Special COVID-19 phone numbers 0474 382 061 and
0478 177 556
Mr Altay Altuntas is a Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon with a focus on conditions of the knee and hip. Growing up in Melbourne, Altay graduated from the University of Melbourne Medical School before going on to complete his Orthopaedic training in some of Victoria’s leading hospitals. He obtained his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2009.
Altay then pursued advanced international training in London, Italy and the USA; including fellowship training in sports knee surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. He also undertook a knee and hip replacement fellowship at Imperial College Hospitals in London with a particular focus on less invasive, early recovery surgery and partial knee replacement surgery. Altay has completed advanced training in foot and ankle surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. Research has been an ongoing commitment, with published research on partial knee replacement outcomes and research in the field of robotic knee surgery. He has received training at the Steadman Clinic in USA and the Rizzoli Institute in Italy.
Altay guides patients to optimise non-surgical treatment for their musculoskeletal conditions, and believes the best surgical outcomes are achieved when patients are well-prepared for their procedure. He has a focus on patient advocacy to ensure that you receive optimal care. He takes pride in ensuring there are open lines of communication between health practitioners and takes a personable approach with patients. Altay takes a holistic approach and continually aware of new and complimentary treatments.
Altay has a special interest in sports knee injuries, performing ACL reconstruction, patella stabilisation and knee arthroscopy. He also has extensive experience in surgical treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee and hip. He performs robotically assisted knee replacement surgery and is a SuperPATH hip replacement surgeon.
Mr Altuntas also holds a public appointment at St Vincents Public Hospital and involved with teaching through the University of Melbourne Medical School
Mr Altay Altuntas is dedicated to providing excellence in orthopaedic health care.
During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic it is important to protect all of our patients, staff and the wider community and to also minimise the spread of the virus.
Mr Altuntas has recommenced his normal face to face consultation schedule as the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifting. We will continue to provide with telephone and telehealth services and all Medical Imaging can be accessed online to ensure a comprehensive consultation.
All elective surgery has resumed and we are back to 100% surgery capacity as of July. This is in line with state government regulation.
We are requesting that patient attend the rooms individually or limit to one support person if needed.
Our staff will also at times will be working from home and you may contact the rooms via these special COVID-19 telephone numbers if you are unable to reach us on the usual phone.
9928 6786 or
0474 382 061 and 0478 177 556
We wish you well during this difficult period.
St Vincent's Private Hospital, 157 Grey Street East Melbourne 3002
Epworth Hospital, 89 Bridge Road RIchmond 3121
John Fawkner Private Hospital, 275 Moreland Road Coburg 3058
Kilmore Hospital, 1 Anderson Road Kilmore 3764