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DR MICHAEL WONG NEUROSURGEON

Dr Michael Wong is a full time Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon at the Royal Melbourne 2ospital and Head of Neurosurgery at the Western Hospital. He also consults and operates at Epworth Eastern Hospital and John Fawkner Hospital.

He looks after patients with intracranial problems, spinal problems and peripheral nerves disorder.He has a special interest in Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery.

We welcome all patients including, privately-insured, Workcover, TAC, uninsured, interstate and overseas patients.

January 16, 2019

Choosing the Right Spinal Surgeon

Major spine or neck surgery can be an extremely daunting prospect. Spinal surgery is safer than ever before thanks to technological advances and improvements in surgical techniques, yet it is still one of the most delicate surgeries that is performed.

Research is imperative when selecting the right surgeon to operate on your spine. Your body is precious, and selecting the right surgeon can mean ...

January 9, 2019

Alternatives to Opioids: Chronic Back Pain Treatment

Opioid medication is not the only solution for chronic back pain relief, Dr. Wong says there are alternatives available to you.

Chronic spinal pain can be completely debilitating, taking a huge emotional and physical toll on a person especially when it seems that there is no end in sight. Often patients who see Dr. Wong have been prescribed opioid medication as a first and only ...

July 22, 2018

Chronic Back Pain: Diagnosis & Treatment

Did you know one in five Australians are living with chronic pain?

Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon Dr Michael Wong and his patient Silvana Loschiavo who was a chronic back and neck pain sufferer before her surgery, visit Weekend Today to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain.

How hard is it to treat and diagnose chronic pain?

Chronic pain is pain which persists for an extended ...

July 22, 2018

The Opioid Addiction Crisis in Australia

Dr. Wong campaigns against the over-prescription of opioid medication in the treatment of chronic pain, in particular in relation to back pain management.

The opioid epidemic in the US paints a grim picture for the outlook Australia faces if it continues down a dark path of opioid over-prescription. Between 1992 and 2012, opioid dispensing by doctors in Australia increased by 15%, according to ...

August 28, 2017

North Melbourne Consulting Room

July 1, 2017

Invited surgeon at University of Poitiers, France, 2017

Dr Wong was an invited surgeon at the University of Poitiers, France, 2017.

 

February 10, 2017

International Spine Surgery Course, France, 2017

Dr Wong was invited to the International Spine Surgery Course in France, 2017.

 

July 6, 2016

Dr Michael Wong’s new spinal surgery technique providing hope for cancer patients

Neurosurgeon Michael Wong has developed a new technique to make spinal surgery less onerous for frail patients with advanced cancer.

Full article

May 30, 2016

Spineweek in Singapore, May 2016

Dr Wong was an invited speaker at Spineweek in Singapore in May 2016

 

April 11, 2016

Dr Wong as a invited speaker in Melbourne, April 2016

Dr Wong was an invited speaker at a spine society meeting in Melbourne, April 2016.

 

February 17, 2016

North Melbourne Consulting Room

February 17, 2016

North Melbourne Consulting Room

February 17, 2016

North Melbourne Consulting Room

February 15, 2016

North Melbourne Consulting Room

February 15, 2016

311 / 55 Flemington Rd North Melbourne

February 11, 2016

Dr Wong as a invited speaker in Sydney, February 2016

Dr Wong was an invited speaker at a spine conference meeting in Sydney, February 2016.

 

January 11, 2016

Dr Wong visiting manufacturing facilities of spinal implants in Germany, January 2016

Qualifications

MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

PhD – Doctor of Philosophy

BMedSc (Hons) – Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours

FRACS – Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Academic Positions

Examiner in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Honorary Senior Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences of Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne

Reviewer in the Journal of Neurosciences

Current Medical Appointments

Consultant Neurosurgeon at Royal Melbourne Hospital

Visiting Neurosurgeon at Melbourne Private Hospital

Visiting Neurosurgeon at John Fawkner Hospital

Visiting Neurosurgeon at Epworth Eastern Hospital

Consulting Locations

Consulting Suite 311
55 Flemington Rd
North Melbourne VIC 3051

Tel: 03 9329 0816
Fax: 03 9329 0704

Parking

2hr and 4hr parking on Wreckyn Street (between Wreckyn/Peel Sts and Wreckyn/Villiers Sts). Underground car parking is available for a fee at the Royal Women’s Hospital main building, accessed from Flemington Road. Please note that there is also off-street parking available.

4hr parking (for $12) can also be found on the University of Melbourne – Royal Parade Carpark, opposite Royal Melbourne Hospital, located a short distance from Grattan Street

Trams

Tram 19, Stop 10. North Coburg to Elizabeth Street, stops at the corner of Royal Parade and Grattan Street. Tram 55, Stop 14. West Coburg to Domain Interchange (St Kilda), stops at the corner of Grattan Street and Flemington Road. Tram 59, Stop 14. Airport West to Elizabeth Street, stops at the corner of Grattan Street and Flemington Road. Trams numbered 1 and 22, and those marked ‘Melbourne University’, travel along Swanston Street and stop two blocks from the hospital.

Buses

Bus 205 Doncaster via Kew Junction and Melbourne University, travels along Swanston Street, several blocks from the hospital. Bus 203 Port Melbourne to Bulleen via the city, travels along Lygon Street, several blocks from the hospital. Bus 401 from opposite North Melbourne Terminus in Ireland Street, stops on Grattan Street. Bus 402 from opposite St Vincent/s Hospital in Victoria Parade, stops on Grattan Street. Bus 546 Heidelberg to Melbourne University, travels along Swanston Street, several blocks from the hospital.

John Fawkner Private Hospital

275 Moreland Road
Coburg VIC 3058
Phone: 03 9385 2500
Fax: 03 9385 2170

Epworth Eastern Hospital

1 Arnold Street
Box Hill, Vic 3128
Phone: 03 8807 7100
Fax: 03 8807 7800

Parking

Epworth Eastern has undercover parking available on site. Fees apply to on site parking. The entrance to the car park is on Nelson road. Parking is also available in adjacent streets, but please take note of council restrictions. The car park is open every day.

Trams

If you are coming to Epworth Eastern by tram 109 get off at stop 57.

Buses

By train, the closest station to Epworth Eastern is Box Hill Central, which is on the Belgrave/Lilydale line. Epworth Eastern is approximately 15 minutes walk from the train station.

48 Kangan Drive
Berwick VIC 3806

Tel: 03 9936 8244
Fax: 03 9936 8245

Specialists on Drummond 

102A Drummond Street North
Ballarat

The practice is directly opposite to St John of God Hospital. Parking is at the back of the building.

Suite 5, Level 3

73 Little Ryrie Street

Geelong VIC 3220
Tel: (03) 5226 1675