Peripheral nerve conditions
Conditions we treat
degenerative spinal conditions
sciatica and other nerve-related pain
traumatic spinal injuries
primary and metastatic spinal tumours
Peripheral nerve conditions
carpal tunnel syndrome
other peripheral nerve disorders
What is a Neurosurgeon?
Dr Erica Jacobson
Our practice is very pleased to host Dr Jacobson, a paediatric neurosurgeon, who visits the practice once a month from Sydney.
Bookings can be made through her Sydney practice on (02) 9326 6140.
Dr Jacobson's specialty interests include paediatric neurosurgery, tumours, epilepsy surgery, hydrocephalus and decompression spine surgery.
Dr Peter Mews
Dr Peter Mews has ceased private practice from 1 March 2020 but will still continue to practise as a Neurosurgeon at The Canberra Hospital.
If you require ongoing neurosurgical treatment through the private hospital you have the option to see Dr Justin Pik or Dr Michael Ow-Yang from Capital Neurosurgery.
If you would like to continue treatment with Dr Mews you may contact The Canberra Hospital Neurosurgery Department on (02) 5124 4080.
Neurosurgeons are medical doctors who
specialise in surgical treatment of patients
with neurological conditions. Their specialty training
includes diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the
brain, spine, spinal cord, nerves as well as the blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord.
Our neurosurgeons have completed Australian postgraduate qualifications in Neurosurgery as well as additional sub-specialty Fellowship training overseas.
Patients are usually referred to a neurosurgeon to determine whether surgery would be an appropriate treatment option for their symptoms. The surgeon's role is to determine whether there is a structural problem contributing to the patient's symptoms that could be corrected by surgery. In the majority of pain conditions, surgery is only recommended when other treatments have been exhausted and symptoms are severe enough to be disabling.
WHY CHOOSE CAPITAL NEUROSURGERY?
Choosing a specialist practice can be a difficult decision. The skills of the doctors - while arguably the most important factor in the decision - is only one part of the whole patient experience. Our quality service to our patients and customers starts from their very first contact with our practice.
We believe what sets us apart from other practices is:
1. all of our staff are trained to a high level to be able to look after your needs efficiently and with knowledge and expertise
2. our practice nurse is available to patients free of charge before and after surgery to provide education and assistance
3. we have invested significant resources in having the most up to date technology and processes to make sure our communication with patients and doctors is of the highest standard
4. all of our staff believe it is a privilege to care for patients and everyone is treated with professionalism and respect
5. every referral received by our practice is triaged by our surgeons. This ensures that any urgent clinical conditions are treated within an appropriate timeframe and patients have the relevant tests done prior to their appointment. This saves patients time and money by reducing the number of appointments required to reach a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Capital Neurosurgery Response to COVID-19
Capital Neurosurgery are following the most up to date advice from ACT Health to minimise the risk of infection to staff, patients and the community.
We are offering Telehealth consultations during this period of increased risk until the end of 2021.
Surgery is proceeding as usual. All patients attending the hospital building for consultation or surgery are being screened prior to admission via the link below:
Please be aware that information and guidelines are changing daily and this may affect our practice at short notice.
We have increased our infection control measures within the practice to optimise the safety of staff and patients. We appreciate your compliance with these measures.
Updated COVID information from ACT Health can be found on their website:
Capital Neurosurgery Key Values
Patients, staff and visitors are shown courtesy and regard for their feelings, wishes and rights.
Everyone is treated in the manner that we would like to be treated ourselves.
Excellent standard of care
We strive to exceed patients’ expectations from their first interaction with the practice.
Our doctors, nurse and administrative team work hard to provide an exceptional patient experience from the time you call our office through to your surgery and ongoing care.
Our staff is highly skilled with a great deal of expertise. We undertake our roles with honesty, integrity,
and concise and effective communication.
We promote a working environment of organisation and maximum productivity. This ensures that
the majority of our time and resources are allocated to patient care.
Through staff education, training and feedback from our patients, we are constantly striving
to improve our services and our work environment.
Please direct all bookings and enquiries to the Canberra office
Suite 15 Level 5
National Capital Private Hospital
Corner of Gilmore Cr & Hospital Rd
GARRAN ACT 2605
Hardy Ave Specialist Centre
25 Hardy Ave
WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650