Irah Bituin

Registered Nurse

Senior Scrub Nurse, Mater Hospital

Irah is a registered nurse in the Philippines and in Australia. She has almost 8 years of experience as a Perioperative Registered Nurse in Sydney. 1 year in the public system (St Vincent’s Public Hospital) and almost 7 years in the private hospital.

Irah has been scrubbing from minor to major operations specialising in neurosurgery (spine / brain). She has also assisted with plastic surgery, general / laparoscopic, O&G, bariatric, major and minor orthopaedics surgery, trauma and emergency on-call surgeries.

Irah recently completed her Perioperative Post Graduate Certificate at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.

“Working with Dr Pope and the Mater neurosurgical team gives me a sense of fulfillment and purpose in my nursing career. I love working with this specialised team because of the strong camaraderie, collaboration, trust and respect within the team. We share the same mission and values that continuously inspires and motivates me to learn more about the cutting-edge techniques in neurosurgery, headed by our neurosurgeon, in order to provide the best and holistic care to our patients” – Irah.


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Dr Raoul Pope is a highly experienced Neurosurgeon and sub-specialised Spine Surgeon with 20+ years of experience. He consults and operates across Sydney.

Dr Pope completed a sub-specialised, dedicated, international training fellowship in complex neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine surgery at a recognised, high-volume Centre of Excellence in spine surgery, in Canada.

He offers telehealth consultations and welcomes both private and public patients.