Mr Michael Galvin - Geelong Orthopaedics Group
Mr Michael Galvin specialises in lower limb surgery including foot and ankle surgery, hip and knee surgery and robotic joint replacement surgery.

Mr Galvin completed his medical training in 2007. After completing his orthopaedic training, he has undertaken Fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery with a particular interest in minimally invasive and rapid recovery sport surgery. He also performs joint replacement surgery and has a strong interest in robotic assisted joint replacement surgery.

Mr Galvin also has an interest in adult and paediatric trauma surgery and has undertaken trauma training in Montreal, Canada. Michael has a strong commitment to surgical training and is involved in training future surgeons. He operates at St John of God and Epworth Geelong, and also holds a public appointment at the University Hospital of Geelong.

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Michael completed a surgical fellowship with a particular interest in minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery. This is surgery which is made using small incisions. The advantages of this type of surgery is that is produces less soft tissue damage, less swelling and faster recovery.

Some operations that can be done minimally invasively include:

  • Bunion correction
  • Toe deformity correction
  • Ankle fusion

If this is something that interests you please let Michael know and he will be happy to discuss if your condition is suitable for this type of treatment.

Robotic assisted joint replacement surgery uses a robotic guided arm to guide the bone cuts made during surgery. This is done by using X-Rays or CT scan taken prior to surgery and input into computer software. This allows incredibly accurate and patient specific planning regarding implant position.

During the surgery a robotic arm is used to guide the bone cuts and the position of the implants. Your surgery is still performed by the surgeon, just with the added precision of a robot. For more information please contact the rooms to make an appointment with Mr Galvin.

  • MBBS (Hons) Monash University
  • Dip Surg Ant (Melbourne University)
  • FRACS (Ortho)
  • FAOrthA

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.

Mr Galvin has a strong commitment to teaching both medical students and training surgeons. He has lectured for Monash and Melbourne University and is current faculty for the AO trauma course and ARGO Trauma Education Program.

Hospital Affiliations

  • University Hospital Geelong
  • Austin Hospital
  • Epworth Hospital Geelong
  • St John Of God Hospital Geelong