My mission as an orthopaedic spine surgeon is to help people transform their lives by successfully treating their spinal problems.
“I’m entirely focused on
giving people their lives back”
A spinal condition can impact your day-to-day life in a myriad of painful and debilitating ways that take a toll on you.
A specialist spine surgeon needs a high level of technical expertise and a passion for helping patients get the most out of life. I offer expertise and understanding to help you navigate a stressful and difficult period and reclaim your quality of life.
I undertake the comprehensive assessment and treatment of:
Utilising the latest spinal technologies:
All patients welcome:
I work closely with patients and their families so that we can come to a shared decision about the best course of treatment. In the majority of patients, surgery is not even necessary. However when it is required, spine surgery can be truly life-changing.
Trust is an essential ingredient of medicine. If you’re putting your trust in my hands, you might want to know a bit more about me…
I was born and raised in New Zealand. I was dux of my high school and then pursued a career in medicine. I graduated from The University of Auckland in 1999, with a Bachelor of Human Biology, and again in 2002, with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery.
After completing my orthopaedic training, I became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011. Having developed a special interest in spine surgery, I relocated to the Gold Coast with my family in 2012 and completed the Allamanda Private Hospital Spinal Fellowship, under the supervision of Associate Professor Mathew Scott-Young. This is an Australian Orthopaedic Association accredited fellowship in spine surgery. I then joined Gold Coast Spine, before starting my own practice in 2020.
I am an Assistant Professor with Bond University’s faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, and am actively involved in ongoing research aimed at improving the outcomes of spine surgery. I am also a member of the Spine Society of Australia, the North American Spine Society, and the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery. Finally, it’s worth noting that I am a Certified Independent Medical Examiner.
I see patients in my rooms at Pacific Private Clinic in Southport and operate at the Gold Coast Private Hospital.
Now that you know about me…
Let’s talk about how I can help you renew your quality of life.