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Dr Peter Moloney

Dr Moloney is one of the most trusted and experienced neurosurgeons/spinal surgeons in Australia today. He began practicing neurosurgery in the mid 1980s, and for the last 25 years he has specialized in spinal surgery. In particular, Dr Moloney has played a pioneering role in the development of spinal arthroplasty in Australia. He was among the first to train and practice in disc replacement surgery and is now one of the most experienced surgeons in this field. Over his career he has delivered numerous international lectures, including papers delivered to the Scientific Meeting of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. Dr Moloney remains at the forefront of his field, leading research and development initiatives into improved spinal surgery techniques.

While the tone of medicine is increasingly oriented around business, Dr Moloney has maintained a focus around the needs of the patient. He understands the importance of being a listener and an educator, as much as a skilled pair of hands. At every turn he encourages patients to learn about their options and engage with the process they are about to undergo. He is excited by the opportunity to improve lives through surgical intervention and has achieved this for countless people over the last thirty years.

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Dr Moloney's training was at Monash University Medical School, which was followed by Intern and initial Registrar years at the Royal Hobart Hospital. He started Neurosurgery in Hobart, continuing on to the United Kingdom where he was a Senior Registrar in Southampton. He worked for a time in Melbourne, eventually dividing his time between practices on the North Shore of Sydney and Wollongong. Peter and his wife Julie have two children, Kate and Thomas.

“I help patients ask the right questions...
the time they can't ask questions is when the anaesthetic starts working. In a way my job is a third education, a third listening, and a third operating.”

Dr Peter Moloney

Our Locations

Sydney

Tel (02) 4228 0460
5 Lord Street
Roseville NSW 2069

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Wollongong

Tel (02) 4228 0460
Level 5, 85 Smith Street
Wollongong NSW 2500

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Bowral

Tel (02) 4228 0460
21 St Judes Street
Bowral NSW 2576

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Goulburn

Tel (02) 4228 0460
5 Fenwick Crescent
Goulburn NSW 2580

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Recent Blog Posts

Investigations

Investigations

It's important to have the right investigations to diagnose exactly what your problem is.  Each different investigation has a specific purpose and is to either rule out or confirm a diagnosis.  The various investigations that we use to determine a problem in the spine are set out below.

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Where is my pain coming from?

Where is my pain coming from?

If a spinal condition is associated with a pinched nerve the pain often radiates into other areas of the body.  A Neurosurgeon can often diagnose a spinal condition based on where the pain is going to more so than where the problem is actually originating.

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Mindfulness - What's it all About?

Mindfulness - What's it all About?

Mindfulness, mindfulness, mindfulness.  I keep seeing this word.  I thought it was time I had a look into it.Mindfulness is just what it sounds like.  Being more self-aware and living in the moment.  The practice of mindfulness is being fully aware of your surroundings and quieting all the noise and just focusing on what is happening right then.

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2017 Christmas Wrap Up!

2017 Christmas Wrap Up!

2017 has been an exciting year in Dr Moloney's office.

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Illawarra Mercury Article - Wollongong Private Hospital Neurosurgery 6-12-17

Illawarra Mercury Article - Wollongong Private Hospital Neurosurgery 6-12-17

Dr Moloney was interviewed for an article in the Illawarra Mercury regarding the great technology being utilised for spinal surgery at Wollongong Private Hospital.  Some interesting insight into back pain and spinal surgery.

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MRI Scans - What You Need To Know

MRI Scans - What You Need To Know

What is an MRI Scan?MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Without getting too technical this means that the MRI machine uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed images of tissues in the body.

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Workers Compensation Patients - Timely Treatment

Workers Compensation Patients - Timely Treatment

A frustrating part of the workers compensation process can be how long things take to be approved before a patient can obtain treatment.  The following guidelines show you the time frames that you are able to obtain certain treatments without having to have a specific workers compensation approval.

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Avoiding Spinal Surgery

Avoiding Spinal Surgery

Dr Moloney has seen a lot of patients with painful backs that have gone on to have spinal surgery.  More often than not he advises his patients to lose weight and do some core strengthening exercises.  If you have a strong core you have a lot less strain on your spine and it helps considerably with back pain.

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Opiates - The Blurry Line Between Pain Relief and Addiction

Opiates - The Blurry Line Between Pain Relief and Addiction

Many of the patients who come to see Dr Moloney have been taking opiate medication for a period of time before we see them.  Opiates commonly prescribed for pain in Australia include Endone, Targin to name just a few.

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Dr Google Vs Specialist Spine Surgeon

Dr Google Vs Specialist Spine Surgeon

You’ve hurt your back and you just want to know how bad is it?  So it’s straight to Dr Google you go.  We all do it.  It’s just so easy these days but how accurate is Dr Google?  I think sometimes you can get a bit of an idea of what is going on by comparing notes with other people online.  It’s basically hit and miss though.What Dr Google doesn’t do is ask you the questions about your back pain that to you and me seem not that important and perhaps irrelevant to your problem.  To a specialist spinal surgeon who know exactly what they are looking for it's another story.  If they are good they have probably worked out exactly what the problem is before you get to the end of your story.

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