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About Neuron

Dedicated world-class neurosurgical care focused on delivering exceptional patient outcomes.

Meet our Specialists

At Neuron, we support you in your quest to achieve the best outcome for you to live well, through the delivery of specialised Neurosurgical and spinal surgical care involving the brain, spine and nerves.

Dr Peter Lucas

Dr Peter Lucas – Neurosurgeon MBBS FRACS Neurosurgery

Trained and educated in Australia, Dr Peter Lucas is a consultant Neurosurgeon and Medical Director at ‘Neuron: Brain, Spine, Nerves’ in Brisbane. He completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Queensland in 1998, followed by basic surgical training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, with exposure to a broad range of medical and surgical specialties. Neurosurgical training followed, with time spent in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Christchurch and Melbourne. Dr Peter Lucas was the Queensland Brian Institute Research Fellow and finalist for the Peter Leech Memorial Prize in 2007.  Later that year, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in Neurosurgery. Thereafter Dr Lucas spent six months as Neurosurgical Fellow at the prestigious Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, England and then returned to Queensland to take up a consultant position at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. He quickly recognised the need for a comprehensive Neurosurgical service, accessible to all, but without the limitations of the public sector. Neuron was created from this ideal in 2009, and it continues to grow today.

Dr Lucas provides adult Neurosurgical assessment and treatment exclusively to Neuron patients at the Brisbane Private Hospital (Healthscope).  Held in high regard by his peers and colleagues, he has been the Neurosurgical representative to  Medical Advisory Committee and Accreditation Committee and Patient Care Review Committee at Brisbane Private Hospital from 2015 to current,  Chairperson of Neurosurgical morbidity and mortality review board at Brisbane Private Hospital  from 2012 to  current and is also the Chair of The Brisbane Neurosurgery Centre.

  • Spinal procedures/surgery – degenerative, oncology, deformity and pain. o Simple decompressive procedures
    • Instrumented and non-instrumented complex reconstruction
    • Adult scoliosis correction
    • Facet radiofrequency ablation
    • Neuromodulation – Spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Spinal tumours: Intra-dural spinal tumours such as meningioma, schwannoma, neurofibroma and intramedullary intrinsic tumours.
  • Sacroiliac joint instability and pain – radiofrequency ablation and surgical stabilisation
  • Peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes: Carpal tunnel syndrome, Ulnar nerve compression syndrome and Meralgia paraesthesia.
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia, Pulsatile Tinnitus and Hemi-Facial Spasm.
  • Cranial neuro-oncology: Benign and malignant primary and secondary brain tumours. Both open and minimally invasive surgery.
  • CSF circulation disorders including Chiari malformation, Hydrocephalus and Syrinx.
  • Adult skull vault reconstruction and cranioplasty.
Dr Kevin Elliott

Dr Kevin Elliott – Neuro Anaesthetist

Dr Kevin Elliott is a Specialist Anaesthetist and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). He completed his specialist training in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. In 2004, Dr Elliott was appointed as the inaugural NeuroAnaesthesia Fellow at Auckland City Hospital. The following year he worked as a Senior Clinical Fellow in NeuroAnaesthesia at the prestigious Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, England. During this time he gained extensive experience and expertise in the anaesthetic management of a wide range of complex Neurosurgical and spinal procedures. In 2007, Dr Elliott moved to Queensland to take up a consultant position at the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital. In addition to his role as NeuroAnaesthetist for Neuron, he continues to work as a Senior Staff Specialist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and is a Senior Lecturer for University of Queensland.

Amanda Keane

Amanda Keane – Practice Nurse

Amanda Keane joined the Neuron team in 2018. She has completed a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Nursing, in University College Cork, in Ireland. She moved to Australia in 2014. She has a broad background in General nursing, with experience spanning in both medical and surgical nursing.  Although she has 6 years of experience working in public and private hospitals, she obtains great fulfilment working with Neurosurgical patients and enjoys the challenges that this specialist role entails. She is extremely devoted to developing her nursing career and becoming a Neurosurgical specialist nurse.

Amanda works in close association, with both, Dr Lucas and Dr Alavi to provide pre and post-operative clinical care to their patients.

Amanda is extremely patient focused and is committed to making our patients feel comfortable and well informed with a passion for ensuring that exceptional nursing care and patient care remains the priority at Neuron.

Emma Warner

Emma Warner – Neurological Physiotherapist

Emma Warner is an Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Titled Neurological Physiotherapist. She undertook her Bachelor of Physiotherapy, and Masters of Physiotherapy (Neurology) at The University of Queensland. She grew up in Brisbane and has worked in hospital and community sectors and Physiotherapy education in Southeast Queensland, as well as many years working in private hospitals in London.

Emma has a special interest in Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation and as a Neurological Physiotherapist, has many years of experience in this field. She worked as the Specialist Physiotherapist in the Dizziness and Balance Clinic of a large private hospital in London, UK, for over five years and has developed special skills in the rehabilitation of both peripheral and central causes of dizziness and balance dysfunction. The rehabilitation of both simple and complex balance problems is an area that Emma is enthusiastic about. She has also worked closely with Neurologists in the field of Concussion and has a keen interest in researching this area.

Clinical focus

  • Detailed assessment and management of complex vestibular and balance presentations
  • Holistic approach to Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation

Services provided

  • Management of Vestibular presentations including: BPPV; Vestibular Neuritis; Labyrinthitis; Acoustic Neuroma; Vestibular Migraine; Meniere’s Disease; Concussion; and Age-related balance problems
  • Customised rehabilitation programme to suit the individual and their symptoms

OUR MISSION

Dedicated world-class Neurosurgical care focused on delivering exceptional patient outcomes.

OUR VISION

A centre of excellence for brain, spine and nerve surgery.

OUR VALUES

  • Respect for all
  • Leadership
  • Trust and transparency
  • Care and Compassion
  • Clinical excellence

OUR PATIENTS

  • Are engaged in their treatment
  • Develop and maintain solid relationships with their service providers
  • Have access to superior, holistic, multidisciplinary care within one focal point.

OUR STAFF

  • Work in an environment of positive culture that has a flat structure
  • Feel enabled and encouraged to continually learn
  • Are recognised and rewarded for their contribution
  • Are accountable for their actions.

OUR COMMUNITY

  • A partnership is developed and maintained with our referrers
  • We are recognised as true providers of enabling and supportive high quality Neurosurgical and spinal surgical care
  • We are recognised as a true representative of cynosure for Neurosurgical and spinal surgical treatment.
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Important Points to Remember…

YOU WILL REQUIRE A REFERRAL

Appointments with Dr Lucas and Dr Alavi are on a referral basis only, so please contact us by calling (07) 3733 1456.

PLEASE BRING ALL RECENT IMAGING (FILMS) TO YOUR APPOINTMENT

You will be required to bring to your appointment all pertinent reports and test results from your primary care or referring doctor

COMPLETE OUR ONLINE PATIENT INFORMATION FORM

In order to be fully prepared for your appointment we ask that you fill out our online patient information form: CLICK HERE

Call us now for an appointment

07 3733 1456