Our Neurosurgeons and Spine Surgeons

Our Neurosurgeons and Spine Surgeons at Brisbane Clinical Neuroscience Centre (BCNC) aim to provide exceptional holistic, patient focussed care for children and adults with brain and spine disease. Patients benefit from access to state-of-the-art technology, collaboration with other specialists and an approach designed to maintain wellness.

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Dr Robert Campbell

Dr Robert Campbell trained in neurosurgery in Australia and New Zealand before undertaking further subspecialty training in paediatric and craniofacial neurosurgery at the Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, United Kingdom. He has appointments as a consultant neurosurgeon at the Princess Alexandra, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Mater Children’s Private Brisbane and Mater Private Hospital Brisbane as part of the Mater Centre for Neuroscience.

Dr Campbell’s special interests include image guided surgery for complex brain and pituitary tumours, craniofacial surgery, surgery for epilepsy and pain management, endoscopic surgical techniques for brain disease and neurosurgical disorders of childhood.

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Dr Martin Wood

Dr Martin Wood trained in neurosurgery in Australia before travelling to undertake further subspecialty training in Europe. This consisted of fellowships in skull base neurosurgery in Cambridge, United Kingdom and paediatric neurosurgery in Paris. He is a consultant neurosurgeon at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Mater Children’s Private Brisbane and Mater Private Hospital Brisbane as part of the Mater Centre for Neuroscience.

Dr Wood’s special interest areas in adult neurosurgery include skull base tumours such as acoustic neuromas and meningiomas, trigeminal neuralgia and minimally invasive surgery of the brain and spine. He also specialises in neurosurgical disorders of childhood, surgery for epilepsy and spinal neurosurgery.

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Dr Damian Amato

Dr Damian Amato trained in neurosurgery in Australia. His training also included research into traumatic brain injury at the University of Adelaide for which he earned a Master of Surgery degree. He then undertook further subspecialty training in the United Kingdom. This consisted of fellowships in skull base neurosurgery and minimally invasive spine surgery at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. He is a consultant neurosurgeon at Princess Alexandra Hospital and Mater Private Hospital Brisbane as part of the Mater Centre for Neuroscience.

Dr Amato’s special interest areas in cranial neurosurgery including skull base surgery for tumours such as acoustic neuromas and meningiomas. Pituitary surgery and other endoscopic anterior skull base surgery. Other areas of interest include trigeminal neuralgia and minimally invasive spine surgery.

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Dr Jason Papacostas

Dr Jason Papacostas trained in neurosurgery in Australia. He undertook further subspecialty training in paediatric neurosurgery in Brisbane, before travelling to North America and undertaking fellowships in epilepsy surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery at Foothills Hospital, Canada.

Dr Papacostas’ special interest areas include minimally invasive skull base surgery, awake cranial neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery. He also specialises in paediatric neurosurgery and has in interest in minimally invasive spine.

Dr Papacostas practices at Mater Private Hospital Brisbane as part of the Mater Centre for Neuroscience and is also employed as a consultant neurosurgeon at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

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Dr Antonio (Tony) Tsahtsarlis

Dr Antonio Tsahtsarlis trained in neurosurgery in Australia before undertaking further subspecialty training in complex spine surgery in Canada. He is a consultant neurosurgeon at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Mater Private Hospital Brisbane as part of the Mater Centre for Neuroscience.

Dr Tsahtsarlis consults at South Brisbane and Noosa and can assist GPs with the assessment and management of the complex spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, day case discectomy service, and neuro-oncology / brain tumours.

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Dr Jason McMillen

Dr Jason McMillen trained in adult and paediatric neurosurgery in Australia before undertaking post fellowship training overseas in cerebrovascular surgery and neurotrauma.

He has expertise in cerebrovascular surgery while his other areas of interest are adult cranial and spinal neurosurgery including minimally invasive spinal surgery and neuro-oncology. He also specialises in paediatric neurosurgery.

He is a consultant neurosurgeon at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, is a Senior Lecturer in the University of Queensland School of Clinical Medicine, and is a consultant neurosurgeon at the Mater Centre for Neuroscience and Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton.

BCNC Neurosurgeons and Spine Surgeons enquiries
Ph: 07 3163 3600

Brisbane Clinical Neuroscience Centre provides comprehensive care delivered by a highly experienced team of specialist doctors and health professionals throughout Queensland.