LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT ADDED TO EXPANDING NEUROSURGICAL SERVICE
Gold Coast Private is the only private facility in the city offering new lifesaving surgery for stroke victims after renowned neurosurgeon Lee Yang joined the team.
The hospital is expanding its neurosurgical service to include neurovascular surgery - a specialised area in which Dr Yang is highly trained after working in some of the best neurosurgical centres around the world.
Dr Yang is the only neurosurgeon in Queensland – and one of a handful of specialists in Australia - who can perform bypass brain surgery; a procedure used to clear a blocked artery in the brain, similar to a cardiac bypass.
He said having the ability to perform this lifesaving operation would offer a new dimension to the hospital's neurosurgical service.
"Bypass brain surgery is very challenging but it provides real hope for patients who have suffered a stroke," he said.
"This procedure can have a profound impact on a patient's life, in most cases aiding significantly in their recovery and offering a new lease on life."
Dr Yang, who completed the majority of his training in Sydney, said he was also lucky to have studied in Cleveland, Ohio in the United States, as well as at the world’s leading neurosurgical facility - Shanghai Clinical Centre of Neurosurgery in China.
He said although he had trained and worked in hospitals around Australia and the world, nothing compared to his experience at Gold Coast Private.
"This really is a world class facility," he said.
"The technology at Gold Coast Private is second to none, in particular the microscope and navigation system, which enables surgeons to provide a higher quality neurological service for patients.
"Everything is brand new which makes it safer for patients and more reliable for surgeons.
“It really is a pleasure to work here and I am looking forward to bringing my global experience to Gold Coast Private and offering patients the latest techniques in spine, brain and advanced neurovascular surgery."
For more details contact:
Dr Lee Yang
Gold Coast Private Specialist Suites
Ground Floor, 14 Hill Street, Southport
P: (07) 5530 0770
F: (07) 5530 0687