Dr Spittaler is a leading neurosurgeon with over 30 years experience in the medical industry, 23 of those years as a Consultant Neurosurgeon. He has dedicated his professional life to help his patients attain a better quality of life and offers his patients a holistic approach to surgery.
Dr Spittaler's post graduate training including leading hospitals in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cambridge and Lithuania before moving to Newcastle NSW in 1996 and commencing his current appointment at John Hunter Hospital. Dr Spittaler operates at John Hunter Hospital, Lingard Private Hospital and Newcastle Private Hospital and consults with his private patients in Hamilton.
Since 1996 Dr Spittaler has performed over 11,000 surgeries and is the current Head of the Neurosurgery Department at John Hunter Hospital and sits on the Advisory Board at Lingard Private Hospital. Dr Spittaler is the only surgeon in the Hunter region to perform navigated sacroiliac joint fusion surgery. He prides himself on his individual and holistic care of his patients and is constantly striving to ensure his patients receive the best care possible.
To fully enhance the patient experience ensuring they receive the very best from their surgery and treatment, Dr Spittaler has collaborated with Hunter Allied Care to ensure that his patients are in the best possible mental and physical condition. Dr Spittaler is interested in identifying what strengths patients have, so that the and the team can help support them with resilience, pain self-management, and social support. This support includes, physiotherapy, psychology and dietetics.
Dr Spittaler has extensive surgical experience and this allows him valuable insight in outcomes and expectations for patients. He is interested in gaining the best results possible for every one of his patients. He is interested in keeping up with worlds best practise and recently has travelled to Europe, Asia and the Middle East to offer education and confer with peers in best practice and cutting edge technology. Outside of his surgical practice, Dr Spittaler is married and has two adult children. He enjoys the breach, sailing, travelling, restaurants, wine and fast cars.
Contact us today for a consultation with Dr Spittaler.