Dr Pankaj Rao

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Merewether NSW and Telehealth

About Dr Pankaj Rao

Dr. Rao is a Newcastle-based Orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in all aspects sports and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Raised on Sydney’s Northern beaches after migrating from India at a young age, he completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Sydney in 1995.

Having trained in Newcastle and completed his fellowship in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle surgery, Dr. Rao received his Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle surgery fellowship in 2009 from the Australasian College of Surgeons. He continually enhances his skills through international surgical training in Thailand, the USA, and Australia.

Specialising in various foot and ankle surgeries, including bunion surgery, ankle arthroscopy, forefoot and deformity corrections, and ligament reconstruction, Dr. Rao also addresses common conditions like arthritis, trauma, and sporting injuries. His expertise extends to arthroscopic surgery, platelet-rich plasma injections, and the management of degenerative and reconstructive conditions.

Dr. Rao emphasises open communication, professionalism, and the highest surgical standards.

Accreditations and Schemes:

  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th Ed
  • ACT Motor Vehicle
  • ACT Workers’ Compensation
  • Comcare Guide to the Assessment of Degree of Permanent Impairment
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Fitness For Duty
  • Life Insurance – TPD and Income Protection
  • Medical Negligence
  • Public and Professional Liability
  • Seafarers

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