Dr Michael Ow-Yang
BSc(Med) MBBS(Hons1) FRACS
Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon
Dr Ow-Yang was born in Sydney and attended Sydney Grammar School. He completed his first year at university at the Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand then transferred to the University of New South Wales to complete his undergraduate medical degree. He achieved both Bachelor of Medical Science and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degrees with First Class Honors.
Dr Ow-Yang's internship and resident medical officer training was undertaken at The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick. His neurosurgical training commenced with a non-accredited posting at the St George Hospital, Kogarah. After passing the primary surgical exam Dr Ow-Yang then completed his accredited training for neurosurgery at the Gold Coast Hospital, St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, the Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, and Liverpool Hospital.
In 2011 Dr Ow-Yang graduated from the Australasian Neurosurgical training programme and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He travelled to the United Kingdom for further fellowship training in spine surgery at the Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.
Dr Ow-Yang's particular areas of interest include:
Acute and chronic pain management for spinal disorders including upper and lower limb neuropathic pain and mechanical neck and low back pain.
Treatment for cervical and lumbar disc disorders.
Minimally invasive treatment of degenerative spinal disorders including steroid injection treatment and radiofrequency denervation procedures.
Cervical disc replacement surgery.
Spinal instrumentation for spinal fusion surgery.
Neuromodulation for chronic neuropathic pain problems.
Treatment for spine tumours and fractures.
Neurosurgical treatment for brain tumours.
Dr Ow-Yang currently consults in Canberra and Wagga Wagga. He has admitting rights and operates in the National Capital Private Hospital (Canberra) and Calvary Healthcare Riverina (Wagga). New technology using a high-powered operating microscope as well as intra-operative CT scanning and stereotactic guidance is available at the National Capital Private Hospital (Canberra).
Dr Ow-Yang's goal is to provide a holistic approach to pain problems and provide the most effective yet least invasive treatment approach available to alleviate pain and improve patient outcomes.