Experience & Expertise

Simon is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon specialising in the treatment of knee problems.

He completed his medical degree from Otago Medical School in New Zealand in 1994, and his specialty training as an orthopaedic surgeon from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2004. In 2006 and 2007 he undertook additional training in knee surgery in Melbourne (with John Bartlett and Hayden Morris) and Belgium (with Jan Victor and Johannes Bellemans).

Since 2007 Simon has shared rooms with Mr John Bartlett at 1/210 Burgundy St in Heidelberg. Mr Bartlett has retired from most clinical work in December 2014 and has handed on the care of his patients to Simon. If you are a patient of John’s and require follow up please feel free to contact us for an appointment with Simon. The phone number (9459 6611) and location (1/210 Burgundy St) and unchanged. If you are a patient of John’s you may also be contacted to arrange a followup appointment.

Simon has frequent operating sessions next door at Warringal Private Hospital. He has been a member of the Medical Advisory Committee at Warringal for the last 5 years.

Simon is also committed to his public appointment at Western Health working at Western, Williamstown and Sunshine hospitals. In public he specialises in complex hip and knee revision surgery and the reconstruction of traumatic knee injuries.

He places particular emphasis on the importance of open and honest communication between himself and his patients. Clinic appointments are spaced to allow time to talk about all available options while minimising the chance of keeping patients waiting.

The majority of his practice involves the treatment of knee injuries and knee arthritis. If surgery is required it will be performed by at Warringal Private Hospital. Warringal is a fully equipped hospital including an intensive care unit. My anaesthetists and surgical assistants are all highly trained and experienced. I use the latest equipment, techniques and technology.

Common operations include:

Simon bases his work on the highest professional and ethical standards. He is a member of several professional organisations including the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association, European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy and the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science. He has a strong interest in research as a way of both constantly auditing and improving results and a way of contributing to future advances in orthopaedic surgery. Current research projects are focused on improving the positioning of knee replacements and measuring patient function after hip or knee replacement.