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Dr. Mark J. Winder

Dr. Mark J. Winder

Show Phone NumberSuite 701, Level 7 St Vincent's Clinic, 438 Victoria St, Darlinghurst, 2010Australia
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Orthopaedist Consultation from AU$300
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Spine surgery
Minimally invasive microdiscectomy
Minimally Invasive laminectomy
Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusions
Nerve root decompressions
Disc Arthroplasty
Cranial Surgery
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About Dr. Mark J. Winder

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from 1 verified review Patient Reviews of Dr. Mark J. Winder

"I feel really good, I would say it's been 95% successful"
5 50Reviewed 09 Dec 2015 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: GP Consultation,Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Where do I start? Am 68 year old pretty active woman still running own business. Have had some back trouble for about the last 20 odd years but it would generally just go away after a week or so. Early last year (2014) the pain became fairly disruptive to my life so tried everything, $1000 on acupuncture, numerous types of massage etc. etc. In August 2014 it was particularly bad and after doing some recommended exercise like laying on a flat surface and placing my right leg across my left and pushing down on my knee I was totally incapacitated for about 3 weeks. By this time I was on very heavy opiates not knowing much of what was going on around me. I visited a Neurosurgeon in Canberra and would love to mention whom but of course I cannot and he recommended heaps of scans, MRI's you name it and it all cost a fortune. I saw him 3 times and at the last visit, and this was when I had been using a walking stick for 3 months, he told me there was nothing he could do and I should seek pain management. At this stage I just burst into tears thinking what the !!!! what am I going to do now. Through word of mouth and having someone visit St Vincents for another purpose with another doctor at St Vincents their particular medico recommended Dr Winder.

This is where all the good news starts. I was fortunate enough to get an appointment with Dr Winder within a couple of weeks and after he had viewed all my scans, mri's etc. he informed me even though my condition was degenerative plus some other minor injuries that he could operate by replacing a couple of discs and also inserting 4 screws. Soundy scary and I was quite reticent about the whole thing I umm and ahhh for a few weeks as the thought of back surgey was always a big NO NO to me. However I felt that I did not have much choice so went ahead and booked the surgery. The surgery was performed in mid January 2015. Dr Winder had said that in his opinion I would probably have about 80% chance of success and may still have some minor back pain post surgery. Well I am due to see Dr Winder for the last follow up visit in the next few weeks and I feel really good. If I had to put a number on it I would say that the surgery was 95% successful. I still get a bit achy first think in the morning but it does not last long. I am back working full time and when you have your own business it is not a 9 to 5 job. Sometimes 7 days a week. Can even wear high heals and haven't "tripped the light fantastic" quite yet am confident that this Christmas season I most definitely will.
I found Dr Winder to be a very easy person to be around, he was genuinely interested in my lifestyle and my expectations for recovery and I would highly recommend him. His staff were also very supportive and courteous if he was running late I would get a phone call so I did not have to sit around waiting (that to me is a big plus) as I think that a lot of medical practitioners believe that other people's time is not worth much. I would also like to give a big plug to St Vincents Private Hospital. The staff were fantastic from the minute you walked into Admissions to Departure one felt reassured that they were there to help you
So if you have back problem there you go.
Only other thing I would say about Dr Winder was that to me he looked about 12 and I did inquire as to whether or not he had a note from his mother to be out. Also felt the need to ask how many of these operations he had done. All in all 6STAR
Treated By: Mark J.
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Accreditations

  • FRACS - Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Australia) 
  • RACS - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Australia) 

Provides

General Practice

Oncology

Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

from AU$300
Orthopaedist Consultation
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
 
Spine surgery
 
Minimally invasive microdiscectomy
 
Minimally Invasive laminectomy
 
Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusions
 
Nerve root decompressions
 
Disc Arthroplasty
 
Cranial Surgery

General Practice

Cancer Screening
 
Spinal Cord Tumours
 
Intracranial Tumours
 
Meningiomas
 
Gliomas
 
Pituitary Tumours
 
Skull Base Tumours
 
GP Consultation

Oncology

 
Spinal Oncology

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Dr Mark J. Winder

Job Title:
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Biography:
Dr Mark J. Winder is an Australian trained Neurosurgeon, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. Dr Winder initially trained as a physiotherapist at the University of Sydney, where he specialised in sports biomechanics and kinesiology. He worked at the Australian Institute of Sports (AIS) Satellite Centres, toured with several Australian Teams and was a member of the Australian Olympic Medical Team. He was involved in the care of the Australian Kayak, Rowing and swimming teams, Rugby Union (club and national), international freestyle and downhill ski teams and elite track and field athletes. He is a very proud member of the Australian Olympians Club, following his medical involvement at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996. After seven years of spinal, biomechanical and musculoskeletal assessment, Dr Winder decided to further his knowledge of neuroanatomy with the aim of streamlining surgical decision making. He attained his medical degree at the University of Sydney and completed his Neurosurgical Training throughout some of Australasia’s finest Hospitals. He concurrently completed a Master of Surgery (Neurosurgery) at the University of Sydney in 2006, under the supervision of Professor Michael K. Morgan, attaining the highest regarded surgical achievement, the John Lowenthal Medal. He was chosen to complete further subspecialist training in North America where he underwent a dedicated 12 month Combined Spinal Fellowship at the University of Calgary, with a specific focus on Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery.He trained under some of North America’s finest specialist spinal surgeons, and was able to publish and present his research at several North American Spinal Meetings. Upon completion of the Australasian Neurosurgical Fellowship, Dr Winder was selected for a Minimally Invasive Skull Base Fellowship at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute and Swedish Science Foundation in Seattle USA, where he was mentored by internationally renowned skull base neurosurgeons Dr Marc Mayberg, Dr David Newell and Dr Greg Foltz. He specifically focused on pituitary tumours, skull base tumours such as meningiomas, epidermoids, craniopharyngiomas as well as extending his knowledge on endoscopic approaches in the management of brain tumours. Throughout both fellowships, Dr Winder maintained a strong research focus, completing multiple papers, presenting at North American meetings, teaching dissection courses and being actively involved in junior training.
Show Phone NumberSuite 701, Level 7 St Vincent's Clinic, 438 Victoria St, Darlinghurst, 2010Australia