Professor Richard G. Bittar

Neurosurgeon & Spinal Surgeon


Victoria Box Hill, Bundoora, Epping, Essendon, Frankston, Kew, Melbourne CBD, Seymour, Vermont Tasmania Devonport, Launceston, Ulverstone
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Professor Bittar is an experienced neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon who specialises in the treatment of spinal conditions, brain tumours, and movement disorders.

Professor Bittar currently has performed more robotic spinal surgery procedures than any other surgeon in Victoria, and runs the largest Psychosurgery service in Australasia.

He has published dozens of scientific articles, and has presented his work at numerous national and international meetings.

He prides himself on treating patients with dignity and respect, and providing assessment and treatment of the highest standard.

He was the first surgeon in Victoria to perform:

  • Robotic spinal surgery
  • Deep Brain stimulation for Tourette’s, chronic pain, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery for brain tumours

Clinical Interest Include:

  • Robotic spinal surgery
  • Disc prolapse and spinal stenosis
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Brain tumours
    Spinal and Peripheral Nerve Surgery

  • Cervical and lumbar spine surgery
  • Keyhole and complex spinal surgery
  • Spinal cord and occipital nerve stimulation
  • Carpal tunnel and ulnar nerve surgery

Deep Brain Stimulation

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Essential Tremor
  • Tourette’s syndrome

Brain and Spinal Tumours

  • Gliomas, Metastases, Meningiomas

Approach to Patient Care

  • Compassionate care
  • Quality clinical opinions

Education and Training

  • MBBS (Hons) and PhD, The University of Sydney
  • FRACS Neurosurgery
  • Fellowship in Functional Neurosurgery, Oxford

Special Services

  • Semi-urgent appointments
  • Workcover and Motor Accident patients
  • GP telephone advice

Precision Brain, Spine & Pain Centre

  • Integrated clinical care
  • Neurosurgery and spinal surgery
  • Pain medicine and musculoskeletal medicine
  • Neurology
  • Psychology and psychiatry
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Rehabilitation

Learn more about Professor Bittar’s recent patient with Parkinson’s and his remarkable brain surgery journey >