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Dr Michael Wong

Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon

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Dr Michael Wong is an experienced neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon. He consults He consults at both public and private hospitals in Melbourne.

His undergraduate medical training was undertaken at the University of Adelaide. During his undergraduate study, Dr Wong completed an additional year of research in traumatic brain injury and was awarded an Honours degree in Bachelor of Medical Science.

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

Dr Michael Wong operates at Epworth Eastern Hospital, John Fawlkner Hospital, Melbourne Private Hospital, Geelong Private and the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He was also head of Neurosurgery at the Western Hospital.

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

DR MICHAEL WONG NEUROSURGEON

Dr Michael Wong is an experienced Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon. He consults at both public and private hospitals in Melbourne. He looks after patients with intracranial problems, spinal problems and peripheral nerves disorder. He has a special interest in Minimally Invasive and Complex 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 ...

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 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

Consultant neurosurgeon at Melbourne Private Hospital

Consultant neurosurgeon at John Fawkner Hospital

Consultant neurosurgeon at Epworth Eastern Hospital

choosing the right spinal surgeon
Choosing the Right Spinal Surgeon
Major spine or neck surgery can be an extremely daunting prospect. Spinal surgery is safer...
Read more.
alternatives to opioids for chronic pain treatment
Alternatives to Opioids: Chronic Back Pain Treatment
Read more.
chronic back pain diagnosis and treatment
Chronic Back Pain: Diagnosis & Treatment
Did you know one in five Australians are living with chronic pain? Neurosurgeon and Spinal...
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dr michael wong campaigns against opioid addiction
The Opioid Addiction Crisis in Australia
Dr. Wong campaigns against the over-prescription of opioid medication in the treatment of chronic pain,...
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Consulting Locations

Consulting Suite 311
55 Flemington Rd
North Melbourne VIC 3051

Tel: 03 9329 0816
Fax: 03 9329 0704

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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

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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.

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buses

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.

The Valley Private Hospital
Consulting Suites

Police Road and Gladstone Road
Mulgrave VIC 3170

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parking

Please bring change for parking (Independently controlled by Wilson Parking) Hours of operation for paid ticketing 6am to 6pm. Costs as follows: 0-1 hrs $1 1-2 hrs $2 2-3 hrs $6 3-4 hrs $10 4-5 hrs $15 5-6 hrs $20 6-7 hrs $25 7-8 hrs $30 8+hrs $35

Berwick Specialist Suites

52 Kangan Drive
Berwick VIC 3806

The practice is on level 1 of Casey Super clinic, please take the lift on the left at the entrance of the clinic to go to the consulting suites.

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

Bendigo Primary Care Centre

123 Arnold Street

Specialist Care Australia

Unit 2/ 127-129 Wellington St
Launceston TAS 7250