Wollongong Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Wollongong Private Hospital, Southern Highlands Private Hospital specialist Tad Gunkelman

Dr Tad Gunkelman

BA (Hons), MB BCh BAO (Hons), FRACS (Ortho) & FAOrthA

Dr Tad Gunkelman is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with advanced training in lower limb reconstruction. He provides both elective and urgent care for musculoskeletal trauma and orthopaedic pathology.

Dr Ralph (Tad) Gunkelman is an Australian-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with further training in hip, knee and trauma. He is based in the South Coast and Southern Highlands. Tad is an honours graduate of The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association, as well as member of multiple pinnacle international orthopaedic societies.

Tad has interests in hip and knee arthroplasty, as well as the arthroscopic treatment of sporting injuries of the knee. He has a particular interest in minimally-invasive partial knee arthroplasty - an effective treatment for unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis.

Dr Tad Gunkelman offers the following procedures:


  • Total and partial hip replacement
  • Gluteal and hamstring tendon repairs
  • Lliopsoas release
  • Proximal ITB release
  • Viscosupplementation of the hip


  • Total and partial knee replacement
  • Patellofemoral realignment and release
  • High tibial osteotomyDistal ITB lengthening
  • ACL reconstruction
  • MCL reconstruction
  • MPFL reconstruction
  • Chondral reconstruction and transplant
  • Meniscal contouring and repair
  • Viscosupplementation of the knee
Primary hip and knee arthroplasty | Partial knee arthroplasty | Sporting Injuries of the knee

Consults at :

BOWRAL: Suite H, The Acre, 391-397 Bong Bong St Bowral NSW 2576