Specialist interests include:
- trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm
- microvascular decompression
- brain tumours and pituitary tumours
- spinal surgery
- peripheral nerve surgery including carpal tunnel surgery, ulnar nerve decompression, meralgia paraesthetica, common peroneal nerve palsy and nerve sheath tumours (schwannomas and neurofibromas).
Dr James Laban is an experienced and highly respected dual-certified consultant neurosurgeon and spine surgeon practising in Sydney. Dr Laban specialises in state-of-the-art spine, brain and peripheral nerve surgery, using minimally invasive techniques, robotics and computer-guidance.
As Director of Neurosurgery at St George’s University Hospital in London, one of the world’s largest teaching hospitals and a neurosurgical centre of excellence, Dr Laban treated patients with the most complex neurosurgical conditions from all around the world. He has been awarded multiple scholarships, sat as faculty board member of numerous neurosurgical committees and completed fellowships at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney in both cranial and spinal neurosurgery. Since May 2020, he has had the honour of taking over Dr Michael Biggs prestigious neurosurgery practice.
Dr Laban is an expert in specialist spinal disorders, cranial neurosurgery (including trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm and brain tumours) and peripheral nerve surgery. His multidisciplinary team has extensive experience and together they provide world-class patient-centred care. He believes deeply in listening to patient’s concerns and delivering comprehensive and personalised treatment programs to achieve the best possible health outcome.