Andrew Law – Neurosurgeon & Spinal Surgeon
Mr Law has been working as a Consultant Neurosurgeon in New Zealand since 1997.
He has performed a significant number of complex operations on brains and spines in both the child and adult age groups and continues a busy public and private workload.
Mr Law has focussed his spinal surgery practice to managing conditions of the neck (cervical) and chest level (thoracic) spine. This includes the assessment and if necessary, the surgical management of nerve root compressions – causing arm pains – through to post accident and degenerate conditions of the spine where the structure of the spine has been damaged. Mr law also manages tumours of the spine and spinal cord. Surgery can be performed via both anterior and posterior approaches and may require implanted supports (the insertion of grafts, plates and screws, titanium rods).
Brain Tumour surgery
Slow growing tumours
These include benign lesions of the brain and its coverings – meningioma.
We will discuss options of management including surgery and make appropriate referrals for further Oncology care.
Mr Law has extensive experience in the surgical management of aggressive brain tumours. These are always stressful times for individuals and families, and Mr Law will spend time
Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia
– Microvascular decompression
– Balloon compression of Trigeminal Ganglion
Management of Hydrocephalus and other fluid disorders
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Mr Law offers surgery for management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar Nerve Entrapment and growths/tumours on peripheral nerves. He is accredited with Southern Cross as an accredited provider.
Abnormalities of Skull
Undergraduate Qualifications MBChB (1989) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery New Zealand University of Otago Biochemistry with Distinction.