About the Practice

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Gauguin Gamboa

B. Sc. (Bio), M.D., F.P.O.A., F.R.A.C.S. (Orth.), F.A. Orth.A, A.Orth.A, CIME (ABIME and Q-Comp GEPI)

Gauguin Gamboa holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Doctor of Medicine degree. Both primary qualifications where obtained from his home country’s premier university, the University of the Philippines. He completed his primary Orthopaedic Training at the Philippine General Hospital, the country’s national tertiary hospital. He graduated from orthopaedic training with top honours, having been awarded the “Chairman’s Cup” in 2004, a distinction awarded to the trainee who has exhibited the most exemplary performance in service, training, and research. He had also been awarded as the country’s top orthopaedic trainee in his last two years in training.

By his graduation, he had won all of the last three consecutive National Research Forums as well as the last three intra-hospital orthopaedic research forums. In 2003, he was awarded by the National Institute of Health as one of the most outstanding researchers in the field of Medicine – encompassing the various subspecialties. In 2005, he successfully passed his Fellowship examinations as the National Gold Medalist and Board Topnotcher. He then went on to be the Philippine representative to the ASEAN Junior Traveling Fellowship. From 2005 to 2006, he trained under Dr Morgan as the latter’s Fellow in Bone and Cartilage Transplantation and Joint Revision Surgery.

He then spent three years working as an orthopaedic surgeon in Toowoomba until successfully taking the Australian Fellowship Examinations in 2009. He is currently a Fellow of both the Australasian College of Surgeons of Australia and the Philippine Orthopaedic Association and is also a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He holds membership with the Australian Medical Association, the Arthroplasty Society of Australia, the International Society of Hip Arthroscopists, the Australian Hip Arthroscopy Society, the Medicolegal Society of Queensland, the Australian Orthopaedic Association Medicolegal Society, the Northside Local Medical Association, and the Australasian Doctors Association of Queensland. He is an avid sportsman and spends his spare time in the local gym or jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts club

Clinical Fellow


Dr Mark "Mico" Maranon

Fellow in Hip and Knee Preservation, Replacement and Revision Surgery

Practice Staff

Ria Gamboa - Business Manager

Dr. Gamboa’s wife, Ria performs financial management services for the practice part-time. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and loves singing and experimenting with her DSLR camera.

Alex Wilson - Practice Manager (QLD Hips & Knees)

Alex brings vast medical practice management knowledge to Qld Hips and Knees, with experience dating back to 2002. She has previously worked within Ophthalmology and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fields. She enjoys helping patients navigate their medical experience in a friendly and professional manner. She enjoys travelling in her spare time.

Clarissa - Secretary for Dr Gauguin Gamboa

Clarissa, Secretary for Dr Gamboa, has been with the practice since 2014 & has up to 10 years experience in the Orthopaedic sector. Clarissa has a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts and is a freelance photographer in her spare time.

Domonique - Secretary for Dr Gauguin Gamboa

Domonique, Secretary for Dr Gamboa brings a great deal of experience with her, working in the medical field for over 8 years. She has previously worked for an Endocrinologist and Infectious disease specialist. Domonique enjoys interacting with patients and ensuring they receive the best care possible whilst at Qld Hips and Knees. She enjoys camping and shopping in her spare time.

Practice Support


Working with Queensland Hips & Knees, the Physiotherapy Team from Active Rehabilitation Physiotherapy share the belief that your rehabilitation after surgery is essential to your successful recovery. With their ‘Active Approach’ to physiotherapy, Active Rehab strives to go above and beyond to enhance positive outcomes for their patients. This unique approach incorporates tailored, progressive exercise programs that are specifically designed to help each individual achieve their sporting, work and overall physical performance goals.  The Active Rehab physio team work closely with your surgeon to provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to rehabilitation, allowing you to actively participate in your recovery and reach your full potential after surgery.

To learn more about Active Rehabilitation Physiotherapy and their services visit their website: www.activerehab.com.au

Our History

Queensland Hips and Knees is home to the private practice of Dr Gamboa and his team.  We have a great deal of experience in treating patients with a variety of hip and knee disorders.

Our Mission

Our main aim is to provide you with best, and latest in orthopaedic healthcare.  We believe in putting you, our patient, in the centre of the healthcare team and making you a partner in a concerted effort to bring you a better quality of life.  Every effort is exhausted to treat you in a comfortable, non-threatening atmosphere that allows you to learn more about your condition and understand the various options you have in its management.

Standards of Care

We endeavour to provide you with quality care throughout the healing process, from the initial consultation to the final post-operative visit. Our primary consulting room, located on the 2nd Floor (previously Lvl 8) of the Brisbane Hospital Specialist Centre, provides a pleasant and comfortable area for you while you wait to be seen.

Further to this, Dr Gamboa also consults at several satellite locations in North Lakes, Upper Mt Gravatt, Hawthorne, Capalaba and Clayfield. The wide coverage allows for you to arrange appointments at locations closer your place of residence or work, and allows for options where parking may be more readily available than in the city.

Patients for surgery are admitted to D Floor of the Brisbane Private Hospital at Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill. The hospital provides spacious private rooms for all patients and meals that would satisfy the most discriminating tastes. The hospital has a very friendly and capable staff.

All operative procedures are performed in the well equipped, state of the art theatres of the Brisbane Private Hospital. We use the latest technology in joint replacement surgery and practice the highest standards in theatre sterility to ensure the lowest possible infection rates. We utilise recent innovations such as robotics and computer assisted surgery. Post-operatively, the latest techniques in pain management are practiced to facilitate a faster recovery and get you up and about at the soonest possible time.

Our aim is to deliver to you healthcare in the most pleasant and painless way possible.closer