​Princess Alexandra Hospital—Brisbane, Australia

​Orthopaedic Unit, Level 2, (Blue Lifts),
199 Ipswich Road,
Woolloongabba, Brisbane, 4102
Australia   

Contact
Tel: 0421 145 260
Email: r.luton-goggins@qut.edu.au
Spine team
Spine center director


Richard Williams
Team member ​Geoff Askin

​Center description

Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) is the “Home Base” of the AOSpine Spine Center in Brisbane. PAH is an 800 bed tertiary adult teaching hospital and Level 3 Trauma Center with a 60 bed general Orthopaedic Unit. PAH is the second largest hospital complex in Brisbane and receives spinal surgical referrals from the state of Queensland as well as the northern parts of New South Wales, a combined referral population of 4 million. All areas of adult spinal surgery are managed at PAH. PAH is the site of Queensland’s only 40 bed Spinal Injuries Unit (SIU). It manages all spinal injuries, with neurological involvement in the State of Queensland and its surrounds – servicing approximately 4 million people.

​Most frequent pathologies

Degenerative disease, deformity, trauma
 

Most frequent surgical procedures

Discectomy open/micro, decompression lumbar spine without fusion, decompression lumbar spine with fusion +/- fixation

​Number of cases
Number of cases per year:
Number of instrumented cases per year:

• Cervical deformity
Adult cervical reconstruction
Paediatric cervical reconstruction

• Cervical trauma
Cervical stabilisation

• Cervical tumor    
Cervical tumor surgery

• Degenerative cervical spine
Anterior foraminotomy 
Cervical stabilisation
Posterior foraminotomy 

• Degenerative lumbar spine  
ALIF
Microsurgical spinal stenosis 
Open stabilisation
TLIF

• Osteoporotic spine  
Vertebroplasty

• Rheumatoid cervical spine
C1/C2 stabilisation
Craniocervical stabilisation

• Sacral tumor
Sacrectomy

• Sacrectomy
Cervical laminoplasty
Cervical pedicle screw procedures
Congenital deformities
High grade spondylolisthesis / spondyloptosis
Neuromonitoring

• Thoracic & lumbar trauma
Anterior thoracic and lumbar reconstruction
Paediatric spine trauma
Thoracic & lumbar stabilisation

• Thoracic & lumbar tumor
Anterior thoracic and lumbar reconstruction 
Thoracic & lumbar stabilisation
Vertebroplasty

• Thoracolumbar deformity
Kyphotic deformities
Neuromuscular deformities
Scoliotic deformities
Spondylolisthesis 


800 (2 clinical fellows)
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​Types of fellowships

  • 12-month clinical fellowship
  • Short-term fellowships (2 weeks to 8 weeks)
  • Fellow can scrub-in
  • Fellow cannot assist scrubbed in
(Only surgeons with AHPRA Medical Registration can assist. Short-term fellows do not have medical registration.)
Average number of surgeries per week in the OR for the fellow: 8 (x 2 clinical fellows)