Welcome to Cochrane Neurosurgery and Spine, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Dr Neil Cochrane is a Neurosurgeon specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of the nervous system. This includes treating brain injury, brain tumours, spine tumours, spinal injury and degeneration of the entire spine.


Dr Cochrane is a Consultant Neurosurgeon consulting in Southport, Gold Coast and operating at Sunnybank Private Hospital in Sunnybank, Brisbane in Queensland. He is Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and he is committed to providing his patients the very best health care and spinal surgery.  Dr Cochrane has a particular interest in comprehensive spine surgery at all levels of the spine.  He specialises in minimally invasive spinal surgery, lateral and posterior lumbar fusion, cervical fusion and artificial disc replacement. While fully qualified in neurosurgery, Dr Cochrane has focused his practice on spinal surgery.


Dr Cochrane’s undergraduate education was at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.  He completed his medical degree in 1996 with the University of Otago, New Zealand. On entering Neurosurgical training he worked in New Zealand, South Australia and Queensland.  He gained his Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in Neurosurgery in 2007, and has based himself on the Gold Coast.   As a family man who believes in healthy living and life balance, he understands all the demands of life, work and family and therefore the need to manage a medical condition taking into consideration of all aspects of your physical health and your life.  Dr Cochrane has a philosophy of ensuring patients are educated regarding their condition. He will explore all options available to you and strongly believes in patient education so you can make an informed choice.  Dr Cochrane will present the information you will need providing non surgical and surgical options.


This website is designed to answer some of the most frequently asked questions and assist you with understanding the health system in Queensland. When you have been referred to a Neurosurgeon you may be in significant pain and feeling anxious. Dr Cochrane and his staff will work with you to make the process as informative and comfortable as possible. We hope this website is useful. 


Contact us on telephone (07) 5531 3600 to make an appointment.


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Dr Cochrane will see patients to discuss and plan treatment. You will require a referral from your general practitioner or treating doctor to see Dr Cochrane.


Please note that Dr Cochrane is happy to see WorkCover / worker's compensation patients.


To further answer your questions specific to your condition please contact the office by phone to arrange a consultation.

Contact Us


Dr Neil Cochrane
Cochrane Neurosurgery and Spine


Phone: 07 5531 3600
Fax: 07 5531 3636
Address: Ground Floor, 34 High Street, Southport 4215