Dr Gert TollesonDr Gert Tolleson

Gert Tollesson

Brain & Spinal Surgeon for Adults and Children

Dr Tollesson is a Brisbane based, European and Australian trained Neurosurgeon, who specialises in brain and spinal surgery for adults and children.
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Brain Surgery

Surgery is one of the treatments for many conditions affecting the brain such as tumours and aneurysms. Brain surgery is a delicate procedure, and its success depends greatly on skill, experience and expertise of the surgeon.

Spinal Surgery

The spine is a complex network of nerves that control many functions across the body. Many conditions that affect the spine cord and the nerves are treated with surgery. Some of the spinal procedures performed at Brain and Spine Surgery Queensland include Spinal Discectomy and Fusion, Arthroplasty, Foraminotomy, Laminectomy, and Laminoplasty.

Dr Tollesson welcomes all:

  • Privately insured Patients
  • Workcover Patients
  • Uninsured Patients
  • Interstate Patients
  • Overseas Patients
  • Defence Patients
  • DVA Patients
  • Medico Legal Patients
  • Paediatric Patients

Mission Statement

Dr Tollesson provides world-class neurosurgical solutions for patients with brain & spinal conditions, through the use of innovative, cutting-edge technology & individualised care, to help patients regain independence & quality of life.

Payment Options for Surgery

A private fee is generally charged for surgery. Under some circumstances, Dr Tollesson is able to provide treatment through a medical gap scheme. Self-insured estimates are given for patients who do not have private health insurance. Payment plans are also available.

Brain Care-Plan Journey


  • GP or Specialist
  • Emergency Department Physician
  • Preliminary Investigations
  • MRI
  • CT
Initial Consultation
  • Physical Examination and Discussion
  • Review of symptoms and preliminary scans
Post Op / Follow Up
  • Post-operative MRI
  • Post-operative review appointment between 2 and 6 weeks
  • Possible oncology and radiology treatment
  • Surgical Treatment
  • Non-surgical Treatment
  • Medication
  • Scans and reviews periodically as required
  • MRI with Stealth
  • CT
  • Lumbar Puncture

Spinal Care – Plan Journey


  • GP or Specialist
  • Emergency Department physician
  • Preliminary investigations (e.g. MRI, CT, X-Ray)
Initial Consultation
  • Physical Examination and Discussion
  • MRI, CT, X-Ray
  • Bone Scans
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
Assessment Surgical Treatment
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Navigation – Stealth
  • Instrumented Surgery
  • Non-instrumented Surgery
Non – Surgical Treatment
  • Pain Management
  • Diet Plans
  • Exercise Regimes
  • Physiotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injections
Post Op / Follow Up
  • Four to six week routine post-operative appointment
  • X-Ray if required
  • MRI if required
  • Periodic reviews as necessary


Multimedia Patient Education

Helps patients to understand about conditions & treatnent procedures.View Videos

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