Ormiston Hospital welcomes a new spinal surgeon to our team of experts; Dr Simon Manners. Dr Manners started his private practice in February this year and with New Zealand’s alert level’s changing he is seeing more private patients. Read more about identifying back pain and whether it is time to see a spinal expert.
Dr Simon Manners has been working in Middlemore Hospital within the Orthopaedic Department since his return to New Zealand in 2017 and Ormiston Hospital is pleased to be supporting this excellent surgeon’s newly established private practice.
Dr Manners graduated from the University of Auckland Medical School in 2005 and completed the New Zealand Orthopaedics Association’s training program and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2014.
Dr Manners and his family then spent two years overseas sub-specialising in adult spinal pathologies; in both Austin Hospital in Melbourne and then at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Canada.
“I believe my experience, personality and commitment will help me make a positive contribution to the NZ Orthopaedic community” – explained Dr Manners. Dr Manners has an interest in all aspects of spinal pathology and treatment, both non-operative and operative, performing procedures on the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. This includes anterior and posterior spinal surgery. Dr Manners is dedicated to improving outcomes for patients and in 2019 helped to published research which addressed a review of decompression and fusion treatments to lumbar spinal stenosis – you can read here.
In his own time, Dr Manners spends time with his family (wife Erin and three children) and enjoys competitive sports including hockey and cricket. He is a dedicated Christian who attends LIFE church with his family and where he has also been involved as a Youth Pastor.