SURGERY

SURGERY

BRAIN TUMOUR

Dr Zacest performs the full range of procedures for surgical treatment of brain tumours including minimally invasive stereotactic biopsy, minimally invasive endoscopic base of skull approaches, open surgery and radiosurgery in selected cases.

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RADIOSURGERY

Dr Zacest collaborates with radiotherapy colleages to perform radiosurgery for selected brain tumours including metastases, recurrent inoperable benign tumours and accoustic neuromas. Treatment is performed as a day procedure and patients go home in the afternoon. A new linear accelerator and planning software is being commisioned at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and will soon be operational expanding the range of conditions suitable for this minimally invasive therapy.

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SPINAL SURGERY

Dr Zacest performs a full range of neurosurgical spinal surgical procedures for tumours, degenerative and developmental conditions including minimally invasive and instrumented fusion where necessary.

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TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA

Dr Zacest has had comprehensive training in and performs a full range of procedures for trigeminal neuralgia. These include glycerol rhizolysis, radiofrequency rhizolysis and microvascular decompression. Radiofrequency rhizolysis is performed under anaesthetic sedation, is well tolerated and the patient is dicharged home later in the day. Patients who undergo microvascular decompression are discharged after 4-5 days.

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MOVEMENT DISORDERS

Movement disorders are a collection of conditions characterised by abnormalities of the initiation, regulation or coordination of posture or movement…

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PAIN SURGERY

Chronic pain affects up to 20% of the Australian population. The vast majority of pain problems can be well managed by your general practioner or medical pain specialist.

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DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION

Dr Zacest performs a full range of functional procedures for movement disorders including essential tremor, Parkinson’s Disease and dystonia including lesional procedures…

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NEUROMODULATION

Dr Zacest has had comprehensive training in and performs a full range of neurosurgical procedures for pain relief…

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