Harvinder Bedi is an internationally trained Melbourne orthopaedic surgeon. After completing a medical degree through the University of Melbourne in 1992, Harvinder underwent orthopaedic training in Victoria and, in 2002, was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Between 2004 and 2005, Harvinder undertook a subspecialty fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, UK, under Mr Paul Cooke, past president of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Society (BOFAS).
This included particular training in arthroscopy, forefoot surgery including the correction of bunions and lesser toe deformities, as well as reconstructive surgery for arthritis and following trauma.
Between 2003 and 2005, Harvinder also completed a Master of Public Health degree through Monash University, with a particular interest in injury prevention. Currently, Harvinder also works at Box Hill Hospital where he is involved in the management of traumatic and elective surgical conditions.
Harvinder maintains a strong focus on research and the training of future local and international surgeons and has been an examiner with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons since 2015.
Harvinder also has a special interest in Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery. He was the first in Victoria to widely utilize these newer methods and continues to publish, teach and present extensively on this technique.
Commonly performed procedures include:
- Minimally invasive bunion and lesser toe correction
- Ankle arthroscopy
- Ligament Repair and Reconstruction
- Fracture fixation
- Fusion procedures for arthritic disease
- Forefoot Surgery (such as correction of bunions)
- Reconstructive Surgery for Arthritis
- Reconstructive Surgery following Trauma
- Minimally Invasive Surgery