Townsville Lower Limb Clinic, Orthopaedic Surgery, Townsville, North Queensland, Australia, Fiji Orthopaedic Surgery

Our Staff

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Kaushik (Kosh) Hazratwala is a Specialist Lower Limb Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Sports Injury Surgery and General Limb Trauma. Dr Hazratwala gained his Medical Degree from the University of New South Wales in 1995 and chose to train in Orthopaedic Surgery thereafter. Dr Hazratwala worked in New South Wales as a junior Orthopaedic Trainee until 2003 when he was chosen for advanced training in Queensland. Dr Hazratwala did his first year of advanced training in Townsville at The Townsville Hospital. He went on to finish his training in Brisbane in 2007, obtaining a full Orthopaedic Fellowship. Dr Hazratwala has worked with Professor Ian Harris at the Liverpool Hospital in Sydney as part of his training. He also worked under Dr Peter Myers at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane learning sports injury reconstructive surgery. He has been trained in Adult Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery by the likes of Dr Gary Nielsen, Dr Julian Lane, Professor Kerry Outerbridge and Dr Peter McMeninen. Dr Hazratwala has also spent significant time at national and international courses and learned Hip Resurfacing (Birmingham) minimally invasive techniques.

After completing his training, Dr Hazratwala returned to Townsville and worked at The Townsville Hospital as a full-time staff specialist and was the Director of the Department of Orthopaedics. In January 2009, Dr Hazratwala formed the Townsville Lower Limb Clinic as a specialist center for Orthopaedic Surgery, offering super-specialised orthopaedic services for conditions of the lower limb.

Dr Hazratwala is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

Dr Hazratwala also provides orthopaedic services to the neighbouring island of Fiji, as Dr Hazratwala originally hails form Fiji. He is the only Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon to this island nation of 700,000.

Currently Dr Hazratwala holds a public position as a Visiting Medical Officer at The Townsville Hospital in Douglas. He is the Director and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at our Clinic and he holds visiting and admitting rights at the Mater Hospital, Pimlico and The Townsville Day Surgery, The Lakes.


Alyssa Hazratwala
Practice Manager

Alyssa is Dr Hazratwala's Practice Manager. Alyssa has a nursing background and is a Registered Nurse having graduated with Bachelor of Nursing from MacArthur University in Sydney. Alyssa has a thorough understanding of the Medicare Health System. She has worked in the Public Health Sector in New South Wales and Queensland and has attended multiple courses organised by Medicare Australia and the individual health funds.

Alyssa is your contact person if you have any questions or queries with regards to your account with us.


Alicia Harris

Alicia Harris
Practice Nurse

Alicia graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing Science in 1994. Alicia has post-graduate qualications in Peri-Operative Nursing, Anaesthetic Nursing and has recently completed her Masters of Nursing Sciences (Nurse Practitioner).

Alicia joined Townsville Lower Limb Clinic in 2013 and has over 15 years experience with Orthopaedic patients, as an Operating Theatre Nurse and an Orthopaedic Practice Nurse. Alicia assists Dr Hazratwala before, during and after surgery. Any questions that you have about your surgical experience can be directed to Alicia. Patients undergoing a joint replacement will be interviewed by Alicia to ensure they are educated in regards to the surgery, expectations and rehabilitation. Alicia also performs other tasks in relation to ordering of specialist equipment for surgery, liaising with Doctors, hospital sta, nurses and allied health professionals to ensure optimal outcomes for all patients.

Dr Hazratwala collates data for all of the patients having joint replacement surgery. As a routine, these patients will be continually monitored by Alicia, up to two years past their initial surgery date, to ensure correct data collection and early identication of potential complications.

Alicia is here to assist our patients, please do not hesitate to contact her.


Robyn Ballinger

Robyn Ballinger
Reception Manager

Robyn has lived in Townsvillle for over 30 years and while raising her family and working locally, has gained a wide network of friends and acquaintances. She has vast administration experience and broad knowledge of our services and takes the utmost pride in providing optimal patient care. Patients are greeted with her friendly smile and her happy demeanour makes them feel welcome and at ease when they come to our practice.