About Mr Neal Singleton
I am a New Zealand trained orthopaedic surgeon. l graduated from The university of Auckland medical school with a BHB in 2006 and an MBChB in 2009. l completed post-graduate studies in surgical anatomy at Otago University (PGDipSurgAnat, 2010). I completed my junior doctor years and the majority of my orthopaedic surgical training in the Bay of Plenty.
I currently divide my time between Grace Private Hospital, Tauranga and Whakatane Public Hospitals and am involved in teaching and training junior doctors as well as academic research. I am a member of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association and the New Zealand Spine Society.
I perform hip and knee arthroplasty surgery.
I also have a keen interest in the management of all spinal conditions with a particular focus on minimally invasive spinal surgery using the latest techniques including endoscopic discectomy, anterior lumbar fusion and transpsoas direct lateral fusion with the use of neurophysiology monitoring enhancing patient recovery, minimising soft tissue dissection and blood loss and improving surgical outcomes. Wherever possible I perform all surgeries using 3-Dimensional navigation to ensure accurate metalware placement.
Areas of Specialisation
- Spine Surgery
- Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery
- General Orthopaedic Surgery
Description of Specialisation
- Total hip joint replacement
- Total knee joint replacement
- Anterior cervical discectomy & fusion
- Posterior cervical fusion
- Posterior cervical laminoplasty
- Posterior cervical foraminotomy
- Anterior lumbar fusion
- Direct lateraI lumbar fusion
- Posterior lumbar fusion
- Posterior lumbar decompression
- Lumbar discectomy
BHB, MBChB, PGDipSurgAnat, FRACS (Othopaedic Surgery) FNZOA
After gaining my fellowship in orthopaedic surgery from the Royal Australasian college of Surgeons in 2018 I spent a further 12 months in Brisbane undertaking subspecialty training in spinal surgery. I subsequently worked as a consultant spinal surgeon at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland’s largest spinal referral centre, managing acute spinal trauma, spinal tumours, as well as adult degenerative spinal conditions before returning to Tauranga in 2020