Spinal and Orthopaedic Surgery in Victoria

Victorian Orthopaedic Spine Service provides cutting-edge spinal and orthopaedic care.

We have locations extending across the multicultural suburbs of south-east Melbourne and down Victoria’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula.

We serve a diverse range of clients, aiming to provide high-quality care that overcomes language or financial barriers.

Advanced Technology for Improved Patient Outcomes

Our orthopaedic spine surgeon, Dr David Edis, was one of the first in Australia to use CT navigation and robotic guidance when the technology was in its infancy.

As an early adopter of these techniques, he’s one of the few spine surgeons who can offer this expertise to patients.

Now, over 85% of his surgeries use this advanced technology, which aims to deliver higher screw accuracy rates leading to improved patient outcomes such as fewer revision surgeries.

Common Procedures We Offer

  • Spinal decompression – microdiscectomy, laminectomy, laminoplasty
  • Spinal fusion for degenerative disease and deformity using OLIF, ALIF or PLIF.
  • Robot and CT Navigated placement of spinal screws
  • Spinal fracture fixation and reconstruction
  • Spinal tumour biopsy, resection and reconstruction
  • Spinal infection – drainage and reconstruction
  • Adult Scoliosis and kyphosis correction
  • Cervical spine – ACDF, posterior instrumented fusion, corpectomy
  • Hip and knee replacement including revision surgery
  • Limb realignment and deformity correction– osteotomy
  • Release of nerve entrapment – carpal tunnel release, cubital tunnel (elbow) release and ulnar nerve transfer
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy for facet arthritis in neck and lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint
  • Radiofrequency neurotomy for knee, hip and shoulder pain not responsive to other treatment
  • Treatment of all fractures including clavicle, shoulder, elbow and wrist, hip (femur), knee (tibia) and ankle
  • Knee arthroscopy and management of cartilage (meniscal) tears
  • ACL reconstruction with hamstring graft

This list is not exhaustive and Dr Edis prides himself on providing a wide selection of procedures across orthopaedics. If you are not sure about what operation you may require then a consultation can clarify if your condition can be treated surgically and the best option. If Dr Edis believes your care can be best provided by another surgeon or technicians then he can refer you on to trusted colleagues.

Our Difference

Our Care Pathway

Our care pathway is carefully designed to ensure that you only progress to surgery if you really need it.

The exact pathway varies from patient to patient depending on your condition.

You might skip straight to surgery if that’s clearly the best option for you. Or you might try alternatives to surgery first and experience significant improvement in your symptoms.

  • Get a referral from your GP or specialist.
  • Once we received your referral from your GP our office will be in contact with you to schedule an appointment.
  • Bring any scan or test results with you.
  • Our orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Edis will thoroughly assess your history, symptoms and the findings of any previous scans or tests.
  • You may be asked to go for further tests.
  • Dr Edis will outline a treatment plan.
  • Your treatment plan may include education, medication, physiotherapy or referral to another specialist.
  • You may need radiologically guided steroid injections to reduce inflammation and help relieve pain.
  • You may need surgery on your back, knees or hips, which we can schedule for you.
  • If surgery is recommended, we’ll provide full information about the benefits, risks, timing and cost so you can make an informed decision about your next steps.
  • We provide follow-up care for 6 weeks after simple surgeries such as discectomies and laminectomies.
  • We provide follow-up care for 1-2 years (and sometimes longer) after complex surgeries such as spinal fusion or implants.

Referring Doctors

If possible, please send all referrals and correspondence via Argus or Healthlink, otherwise you can email it to rooms@vicorthospine.com.au or fax it to 03 8679 0389.

New Patients

Please read our appointments information then call us on 03 8683 9039 to book. You’ll also be asked to complete one of our online new patient registration forms (these can be found in the main menu of our website) providing details of your medical history, symptoms, next of kin, health insurance and Medicare number.

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Contact Us

Call (03) 8683 9039

Email rooms@vicorthospine.com.au

93 Frankston-Flinders Rd
Frankston 3199

Churchill Consulting Suites
Blanton Drive
Mulgrave 3170

Consulting Suites
43-357 Blackburn Rd
Mount Waverley 3149

Suite 15, Ground F
Main Street
Mornington 3931

243-247 Wellington Street
Launceston TAS 7250