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Auckland DHB Neurosurgery

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Description

What is Neurosurgery?
 
Neurosurgery is the surgical specialty that deals with diseases or disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
 
A neurosurgeon is a doctor who has specialised in the surgical and medical management of neurological diseases and conditions.
 

The Neurosurgical  Department at Auckland City Hospital treats patients with diseases or trauma involving the central and peripheral nervous system. It covers the full range of neurosurgical problems including trauma, benign and malignant tumours, neurovascular conditions, epilepsy amenable to surgery, congenital problems, peripheral nerve disorders.

The Department currently covers an extensive area of the North Island from Northland, all of Auckland, Coromandel to Taranaki, Waikato, Lakeland and Tairawhiti.

Consultants

Referral Expectations

Referrals are triaged (sorted into groups according to urgency of need) by specialists and allocated a grading. If serious, i.e Grade 1, the case is booked immediately for Outpatients.

Urgent cases go through the Emergency Department via the on call registrar.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Cerebral Aneurysm

    A cerebral (cranial) aneurysm is a weakened section in the wall of a blood vessel in the brain that bulges or balloons out.… More

  • Brain Tumour

    Brain tumours may be primary (they arise in the brain or nearby tissue) or metastatic (they have originated in another part of the body and travelled to the brain, usually via the bloodstream).… More

  • Subdural Haematoma

    A subdural haematoma is a collection of blood that forms beneath the outer protective covering of the brain, the dura mater.… More

  • Spinal Tumour

    Tumours may be found within the spinal cord itself, between the spinal cord and its tough outer covering, the dura, or outside the dura.… More

  • Herniated Discs

    Between the vertebrae in your spine are flat, round discs that act as shock absorbers for the spinal bones.… More

Contact Details

Auckland City Hospital

Central Auckland

Accepted patients' outpatient booking enquiries can be made directly to the Neurosurgery secretary on (09) 307 4949 ext 25770.

2 Park Road
Grafton
Auckland 1023

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Street Address

2 Park Road
Grafton
Auckland 1023

Postal Address

Private Bag 92 024
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142

This page was last updated at 4:15PM on April 13, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland DHB Neurosurgery.