My Practice

The goal of my practice is to help people return to function by developing an individualised treatment plan for them. Consultation with each patient is aimed to first reach the correct diagnosis, and secondly to treat each patient in the context of their lives and function. Far too often patients are treated based on their image findings without spending sufficient time exploring the patient’s symptoms and how it affects their lives.

About Dr Saeed Kohan

Dr Kohan has been practicing as a consultant neurosurgeon and spine surgeon since 2009, specializing in brain and spine condition.

Dr Kohan graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1998, and completed his neurosurgical training in Sydney and Melbourne in 2007.

After completing his internship and one year of residency in Sydney, he started his training in neurosurgery. He has worked with some of the most respected neurosurgeons and spine surgeons in Sydney and Melbourne as well as spending a year at St. Vincent’s Hospital Sydney undertaking a spinal surgery fellowship program. He regularly attends local and overseas training seminars on the latest management of brain conditions in adults and children, and complex spine pathologies. 

His experience in brain tumour surgery was enhanced following completion of his formal training in neurosurgery, undertaking fellowship in paediatric neurosurgery with Prof. Memet Ozek (former president of European Society for Paediatric Neurosurgery), where he gained in depth knowledge and skills in the management of brain stem tumours, congenital spinal malformations, brain and neuro-endoscopy (keyhole brain surgery).

Areas of Sub-Specialty Interest

  • Complex spinal pathologies including degenerative pathology, trauma, and tumours involving spinal column and the spinal cord
  • Neuro-oncology (tumours of the brain)
  • Neuro-endoscopy (keyhole surgery of the brain) 
  • Complex congenital spinal malformations
To ensure that the highest level of patient care is delivered and that all clinical standards are met, Dr Kohan aligns his practice with various organisations and clinical bodies including;
  • Spine Surgery Fellowship: St. Vincent’s hospital Feb 2005 to Jan 2006
  • Fellowship in Paediatric Neurosurgery: Acibadem Hospital, Acibadem University (Associated with Harvard Medical International), Commenced Feb 2008, completion Dec 2008. Supervisor: Prof. M Ozek (Head Paediatric Neurosurgery, Past president ESPN)
  • BSc (Med) Hons, Thesis: A study of urinary cytology and renal biopsy abnormalities in renal graft rejection(Winner of Sugarman’s Prize For Experimental pathology, 1994)
  • CT guided aspiration of a cervical epidural abscess. Presented at NSA meeting Broome 2002. Published J. clinic Neurosciences 12 (4): 435-56, 2005
  • Study of cord motion in tethered cord using phase contrast MRI, S. Kohan, J Perrira, M Vonau, B. Kwok; Presented at NSA meeting 2004
  • Treatment of symptomatic spondylolisthesis with pedicle screw and distraction; S. Kohan, T Steel; Presented at Royal Aust. Collage of Surgeons meeting, Perth 2005
  • Monosegmental thoracolumbar fusion for traumatic fracture: Experience with 21 patients; S. Kohan, T. Steel; Presented at NSA meeting, Gold Coast 2005
  • Hemimyelomeningocele: Clinicopathological considerations, M. Ozek, S. Kohan, M Blirgen; Presented at ISPN meeting, South Africa 2008.
  • Presentations 4th Congress of the Society of Nervous System Surgery, Antalya, Turkey, 2008
    • Endoscopic ventriculocisternostomy for treatment of suprasellar arachnoid cysts; Urgan K, Özek MM, Toktaş ZO, Belirgen M, Kohan S, Pamir MN
    • Multiple burrhole surgery for treatment of Moyamoya disease in pediatric population; Urgan K, Kohan S, Belirgen M, Özek MM, Pamir MN.
  • Is All Communicating Hydrocephalus Really Communicating? The value of 3D Constructive Interference in Steady State Sequence (CISS) Imaging. S. Kohan, A. Dincer, M Ozek; American Journal of Neuroradiology, Published July 2009.
  • Paraspinal Liposarcoma, case report and review. S. Kohan, S Barak, A Sav, M Ozek; Child’s Nerv System.
  • Orbital Neurothekeoma: First reported case in pediatric age and review. S. Kohan, A Sav, M Ozek; Child’s Nerv Syst.
  • PERSISTENT GRAM-NEGATIVE NEUROSURGICAL MENINGITIS IN A NEONATE, SUCCESSFULLY TREATED WITH INTRAVENTRICULAR COLISTIN:, CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE, Laila S. Al Yazidi, MD,*,†Brendan McMullan, MD, FRACP, FRCPA,*,†Saeed Kohan, MBBS, FRACS,‡ andPamela Palasanthiran, MD, FRACP, PhD*,†
  • Analysis of endoscopic third ventriculostomy patency by MRI: value of different pulse sequences, the sequence parameters, and the imaging planes for investigation of flow void. Alp Dinçer & Erdem Yildiz & Saeed Kohan &M. Memet Öze, 28 June 2010 / Published online: 15 July 2010
  • Intern of the year Liverpool Hospital, 1998.
  • Sugarman’s Prize for Experimental Pathology 1994 Thesis on: A study of urinary cytology and renal biopsy abnormalities in renal graft rejection.

The Team

Sandra, Secretary

I have worked as a medical secretary for the last 9 years and I am very proud of where I work and to be part of the team with Dr Kohan. I really enjoy my job and particularly love interacting and supporting patients in any way I can to make their experience within the practice as smooth as possible.

Dr Joanne Momsen, Anaesthetist

Dr Momsen areas of expertise are anaesthesia for neurosurgery, spine surgery and plastic/reconstructive surgery. She has a keen interest in preventing chronic pain after surgery.

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