Why Choose Us

We see patients from the local area, regional NSW, interstate and overseas. We realise that you have chosen to come here, or have been recommended, by-passing many surgical centres. Why? There are a number of reasons why we believe our patients are widely referred:

  • Our practice was established in 1988 and has always been at the forefront of surgical technique and technologies in Australia, with many early innovations including minimally invasive day surgery partial knee replacement, bone transplantation using allograft bone, cementless hip replacement with ceramic bearings and minimally invasive computer navigated Total Knee Replacement.
  • We are entirely devoted to the surgery of hip and knee arthritis only, with high volume and experience.
  • We consult at St Vincent's Clinic and several regional country centres in New South Wales. We operate only at St Vincent's Private Hospital Sydney, concentrating all our expertise in one location with longstanding experienced staff who are highly trained to look after you.
  • We constantly review our procedures and results, by questionnaire and publications, as well as constant feedback with our specialised nursing staff in the Orthopaedic Unit.
  • We hold academic appointments for teaching and research purposes at the University of New South Wales and University of Notre Dame Sydney. We also run a very active post-graduate fellowship program for Orthopaedic Surgeons trained both in Australia and abroad.
  • Professor Neil is in the top 1% by volume of joint replacement surgeons in Australia, and has a reputation for excellence and attention to detail in all aspects of your care. He is actively involved in training of Orthopaedic surgeons as fellows from overseas, and acts as a consultant to a number of Orthopaedic companies in the design and development of joint implants. He is regarded generally as a key opinion leader (KOL) in his field. He works collaboratively with a number of leading hospitals in the US and UK in clinical research and evaluation of implants and procedures.
  • Dr Kalanie completed his Orthopaedic training in New Zealand where he excelled during his training years. After obtaining his specialist surgical fellowship he pursued further sub-specialist training in the field of computer/robotic assisted hip and knee replacement surgery alongside A/Prof Michael Neil for 12 months followed by an additional 6 months furthering his skills in the field of arthroscopic hip surgery and minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacement surgery. He has a keen interest in research currently focusing on blood preservation following joint replacement surgery. He is currently involved in studying the use of Tranexamic acid in improving outcomes and blood loss in Unicompartment knee replacement and one stage bilateral total knee replacements. Dr Kalanie is also a lecturer at the Notre Dame Medical University.
  • We look forward to meeting you and providing you with the highest and most advanced level of Orthopaedic care.