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Mr Robert Aspoas - Neurosurgeon

Private Service, Neurosurgery


Robert Aspoas works at Auckland Brain & Spine Surgery which specialise in Cranial Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery.
Robert completed his undergraduate training at the University of Witwatersrand. He then undertook specialist training at the University of Cape Town, working at Groote Schuur and the Red Cross Children's Hospitals. Further higher surgical training in neurosurgery was done at Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He then worked as a consultant in the east end of London as well as in the Essex Spinal Centre and ran the Nuffield Hospital Spinal Assessment Clinic.
What is a Neurosurgeon?
A neurosurgeon is a doctor who has specialised in the surgical and medical management of neurological diseases and conditions.
Neurosurgeons and neurologists often work together, depending on the patient's individual clinical condition.
Neurosurgery is the surgical specialty that deals with diseases or disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. This specialty includes the management of tumours (brain, spine and peripheral nerve), vascular conditions, degenerative spinal conditions, pain management and peripheral nerve entrapment neuropathies.


How do I access this service?


Referral Expectations

You need to bring with you:

  1. Any reports, clinic or discharge letters from your doctor or other hospitals.
  2. Any X-Rays, CT or MRI films and reports.
  3. All medicines you are taking including herbal and natural remedies.
  4. Your pharmaceutical entitlement card.
  5. Your ACC number, if you have one.
  6. Completed Patient Questionnaire, which can be downloaded from this page, under "Document Downloads".


  • New Consultation: $420.00 and upwards
  • Telehealth Initial Consultation: $420.00 and upwards
  • Complex Consultation: $580.00
  • Follow-up Consultation: $215.00 and upwards
  • Telehealth Follow-up Consultation: $215.00 and upwards
  • Virtual Appointment: $100.00 
  • Inpatient care cost will be quoted with respect to the specific procedure.

The majority of Medical Insurance Companies cover Neurosurgical Procedures, and you will need to ask your Insurance Company what percentage of the fee they cover.

Southern Cross Health Society do not routinely cover Cranial Surgery specifically for Aneurysms or Arterio-venous Malformations. This can be challenged with Southern Cross.

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Common Conditions

  • Cerebro-vascular Surgery, Aneurysm and Arteriovenous Malformations

    A cerebral (cranial) aneurysm is a weakened section in the wall of a blood vessel in the brain that bulges or balloons out.… More

  • Brain Tumour

    Brain tumours may be primary (they arise in the brain or nearby tissue) or metastatic (they have originated in another part of the body and travelled to the brain).… More

  • Subdural Haematoma

    A subdural haematoma is a collection of blood that forms beneath the outer protective covering of the brain, the dura mater.… More

  • Spinal Tumour

    Tumours may be found within the spinal cord itself, between the spinal cord and its tough outer covering, the dura, or outside the dura.… More

  • Herniated Discs

    Between the vertebrae in your spine are flat, round discs that act as shock absorbers for the spinal bones.… More

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia


  • Peripheral Nerve Entrapment Neuropathies

    Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    Ulnar Nerve Decompression and Transposition
    Decompression Lateral Cutaneous Nerve of the Thigh… More

  • Hydrocephalus

    Surgical Treatment, Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy and Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt. More

  • Pituitary and Skull Base Tumours

    Endoscopic resection of Skull Base Tumours, Functioning and Non-functioning Pituitary Adenomas. More

  • Hemifacial Spasm


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Level 1 Ascot Hospital
90 Green Lane East

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Auckland Brain & Spine Surgery
Level 3, Ascot Hospital
90 Green Lane East
Auckland 1051

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Level 3, Ascot Hospital
90 Green Lane East
Auckland 1051

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Auckland Brain & Spine Surgery
Level 3, Ascot Hospital
90 Green Lane East
Auckland 1051

This page was last updated at 11:00AM on November 24, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Mr Robert Aspoas - Neurosurgeon.