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About Dr Byrne


Dr. Stephen Byrne MBChB, MRCSEd, FRACS

Dr Stephen Byrne is a neurosurgeon and complex spine surgeon who commenced practice on the Sunshine Coast in 2017 and opened Sunshine Coast Neurosurgery in 2019.

Dr Byrne underwent his neurosurgical training in Melbourne, Adelaide and New Zealand before gaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr Byrne is originally from Scotland and completed medical school at the University of Aberdeen, the oldest English-speaking Medical School in the Western World.

Following completion of his training as a neurosurgeon, Dr Byrne undertook a combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic complex spinal surgery Fellowship at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. While attached to this unit, the busiest spinal trauma unit in NSW, Dr Byrne became proficient in applying advanced reconstructive and decompressive techniques to the treatment of the entire spine. He also focused on learning and implementing minimally invasive and specialised ‘keyhole’ surgical techniques that he uses for appropriate patients.

As a result of his extensive experience and training, Dr Byrne is proficient in applying the full range of both minimally invasive and open surgical techniques to treat degenerative, traumatic, neoplastic and infectious problems that can affect the spine.

In addition to spinal surgery, Dr Byrne spent the majority of his training focusing on cranial neurosurgery and he has a broad range of experience in managing patients with brain tumours, pituitary tumours, hydrocephalus, Chiari Malformations and peripheral nerve compression. Dr Byrne continues to be actively involved in treating patients with conditions related to this specialised surgical field.