Neurosurgery

About Neurosurgery Research

If you are thinking of a career in surgical research the School of  Clinical Sciences is a great place to start. We are located at Monash  Medical Centre (MMC) Clayton within easy walking distance of both Monash  University Clayton Campus and the Clayton Shopping District.

Surgical services at Monash

Find out more about surgical services at Monash Health:

Neurosurgery projects

  • VP Shunt success : Does the accuracy of placement of the ventricular catheter predict shunt blockage rates ? Does stereotactic placement of the ventricular catheter improve the shunt survival ?
  • Trigeminal neuralgia – what are the short and long-term results of treatment of this condition in our service ?
  • The role of mesenchymal stem cells in spinal surgery : what is the place of these cells in increasing the success of spinal fusion surgery ? – phase 2 and 3 studies.
  • Do mesenchymal stem cells improve the long-term results of injured or degenerate lumbar disc disease, both in operated and non-operated situations ?
  • SAH and cerebral aneurysms – a detailed audit is being undertaken, and there will be opportunities to use this dataset for analysis and publication.
  • Microdiscetomy- a clinical study on post operative management. This is one of the most common surgeries performed worldwide.
  • A collaborative study with engineering assessing sitting with novel technology and its effect on spinal health.
  • The utility of 4D CT- a novel technique in studying stability in the cervical spine.
  • Endoscopic pituitary surgery outcome measures are being collected and there are opportunities for publication in collaboration with a large New York Centre.
  • Neuro-oncology treatment algorithms are being implemented, the outcomes of which will be studied.
  • Stem Cell tracking by novel MRI and histological methods.
  • Tissue engineering pre clinical studies in spinal disc repair
  • Spinal outcome measures are being collected and there are opportunities for publication in collaboration with a large Canadian Centre.