Dr Stephen Byrne MBChB, MRCSEd, FRACS
Dr Stephen Byrne is a neurosurgeon and complex spine surgeon who completed his training in Australasia. He underwent his neurosurgical training in Melbourne, Adelaide and New Zealand before gaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr Byrne is originally from Scotland and completed medical school at the University of Aberdeen, the oldest English-speaking Medical School in the Western World.
Following completion of his training as a neurosurgeon, Dr Byrne then undertook a combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic complex spinal surgery Fellowship at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. While attached to that unit, the busiest spinal trauma unit in NSW, Dr Byrne became proficient with applying advanced reconstructive and decompressive techniques to the entire spine. He also learned minimally invasive and specialised ‘keyhole’ techniques that he uses for appropriate patients. As such, Dr Byrne is proficient in applying the full range of both minimally invasive and open techniques to treat degenerative, traumatic, neoplastic and infectious problems that can affect the spine.
Prior to joining the Sunshine Coast Brain & Spine, Dr Byrne spent a year researching new treatments for brain cancer with the practice’s sister clinic Brizbrain and Spine and the Newro Foundation.
In addition to spinal surgery, Dr Byrne spent most of his training focusing on cranial neurosurgery and has a broad range of experience with managing patients with brain tumours, pituitary tumours, hydrocephalus, Chiari Malformations and peripheral nerve compression and continues to be actively involved in these areas.