Jessie McPherson Private Hospital has one of the most advanced Neurosciences departments of any hospital in Victoria due to our ability to care for people needing every type of Neurological and Neurosurgical treatment.

This includes patients undergoing surgery and also those with neurological disorders.

The Neurosciences Unit (31 South)

Our Neurosciences Unit is a specialised unit with staff who are specifically trained in this area of medicine and nursing.

Our high level services include:

  • Neurosurgical High Dependency beds for patients who require a higher level of monitoring and specialised care
  • Intensive Care Unit to allow for the best in immediate pre and post-operative observation and care
  • On site specialist medical team which includes neurosurgeons and neurologists
All facilities and services accessible in one location

Our specialist team has access to a range of facilities for complete neurological diagnosis and treatment on-site.

On-site facilities include:

  • State of the art CT scanners
  • MRI machines
  • Access to operating theatres 24/7

With access to these facilities you are assured of thorough diagnostic techniques, same-day scan results and sophisticated medical care.

Specialty Procedures

At Jessie McPherson Private Hospital our team of neuroscience specialists are able to offer the following specialist treatments:

Deep brain stimulation treatment
Our neurosciences team is one of a few at a private hospital within Australia to be able to provide deep brain stimulation treatment for our patients.
Our team are leaders in the successful use of this treatment for patients with severe movement disorders. Our team successfully applies the findings from international research to identify and in turn treat certain sites in the deep centres of the brain which are responsible for movement disorders.
Our team have extensive experience in the treatment of patients suffering from advanced Parkinson’s disease who are no longer responding well to medical management, patients with severe dystonias, and patients with severe disabling tremor.

Pituitary tumour surgery
Our neuroscience team specialises in the removal of pituitary tumours using both the trans sphenoidal and transcranial approaches.
The trans sphenoidal approach allows our team to successfully remove pituitary tumours through the nasal cavities. The transcranial approach is often used when a patient has a large tumour that cannot be removed using trans sphenoidal surgery.
Our team uses the latest surgery techniques and world class equipment (including endoscopic assistance if required) to identify, separate and remove the tumour from the pituitary gland.

Acoustic tumour/acoustic neuroma surgery
Our neuroscience team has the experience, expertise and access to world class surgical facilities to successfully remove acoustic tumour/acoustic neuromas.
Depending on the tumour size, location and impact on hearing, one of three surgical options could be performed:

  • Retrosigmoid
    Retrosigmoid surgery is most commonly performed for patients who have a tumour that doesn’t extend too far into the auditory canal. During surgery the tumour is removed from behind the ear bone which gives the best opportunity for the inner ear structure and hearing to be maintained.
  • Middle Fossa
    With early detection and a small tumour, middle fossa surgery gives the best access for complete tumour removal and gives a good opportunity for hearing to be maintained by the patient.
  • Translabrynthine
    If a patient has poor hearing at the time of referral and/or a large tumour, translabrynthine surgery focuses on ensuring that the facial nerves are maintained following the removal of a section of the ear bone.

For a list of Neurosurgeons and Neurologists who choose Jessie McPherson Private Hospital, please view our Specialist Directory.