We provide assessment, treatment and specialised surgery for planned (elective) and emergency patients with conditions affecting the brain, spine and nerves.

Key points

  • The neurosurgery service has subspecialist experts who treat all neurosurgical diseases
  • Our services are delivered in partnership with state-of-the-art radiology, pathology, neurology and cancer care services
  • Our team includes highly skilled surgeons, doctors, nurses, allied health staff and researchers who are neurosurgery experts and work together for the best patient outcomes
  • We undertake world-leading research which improves our treatment of patients every day
  • We train future the leaders in neurosurgery
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

Our Neurosurgery service has a clinical and referral service for patients with intracranial, spinal and peripheral nerve disorders who require neurosurgical assessment and treatment.

We care for people who are in hospital, have been to hospital or need to come to hospital for neurosurgical illnesses involving the brain, spine and peripheral nerves including:

  • Brain and spine tumours
  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Spinal disorders
  • Neurotrauma
  • Pain surgery
  • Pituitary disorders and neuroendocrinology
  • Epilepsy
  • Functional neurosurgery, including movement disorders
  • Peripheral nerve disorders
  • Neurofibromatosis and other inherited disorders

Our services are provided in a 40-bed dedicated Neuroscience Unit containing an 18-bed High Dependency Unit.

Professor Andrew Kaye in the operating theatre
Professor Andrew Kaye in the operating theatre assisted by resident, Dr Donna D'Souza.

Our clinics

Brain Tumour Neuropsychology Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Cerebrovascular Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Neurosurgery Clinic Level 1 Centre
The RMH Parkville
Neurosurgery Clinic Level 1 South
The RMH Parkville
Neurosurgery Clinic Level 1 West
The RMH Parkville
Neurosurgery Clinic Telehealth
The RMH Parkville
Medicare Telehealth
Neurosurgery Neurofibromatosis (NF) Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Neurosurgery Oncology Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Neurosurgery Pituitary Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Neurosurgery Reassessment Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Neurosurgery Skull Base Clinic
The RMH Parkville
For patients
For health professionals

Need to change or cancel your appointment?

Do one of the following:

  • Access Health Hub to change the appointment yourself
  • Complete our online form and we'll change it for you
  • Call Specialist Clinics (Outpatients) on (03) 9342 7393 and we'll help you over the phone

What to bring

Every time you come

Every time you come in for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care card (if you have one)
  • Concession card (if you have one)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
  • Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
  • Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)

For a clinic appointment

If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Your appointment book (if relevant)
  • TAC or WorkCover claim number

For an overnight or longer stay

If you come for an overnight (or longer stay), you should also bring:

  • A dressing gown and slippers, or comfortable day clothes and shoes
  • Your toiletries
  • Your iPad or tablet and phone, provided you are happy to take responsibility for them

Do not bring (for overnight or longer stay)

And if you're staying overnight or longer, do not bring:

  • Your handbag, wallet, purse or large amounts of cash. Just bring a small amount for items such as newspapers, magazines or coffee
  • Valuables, such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you
Head of service
Dr Katharine Drummond
Contact us
(03) 9342 8959
Neurosurgery Clinic
(03) 9342 7273
The RMH Parkville
Level 4 South West
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
(03) 9342 4234
Referrals for Specialist Clinics
Planned Surgery & Pre-Admission
When you receive our letter, call Bookings to make your appointment.
(03) 9342 7893
Pre-Admission Clinic
(03) 9342 8400
Bookings and waitlist enquiries
The RMH Parkville
Level 3 East
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Surgery waiting list
Contact the RMH Waiting List Coordinators for enquiries about the current surgical waiting list
Life’s unpredictable. Our response isn’t.

We urgently need to raise $2.5 million for a second CT scanner in our Emergency Department.

This is a vital piece of equipment that provides rapid and accurate diagnosis for trauma and stroke patients like Brianna.

Last updated 07 February 2023