Darweesh Al-Khawaja FRACS, HSDN, MD (Neurosurgeon)

Nepean Hospital and Norwest Private Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Dr. Al-Khawaja conducted his Neurosurgical training in Australia and overseas where he passed the Australian fellowship exam in 2007. He then completed multiple spinal courses in Europe, skull base training in the United States and a spine scholarship at St Vincent’s Hospital. Dr. Al-Khawaja has carried out numerous cranial and spinal surgeries, including skull base surgery, CP angle tumours and endoscopic surgery, transsphenoidal hypophysectomy and brain tumours. He has carried out lumbar spine surgeries and fixation.

He is a member of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgery and a member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australia. 


Dr. Al-Khawaja specializes in the following

Minimal Invasive Spinal Surgery

  Keyhole Microdiscectomy

  Keyhole Lumbar Decompression

Spinal Tumors

Complex Spine Surgery

  Percutaneous Spinal stabilization and fusion

  Complex spinal fusion andcorrection of scoliosis including lateral, anterior and posterior approaches

  Complex Cervical Surgery including posterior and anterior approaches

Neuronavigation assisted Spinal and Cranial Surgery

Skull Base Surgery

  Orbital/Zygomatic approach

  Endoscopic assisted skull base surgery including pituitary tumors

Peripheral Nerve Surgery

  Nerve Entrapment

  Nerve Sheath Tumours

Cranial Surgery

  Navigation assisted cranial surgery

  Brain Tumours

  Neuro vascular anomalies including aneurysm surgery


Terms of Appointment: November 2018 - November 2020