Michael Barnes - Spine and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Since returning to New Zealand in 1990 Mr Barnes initially worked as a consultant orthopaedic and spine surgeon at Auckland Hospital and a consultant spine deformity surgeon at Middlemore Hospital. He then established the Scoliosis Service at Starship Children's Hospital where he performed all the spine surgery for ten years and worked as a spine surgeon for a total of 18 years.
Currently his medical practice is devoted entirely to conditions of the spine and he is in full-time private practice in Newmarket, Auckland.
- Specialist in diagnosis and surgical management of conditions of the spine
- Over 20 years experience as consultant spine surgeon
- Over 5000 operations safely and successfully completed
- Spinal Stenosis
- Disc Protrusion
- Cervical Radicular Pain
- Low Back Pain requiring Surgical Treatment
|Mon – Fri||8:45 AM – 6:00 PM|
You need to bring with you to your appointment:
What to wear
Most new patients will undergo an examination which exposes the back and lower extremities. You will be provided with a gown which opens at the back – please wear suitable under clothing.
New patient referrals
You will be asked to complete a spinal questionnaire.
Your appointment will usually take 30 minutes and includes a spinal examination.
A letter is sent to your General Practitioner or Referrer.
Procedures / Treatments
ANTERIOR CERVICAL DECOMPRESSION & FUSION
Pressure on a nerve in the neck may variously cause pain the in the region of the shoulder blade, shoulder, upper chest and the associated arm or upper forearm.… More
Pressure on the spinal cord in the neck may cause pain in the arms, numbness or weakness in the arms or hands and numbness, weakness or unsteadiness in the legs.… More
LUMBAR MICRO DISCECTOMY
A disc protrusion (disc herniation) occurs when a piece of the intervertebral disc (the soft part between the vertebrae) separates or partially separates and compresses a nerve in the lower spine.… More
DECOMPRESSION FOR LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS
Normal ageing of the spine leads quite commonly to a narrowing of the spinal canal.… More
FUSION FOR LOW BACK PAIN (LUMBAR FUSION)
Surgery is recommended only for selected patients with persistent or recurrent pain causing significant interference with quality of life and after a period of non-operative (physical therapy, pain management) treatment.… More
An isthmic spondylolisthesis is present in approximately 1 in 20 people.… More
POSTERIOR CORRECTION & FUSION FOR SCOLIOSIS
The exact cause of idiopathic scoliosis is unknown but probably has a genetic basis in most patients.… More
SPINE SURGERY FOR TREATMENT OF NECK OR BACK PROBLEMS
Back or neck pain occurs at some stage in the life of most people.… More
Michael and Nichola are Southern Cross Affiliated Providers for consultations.
Free patient parking is provided.
- 98 Carlton Gore Road - please use driveway to the left hand side of the building. At end of the driveway there are 3 named patient parks provided outside.
- Cavendish Clinic - ample free patient parking is provided.
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This page was last updated at 10:38AM on August 9, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Michael Barnes - Spine and Orthopaedic Surgeon.