Doctor David Hall

MBBS FRACS (Orthopaedics) FAOrthA

Dr David Hall is a Spinal Surgeon experienced in the management of all aspects of paediatric and adult spinal conditions since completing post-fellowship training in 1990. He is a graduate of the University of Adelaide Medical School (1980) and completed post-graduate training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Adelaide prior to undertaking post-fellowship training in Spinal Surgery in Nottingham, U.K. (1989/90). On returning to Adelaide in 1990, Dr Hall commenced in private practice and took up a role as Visiting Medical Specialist on the Spinal Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He was head of the Spinal Unit from 2005 to 2008 and continues as a Senior Visiting Medical Specialist. He also has visiting rights at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. 

General Information

Areas of Interest

Adult Lumbar Spine
Adult Cervical Spine
Adult Scoliosis and Kyphosis
Adult Spondylolisthesis
Paediatric Scoliosis and Kyphosis
Paediatric Spondylolisthesis
Spinal Tumours


Current Appointments

Public Hospital Appointment
Senior Visiting Medical Specialist
Spinal Injuries Unit, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Adelaide, SA

Public Hospital Appointment
Senior Visiting Medical Specialist
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Women’s and Children’s Hospital
North Adelaide, SA

Private Hospital Appointment
Spinal Surgeon
St Andrew’s Hospital
Adelaide, SA

University Appointment
Senior Lecturer
Discipline of Orthopaedics and Trauma
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, SA


Past Appointments

2005 – 2008 – Public Hospital Appointment
Head of Unit
Spinal Injuries Unit
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Adelaide, SA



Advisory Board Member
European Spine Journal

International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
Spine Society of Australia
AO Alumni Association

Corresponding Member
Spine Society of Europe

Australian Orthopaedic Association
Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons



1989 – 1990 – Spine Fellow
Clinical Fellow with Mr John K Webb
Harlow Wood Orthopaedic Hospital and Queen’s Medical Centre
Nottingham, United Kingdom


Academic Interests

“Spine Tango International Registry for Spinal Surgery”
By Hall DJ.



1997 – Spinal Research Award “Anterior Spinal Fusion in Sheep using Autograft and Cultured Osteogenic Precursor Cells in an Interbody Device”
Spine Society of Australia

1989 – Mark Jolly Travelling Fellowship
South Australian Post-graduate Medical Association

1987 – John J. Joyce III Award
Arthroscopy Association Triennial Scientific Meeting

1979 – University Blue in Water Skiing
Adelaide University Sports Association


Private Rooms

Adelaide Spine and Brain
208 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide, SA, 5006

Phone: 08 8223 4244
Fax: 08 8267 3809


Public Hospital

Spinal Injuries Unit, 5G531
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Port Rd
Adelaide, SA, 5000

Phone: 08 7074 2036


Private Hospital

St Andrew’s Hospital
South Tce
Adelaide, SA, 5000


Fee Structure

Initial consultation $200 (gap $126.15).
Follow up consultation $140 (gap $82.85). 

Pensioners will be charged: Initial consultation $140 (gap $66.15).
Follow up consultation $80 (gap $42.85). 
These charges are below the AMA recommended fee.

Please note that we participate in HIC online which will immediately reimburse the Medicare rebate into your account

Dr Hall is registered to render Ezyclaim accounts. A co-payment of $200 for day procedures such as rhizolysis will apply to be paid prior to surgery. A co-payment of $500 for open procedures will apply, to be paid prior to surgery. The co-payment for complex procedures may be higher and will be discussed at consent for surgery. Co-payments are not covered by your private health insurance or by Medicare. Some health funds do not allow a co-payment and therefore we cannot use Ezyclaim for these health funds and the patient must be billed direct. Unfortunately, this means that for some patients the out of pocket gap for open surgery may be $2000 or more and for percutaneous procedures $600 or more.

Dr Hall has an Assistant at most operations. You will receive a separate account from the Assistant but no gap.
The Anaesthetist for all procedures will be Dr Mark Williams from Stace Anaesthetics (unless he is on leave). Dr Williams’ rooms will contact you prior to surgery, but he will either charge you no gap or a minimal gap of $100 or less. 

There should be no other gaps other than those listed above. 


Prior to your Appointment

Please download and complete:
Patient Information Form 
Patient History Form
along with the referral letter from your doctor or specialist, as soon as possible in the addressed envelope provided, prior to your appointment 
Please forward the above, along with referral letter to Dr Hall’s rooms:
Fax: 08 8267 3809
Mail: 208 Melbourne Street North Adelaide, SA 5006
bring with you on the day of your appointment


Please bring with you to your Appointment

X rays and Scans, or a disc/USB containing the images. (please note that a printed Report is NOT enough. The actual images or access to the images is essential)
Private health insurance card
Medicare card


Transport and Parking

208 Melbourne Street is near to Bus Stop 3.  If travelling by car, please note that there is NO onsite parking.  However, there is free two-hour street parking in and around Melbourne Street and at the Dunn Street car park.  If needed there is Pay and Display parking behind the Lion Hotel and also opposite the Lion Hotel in Jerningham Street adjacent to ‘The Store’.  
** Please allow enough time to park and present in time for your appointment, as Dr Hall normally runs to schedule.   



Full payment is required on the day of consultation, either by cash, cheque or credit card.  Fees are listed on the Patient Information Form. 
Your account will be electronically lodged with Medicare, or you can post your receipt and claim form to Medicare to claim the rebate. 
If you have any queries. please do not hesitate to contact our rooms on 08 8223 4244.


Get in contact

To get in contact with Dr Hall at Adelaide Spine and Brain:
Phone: 08 8223 4244
Fax: 08 8267 3809
208 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide, SA 5006