Mr Terence Tan is a Melbourne-trained Neurosurgeon and Complex Spine surgeon who specialises in the surgical and nonsurgical management of brain and spine conditions. His subspecialty interests include the treatment of degenerative spinal disease (including disc protrusions of the neck and back, spinal stenosis, sciatic leg pain), spinal tumours and spinal deformity.
A patient-centric approach based on achieving the best patient outcomes, risk-minimization, and clear communication is central to his practise. In select patients, minimally-invasive spine surgery and enabling spinal technologies are utilized. Terence is a graduate of the University of Melbourne. Terence is an AO Spine fellow who has completed two prestigious complex spinal fellowships at University Medical Centre Utrecht and Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands. This is where he received rigorous training in spinal deformity correction, removal of spinal metastases and spinal trauma management from world-leading surgeons.
In addition to surgical work, Terence also devotes time to clinical research. He has authored over 25 manuscripts and keeps abreast of the latest research findings in brain and spine surgery research. He is currently an adjunct research fellow at the Department of Surgery, Monash University.