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Neurosurgeon in Brisbane

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At QNS, we know that it can be quite daunting to be referred to see a neurosurgeon. That’s why we’re here to assist you through each step along your journey, from initial assessment to definitive management, making the experience as easy as possible. Our friendly team and neurosurgeons are highly trained to support our patients and to achieve the best possible outcomes.
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Dr Bruce Hall is a senior Brisbane neurosurgeon with broad experience in all aspects of neurosurgery. He expresses his many interests via his diverse roles as Managing Director and founder of Queensland Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery (QNS), Director of Neurosurgery at Greenslopes Private Hospital and Chairman of Neurosurgery at Princess Alexandra Hospital. He has performed more than 6,000 neurosurgical operations and trained many young neurosurgeons throughout his career. He has been at the vanguard of introducing many new minimally invasive neurosurgical procedures to Queensland. He lectures at the University of Queensland Medical School and serves on the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons board of directors. Always enthusiastic about new technologies, he is the Co-Director of the PAH Gamma Knife Unit. 

Areas of Special Interest: 
> All Brain and Spine Tumours
> Cerebrovascular Surgery 
> Microvascular Decompression
> Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
> Complex Medicolegal Cases

Dr Richard Laherty | MBBS FRACS CIME

Dr Richard Laherty is an experienced neurosurgeon with a special interest and expertise in the use of minimally invasive techniques to treat spine conditions, both simple and complex. He strives to continually enhance current surgical strategies through his innovation and is actively engaged with the industry as a designer and educator. Dr Laherty understands the importance of providing holistic care to maximise patient outcomes. He liaises closely with his colleagues to facilitate comprehensive investigation and management plans. He is Course Director of the Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient courses and Deputy Chair of the CCrISP Committee, and a senior spinal trauma consultant at PAH. Dr Laherty has received a commendation from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for his educational efforts.

Areas of Special Interest: 

> Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
> Complex Spine Surgery 
> Deformity Correction Spine Surgery

Dr Rumal Jayalath | MBBS FRACS

Dr Rumal Jayalath is an approachable, enthusiastic young neurosurgeon who studied medicine at James Cook University and trained at Greenslopes Private Hospital in her early years. She then underwent specialist neurosurgery training at leading centres around Australia and has been with QNS for four years. She is actively involved in training young surgical registrars and recently acted as joint neurosurgery convener for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons annual meeting in Brisbane. Dr Jayalath operates privately at both Greenslopes and Mater Private Hospitals, and her practice encompasses all aspects of general neurosurgery and spine surgery. Dr Jayalath has a special interest in cerebrovascular surgery and brain tumours.

Areas of special interest: 

> Cerebrovascular Surgery
> Brain Tumours
> Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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