Our neurosurgery service treats diseases of the nervous system, including the disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.
What we do
We perform surgery in hospital. Patients with urgent neurosurgical problems are referred directly from the Emergency Department at Wellington Regional Hospital for urgent assessment and surgery.
If your condition is not as urgent, you’ll be asked to come into an outpatient clinic appointment.
At your first appointment, we’ll assess your symptoms. This usually takes 60-90 minutes. We’ll also:
- do a general assessment so we can determine how your condition has affected you
- discuss your surgery options with you. Some neurological conditions can be managed without surgery.
You may then be booked in for surgery or more appointments if further assessment is required.