Surgical Realities

Experience health care
All over again...


At Surgical Realities, we are helping health practitioners and aged care providers enhance patient care through the creation and distribution of today's cutting edge technology.

Based in Perth, Western Australia, we service all areas of health including orthopaedics, anaesthetics and pain management, psychology, aged care and palliative care.

Surgical Realities has two key pillars:

  1. Virtual / Augmented Reality content development and distribution
  2. Research collaborations


At Surgical Realities, research underpins our drive for continuous improvement, enabling us to measure the outcomes and assess the effectiveness of our programmes.

Current research includes:

  • The effect of virtual reality immersion in reducing preoperative anxiety in patients undergoing arthroscopic hip or knee surgery.
  • The effect of virtual reality immersion as a pain distractor during post-operative staple removal following joint arthroplasty.

To learn more about upcoming research or to enquire about the application of VR in your research projects, contact us.


Virtual Reality

In addition to client requests for VR content development, we specialise in surgical training content and VR experiences that elicit physiological and psychological responses to enhance wellbeing, and reduce anxiety, depression and help manage pain.

To do this, our studio features a range of android and ios compatible virtual reality headsets including the oculus DK2 and Samsung Gear VR, stereoscopic and 360 HD degree cameras and haptic technology all designed to deliver powerful, high quality and tailored immersive experiences.

For more information or to schedule a demonstration, contact us.


Eye of the Master™

Our Eye of the Master™ service gives users a unique perspective of an expert in their field to enable heightened personal performance. Ranging from world class surgeons conducting complex procedures, through to simple step by step experiences for patients undergoing rehabilitation. Eye of the Master™ is a world-first comprehensive education platform that uses the latest technology to radically excel a novice to expert through visual training. If you or your company would like to benefit from this, contact us.

Virtual Tours

Our Virtual Tour programme is designed to bring the world to those with mobility impairments or those who simply want to experience new environments from the comfort of their own home. Using the latest technology including the Samsung Gear VR headsets, the world’s most inspiring locations are now available to enjoy as if you were actually there!

Virtual Business Inductions

First impressions count. The Virtual Business Induction takes on-boarding new employees to a whole new level by combining the theoretical and practical training components into one simulated, educational platform. The immersive nature of virtual reality lends itself as a powerful educational tool for new starters, and offers your business a remarkable first impression.

To learn more about the above or to discuss your unique business needs, contact us.


We believe that to accelerate innovation, businesses must collaborate. Our partnership with hospitals, universities, private training and research institutes, palliative and aged care facilities mean that we are working with experts in every corner of the health industry to deliver next-generation treatment in health care.


Professor Riaz Khan


Professor Riaz Khan qualified from Guys Hospital in London, and completed his orthopaedic training in Cambridge. He undertook a fellowship in Perth, Western Australia, before returning there as a consultant in 2005 where he has been practicing ever since.  He works in partnership with Mr Daniel Fick at The Joint Studio, and operates out of Hollywood Private Hospital, the Mount Hospital, and St John of God Hospital Geraldton.

Riaz is a professor at the University of North Texas and Curtin University of Technology and is an adjunct professor at the University of Western Australia, Perth. He is a Surgeon Scientist who has published over 40 peer review journal articles and has been awarded over AUD1 million in research grant funding.  He has delivered over 50 invited presentations to learned societies and serves as a reviewer for the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Journal of Arthroplasty.

The Joint Studio has its own dedicated prospective patient database and supports an AOA accredited international fellow. Publications are listed on the web site.

Professor Daniel Fick


Professor Daniel Fick graduated with Honours from the University of Western Australia in 1997 and completed his training at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Western Australia. This was followed by an international fellowship at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in the United Kingdom.

Today, as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons he works as an Orthopaedic Consultant in partnership with Prof. Riaz Khan at The Joint Studio, operating out of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Hollywood Private Hospital, and both St John of God Hospital Geraldton and Geraldton Regional Hospital.

Dan is a professor at the University of North Texas and an associate professor at Curtin University and has been a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association since 2007, is represented on the Medical Board of Western Australia and has served as a reviewer on the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (BJJ) since 2007.

As a Surgeon Scientist, Dan has an extensive research history and con tributes to the Joint Studio's own continuous prospective arthroplasty research database.

Associate Professor Brett Robertson


Since graduating from the University of Western Australia (UWA) with a PhD in peri-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation Brett has forged a strong career in health management and research administration. In 2007, he founded Physical Solutions a successful physiotherapy company in Perth, WA before joining one of Australia’s leading medical research organisations, the Ear Science Institute of Australia (ESIA) as Chief Executive Officer. Whilst at ESIA he actively managed the construction, tenanting and ongoing operation of the Institutes AUD20 million clinical and medical research building. He was also the driving force behind the development and establishment of the Institutes state-of-the-art AUD2.7 million surgical simulation and medical training facility.

Brett is an associate professor at the University of North Texas and at Curtin University of Technology, he has over 10 peer reviewed journals articles and over AU$11M secured in competitive grant funding. He has attended leadership workshops at the Harvard Business School in Boston, MA on scholarship from the Harvard Club of Australia, and is currently studying at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a 40under40 winner (2015).


Why virtual reality?

Virtual Reality offers a controlled environment where research into the treatment of disorders such as anxiety and acute pain management can be explored to offer valuable, evidence based adjunctive relief.

In business, virtual reality is a powerful educational tool offering simulated environments, training content and enabling industry to find smarter, more efficient ways of working.

For Government, private industry, training institutions, and clinicians this sophisticated new technology offers an opportunity to establish a new standard of care.

Why augmented reality?

Augmented reality enables you to function in the real world with the aid of useful, computer-based information which is available on a heads-up display or other smart device. This offers incredible new opportunities in the workplace, such as real-time information for surgeons who require the ease of access to all relevant information to ensure they can efficiently achieve the best possible patient outcome.

How we can work together?

At Surgical Realities, collaboration is a fundamental driver to our success. We believe that together, with industry partners we can accelerate the provision of quality, evidence-based health care treatment. If you’re interesting in conducting research using virtual or augmented reality, contact us.

Let's work together!

Contact Us

Suite 2, 2 Centro Avenue,
Subiaco, Western Australia 6008

  +61 404 450 015