​Princess Alexandra Hospital—Brisbane, Australia

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Princess Alexandra Hospital
Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba
4102, Brisbane
Queensland
Australia​

  Tel: 0421 145 260
Email: rachel.lutongoggins@healthscope.com.au

 

Program director

Mr Richard Williams FRACS, MBBS
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Ipswich Road Woolloongabba
Brisbane
Australia

 

Contact person

Rachel Luton-Goggins
Tel: 0421 145 260 

Spine team

Geoff Askin, Richard Williams, Bill Ryan

Center description

The Princess Alexandra Hospital is a tertiary referral Level 3 trauma hospital providing all aspects of adult spinal surgery with an emphasis on trauma. The campus includes the state's only spinal injuries trauma and rehabilitation unit and the spinal surgical service receives referrals from all of Queensland and parts of Northern New South Wales. Fellows are also involved in the management of paediatric spinal patients including deformity surgery at the Mater Children's Hospital.

Procedures

  • Cervical deformity
    Adult cervical reconstruction
    Paediatric cervical reconstruction


approx. 1 per half year
approx. 1 per half year

  • Cervical trauma
    Cervical stabilisation

approx. 1 per week 
  • Cervical tumor
    Cervical tumor surgery

approx. 1 per monthr
  • Degenerative cervical spine
    Anterior foraminotomy 
    Cervical stabilisation 
    Posterior foraminotomy

approx. 1 per month
approx. 1 per week
approx. 1 per half year
  • ​Degenerative lumbar spine
    ALIF 
    Microsurgical spinal stenosis 
    Open stabilisation 
    TLIF

approx. 1 per fortnight
approx. 1 per week
approx. 1 per week
approx. 1 per month
  • ​Osteoporotic spine
    Vertebroplasty

approx. 1 per month
  • Rheumatoid cervical spine
    C1/C2 stabilisation 
    Craniocervical stabilisation

approx. 1 per month
approx. 1 per half year
  • ​Sacral tumor
    Sacrectomy

approx. 1 per half year
  • Sacrectomy
    Cervical laminoplasty 
    Cervical pedicle screw procedures 
    Congenital deformities 
    High grade spondylolisthesis / spondyloptosis 
    Neuromonitoring

approx. 1 per half year
approx. 1 per month
approx. 1 per quarter
approx. 1 per quarter

approx. 1 per fortnight
  • Thoracic & lumbar trauma
    Anterior thoracic and lumbar reconstruction
    Paediatric spine trauma  
    Thoracic & lumbar stabilisation

approx. 1 per fortnight
approx. 1 per quarter
approx. 1 per fortnight
  • Thoracic & lumbar tumor
    Anterior thoracic and lumbar reconstruction
    Thoracic & lumbar stabilisation 
    Vertebroplasty

approx. 1 per month
approx. 1 per quarter
approx. 1 per quarter
  • Thoracolumbar deformity
    Kyphotic deformities 
    Neuromuscular deformities 
    Scoliotic deformities 
    Spondylolisthesis

approx. 1 per half year
approx. 1 per month
approx. 1 per week
approx. 1 per week

Fellowship types

Observerships, Short-term, Long-term

Observership/short-term language requirements

English

Long-term language requirements

English

Accommodation

Accommodation for visiting fellows is available close to all of the involved hospitals and arrangements may be made through contact with the centre secretary as above.

Logbooks

Dr Chinmay Nath, Clinical Spine Observership, 15 March 2010 to 02 April 2010
Michael J H McCarthy, AOSpine Fellow, 2010/2011