Dr Aziz Bhimani Hip and Knee Surgeon West Wollongong NSW

Dr. Aziz Bhimani

Hip and Knee Surgeon

For appointments please call

 

(02) 4229 9116

Wollongong Orthopaedics

54 Princes Hwy West

Wollongong NSW 2500

e reception@wollongongorthopaedics.com.au

f  02 4227 4361

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What are your business hours?

 

Our practice hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

 

What is your contact phone number?

 

(02) 4229 9116

 

What is your street address?

 

54 Princes Hwy West Wollongong NSW 2500

 

Who do I call for appointments?

 

For all appointments and enquiries, please contact us on (02) 4229 9116. Our practice hours are from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (excepting public holidays). Or request an appointment here

 

Where do I park for appointments?

 

Free parking is available onsite via the practice driveway off London Drive.

 

What if I need to cancel an appointment?

 

Telephone the office during business hours and allow at least 1 days’ notice so that we can offer your appointment time to patients on our waiting list.

 

What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?

 

When you come for your appointment remember to bring the following:

 

  • Driver’s License or a valid ID

  • Insurance information

  • Referral Letter (if required)

  • Reports, X-Rays, MRI’s, CT scans and any other relevant medical information

  • List of medications (if any)

 

Does Dr Bhimani usually run on time?

 

We recognise that your time is valuable, and we make every effort to run on time. Occasionally emergencies or patients require a little more time, and these cause scheduling delays beyond our control. We apologise if we keep you waiting.

 

Should I make an appointment?

 

  • Do you have pain in your knees, hip or groin?

  • Is the pain restricting your daily activities?

  • Is the pain not relieved on taking medications?

  • Do you have swollen knee?

  • Do you limp while walking?

  • Does pain makes you stop when you walk more than a few blocks?

  • Are you having pain when lying or sitting down?

  • Are you getting pain for about 3 to 4 days per week?

  • Do your knees hurt when climbing or descending stairs?

  • Do you feel pain when walking for long time?

  • Does pain disturbs your sleep?

  • Do you find difficult to put your socks and shoes?

  • Do you have a sensation of instability or the knee is going to give out when you are physically active?

  • Do you need crutches, cranes or walkers to help you while walking?

  • Do you have tightness or limited range of hip motion?

 

If your answer is yes to the any of these questions, you might be suffering from arthritis - a degenerative joint disease, and you should contact us to arrange a consultation.

 

What if I need imaging?

 

During your initial consultation Dr Bhimani may write you a referral letter for additional imaging. Please ask at the time of your image referral letter for an image centre which is located near you.

 

What can I do if am happy with the service I have received?

 

If you like the service we provide please spread the word! Like Us on Facebook or take a minute to provide an online review for Dr Bhimani via Google Reviews, Rate MD or Doctoralia.

 

Am I likely to require surgery?

 

Surgery is the right decision when patients have tried non-surgical options first but are still not coping. Dr Bhimani encourages patients to make the decision to have surgery based on how their condition is upsetting their quality of life, their level of pain and their loss of normal function.

 

As a dedicated orthopedic surgeon Dr Bhimani always make sure his patients fully understand their condition, the treatment options available to them, as well as any risks or potential complications of a particular treatment. However it is crucial that patients understand that the decision to have any kind of orthopedic surgery is always theirs to make.

 

Once Dr Bhimani understands your diagnosis, you can both plan and agree on a sensible and holistic approach to treatment and rehabilitation for your best long-term results.

 

If you decide that surgery is necessary, then not only is our objective to reduce your pain and increase your mobility, but to also facilitate the earliest possible return to normal activity post-surgery.

 

To accomplish these objectives for patients Dr Bhimani is extremely dedicated to ensuring he is at the forefront of developments in hip and knee surgery to provide patients with the best possible orthopaedic care.

 

Will physical therapy be required after surgery?

 

Getting a full range of motion, strength and flexibility back after surgery usually takes time. That’s where pre-operative exercise and education and post-operative physical therapy programs help to ensure you're physically and emotionally prepared for surgery and to maximise your recovery after surgery.

 

Dr Bhimani will choose the least invasive surgical procedure suited to your condition to minimise your recovery period. Dr Bhimani will ensure you understand what procedure you are having, how to prepare for surgery and what recovery program you need to follow. Physiotherapy is an essential part of this education, preparation and recovery process and will help you obtain a better surgical outcome.