Specialist Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon

Dr Bu Balalla

Dr Balalla graduated from Medicine at the University of New South Wales in 2001. After completing his internship and residency at St George and Sutherland Hospitals, he commenced his surgical training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2003. He was selected for the Australian Orthopaedic Association Orthopaedic Training Program in 2007.
After completing his Orthopaedic training in 2011, he underwent further training in knee surgery as the Sydney Knee Specialists Knee Reconstruction Fellow. After this, he travelled to Bristol UK to receive further training in knee surgery at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre as the Bristol Knee Group Fellow. In his subsequent travels, he has learnt from world-renowned knee surgeons such as Professor Freddie Fu and Professor Rene Verdonk. Dr Balalla remains very actively engaged in learning and is a member of ESSKA and ISAKOS, which are international societies, focused on knee surgery and arthroscopy.
During his specialist training, Dr Balalla developed an interest in tissue-preserving knee surgery, unicompartmental knee replacement, and complex knee trauma. He specializes in computer-guided knee replacement, and tissue preserving ACL reconstruction.
Dr Balalla currently operates at Norwest Private Hospital and Castle Hill Day Surgery. He is a member of the Orthopaedic Department at Westmead Public Hospital and is very happy to be able to offer the benefits of the latest techniques in knee surgery to all patients via his elective surgery list. He is also involved in teaching these techniques to future orthopaedic surgeons.
In his spare time, Dr Balalla enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and enjoys food, wine, travelling, snowboarding, and CrossFit.
Dr Balalla consults at Norwest General Practice fortnightly.
Consultation fees do apply and will be payable on the day, however rebates are available from Medicare or your private health fund.
A referral from your GP is required.
For more information or to make an appointment please contact Dr Balalla’s reception team on
(02) 9680 1315.
Alternatively please visit his website below.

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