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About

Robert J. Howells – MBBS FRACS FAOrthA

Robert Howells

Robert Howells studied medicine at the University of Melbourne, graduating with honours in 1985. He worked as an intern and surgical resident at the Austin Hospital and was a registrar on the Victorian Orthopaedic Surgery Training Program from 1989 to 1992. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in January 1993.

Rob undertook further postgraduate training as a joint replacement fellow at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital in Exeter, UK in 1993 – a world renowned centre for excellence and innovation with hip replacement surgery. In 1994 he worked at the Lipscomb Clinic at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, undertaking an Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) fellowship in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine.

Rob Howells returned to Melbourne in 1995 and has worked as an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon at the Alfred (to January 2005) and Box Hill Hospitals (to the present day).

Rob’s private surgical practice at Park Clinic Orthopaedics specializes in surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder with expertise in arthroscopic surgery and reconstructive techniques. He has a particular interest in hip and knee arthritis conditions and over the years has developed extensive experience in joint replacement surgery.

Rob maintains a keen interest in sports medicine from his Nashville experience and enjoys interaction with and treating all athletes, from professional to recreational.

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Robert specialises in surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder, with particular expertise in arthroscopic surgery and reconstructive techniques.

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Specialist Areas

Robert Howells specialises in the following areas

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Hip Arthroscopy

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Hip Replacement

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Knee Arthroscopy

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ACL Reconstruction

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Patellofemoral Stabilisation

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Knee Replacement

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Shoulder Arthroscopy

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Rotator Cuff Surgery

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Mr. Robert Howells is part of the Park Clinic Orthopaedics team.

Visit Park Clinic or Call 1300 00 PARK

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Park Clinic Orthopaedic Team

Robert Howells is part of the Park Clinic Orthopaedics Team, Visit his colleagues pages below

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Mark Blackney

Foot & Ankle

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Terence Chin

Foot & Ankle

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Richard Dallalana

Shoulder, Elbow & Knee

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Peter Gard

Hip & Knee Replacement

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Chris Kondogiannis

Knee & Hip

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Gerald Quan

Spine

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John Salmon

Shoulder & Elbow

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Contact

For general enquiries or to request an appointment please fill out the form below or call 1300-00-PARK.

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Consulting Suite

Level 8, 166 Gipps Street, East Melbourne, VIC 3002
T. (03) 9419 2811 F. (03) 9419 9499

Robert also consults at:
Rowville Health Clinic

North Eltham Medical Centre
Greensborough Physiotherapy (Formerly Diamond Valley Sports Medicine Centre)
Union Road Specialist Centre (From 9th March 2016)

All appointments are made via my East Melbourne office on 03 9419 2811

Hospital Appointments

Hospital appointments at the following locations:

St Vincent′s Private – East Melbourne

St Vincent′s Private – Kew

Box Hill Hospital

Appointments
You will require a referral letter from your GP or specialist. Please bring copies of any x-rays/imaging, medicare card and private insurance details. You can also save time by filling out the new patient form below.

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Fees
Accounts are required to be settled on the day of your consultation. A proportion of the fee is rebatable from Medicare. We accept cash, cheque, EFTPOS, Visa and Mastercard.

Public patients
If you do not have private hospital health insurance and would like to see Mr. Howells as a public patient, please ask your local doctor or specialist to refer you directly.