News & Press

Information That Matters

Patients and their families can keep up-to-date with helpful information including announcements of new surgery techniques and innovative technologies. Here you will find articles from when our Surgeons, Doctors, Hospitals and Patients have been in the news.

We also include Patient Education articles, where we tackle topics of discussion including important questions always asked by our patients. You are welcome to contact us if there is an important topic or question you would like to see our specialists explain in this section.

What happens if complications arise after returning home?

This is one of the main questions asked by our patients. Just like complications are possible after surgery at home, the same applies for surgery overseas. Beyond receiving the follow-up care they need, what’s most important is that patients understand the process and know what to expect – in the unlikely event of complications. Our […]
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How to Manage Pain while Awaiting Elective Surgery

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken everyone by surprise and turned lives upside down. Modern healthcare systems around the world have restricted elective surgeries, and relative to our patients, governments have introduced international travel restrictions to help protect their populations. Many of those reading this are awaiting elective spine surgery and need motivation to manage pain […]
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Why do Patients Consider Spine Surgery Overseas?

If conservative treatments such as physiotherapy and exercise have failed and quality of life is declining, we have identified 3 MAIN REASONS why spine patients consider travelling overseas for treatment and surgery. 1. Waiting Times Patients can become stuck waiting to see their local surgeon for a consultation, and then waiting for an opening to […]
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Our New Specialist: Dr. Tayard brings 25 Years’ Experience to Our Team

In April 2019 Spine Connection is proud to expand our patient offering with the inclusion of one of Asia-Pacific’s most revered spine surgeons, Dr. Tayard Buranakarl. Dr. Tayard has featured prominently in the Thai media, and has instructed hundreds of spine surgeons all over the world. We have put together this introductory article as a […]
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New Zealand Patient Reunion & Dinner with Dr. Thomas Bierstedt

The Spine Connection team hosted our very first New Zealand Patient Day & Reunion Dinner in early February 2018. For the last 3 years our team has helped an ever-growing number of New Zealanders seeking alternative spine surgery options like motion-preserving surgery in Germany, and it was time for us to visit our patients on […]
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Spine Connection Featured in National Healthcare News

In February 2019, Spine Connection and our patients featured in a news article by senior journalist Paul Toohey from News Corp Australia. The article was syndicated nationwide in online and capital city newspapers. While Spine Connection assist new patients from all over the world, there is no doubting the strength of our Australian patient network. […]
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Spine Connection at Eurospine Dublin

Eurospine is the world’s largest Spine Organisation, built to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the fields of research, prevention and treatment of spine disease and related problems. The annual 2017 Eurospine Convention was held from 11-13 October at the iconic Dublin Convention Centre (Ireland), overlooking the River Liffley. The convention attracted over […]
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Bumrungrad International Awarded ‘2018 Hospital of the Year’ & Launches Robotic Spine Surgery [Press Conference]

Thursday 7th June saw Spine Connection’s Director of Patient Services, Mr. Jake Lemon, present for the unveiling of Bumrungrad Hospital’s new Mazor-X Robotic Spine Surgery Platform. The Press Conference took place in the Hospital’s main building lobby, with a broad mix of media (Newspapers, TV and Radio), Doctors and members of Bumrungrad’s overseas Referral Offices […]
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Bumrungrad Spine Institute Teaching Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery to Hundreds of Overseas Surgeons

  Bumrungrad Spine Institute awarded Asia-Pacific’s first and only training centre for Germany’s Dr. Sebastian Ruetten endoscopic techniques Celebrated surgeons and those regarded as ‘experts’ in their field all have one thing in common; they are continually learning and adapting, expanding their knowledge and skills. Medicine is an evolving landscape, with surgeons at the forefront […]
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World’s Largest Reunion of Disc Replacement Patients

In Mid-2015 our German Spine Specialists hosted the World’s Largest Reunion of Disc Replacement Patients, with Sixty-One of their patients travelling to take part in the Canada event. Senior Neurosurgeons Dr. Thomas Bierstedt & Dr. Bernd Illerhaus believe in the closest relationship between their team and patients. At the reunion the surgeons shared their experience […]
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