• Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Hip surgery, Knee surgery, Sports orthopaedic surgery, Trauma

Areas of interest


Mr Dirk van Bavel is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in all aspects of hip and knee surgery including arthroscopy, replacement and revision. He was trained in Melbourne, but following this spent another 2 and a half years completing fellowships under world renowned surgeons in Belgium, England and Canada. Here he learnt the latest advances in sports knee surgery, primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery as well as all areas of patellofemoral surgery.

In recent years, Mr van Bavel has become one of the leading surgeons in robotic joint replacement surgery performing the first robotic knee replacement in Victoria. He is also one of the national trainers in robotic hip and knee replacement surgery.

Having recently completed a Masters in Clinical Research, he is busy with many research projects covering various aspects of robotic joint replacement surgery. Mr van Bavel currently runs Epworth’s Musculoskeletal Audit and is part of the executive team and a board member of the Victorian AOA and Victorian AMA.

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Melbourne Hip and Knee

607 Riversdale Road
Camberwell VIC 3124

Consulting Location

Bounce Health

195 Whitehorse Road
Blackburn VIC 3130

Consulting Location

Epworth Specialist Centre Lilydale

Suite 4
355 Main Street
Lilydale VIC 3140

Epworth locations


Epworth Richmond


Epworth Specialist Centre - Lilydale


Epworth Eastern


  • MBBS
  • FRACS (Ortho)
  • PGCME Cardiff 2009
  • FAOrthA

Education and training

  • MBBS University of Melbourne 1995
  • FRACS (Ortho) 2004
  • Certificate in Clinical Research - University of Melbourne
  • Currently completing Masters in Clinical Research University of Melbourne


  • Factors that influence the choice of hip replacement
  • The sterile stockinette in orthopaedic surgery
  • Local anaesthetic infiltration in knee replacement
  • Polished Cemented Femoral Stems Have a Lower Rate of Revision Than Matt Finished Cemented Stems in Total Hip Arthroplasty: An Analysis of 96,315 Cemented Femoral Stems.

Professional Associations

  • AMA
  • RACS
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • AAOS
  • Council member of the Victorian AMA

Public Appointments

  • St Vincents Public Hospital

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