Peter Goers interviews Prof McDonald about spinal problems in teenagers and young adults

Date: 03 Oct 2019

School Principal With Parkinson’s Undergoes Brain Surgery While Awake

Date: 17 Jun 2019

An Adelaide school principal determined to raise awareness of Young Onset Parkinson’s disease has allowed his open-brain surgery to be filmed. The 37-year-old was awake for the entire procedure and the results were remarkable. Read More

Medical imaging method helps stroke tremor treatment

Date: 04 May 2016

THERE is a hint of a smile on David McGrail’s face when he picks up his guitar and starts playing a few notes. Just eight months ago the 23 year old was battling a constant and vigorous tremor in his right arm which meant playing his Ashton guitar was near impossible. As well as this, […]

Frontier brain surgery

Date: 30 Nov 2015

Exclusive Sunday Mail photos show frontier brain surgery, performed by neurosurgeon Dr Matthew McDonald and neurologist Associate Professor Rob Wilcox on patient Andrew Brierley at the Flinders Medical Centre. Picture: Dean Martin Read More

Andrew Brierley was wide awake and watching his own deep-brain surgery on a screen

Date: 30 Nov 2015

ANDREW Brierley wants to eat spaghetti. Matt McDonald and Rob Wilcox think it is a good idea, so they take a journey to the centre of Andrew’s brain. And Andrew is awake the whole time, watching what’s going on at the back of his head on a wide-screen TV. Andrew, 54, of Brompton, has had […]