Dr Stephen Byrne is a neurosurgeon and complex spine surgeon who commenced practice on the Sunshine Coast in 2017 and opened Sunshine Coast Neurosurgery in 2019.
Originally from Scotland, Dr Byrne completed medical school at the University of Aberdeen, the oldest English-speaking Medical School in the Western World. 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 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.
Following completion of his training as a neurosurgeon, Dr Byrne undertook a combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic complex spinal surgery Fellowship at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. Whilst 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.
In addition to spinal surgery, Dr Byrne spent most of his training focusing on cranial neurosurgery. He has a broad range of experience in managing patients with brain tumours, pituitary tumours, hydrocephalus, Chiari Malformations and peripheral nerve compression and continues to be actively involved in these areas.
* Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
* Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
* Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
* North American Spine Society
* Spine Society of Australia
* Congress of Neurological Surgeons