118 Victoria Road ROZELLE NSW 2039 | Telephone. 02 9818 1004 | Email. office@balmainsportsmed.com.au

Dr Michael Symes


About Michael

Dr Michael Symes is a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialist training in foot and ankle surgery and complex lower limb trauma. His sub speciality training took place in Canada, the USA and Australia where he learnt advanced techniques in foot and ankle surgery and complex lower limb trauma surgery, including total ankle replacements and minimally invasive foot and ankle reconstruction. He also has completed sub speciality training in reconstruction for neuromuscular and spasticity related disorders.

Dr Symes operates in public and private hospitals with appointments at Royal North Shore, North Shore Private, Sutherland and St George Private and Public Hospitals.

Dr Symes graduated from the University of Sydney Medical Program with Honours in 2009. Prior to this he completed his Physiotherapy Degree at the University of Sydney in 2005, and was awarded the University Medal. He completed his specialist Orthopaedic training in 2017, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association. 

Dr Symes is actively involved in clinical research completing his Masters of Public Health in 2018. He is currently a conjoint senior lecturer with the University of New South Wales. He is an international member of the American and Canadian Foot and Ankle Societies and has numerous international publications and presentations focusing on foot and ankle surgery including total ankle replacements.

Dr Symes is married with a daughter and enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and road cycling.

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Services Offered

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Ligament / Syndesmosis Reconstruction
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Lisfranc Injury / Repair
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Degree / Qualifications

  • Masters of Public Health (2018)
  • FRACS Orthopaedic Surgery (2017)
  • Bach Science (Medicine) (2009)
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Degree / Qualifications

Graduate Diploma in Public Health (Current)

FRACS Orthopaedic Surgery (2006) 

MBBS Surgery (Honours) (1997)

Bach Science (Medicine) (XXX)


Services Offered

Shoulder (Rotator Cuff repair / Shoulder stability)

Complications in Knee and Shoulder surgery: Management and Treatment Options

Clinical Research with numerous published / presented papers & presentations

Membership of Professional Associations

Royal Australasian Collage of Surgeons & Australian Orthopaedic Association

NSW Medical Board

ECFMG (USA) Certified


Special Interests




Personal Interests

118 Victoria Road, Rozelle
NSW 2039
  02 9818 1004
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