Dr Rekha Ganeshalingam is a Victorian trained, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who manages a broad range of orthopaedic conditions in both children and adults.

Dr Ganeshalingam graduated with Honours from the University of Auckland Medical School in New Zealand in 2008 before making the move to Australia. During her Orthopaedic training, she undertook a year long observership at the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, Canada. After being awarded her fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, she proceeded to complete a fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics at University Hospital Geelong, a Limb Reconstruction Fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital and further training at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr. Ganeshalingam is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association and holds a public appointment at the University Hospital in Geelong where her practice covers a diverse range of Orthopaedics.  She maintains connections to the Royal Children’s Hospital where she is an Honorary Surgeon, has an active research role and continues to be involved in teaching of medical students, junior doctors and orthopaedic trainees.

Raising her own young family has given Dr. Ganeshalingam valuable insight into the care of her patients and continues to drive her holistic approach to medicine.

Contact
Phone:
(03) 4216 – 5282
Fax:
(03) 5229 – 1283
Email Dr Rekha Ganeshalingam

  • BHB University of Auckland Medical School 2008
  • MBChB Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • FRACS Fellow Paediatric Orthopaedics University Hospital Geelong
  • FAOrthA Limb Reconstruction Fellow Royal Children’s Hospital

The Geelong Orthopaedics Group conducts regular auditing and feedback for quality assurance. Whilst research and teaching enhance the continuing professional development of surgeons, we also have weekly meetings to review all cases performed and those upcoming at the University Hospital Geelong. We participate in monthly literature review meetings to keep up with the latest scientific studies. A monthly audit takes place to review all difficult cases. In our private practice at Geelong Orthopaedics we also track our patients results and improvements using questionnaires and measurements using a results registry. We track all our arthroplasty (joint replacement) patients via the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry and the Geelong St John of God joint registry. This is designed to maintain the highest quality treatments and ensure there is constant feedback and improvement.

Dr. Ganeshalingam maintains connections to the Royal Children’s Hospital where she is an Honorary Surgeon, has an active research role and continues to be involved in teaching of medical students, junior doctors and orthopaedic trainees.

Professional Roles

  • Honorary Surgeon – Royal Children’s Hospital

Memberships

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association

Hospital Affiliations

  • University Hospital Geelong
  • St John of God Hospital
  • Royal Children’s Hospital