Brain and spine surgery services

Whatever your reason for coming to us for brain or spine surgery, you’re in highly-skilled hands. Our team of world class neurosurgeons work in truly state-of-the-art facilities, where the focus is always you. We attract patients from across the greater southern region, NSW south coast and the Riverina, as we are a premium private hospital experience, coupled with the unique advantage of being co-located with The Canberra Hospital.

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Conditions and disorders:

Brain tumour surgery is one of the most common neurosurgical procedures. As tumours grow, they can affect brain function and lead to a range of symptoms. Surgery is designed to alleviate symptoms and, in cases of brain cancer, maximise the effectiveness of oncology treatments. Surgery may involve a biopsy to test a tumour testing, along with removing and/or reducing the tumour.

The peripheral nervous system connects the brain and spine (central nervous system) to the body. Peripheral nerves can be affected by pressure, injury or growths (usually benign), leading to symptoms including pain, tingling and movement difficulties. Surgery aims to relieve symptoms and restore function.

Our specialists perform procedures to treat spinal conditions including compressed or ‘pinched’ spinal nerves, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, trauma, deformities like scoliosis and tumours.

Surgical procedures

At National Capital Private Hospital, we have highly skilled neurosurgeons who focus on spinal, nerve and brain surgery and are experts at treating a range of conditions. Our specialists use the latest technology to manage conditions and perform many procedures including:

Spinal disorders
  • degenerative spinal conditions
  • sciatica and other nerve-related pain
  • traumatic spinal injuries
  • primary and metastatic spinal tumours
  • cervical and lumbar disc disorders
  • complex spine surgery
  • spinal fusion surgery
  • acute and chronic pain management procedures for spinal disorders
  • canal stenosis spondylosis
  • radiculopathy
  • minimally invasive spinal instrumentation
Peripheral nerve conditions
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • common peroneal nerve injury
  • ulnar nerve disorders
  • other peripheral nerve disorders
  • nerve biopsy for diagnostic purposes
  • brain tumours
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • hydrocephalus
  • neuro-oncology
  • cranial trauma
  • hydrocephalus assessment
  • chiari malformations

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Why choose National Capital Private Hospital?

At National Capital Private Hospital there are minimal wait times for surgery, and you can choose your own specialist.

Our neurosurgeons work with a multidisciplinary team of experts to get the best possible outcome for you. Our nurses deliver exceptional care in our wards with passionate allied health professionals to support your recovery.  

Our expert team are here to make sure your experience is as comfortable as possible, and our friendly staff will be with you from pre-admission through to your post-operative care. 

The private experience

When you choose private, expect better.

At National Capital Private Hospital, your private patient comfort includes:

  • Specialist of your choice
  • Admission at a time that is convenient
  • Accommodation mainly in single rooms with ensuite
  • Discharge planning support 
  • PressReader – digital access to 7,000+ magazines, newspapers and other publications.

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Care after spine surgery

We provide comprehensive quality care. Following surgery, you will be cared for on a dedicated ward by experienced nursing staff who are skilled in post-op spine, brain  and neurosurgery care and who will arrange your physiotherapy, discharge rehabilitation and any other support services you require.


All surgical procedures carry some amount of risk and only a specialist can advise whether surgery is right for you. Before agreeing to any treatment, make sure you understand what’s involved and any possible side effects and risks. It’s vital that you seek specialist medical advice that’s right for your circumstances

How much will it cost?

Surgeries and treatments performed in a private hospital involve an out-of-pocket fee. The amount will depend on the surgery or treatment you have and - where you have private health fund cover - whether the treatment that is right for you, is included in that cover. Your specialist will be able to give you an indication of out-of-pocket costs.

If you don’t have private health insurance or you’re an overseas patient, you can choose to self-fund your surgery. Your specialist can talk to you about this option.

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