REMOVED Princess Alexandra Hospital

Address:
Orthopaedic Unit, Level 2, (Blue Lifts), 

199 Ipswich Road,
Woolloongabba, Brisbane, 4102 
Australia    

Contact 
Tel: 0421 145 260 
Email

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
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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 


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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) 
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