Dr Navi Bali is a local Wide Bay Orthopaedic Surgeon serving the Hervey Bay, Maryborough and Bundaberg Communities in Queensland. He is a fully trained and accredited general orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in robotic hip and knee replacements, patient specific ankle replacements, knee reconstruction, foot and ankle surgery and sports injuries. He also has a keen interest in the latest evidence based technology and treatments not only in the operating theatre, but also to help patients without surgery where possible.


Navi originally worked as a dentist before becoming a doctor, qualifying both degrees with first class honours and distinctions. After completing his residency and general surgical training in the UK, he was accepted into orthopaedic specialist training, which covered all aspects of upper and lower limb surgery.

After completing his orthopaedic training, he then underwent further training at world renowned units in:

  • Complex fractures and sports injuries
  • Trauma and deformity correction with circular frames
  • Hip and Knee replacements
  • Adult and Paediatric Foot and Ankle surgery including ankle replacements

Since obtaining the Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Navi initially worked as a trauma consultant and undertook sub-specialised fellowship training at several units with experts in their field, learning the latest and most reliable techniques to help his patients. As well as honing his techniques in robotic hip and knee replacements, sports injuries, and complex trauma, he is able to provide keyhole and minimal invasive foot and ankle surgery to quicken recovery and improve outcomes. He can also perform ankle replacements and was one of the first surgeons in the UK to use the new revision ankle system.

After working at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and the public hospitals in Hervey Bay and Maryborough, he is now the founder of The Bay Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic with operating lists in Hervey Bay at St Stephens Hospital.

Outside of work, Navi loves time with his wife and kids, and emotionally needy Labradors, going away to the many amazing locations the region has to offer. Having been through fracture and ligament reconstructive surgery himself, he knows what it’s like to be on the other side and this has given him a better appreciation for what he needs to provide as a surgeon. He has lived in Australia for several years and feels very lucky to have settled in the beautiful Wide Bay region.

Special Interests

  • Knee reconstruction (ACL etc)
  • Minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Trauma and fractures (urgent care)
  • Osteoarthritis


  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Honours – BDS(Hons)
  • Membership, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons UK – MFDS
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery with Honours – MBChB(Hons)
  • Membership, Royal College of Surgeons UK – MRCS
  • Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (Trauma & Orthopaedics) – FRCS
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – FRACS

Consulting Locations

  • The Bay Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic, Urraween, QLD

Hospital Appointments

  • St Stephens Hospital (Private)
  • Hervey Bay Surgical (Private)

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