MR KEAT OOI
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
MBBS, BMed Sci, FRACS, FAOrthA
Keat is an Australian-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon.
His special interest in robotic spine surgery allows him to tackle even the most complex spinal conditions.
As an orthopaedic surgeon who has devoted himself exclusively to spinal conditions for many years, you can be sure you are in safe hands when it comes to this delicate area.
He uses updated technology and the latest evidence based thinking to evaluate patients and provide the most appropriate treatment options possible.
Read more about Keat’s treatment philosophy for adult spinal deformity and degenerative disorders below…
- Keat received his medical degree from the University of Melbourne in 2005.
- He furthered his orthopaedic surgical training at the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Victoria and Tasmania and was awarded his fellowship in 2017 by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
- His special interest in treating spine conditions culminated in his completion of the AOA Clinical and Research Fellowship in Spinal Surgery at Austin Health and Combined Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Spinal Fellowship at Macquarie University Hospital, New South Wales.
- He is appointed as a consultant orthopaedic and spine surgeon at Austin Health and also has a private practice.
Keat takes pride in keeping his peers up to date with the latest techniques in complex spine surgery.
He is also keenly interested in teaching orthopaedic trainees and medical students by attending various seminars.
ACUTE DISC HERNIATION SPECIALIST
A herniated disc, also called disc prolapse can be a debilitating condition. Keat is particularly known for his expertise in spinal fusion, a procedure that involves connecting two or more vertebrae in the spine to reduce pain and improve spinal stability in patients.
While his specialty is correcting acute disc herniation in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) areas of the spine, Keat offers treatment and management for conditions such as:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Degenerative scoliosis
- Spinal tumour
So weather you suffer from back pain, disc herniation, lumbar spine issues, cervical spine pain, advanced degenerative spinal disease, (scoliosis) or other complex spinal deformities Keat might be able to help.
We aim to see patients with acute disc prolapse within 2 weeks.
ROBOTIC SPINE SURGERY
Minimally invasive spine surgery
Keat was the first to perform a spinal fusion using the Mazor X Robotic Guidance System at Warringal Private Hospital back in 2021. The case was a great success!
Since that operation Keat has performed many spinal surgeries using this system.
Keat is eagerly embracing robotics along with computer navigation and is very excited to see what the future holds!
There is a saying, surgeons like to cut. However Keat does not believe in over prescribing surgery.
Where back surgery is not required Keat can offer minimally invasive treatment options. These management strategies may include Osteo, Physio or cortisone therapies.
Often patients come to Keat having exhausted all their options and in these cases spine surgery may be required.
Whichever treatment path is chosen, the goal is always to get you back to normal function as quickly as possible.
So it’s natural that patients have lots of questions.
Never in a hurry to get you out the door, Keat always takes the time to talk to his patients. He will listen to you and take time to answer all your questions during an appointment.
He believes that patients should maintain full control of their treatment from beginning to end.
Keat Ooi surgery has a friendly team with plenty of medical knowledge in the area of complex spine surgery to support you.
Lucinda Cartwright is the practise nurse and also manages the clinic.
Every patient has unique needs when visiting an orthopaedic surgeon.
So along with the other front office staff Lucinda is here to answer all of your questions and help you along with your patient journey.
Did you just search for spinal surgeon near me?
If so, Dr Keat Ooi Keat offers high quality treatment of degenerative conditions, back pain and offer complex spinal deformity correction.
He consults out of three locations across Melbourne:
Keat also operates out of Epworth Hospital, Knox Private Hospital and Warringal Private Hospital.
With an allied heath team of Physio Therapists, Osteopaths and pain management specialists across Melbourne, we are sure to have treatment options in a location that suits you.