Royal Adelaide Hospital
Spine Center Director:
Brian Freeman, YH Yau (full time)
David Hall, Mike Selby, Simon Sandler, Catherine Cartwright, Yu Chao Lee, Aaron Stevenson (part time)
The Royal Adelaide Hospital is a 800 bed tertiary referral centre servicing South Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as parts of Victoria and New South Wales, and is home to the regions only Spinal Injuries Unit. A full range of adult degenerative and reconstructive surgery is carried out.
The Spinal Unit has close links with the Women's & Children's Hospital, providing access to paediatric deformity and reconstructive work.
The Royal Adelaide Hospital was one of first in the country to integrate Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic spine services.
Most frequent pathologies
Trauma, tumor, degeneration
Number of cases
Cases per year:
Total estimated number of procedures:
Other techniques performed:
5 per month
Types of Fellowships
- National fellowship
- Regional and international fellowship
- Short-term fellowships (2 weeks to 3 months)
- Fellow can scrub-in
- Fellow cannot assist scrubbed in
Average number of surgeries per week in the OR for the fellow: 10