Dr Neil Cleaver

Orthopaedic Surgeon (Spine)

Dr Neil Cleaver MB BS, BSc, FRACS (Ortho), MACIME is an orthopaedic spinal specialist, having a special Fellowship in Anterior Spine Surgery. He has studied and worked in London, South America and Queensland and is currently busy with clinical practice on the Gold Coast. 

Dr Cleaver pioneered the use of the minimally invasive extreme lateral total disc replacement in Australia (XL-TDR) and the extreme lateral interbody fusion technique (X-LIF) and is committed to further research and development in the field of minimally invasive surgical reconstructions of the spine.

Dr Cleaver is a Master Certified Independent Medical Examiner (MACIME-ABIME) in the AMA5 and AMA6 and sits on the Board of Advisers of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, as well as being a member of that College Board, a rare honour. He is also an authorised health practitioner for NSW motor vehicle claims under SIRA. 

Dr Cleaver is passionate about medico-legal assessments and provides outstanding reports from minor whiplash matters to catastrophic injuries. With Dr Cleaver’s wealth of knowledge and commitment to excellence, he is well informed and equipped to provide an exceptional medico-legal report.

Dr Cleaver personally consults in Brisbane and Southport, and is available for video-exams across Australia.

Dr Cleaver is qualified to provide complex independent medico-legal reports for motor vehicle injuries in Queensland, ACT, New South Wales (spine, upper and lower limb, and nervous system only), Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania; for Public Liability matters in Queensland, ACT, New South Wales (spine and lower limb only), Western Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and South Australia; for workers compensation matters in Queensland, ACT (lower limb and spine only), New South Wales (lower limb and spine only), Northern Territory and Tasmania; and for Comcare, Superannuation, and DVA matters nationally.

To make a booking or for more information, please call 1300 INT MED.

Locations for Dr Neil Cleaver's exams

South Coast Spine
Level 2, 151 Smith Street Motorway
Southport QLD 4215
11 Abbotsford Road
Bowen Hills QLD 4006