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Dr Surjit Lidder

Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Hip, Knee, Pelvic and Fracture Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Dr Surjit Lidder

Dr Surjit Lidder

Specialist Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Surjit Lidder is a Specialist Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon based in central Melbourne with dual fellowship qualifications in Orthopaedic Surgery from Australia and England.  Surjit undertook Orthopaedic training on the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Orthopaedic training programme in London gaining Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons in 2017.

Special Interests include

Total hip replacement (primary and revision)
Partial & total knee replacement (primary and revision)
Knee arthroscopy
Sacroiliac pain
Trochanteric bursitis and gluteal tendinopathy


Hip, Knee, Pelvic and Fracture Specialist.


Knee replacement 1


Hip Replacement 1





About Dr Surjit Lidder

Surjit completed subspecialty fellowship training in Melbourne and Baltimore (USA). These fellowships were in complex lower limb arthroplasty, pelvic and acetabular trauma and trauma surgery. Whilst on fellowship in Australia, Surjit met his wife Olivia and proceeded to undertake specialist recognition in Australia and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Australian Orthopaedic Association.

With a keen interest in Martial Arts, Surjit was the Medical Team Lead for Judo and Wrestling at the London 2012 Olympics and continued to be the Lead Trauma doctor for the ITU World Triathlon Series in the UK and Tough Mudder UK. During training he concurrently sat and was awarded membership to the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK.

Surjit holds a public appointment at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is involved with medical student and speciality training through The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Epworth Healthcare and The University of Melbourne. He has published in peer-reviewed journals, presented nationally and internationally, and authored ‘Enhanced recovery considerations for major orthopaedic surgery’ for the Graduate Diploma of Perioperative Medicine in conjunction with the University of Melbourne.

Patient focused care

I strongly believe in an individualised, evidence-based approach to patient care with an emphasis on open communication with patients and their entire care team in conjunction with surgical excellence. I take the time to listen to my patients specific concerns and explain the reasoning behind my assessment and treatment recommendations, as I believe communication and understanding is an important part of patient care and optimal patient outcomes. I endeavour to work in collaboration with all my patients, their general practitioners and allied health professionals to enhance patient outcomes. You can expect that your patients will have a clear explanation of their condition and management recommendations and that you will be kept well informed of their progress in a timely manner whilst under my care. I am always happy to be contacted directly with any patient concerns or queries.


Along with his passion for pursuing excellence in all aspects of patient care Dr Lidder enjoys being actively involved in passing on his knowledge to the next generation. He continues to be involved in medical school and speciality training through The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The University of Melbourne as well as being the Victorian member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association Assessment Team for overseas trained doctors. He has also co-authored the ‘Enhanced Recovery Considerations for Major Orthopaedic Surgery’ chapter in the Perioperative Medicine Course, University of Melbourne, chapters in orthopaedic textbooks, taught on international orthopaedic training courses, presented at international conferences and published in international journals.


As a specialist orthopaedic surgeon here at Lidder Orthopaedics we welcome new patients and pride ourselves on providing all encompassing excellence in patient care. We strongly believe in the importance of collaborating and communicating with patients, all referring doctors and allied health professionals in conjunction with surgical expertise to optimise patient care and outcomes.

For all appointments and enquiries, please call the Lidder team on (03) 9110 0019 or email us reception@lidderorthopaedics.com

Open Hours

Mon – Fri — 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday — closed
Sunday — Closed

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