Dr Vanessa

I know I’ve done my best for a patient when they tell me that I’ve genuinely listened to their concerns, I’ve answered their questions and clearly explained how I can help.

Dr Vanessa Sammons

I am a Neurosurgeon at North Shore Private Hospital, Gosford Private Hospital and Ballina Day Surgery treating all neurosurgical conditions, but with a particular interest in Peripheral Nerve Surgery. In fact, I’m the only neurosugeon with a subspecialty in this area in NSW. You can read about my main areas of treatment below.

I believe that a great neurosurgeon will ensure that you understand what your surgery involves, you should feel listened to, and should be available to work with your GP to achieve the best outcome for you.

Dr Vanessa Sammons

MBBS (Hons) Mphil FRACS (Neurosurgery)

Headache & migraine

Many patients with chronic headaches or migraines don’t realise that surgery may be an option.

Consulting Rooms

St Leonards

Sydney North Neurosurgery
Suite 5, Level 5
66-80 Pacific Highway
St Leonards NSW 2065



Central Coast Neurosciences
Suite 202, Level 1
Element Building
200 Central Coast Highway
Erina NSW 2260



Ballina Day Surgery
46 Tamar Street
Ballina NSW 2478


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