ABOUT DR. NICK POURGIEZIS
Dr. Nick Pourgiezis graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2000 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor Surgery (MBBS) in addition to being awarded a higher degree in Orthopaedics and Trauma (BMedSci). He completed Orthopaedic Specialist Training obtaining fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2008.
Subsequently he expanded and refined surgical techniques during 18 months of post fellowship training working with experts in Sydney, Belgium and the United Kingdom in addition to visitations to centers of excellence in other parts of Europe and the United States.
He is past President of the South Australian and National Orthopaedic Registrars Associations and is an active member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
Nick has established a private practice at Western Hospital, Henley Beach with additional consulting at Melbourne Street, North Adelaide and Calvary Central Districts Hospital, Elizabeth Vale. He also offers after hours and Saturday consulting times. He is a founding member of Western SportsOrtho based at Western Hospital. As well as his private practice Nick is involved in Orthopaedic research and is a Visiting Orthopaedic Specialist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
He has a special interest in Knee, Hip and Shoulder Sports Injuries, Reconstruction and Joint Replacement. Nick uses the latest surgical techniques and instrumentation and his patients can be confident that joint replacements used in his practice have excellent results on the National Joint Replacement Registry.
While still performing total knee replacements with conventional techniques he is one of a selected number of Orthopaedic Surgeons offering knee replacements using Patient Specific Instrumentation. He believes that this surgery helps patients to have a shorter hospital stay and return to their chosen lifestyle sooner. It also likely improves alignment of the implants which may translate to a longer lasting knee replacement. Nick is actively involved in teaching other Surgeons in the use of this technology.