Services provided by Professor Matthew McDonald from Neurosurgery + Spine

For information please call Neurosurgery + Spine on 8223 3989.


A Neurosurgeon surgeon, is a surgeon who has been educated and trained in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative treatment of diseases and injuries of the nervous system involving the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.

When seeing a Neurosurgeon surgeon, it doesn’t always mean you have to have surgery. Depending on the injury and condition it may be recommended to trail conservative treatment, injection therapy or further scanning before surgery is performed.

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Prof Matthew McDonald


Professor Matt McDonald is one of Adelaide’s leading neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons with over 15 years of experience. Currently based at the new Calvary Adelaide Hospital, this state of the art, 350 bed hospital provides private patients with the best care and environment to get better.

Prof Matt McDonald treats all common neurosurgical conditions but has a special interest in managing patient’s with brain tumours. These patients are closely managed in a multi-disciplinary team setting to ensure the best and latest treatments.

Prof Matt McDonald also specialises in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), suitable for Parkinson’s disease or tremor, and he has now performed more then 200 DBS surgeries with excellent results. DBS can significantly improve the quality of life for patients suffering from one of these disabling conditions.

While most neurosurgeons perform spinal surgery, Prof Matt McDonald is one of the few neurosurgeons in Adelaide trained in complex spinal surgery and minimally invasive spinal surgery. He specialises in treating degenerative conditions of the spine, spinal tumours and spinal trauma, utilising the latest techniques and technology.

For appointments with Prof Matt McDonald please call 8223 3989.

In addition to consulting at ‘The Injury Hub’ to review patients requiring surgery, Prof Matt McDonald will be working closely with the physiotherapists at ‘Northern Spine’ to assist in the diagnosis and management of non-surgical spinal conditions.