Samuel Hall MBBS FRACS, Neurosurgeon Brain and Spine
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About Dr Hall

Dr Samuel Hall is an Australasian trained neurosurgeon providing contemporary and comprehensive neurosurgical care to Newcastle, Hunter-New-England, and Northern New South Wales. 

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and has additional subspecialty training in both neurovascular surgery and spinal surgery. He provides adult and paediatric neurosurgical care across his clinical appointments at John Hunter Hospital, John Hunter Children's Hospital and Newcastle Private Hospital.

By combining a collaborative and patient-centric approach with the latest technology and techniques he is able to offer high quality care to his patients. 

Specialty Interests

Specialist interest areas include complex and minimally invasive spine, brain tumours and neurovascular conditions such as aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, cavernomas and Moya Moya disease. 

Clinical Experience

Dr Hall completed his medical degree at the University of Western Sydney, where he graduated with honours in 2011. After completing internship and residency at Liverpool Hospital, he moved to Newcastle in 2014 to commence neurosurgical training at John Hunter Hospital. 

He completed his advanced neurosurgical training across multiple centres throughout New South Wales and New Zealand including Waikato Hospital, Liverpool Hospital, Westmead Hospital and The Children's Hospital at Westmead. He was formally admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in February 2021.

Following completion of formal neurosurgical training, he underwent an internationally recognised AO spinal fellowship, learning modern and advanced techniques in complex and minimally invasive spinal surgery. 

In 2021 he worked as a consultant neurosurgeon at John Hunter Hospital where he supervised and trained junior doctors and neurosurgical trainees. 

Subsequently he took the opportunity to undergo additional subspecialty training as the Senior Clinical Fellow in Neurovascular Surgery at the King's College Hospital London - a prestigious and competitive 12-month fellowship program accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons England. Under the mentorship and guidance of world renowned surgeons Mr Christos Tolias, Mr Ahilan Kailaya-Vasan, and Mr Daniel Walsh, he learned the latest microsurgical methods to treat a range of cranial and spinal neurovascular disorders in both children and adults. 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

BRAIN

Brain tumours

Skull base tumours

Hydrocephalus

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Neuroendoscopy

SPINE

Degenerative spine disease

Disc herniation

Spinal fractures

Spinal tumours

Minimally invasive surgery

NEUROVASCULAR

Brain aneurysms

Arteriovenous malformations

Moya-Moya disease

Cavernomas

Spinal vascular disorders

PRIVATE REFERRALS

Dr Hall offers private consultation for both insured and uninsured patients at his office within Newcastle Private Hospital. 


Consultation fees apply, and vary dependent upon the type and duration of appointment. Patients are eligible for a Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) rebate. No fee exceeds the standard fee of the Australian Medical Association (AMA). Discounted rates are applied for pensioners and DVA card holders.


Pricing and out-of-pocket costs can be provided by phone or email prior to the appointment:


Referrals for private appointments can be made directly via:

PUBLIC REFERRALS

All patients are welcome to be reviewed at the John Hunter Hospital Public Outpatient Clinic. These referrals and appointments are managed by the John Hunter Hospital Referral Management Centre:


Public outpatient appointments incur no out of pocket expenses, require a valid referral, and are triaged according to urgency. Waiting times vary according to clinical urgency and appointment availability.


Due to the high volume of public referrals, some patients unfortunately experience lengthy waiting periods before assessment. If there is a significant change in clinical condition during this time, an updated referral will assist appropriate re-triage. Emergencies should be directed to the nearest emergency department.


Questions regarding public appointments or waiting periods should be directed to the John Hunter Hospital Referral Management Centre