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The Douglas Miller Department of Neurosurgery is one of the largest neurosurgical units in NSW. In our dedicated ward at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney, we have an operative caseload of 1,500 a year. We’re also one of the oldest neurosurgery departments in the country, named after Sir Douglas Miller, a founding neurosurgeon in Australia.
We have had a notable number of firsts in our time. We were the first hospital to employ frameless stereotactic equipment in the routine provision of craniotomy. More recently, our current Chairman, Dr Malcolm Pell, in conjunction with Dr Dudley O’Sullivan, started the functional programme of deep brain electrodes for Parkinson’s disease.
Our department provides services for all neurosurgical problems, including:
All members of the Neurosurgery Department are Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. We have two positions for neurosurgical training towards FRACS.
We’re involved in the Research Strategic Plan with the aim of becoming a centre of excellence for neuroscience research.