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Miss Pat
01-20-2005, 12:01 AM
Hi from Oz,
I live in Tasmania and am considering surgery. Is there a list of doctors in Australia, preferably in Tassie, that can perform surgery using Cotrel-Dubousset (CD) system?

01-20-2005, 12:11 AM
Miss Pat...

Here are the Australian specialists who are members of the Scoliosis Research Society:

Andrew K. Cree, MD Sydney
Ian Bruce McPhee, MD FRACS Brisbane
John P H Stephen, MD Randwick
Ian P. Torode, MD Parkville

Be careful about trying to be specific about the type of implants you want a surgeon to use. While I'm sure there are doctors around the world who are still using C-D implants, they're actually considered old technology now. My recommendation to you would be to find a doctor you feel you can trust, and trust that s/he'll pick the right implants for your case.


01-21-2005, 07:50 AM
Hello Pat

I live in Australia and had surgery 3 months ago now. My surgeon was Dr Andrew Cree (who is mentioned on Lindas list) in Sydney.

If you need to know anythign about him, please let me know. He is fabulous!


02-16-2005, 03:51 PM
My daughter had her surgery 9 months ago. Performed by Dr Andrew Cree as well. If you have any questions just ask.
Good luck with finding a Tassie Dr.
Best Wishes

06-16-2006, 07:30 AM
Hi my name is Richelle, i'm nearly 17 now and I had scoliosis surgery on my spine at the end of 2004 and my surgeon was also Dr Andrew Cree in sydney. He done a fabulous job in straightening my spine and i would agree he is a good dr to recomend.

06-18-2006, 02:13 AM
Hi there. My surgery is scheduled for june 30th and my surgeon is Dr Angus Gray at Randwick. A young girl in my neighbourhood also had hers done with him and he comes highly recommended. He has alovely bvedside manner so far, so i feel confident that he will do a good job in under 2 weeks.

06-21-2006, 03:42 AM
Katie good luck with your surgery.