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Mr Nicholas Maartens

MBChB, FRCS, FRACS, FRCS (surgical neurology)

Mr Nicholas Maartens

Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery

Nicholas Maartens is an experienced Melbourne based neurosurgeon with a dual private / public commitment at the Alfred Hospital and a senior lecturer at Monash University.

Mr Maartens is fluent in Afrikaans.


Mr Maartens undertook his neurosurgical training at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford where he was one of the last registrars personally trained by Christopher Adams. He then did fellowship training in the USA under Ed Laws focussing on pituitary surgery. He has performed over 12,000 neurosurgical procedures and has published more than 60 academic papers including 12 book chapters. He is both a general neurosurgeon with expertise in complex spine surgery and cranial microsurgery and a endoscopic skull base pituitary surgeon. He is affiliated to the William Buckland Radiotherapy Centre at the Alfred Hospital where he is part of the brain and spinal neuro-oncology team and where he leads the Melbourne Pituitary Neuroendocrine Service.


• Endoscopic pituitary skull base surgery
• Complex spinal surgery
• Cranial microsurgery

is available at

Melbourne Private Hospital


Royal Parade, Parkville 3052

Knox Private Hospital


262 Mountain Hwy , Wantirna 3152