About Mr Nicholas Finnis
Areas of Specialisation
Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery
BHB, MBChB (Auckland) 1983, FRACS (General Surgery) 1993, FRACS (Neurosurgery) 1997, NSA
Hospitals practicing at
St George’s, Southern Cross
Definitions of Services
Neurosurgery, also known as brain surgery, treats problems in the brain and the structures around it. Access is gained by a making an opening in the cranium (skull). A flap of skull bone is removed, usually to be replaced after surgery. There are many reasons for neurosurgery, including taking a tissue sample (biopsy) of a tumour or removing it, treating bleeding (haemorrhage) or blood clots (haematomas) resulting from injuries; weaknesses in blood vessels (cerebral aneurysms); abnormal blood vessels; damage to tissues covering the brain; infections; severe nerve or facial pain; skull fractures; pressure in the brain after an injury or stroke; and some forms of seizure disorders (e.g. epilepsy). Neurosurgery is performed with general anaesthesia.more
Spinal Surgery is a subspecialty of Orthopaedic Surgery that involves the diagnosis and treatment of a range of conditions related to the spine.
Surgery wherever possible is undertaken using minimal invasive spine surgery (MISS) although this is not always possible. Spinal Surgery can be undertaken for a variety of reasons, some common conditions that can be treated with Spinal Surgery include Back Pain (Lumber Pain), Neck Pain (Cervical Pain), Sciatica, Herniated Discs, Spinal Stenosis, Scoliosis, Spondylolisthesis, Tumors, Infections, Spine fractures, degenerative disc disease.
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