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Dr Sunil P Reddy specialises in Shoulder and Knee Surgery which form the cornerstone of his practice. He has a keen interest and expertise in Total Joint Replacements (Knee, Hip & Shoulder) and Reconstructive arthroscopic surgery. He also performs open and arthroscopic wrist surgery and is an experienced Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon.

He offers Robotic-assisted Total Knee replacements, Anterior minimally-invasive Total hip replacements and Patient-specific total shoulder replacements to all his patients.

Dr Sunil Reddy runs his private practice out of Rooms at East Adelaide Specialist Centre at 151, Hutt street, Adelaide. He has a strong commitment to service the orthopaedic needs of our community especially in the northern, eastern and central suburbs and Country SA. Pursuant to this commitment Sunil provides consultations at locations in Para Hills, Elizabeth Vale, Gawler, Magill, and Belair.

To make an appointment by phone, please call 08 8232 8889 during office hours. You can also leave a message after-hours and over weekends. Our staff will call back the next business day to make an appointment.

You can also fax your referral to 08 7109 0025.

You can also make an appointment by submitting the Appointment Request form.

For fractures and acute knee and shoulder injuries, Dr Reddy’s Rooms will organise an appointment within 1-2 days. Please inform our staff about your condition. 

Dr Reddy also encourages referring GPs to contact his Rooms or talk to him directly (especially after-hours and over weekends) to organise urgent appointments. 

Dr Sunil Reddy strives to see most patients within 1-2 weeks. He has operating lists at multiple hospitals in Adelaide and waiting times for surgery are usually 1-3 weeks.

Yes, your GP or Specialist can refer you for a second opinion. You may request a referral from your doctor if you would like one.

Please bring the following as applicable:

  • All X-rays, CT or MRI scans and results of blood tests or Nerve conduction tests as applicable.
  • If your GP has provided a Referral letter, please give the same to Receptionist on arrival. Your doctor would likely have faxed the referral letter to Dr Reddy, in which case you do not need to bring one with you.
  • Medicare card, DVA card or Health insurance card as applicable.

Dr Sunil Reddy offers bulk-billing consults to pensioners and health card holders.For all other patients, unless otherwise specified there is a gap of $50.50 for consultations. You would need to pay $125.00 on the day out of which Medicare reimburses $72.50 direct to you.

Dr Reddy operates mainly at Ashford hospital and Calvary central Districts hospital though he has patient admitting rights at other hospitals in Adelaide as well. He would be glad to perform the surgery at a hospital closest to your home. Some patients need observation or overnight stay in the Critical Care Unit (ICU or HDU) following surgery, which would mean performing the surgery at a hospital with critical care facilities. Dr Reddy will discuss this with you if required.

Dr Reddy is also the Deputy Head, Department of Orthopaedics at the Lyell McEwin and Modbury Public hospitals where he performs a range of orthopaedic surgery, predominantly Joiont replacements and trauma surgery.

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Dr Reddy offers No-Gap surgery to all patients. This means no out-of-pocket expenses if you have private health insurance. If you do not have private health cover, we can provide you an approximate all-inclusive quote for the surgery and hospital stay. Dr Reddy participates in gap-cover schemes.

Sunil performs all joint replacement surgery under the JRC initiative. The Joint Replacement Clinic (JRC) provides all South Australians (with private health insurance) a patient-centric, comprehensive and holistic joint replacement service with No-out-of-pocket expense for surgery, anaesthesia, hospital stay, rehabilitation and home care on day of admission and following discharge. 

To learn more, visit the Joint Replacement Clinic website.

Sunil offers Robotic-assisted Total Knee replacements, Anterior minimally-invasive Total hip replacements and Patient-specific total shoulder replacements to all his patients. Our Practice philosophy is based on “Excellence… made accessible and affordable” and is reflected in our JRC initiative.

Urgent appointments for fractures and acute knee and shoulder injuries are available. Two Rapid Access Clinics are available every week, one at Dr Reddy’s Rooms on Hutt street and one at Calvary Central Districts Specialist suites. 

Patients can call 08 8232 8889 or make an Appointment Request, during business hours. Referring Physicians can call Dr Sunil Reddy directly to discuss such injuries or make an appointment for their patients, including after-hours and weekends.

You would not be able to drive on the day of surgery. Please organise a friend or family to drive you home.

It depends on the surgical procedure you had. For in-patient surgery, physiotherapist would see you on a daily basis initially and then as required. Dr Reddy and your therapist will advise regarding the rehabilitation regimen. Please follow the advice and perform exercises regularly to give yourself the best chances of recovery.

We will organise outpatient physiotherapy where required.  This is routinely required for Total knee and shoulder replacements and management of most sports injuries as well as fractures.

The dressings are water proof. You can shower over them, but please keep them intact till Dr Reddy sees you – usually 10-14 days after surgery. The sutures are absorbable and do not need removal in most patients.