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Teenager awake during brain surgery now seizure free Teenager awake during brain surgery now seizure free

A Queensland teenager suffering from debilitating epilepsy is now seizure free, following brain surgery during which he remained awake. Adam Barry underwent the complex surgery in October last year at Mater Hospital Brisbane with neurosurgeon Dr Jason Papacostas.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Tags: Dr Sasha Dionisio, epilepsy, Mater Centre for Neurosciences, neurological, neurosurgery

Mater patient walks after 12 years with Stiff Person Syndrome Mater patient walks after 12 years with Stiff Person Syndrome

For 12 years Rhonda Hodges has been unable to walk or sit comfortably in a chair, been in tremendous pain and only left the house to go medical appointments. After a chance meeting in a medical clinic with a Mater specialist, Rhonda is not only walking again, she has regained life skills most people take for granted.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Tags: Mater Health, Mater Private Hospital Brisbane, neurological, neurosurgery, rehabilitation

"For me, this is Mater at its best"

Mater patient Gerhard Infante has returned to the Philippines this week after successful neurosurgery and rehabilitation to minimise the symptoms of a rare condition known as Lubag.

Mater Centre for Neurosciences and associated teams donated their time and skills to extend and improve Gerhard’s life.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Tags: Mater Private Hospital Brisbane, Mission, neurological, neurosurgery

Mater opens Queensland first neurology clinic Mater opens Queensland first neurology clinic

Mater has opened Queensland’s first Functional Neurological Disorders Clinic in a bid to help a group of neurology patients who find it difficult to get a diagnosis.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Tags: neurological