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Our Experience

 Almost 20 Years of Experience Performing DBS Surgery

The DBS team in the operating theatre


Together, the SydneyDBS team have performed over 600 Deep Brain Stimulation implantations over nearly 20 years, maintaining a low complication rate.


Our serious morbidity rate including stroke and haemorrhage is 0.3% and lifelong infection risk is 3%, which is lower than the vast majority of published series in the medical literature.

We take great care in our pre-operative work up of patients, focussing on developing a detailed understanding of each individuals symptoms and providing clear expectations to optimise clinical outcomes.

Ongoing care of our patients is provided by both SydneyDBS specialists and SydneyDBS trained Neurologists with whom we maintain close clinical collaborations.

Conditions Treated

Targets Implanted


Sydney DBS works with Parkinson’s NSW and the Shake It Up Australia Foundation (partnered with the internationally based Michael J Fox Foundation) to drive awareness about treatments, ongoing research, living with PD and device assisted therapies such as Deep  Brain Stimulation.

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Hospital Affiliations:

Sydney DBS is proud of our affiliation with North Shore Private, Royal North Shore Hospitals and the Northside Clinic.



North Shore Private Hospital

We operate at North Shore Private Hospital, where all of our specialists are accredited practitioners. North Shore Private Hospital is the largest surgical Hospital in the Southern Hemisphere. The hospital provides outstanding intensive care and neurosurgical nursing care for our patients.


Royal North Shore Hospital

RNSH is co-located on the same campus as North Shore Private Hospital. Dr Cook and Dr Silberstein are both accredited consultants at RNSH and take part in the on-call RNSH Neurosurgery and Neurology rosters.


Northside Clinic 

Dr Linton Meagher is an accreditated consultant at North Side Clinic, providing outpatient services at the Cremorne clinic and inpatient services at both Cremorne and St. Leonards locations.

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