Located on St Andrews War Memorial Hospital Campus
Dr Dihan Aponso is a specialist in Spine and Orthopaedic Surgery and offers a comprehensive private practice in all aspects of spinal disorders. Dr Aponso has a public appointment at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and offers spinal surgery services at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital and The Wesley Hospital.
Originating from New Zealand, Dr Aponso completed his MBChB from the University of Auckland. He undertook orthopaedic surgery training, obtaining his fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2013, and subsequently completed Foot and Ankle Surgery subspecialty training in Melbourne. During his fellowship he was appointed and worked as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at The Alfred.
In 2015, Dr Aponso undertook a clinical Spinal Surgery fellowship at the Princess Alexandra, Lady Cilento Children’s and Wesley Hospitals in Brisbane. He gained extensive experience in the management of both adult and paediatric, elective and trauma spine disorders.
Dr Aponso offers a comprehensive approach in treating spine problems. He utilises a unique blend of his expertise in open spine techniques and minimally invasive procedures, together with a patient centred approach to offer his patients’ the best outcome. His clinical practice is evidence based and he is well read and abreast of advancing techniques and technology in spine surgery. Dr Aponso’s special interests are cervical and lumbar degenerative and deformity conditions and in utilising innovative techniques in addressing common spinal problems.