

I can’t say enough good things about Dr Mobbs and the team he has assembled around him! Their professionalism, expertise, and genuine care are fantastic. Having engaged in his care for a ruptured L4/L5 disk, he and his team, ensured I was well informed and looked after throughout the entire process of pre and post-surgery. I am now pain-free and back on track to resume all normal activities. I thank this amazing team for all they have done and would recommend them to anyone!

Paul O’Brien

4) Dr Timothy Steel

Key ServiceUltra-short segment fusion surgery
AddressSuite 1405, Level 14
St Vincents Private Hospital
406 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Phone(02) 8382-6754 or (02) 8382-6750 or
Operating HoursMon to Fri 8:30AM–6PM

Dr. Timothy Steel is a prominent neurosurgeon and spine specialist Australia, with more than 21 years of expertise as a consultant neurosurgeon. Much of his time as a neurosurgeon has been spent at the forefront of spine surgery in Australia, assisting patients in improving their quality of life. He has earned a worldwide reputation for his meticulous approach to surgery and personalized individual patient care. After his internship at some of Australia’s, the United States of America’s, and England’s top hospitals, Dr Steel went on to complete 10 years of surgical training.

Key Differentiators:

  • Performs ultra-short segment fusion surgery for unstable spine fractures
  •  21 years of expertise
  • Performed more than 8,000 minimally invasive neurosurgical spinal operations

Customer’s Review:

I owe my life to Professor steel I was suffering from my back for years and two other surgeries from previous doctors and this surgery were my last option Dr steel gave me 80% I can wake up every day and have no pain like did very minimal pain it’s been 2 years. Now since my operation, I highly recommended Dr steel beautiful man I was so comfortable with great manner and communication. Thank you so much dr steel. God bless.

Christina Holland

5) Dr Raoul Pope

Key Service
AddressLevel 1, Suite 1.14, Mater Hospital
25 Rocklands Rd
North Sydney, NSW 2060 (or Wollstonecraft or Crows Nest, NSW 2065)
Phone(02) 8320 7430
Operating HoursMon to Fri 8:30AM–5PM

Dr. Raoul Pope is a consultant neurosurgeon and spine specialist Australia at Mater Clinic. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Otago Medical School in New Zealand in 1996. He served as a Resident Medical Officer for two years at Christchurch Hospital before moving to NSW Base Hospitals to work in Rural Emergency and Intensive Care. Dr. Pope is a board-certified neurosurgeon who has served the needs of patients in Barrie for over ten years. He specializes in Spinal Tumors and minimally invasive surgical techniques, and he also has expertise working in all areas of Neurosurgery, with the exception of Cranial Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery.

Key Differentiators:

  • Expert in Spinal Tumours and minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Operated in all areas of Neurosurgery except Cranial Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Thoroughly trained in all aspects of Adult cranial and spinal neurosurgery

Customer’s Review:

Dr. Pope operated on me for the Lumbar Canal Stenosis on the morning of the 30th of May. That same afternoon I was able to have a short walk in the hospital and I was subsequently discharged the next day. 10 days after the procedure, I am almost back to normal with the wound healing nicely, no pain, and I can walk for as long as I want. Thanks to Dr Pope’s excellent work the recovery is amazingly fast. I highly recommend his service to others looking at this procedure.

Fred Wai

Spine Specialists Australia

If you’re looking for spine specialist Australia, we can help. We have compiled a list of spine surgeons that are located throughout the country and offer personalized care to their patients. Whether you want to consult with a spine specialist about your current condition or need surgery because of an injury, these spine surgeons should be able to provide expert-level treatment at affordable rates. If you find one who suits your needs best or if you would like more information on any spine surgeon featured here, please contact us today!

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