First O’arm spinal surgery on the Sunshine Coast

Recently, I had the pleasure of undertaking the first ever ‘O arm’ spinal surgery case at the Buderim Private Hospital. The ‘O arm’ is a sophisticated device that provides surgeon with real-time CT quality imaging intraoperatively during spinal fusion procedures. Spinal fusion surgeryRead more…

Cranial surgery now available on the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast residents now have access to cranial neurosurgery, in a first that allows patients with cranial conditions be treated locally thanks to increased neurosurgical services delivered by Sunshine Cost Brain & Spine. Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital has recentlyRead more…

Vision, hormones and pituitary tumour

Can you imagine going to a doctor to obtain some advice regarding your sinusitis only to discover that you have a large brain tumour? This scenario actually happened for a 59 year old patient of mine who presented to herRead more…

Thoracic Disc Herniation

Most of the degenerative spinal pathology that we see as specialists as well as in primary care affects the lumbar or cervical spine. This is interesting as the thoracic spine contains a similar number of intervertebral discs and facet jointsRead more…

Sit and suffer

I am very often asked by patients, both those who have undergone surgery and those for whom surgery for lumbar back ache is not available, what exercise regime they should follow. There is a generally held view that a structuredRead more…

Grand Opening

Sunshine Coast Brain & Spine along with Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital are now officially open. With our first patients walking through our new clinic on 9 Monday December 2013, Dr Janusz Bonkowski and his practice manager Christine Smalley, areRead more…

5 Reasons to Walk 5kms with us

  BrizBrain & Spine’s Neuro-Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Viven Biggs, is fundamental in coordinating the care of patients with brain tumors and sees firsthand the need for continued research to develop new treatments and improve existing care. The Newro Foundation BrainRead more…

Sunshine Coast CPD Event

Sunshine Coast Brain & Spine Sunshine Coast Brain & Spine will be presenting a GP Education Evening at Mooloolaba on Tuesday 17 September 2013.  “It’s good to be better, but it’s better to be good”. Earn 4 Category 2 pointsRead more…

Ipswich CPD Event

BrizBrain & Spine will be holding a free CPD Event for General Practitioners on 10th September 2013 in Ipswich for GPs in the region. It will be held at The Stumps Hotel, 215 Brisbane Street, Ipswich. Pr David Walker will beRead more…

Sunshine Coast Brain & Spine

Sunshine Coast Brain & Spine Sunshine Coast Brain and Spine is on track for opening in November 2013. Dr Janusz Bonkowski will be relocating to the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital into our new medical suites.  Dr Bonkowski is currentlyRead more…

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