The most common neurosurgical procedures performed at Hamilton Specialist Referrals (HSR) are in the treatment of diseases and injuries that result in compression of the spinal cord and/or the associated nerve roots. Such cases present with varying degrees of pain, weakness and incoordination. MRI is seen at the gold standard in imaging of the spine as it provides unrivalled resolution of the neurological structures. HSR boasts an on-site 1.5T high-field MRI scanner, which allows rapid acquisition of the highest quality images to facilitate accurate and precise surgical planning.

Brain

Investigation and treatment of abnormalities of the brainEpilepsy and inflammatory disease of the CNS is common, and the investigation and treatment of such cases is as a major part of the service we offer. Once we have diagnosed the problem we are keen to interact with our referring practices as closely as possible and be an integral, supportive part of the ongoing clinical management.Structural abnormalities of the skull such as Chiari malformation can lead to a variety of abnormalities with the brain and spinal cord. At HSR, we offer a range of medical and surgical treatments for intracranial malformations including ventriculoperitoneal shunting for hydrocephalusand treatment of specific brain tumours.

Spine

The most common neurosurgical procedures performed at Hamilton Specialist Referrals (HSR) are in the treatment of diseases and injuries of the spine that result in compression of the spinal cord and/or the associated nerve roots. Such cases present with varying degrees of pain, weakness and incoordination. MRI is seen at the gold standard in imaging of the spine as it provides unrivalled resolution of the neurological structures. HSR boasts an on-site 1.5T high-field MRI scanner, which allows rapid acquisition of the highest quality images to facilitate accurate and precise surgical planning.