Patient Information Brochures

The Neurosurgical Society of Australasia is currently in the process of developing detailed patient information brochures for neurosurgical procedures. As the brochures are complete a one page summary will be available here. The more detailed versions, are available to surgeons and may be provided by your surgeon during your consultation.

Lumbar Spine Discectomy
Lumbar Spine Laminectomy
Pituitary Surgery
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Cervical Discectomy
Cervical Laminectomy

Other publications and resources

The Neurosurgical Society of Australasia provides the following publications relating to neurosurgical practice. Additional publications are currently under development and will be available on this website in the future.

The Management of Acute Neurotrauma in Rural and Remote Locations
Guidelines for a Sustainable Specialist Neurosurgical Service
Policy on Sport: Prevention and Management of Head and Spine Injuries in Sport 

If you have a publication you would like considered for inclusion, please contact us.

MBS Review of Neurosurgery Item Numbers 

The draft changes to the neurosurgery item numbers are also now available for comment. If you have any feedback on the draft neurosurgery item numbers for consideration please submit your feedback to us by return email prior to 6 December 2018.  Any feedback will then be considered by the MBS Neurology and Neurosurgery Clinical Committee.  

Draft changes to the MBS Neurosurgery Item Numbers