• Experience

    About Dr Owler, Safe Hands

  • Informed

    Better Informed Patients Lead to Improved Outcomes

  • Understanding

    Prof. Owler Listens and Cares

  • Caring Team

    Individualised co-ordination by our dedicated team

  • Caring Team

    Individualised co-ordination by our dedicated team


Kathleen - Practice Nurse

Kathleen joined the Practice in 2011 and has been an invaluable asset to our Patients being an integral part of their pre and post operative care.

Kathleen trained at Canterbury hospital in 1980 and went on to spend time in both suburban and regional  hospitals including Taree and Tamworth Intensive Care Units where she discovered her passion for Neurosurgery. Her move into Private Practice came from a desire to have greater contact with her patients and their families and carers.

Pre Surgery

Kathleen will contact you, usually by phone although in person if you are an inpatient, to assist and ensure that all pre op workup is in hand. This includes any investigations required and any alterations or monitoring of your medications that might be needed. Kathleen is available to assist with your hospital booking. Quite often Kathleen will visit prior to your surgery once you are in hospital.

During Your Hospital Stay

Kathleen will visit daily during your hospital stay, liaising with the hospital nurses, physiotherapists, and other allied health providers and of course Prof Owler ensuring that your post op recovery is as smooth as possible and that you receive consistent care. Kathleen will assist with your discharge, liaising with the discharge planner and Rehabilitation providers.

Post Surgery

Kathleen will assist with any follow up appointments that need to be made and is always contactable for any concerns or worries that you may have post operatively.

Useful Links

  • Australian Medical Association
  • Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • The Sydney Children Hospitals Network
  • Sydney Adventist Hospital
  • Norwest Private Hospital
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons