Dr Balalla is an orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty focus on knee surgery. He specialises in computer-guided total and uni knee replacement, tissue-preserving ACL reconstruction and complex knee trauma.Dr Balalla graduated from Medicine at the University of New South Wales in 2001 and commenced his basic surgical training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2003. He was selected for the Australian Orthopaedic Association’s Orthopaedic Training Program in 2007.
After completing further orthopaedic training in 2011, he underwent training in knee surgery as the Sydney Knee Specialists’ Knee Reconstruction Fellow. After this he travelled to Bristol, UK, to receive additional training in knee surgery at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre as the Bristol Knee Group Fellow. In his subsequent travels he has learnt from world-renowned knee surgeons such as Professor Freddie Fu and Professor Rene Verdonk.
Dr Balalla remains very actively engaged in learning; and is a member of ESSKA and ISAKOS, which are international societies focused on knee surgery and arthroscopy. He currently operates at the Lakeview Private Hospital and Norwest Private Hospital, as well as Westmead Public Hospital.