Dr.

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Orthopaedic surgeon

Expert in: Hip, Knee, Arthroscopic surgery, Hip and knee surgery, Sports injuries More

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    Location: Melbourne Hip And KneeService: ACL reconstruction

    Great Surgeon!

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    Dirk van Bavel
    Dirk van Bavel
    Orthopaedic surgeon
    Hawthorn East
    With patellofemoral arthritis there are 2 surgical options to consider. These are either a patellofemoral (partial knee) replacement or a total knee replacement. The partial replacement is a… More

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    General score
    25 reviews

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      Location: Melbourne Hip And KneeService: ACL reconstruction

      Great Surgeon!

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      Location: Melbourne Hip And KneeService: Parcial Knee Replacement

      The whole experience was very professional

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      Location: Private practiceService: total knee replacement.

      My surgeon was very informative with a friendly and relaxed manner.My surgery went well, without any complications, and I have made a good recovery.
      Also, I was particularly impressed with the Epworth Physio Home Visiting program.
      Could be improved: Nothing springs to mind.

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      Location: Epworth Eastern HospitalService: Total hip replacement

      Confidence and good explanations. 2.5 weeks after surgery and recovering well so far.

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      Location: Melbourne Hip And KneeService: Advice on hip replacement

      Information clearly explained

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      Location: Epworth Richmond HospitalService: Total knee replacement

      dr Van Baval was kind ,thoughtful ,understanding and a wonderful surgeon .

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      Location: Melbourne Hip And KneeService: Follow up from revision hip replacement

      Dirk is a fabulous orthopaedic surgeon. My operation was a long, difficult procedure and I have had an amazing result. He explained everything very clearly regarding the surgery and what would occur. I would recommend him to anyone.
      Could be improved: Nothing.

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      Location: Melbourne Hip And KneeService: ACL reconstruction

      Professionalism, informative approach and personable approach made the process as enjoyable as possible and instilled trust and confidence in his ability and staff.

    • A
      Location: Melbourne Hip And KneeService: Total hip replacement

      The detail provided of the procedure
      Could be improved: The cost

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      Location: Bellbird Private HospitalService: Knee arthroscopy

      Skill
      Professionalism
      Expertise

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      Location: Melbourne Hip And KneeService: Total knee replacement

      Professionalism, manner, efficiency, good explanations of process and procedure

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      Location: Melbourne Hip And KneeService: Total knee replacement

      Clearly the result was excellent and post operative recovery quick. The care given to preventing clotting - clexane and compression stockings.
      Could be improved: It would be an improvement if surgeons could more detailed descriptions of exactly what has been done during the operation.
      The onus seems to be on the patient to research independently and apply generalised information to his or her particular case.

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      Location: Private practiceService: Total Hip Replacement

      Very professional. Outcome from this operation has been a total success. Highly recommended.
      Could be improved: nothing

    • A
      Location: Melbourne Hip And KneeService: Hip Assessment

      Careful matter of fact approach to the problem
      Could be improved: Nothing I can think of

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      Location: Melbourne Hip And KneeService: Total hip replacement

      He was an absolute professional whose work is fantastic
      Could be improved: none

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      Location: Melbourne Hip And KneeService: Total hip replacement

      I found the surgeon approachable, pleasant, a great listener and very genuinely interested in you. Mr Van Bavel made me feel comfortable and I was in a relationship with him. I felt that I was in competent hands and that he had a full understanding of my needs.

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      Location: Melbourne Hip And KneeService: THR post op appointment

      Since engaging with Dirk 3 years ago I have always found him professional, approachable and with time to explain and answer my many questions. Thanks to Dirk's experience and skill my recovery has been much easier and less painful than I expected. The team at Epworth Richmond were fabulous.
      Could be improved: I have no improvements to suggest.

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      Location: Private practiceService: Hip joint replacement

      The very friendly staff and excellent service.
      Could be improved: There's nothing I would improve

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      Location: Melbourne Hip And KneeService: Right and left hip replacement

      Personable and professional care pre operatively. Post operative recover was smooth and pain free. Unbelievably easy
      Could be improved: I can't think of anything that could have been improved

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      Location: Melbourne Hip And KneeService: ACL reconstruction

      Outstanding care provided by a world class surgeon. Post operative pain and recovery both positively exceeded expectations.

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      Location: Bellbird Private HospitalService: Left hip replacement

      The surgery was a success thanks to Dr Dirk Van Bavel to whom I know have a whole new life ahead of me without the pain and frustration of not being able to do anything physical. Surgery was at Epworth in Richmond and the nursing and physio staff are second to none I can't thank everyone enough.
      Could be improved: In my case nothing recovery is coming along nicely.

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      Location: Private practiceService: Total hip replacement

      Good parking, convenient location, very comfortable facilities.

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      Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee

      I have nothing but positive comments to make. My surgeon is outstanding in his field and this is obvious from my painless and quick recovery. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Dirk Van Bavel to anyone. I fact, I already have. Thank you.

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      Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee

      Professional and caring staff and surgeon. 4th arthroscope, first time at MH&K. Best experience, fastest healing.

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      Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee

      True professionalism, old fashioned bedside manner, skill and expertise and warm experience from Mr Van Bavel's support staff in clinic