Dr David Edis
Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon
MBBS, FRACS (Ortho), FAOA, AFRACMA
ABOUT YOUR SURGEON
Dr David Edis is an Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon based in Melbourne.
David’s main interest is in the management of adult spinal conditions. He has a particular expertise in less invasive techniques to manage spinal deformity. David utilises mini-open lateral surgery (or OLIF) and posterior robot guided percutaneous screw placement, which can reduce blood loss and perioperative risks and recovery times for patients having spinal fusion surgery. David has extensive experience in all facets of spine surgery from simple to complex, covering cervical to lumbo-pelvic conditions. He is an active researcher and medical educator and believes in lifelong learning in clinical practice and is constantly updating his skills and helping other surgeons to update skills.
SPECIALIST AREAS OF INTEREST:
- Adult Spine surgery
- Hip and Knee arthroplasty
- Knee arthroscopy
- Orthopaedic Trauma
APPROACH TO PATIENT CARE:
David believes in a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and works closely with primary carers, pain specialists, physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, nurses and occupational therapist to achieve evidence based contemporary care for patients with spinal conditions.
David sees surgery as only one part of the solution for patients and encourages them to seek further information about their conditions to ensure they can make an informed choice and, when appropriate, pursue non-operative treatments and self-management before making a decision to have surgery. He encourages supervised rehabilitation for all patients who undergo surgical treatment and follows patients for 12 months or longer to track outcomes.