About Our Team

 

Dr Gayan Padmasekara

MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA, MS(Orth), MSpMd
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Shoulder & Upper Limb Surgery

Dr Gayan Padmasekara is a fully qualified, fellowship-trained shoulder and upper limb orthopaedic surgeon. Trained in Australia, he specialises in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the upper limb. He offers a comprehensive upper limb service, treating any shoulder, elbow and wrist condition including upper limb trauma.

 

Gayan completed his MBBS at Monash University, Melbourne in 2007.  Over the next decade, he completed a Masters of Surgery in Orthopaedics and a Masters of Sports Medicine.  Gayan completed his Orthopaedic training in Victoria with the Australian Orthopaedic Association and became a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2019.  He then undertook a sub-specialty fellowship in upper limb surgery with the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group.  

 

Gayan is actively involved with teaching, holding public appointments with Monash Health and Austin Health.  A keen researcher, he has numerous publications. One of his current research interests includes investigating the cognitive contributors to shoulder symptoms with the goal of improving outcomes to patients with complex shoulder symptoms.  

Locally trained, Gayan is committed to Melbourne’s South East, holding public and private appointments in the area. He believes in treating his patients ethically and compassionately with a patient-centered and evidence-based approach.  

 

Dr Rachel Blackshaw

BSc(hons), MBBS, FRACS(Ortho), FAOrthA
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hand & Upper Limb Surgery

Dr Rachel Blackshaw is an Australian Orthopaedic Surgeon, nationally and internationally fellowship trained specialising in all facets of upper limb surgery including wrist, hand, arthroscopy and microsurgery. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and a fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA – FAOrthA).

Rachel earned her MBBS degree in 2006 from The University of Melbourne and has a 1st class honours in Chemistry, BSc(hons) from Monash University. She completed her Orthopaedic training and passed the AOA/RACS Fellowship exam in 2018, becoming a consultant in 2019.

Rachel completed a 12-month Consultant position at Austin Hospital and honed her skills in general trauma and elective upper limb surgery. She then commenced her fellowship at The Melbourne Orthopaedic Group (MOG) completing 6 months advanced training in upper Limb surgery. She spent 18 months in the UK for a fellowship dedicated to hand surgery and peripheral nerve conditions at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham and was also an Honorary fellow at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital for 12 months.

She currently holds a public appointment with Eastern Health at Box Hill and Maroondah Hospitals.

 

Monika Thomas

Monika is our Practice Manager. Monika has over 10 years experience in the health sector and holds a grad dip in Management. She loves working with patients to ensure they are relaxed and informed and have the best possible outcome and are receiving service excellence.

Caesha Langborne

Caesha is our Medical Secretary.  Caesha will look after your phone enquires, organising clinics and all administration duties. She is approachable, thoughtful and compassionate and fun!

Kristy Mynott

Kristy is a Nurse/Clincial lead specialist. Kristy comes to us with a wealth of knoweledge and experience in the health care sector, she is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with a passion for patient centered care.

Lauren Bertoncello

Lauren is our Nurse with a wealth of experience in the orthopaedic sector.

Dr Arno Visagie

Dr Arno is a our Muskoskeletal Physician.