Knox Private Hospital’s state of the art operating theatres, dedicated Neuro/Spinal patient wards and nursing staff are fully equipped to support the treatment of a vast array of Neurological conditions.
Our team of Neurosurgeons are highly trained and greatly experienced, providing both elective and trauma Neuro/ Spinal surgery.
Neurosurgery at Knox Private Hospital is provided for lumbar and cervical surgery, as well as craniotomy surgery.
Neurosurgical procedures can be performed to release pressure of nerves, decrease pain and return quality to a patient’s life.
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The vast array of neurological conditions treated include but is not limited to:
Procedures offered at Knox Private Hospital include:
Laminectomy is the removal of a portion of the vertebral bone to relieve pressure on the nerve.
Spinal Fusion is the insertion of a prosthesis to fuse the spine together (2 or more vertebrae).
Discectomy is the removal of all or part of the disc between the spinal vertebrae that is causing pressure on the nerves.
Microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive surgery to remove portions of a herniated discs.
Craniotomy is the drilling of holes in the skull to release pressure on the brain. It can be done to clear blood from the sub arachnoid or sub-dural space.
Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt:
Is a shunt that is inserted from the brain down the spine to the abdomen to drain off excess cerebral spinal fluid that can accumulate due hydrocephalus.
Knox Private hospital provides care for acute and chronic back pain.
We provide a number of analgesia regimes, regional nerve injections and surgery to manage and treat our patients with back pain.
Supported by Healthcare Imaging, we provide diagnostic services that include but are not limited to MRI, CT, X-ray, Ultrasound and Invasive procedures.
Knox Private Hospital has a dedicated neurosurgical ward, accommodating more than 30 patients.
The Nurse Unit Manager of this ward has had 15 years’ experience in neurosurgery and is highly devoted to ensuring patient satisfaction and high-quality care experience.
The nursing staff take pride in their provision of individualised care and recovery. Staff are encouraged to attend ongoing training run both on and off site.
Knox Private hospital takes a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.
The multi-disciplinary team meet weekly to discuss each patient’s condition and care.
Allied health services provided, include physiotherapist, dieticians, speech therapy, social work, psychiatric liaison nurse, urology liaison nurse and wound specialists.
Support includes a team including a physiotherapist, dietician, speech therapy, social work, psychiatric liaison nurse, urology liaison nurse and wound specialists.
A daily meeting between the nursing staff and physiotherapist ensures the delivery of high quality physiotherapy services, exercise regime, continuing patient physical progression and keeping a focus on patient safety.
The multidisciplinary team provide patient education, spinal support, exercises and activities to avoid further spinal damage.