The BCNC news corner, where we go behind-the-scenes at our neuroscience centre and share some heartwarming stories.
Success Stories In 2018 BCNC surgeon Dr Jason Papacostas performed surgery on a Queensland teenager suffering from debilitating epilepsy. The patient, eighteen-year-old Adam Barry is now seizure-free, following the brain surgery during which he remained awake. The complex surgery took place after medication failed to control his epilepsy. “My epilepsy started when I was in
Success Stories In an Australian first a team of Brisbane surgeons in collaboration with a visiting team from Vanderbilt University Hospital in the United States, successfully performed in-utero spinal surgery on a fetus. This ‘Australian first’ was performed in 2016 at the Mater hospital on a 24 week-old in-utero baby who had been diagnosed with
With over 3700 minimally invasive spinal procedures having been completed by the surgeons at Mater and BCNC, you’re in good hands. Minimally invasive placement of pedicle screws Inaugural fellow Dr Bart De Boer undertaking his 500th case at Mater Surgeons at the Brisbane Clinical Neuroscience Centre (BCNC) and Mater Neurosciences Centre Brisbane are at the
Streamlining patient’s treatment at BCNC with our multidisciplinary team of surgeons Modern surgical management of complex problems relies ever-increasingly on a team-based approach, with surgeons from different specialties bringing their skills and experience together to optimise outcomes. We at BCNC adhere strongly to the concept of the multidisciplinary surgical team, and believe that when it
Recently we received a batch of letters from our local school themed ‘thank you to our superheroes.’ This letter was from a little girl Sophia, and we’d like her to know that her letter made our day! The letter reads: Dear Doctors and Nurses, Thank you for looking after us during this time. When we
Every day people ask me what it is like running a large neurosurgery practice and my answer is always the same. It is a privilege. I work alongside talented specialists as they strive to better the lives of their patients. Is my day like herding cats? Yes. Like most practice managers, we are experts at juggling,