A/Prof Yi Yang

Adult and Paediatric Spine Surgeon

M.B.B.S (Hons), Dip. Anatomy, FRACS, FAorthoA

A/Prof Yi Yang is a Melbourne trained spine surgeon specialising in the care of the spine in both children and adults. His focus is purely on the spine, ranging from paediatric conditions such as scoliosis to traumatic and degenerative conditions in adults.

After completing his medical degree and orthopaedic fellowship in Melbourne, Yi has completed prestigious spine fellowships in California and Toronto. Whilst overseas, Yi gained extensive experience in the latest techniques in spine surgery, including computer navigation and robotic surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, tethering for scoliosis and the latest techniques of deformity correction for both children and adults.

Yi has recently presented at multiple meetings, published in international journals and completed a book chapter on spinal conditions. These include tethering for scoliosis, biomechanical spine studies and the management of spinal cord injuries.

A/Prof Yang has public appointments at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital where he focuses solely on treating spinal disorders.

Yi’s focus is to provide his patients with the highest standards of care both technically and personally. In cases that require operative management, Yi aims to safely and effectively perform the surgery with the use of adjunct technology such as intra- operative guidance, navigation and minimally invasive surgery.

Specialist Areas:

  • Complex Spinal Surgery
  • Degenerative conditions of the spine
  • Scoliosis and deformity correction
  • Computer navigation and robotic surgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS)