General Manager: Mark Watson
21 Von Tempsky Street, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216
Reception Phone: (07) 959 5700

Mr Thirayan Muthu

MB BS 1984 Madras; FRCS (Neuro) 2004; FRACS (Neuro) 2015

Practising at

Southern Cross Hamilton Hospital



Private Services

Waikato Brain & Spine

Physical address:3 Masters Avenue

07 834 0717

07 834 0729

Special Clinical Interest(s)

  • Trigeminal neuralgia - percutaneous procedures and microvascular decompression
  • Spinal surgery using microscopic techniques for degenerative and neoplastic disorders, including cervical disc replacements, cervical discectomy and fusion with instrumentation, lumbar microdiscectomy and decompressive laminectomy and stabilisation
  • Percutaneous kyphoplasty for painful osteopaedic spinal fracture or neoplastic deposits
  • Procedures for peripheral entrapment neuropathy


Professional Profile

After completing my postgraduate training in Chennai, India, I travelled to the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom for further training in microneurosurgery, and spinal neurosurgery using microscopic techniques. I obtained my Fellowship in Neurosurgery from Edinburgh, UK.

I also work in the public health system, providing a cerebrovascular, neuro-oncology and trauma service, in addition to pursuing my area of special interest and training registrars.

Year of first medical qualification


Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (UK)
  • Member of the New Zealand Neurological Association
  • Member of the Neurological Society of Australasia
  • Member of AO Spine, Asia Pacific
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Visiting hours: 11am - 8pm

21 Von Tempsky St, Hamilton 3216
P.O. Box 4173, Hamilton 3247

Phone: 07 959 5700
Fax: 07 959 5702

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