Dr Michael Tong has over 15 years’ experience as an orthopaedic surgeon on the Gold Coast. He performs a number of different surgeries, but has a special interest in knee and hip replacement surgery, along with knee arthroscope and ACL reconstruction. He uses computer navigation in joint replacement and also performs robotic joint replacement surgery.
If you have a joint replacement with Dr Tong, statistics from the Australian Joint Registry show that you are up to four times less likely to need revision surgery compared to the national average. (1) Dr Tong uses computer navigation and also performs robotic joint replacement surgery.
Along with knee and hip surgery, Dr Tong also performs some hand surgeries, including carpal tunnel and trigger finger release. He also performs shoulder surgery, such as rotator cuff repair and shoulder replacement.
Dr Tong was born in Cairns and completed his surgical training in Queensland. He operates privately at the John Flynn Hospital in Tugun. He also operates publicly at both the Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah hospitals. He has been the director of the John Flynn, Tweed and Murwillumbah hospitals Orthopaedic Departments.
1: The National Joint Replacement Registry (NJRR) keeps data on joint replacement surgery in Australia. They record the failure (revision rates) for joints and individual surgeons. National average revision rates are publicly available, however results for individual surgeons are private at present. Revision rates of surgeons with less than 5 years of results are fairly meaningless as sufficient time has not elapsed to start to see failures.