Our Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeons in North Lakes

Orthopaedic surgeons specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of problems with the musculoskeletal system. They treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, congenital conditions, degenerative diseases and tumours and infections of the musculoskeletal system.

While your general medical practitioner is well-qualified to set a simple break in an arm or leg, the orthopaedic surgeon will be called in when the break or fracture requires more specialised treatment, such as the placement of rods or screws into the bone to aid in the healing and knitting process and the regeneration of the bones involved.

Orthopaedic surgeons also perform hip and knee replacement surgery and all types of spinal surgery require an orthopaedic surgeon. They also perform arthroplasty, which is a total joint reconstruction. They regularly perform most foot and ankle surgeries as the foot contains 25% of the bones in the human body.

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

The RACS is the main body for the training and accreditation of all surgeons in Australia including orthopaedic surgeons. The organisation is accredited by the Australian Medical Council, on behalf of the Medical Board of Australia, as well as the Medical Council of New Zealand.

The orthopaedic surgical training has been delegated to the Australian Orthopaedic Association and the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association.

Dr Manoj Mathew

Dr Manoj Mathew moved to Australia in 2007 and was subsequently selected to the Australian Orthopaedic training programme. His 5 year Australian Orthopaedic training included rotations at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital, Cairns Base Hospital and Gold Coast Hospital.


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Dr Craig Hughes

Dr Craig Hughes is an orthopaedic surgeon in practice on the Northside of Brisbane since 2013. Craig specialises in problems of the hip and knee and operates publically, intermediately and privately at The Prince Charles and Holy Spirit Northside Hospitals. Dr Hughes consults at both the Holy Spirit Northside Hospital and North Lakes Specialist Medical Centre

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Dr Sheanna Maine

Dr Sheanna Maine BSc, BMBS, FRACS (Orth) is pleased to announce the commencement of her Private Practice at NWPH and Specialist Medical Care Australia in North Lakes. Dr Maine currently practices at the Royal Children’s Hospital as a Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon and at Redcliffe Hospital in Adult Lower Limb Orthopaedic surgery. Sheanna has an interest in lower limb deformity correction and is a member of the Australian Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society as well as the Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society.

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Dr Gauguin Gamboa

Gauguin Gamboa holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Doctor of Medicine degree.  Both primary qualifications where obtained from his home country’s premier university, the University of the Philippines.  He completed his primary Orthopaedic Training at the Philippine General Hospital, the country’s national tertiary hospital.  He graduated from orthopaedic training with top honours, having been awarded the “Chairman’s Cup” in 2004, a distinction awarded to the trainee who has exhibited the most exemplary performance in service, training, and research. 

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