Mr Simon Talbot is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising solely in knee
surgery. He completed his medical degree in 1994 and his orthopaedic
training in 2004 to become a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College
of Surgeons. Simon then undertook further training in knee surgery with
fellowships in Melbourne (with John Bartlett and Hayden Morris) and
Belgium. John Bartlett has retired and handed over the ongoing care of his
patients to Simon.
Simon performs surgery on a wide range of knee conditions including
arthroscopic surgery, cruciate ligament reconstruction and knee joint
replacement surgery. He performs over 500 knee operations each year
including more than 200 knee replacements.
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. He runs two acute knee injury clinics
each week to see urgent sporting injuries.
Simon sees patients at his consulting rooms in Heidelberg and holds
frequent operating sessions at Warringal Private Hospital. He has been a
consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Western Health since 2006 where he
specialises in complex knee joint revision surgery and the reconstruction
of traumatic knee injuries.
Simon is a member of several professional organisations including the
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Australian Orthopaedic
Association, the Australian Knee Society, the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic
Association and is an honorary lecturer at the Australian Institute for
Musculaskeletal Science, University of Melbourne.
“Improved outcomes for my patients is my primary concern.”
Mr Talbot holds Sports Knee Clinics twice a
week to see urgent knee injuries including
ACL ruptures and cartilage damage.
For all appointments and enquiries, please call 03 9459 6611.