Mr John Dabis

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


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I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in knee surgery. I have extensive training and experience in all aspects of knee pathology, ranging from paediatric knee conditions, ligament ruptures and sports injuries, to complex and revision knee surgery. I am trained in using navigation, robotics and minimally invasive techniques.

I graduated from Bart’s and the Royal London Medical school in 2006 and completed my specialty training in South West London. I undertook a prestigious national fellowship in the UK Osteotomy Centre, Basingstoke and the world renowned international fellowship in Brisbane Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre. I was awarded the BOSTAA travelling fellowship in Europe. I am fellowship trained in trauma and was awarded the AO trauma fellowship in Boston Massachusetts. I attended a trauma observership in Pretoria, South Africa. I was appointed as Consultant Specialist Knee and Trauma Surgeon at Kingston Hospital in July 2019.

I treat and provide management for the following; ACL Rupture; Knee ligament reconstruction including anterior cruciate ligament and multi ligament work, Paediatric ligament surgery, Anterolateral ligament surgery, Posterior cruciate ligament surgery. Revision ligament surgery; Knee arthroscopy including meniscal repair and meniscal transplantation. Cartilage repair; Anterior knee pain; Revision knee surgery; Degenerative knee disorders; Sports injuries; Tendonitis; Tendinopathy; Osteotomy including complex intra-articular and revision Osteotomy. Knee replacement surgery including Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty; Total Knee Arthroplasty; Revision Knee Arthroplasty; Robotic assisted joint replacements; Patellofemoral Pain; Patella Dislocation.

I am trained and have experience in all aspects of knee surgery. I am fellowship trained by both national and international leading authorities in knee preservation techniques. My specialist interests are in knee preservation and sports knee injuries.

I have taught on several courses including the Mumbai International Knee Osteotomy Course, Basingstoke Knee Masterclass and the Arthrex Live Knee Surgery Symposium.

I have received awards from specialty societies, BOSTAA and ESSKA. I have published extensively and have presented over 40 national/international presentations. I have also contributed to five text books.


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Orthopaedic surgery
Knee surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury
Sports medicine

MBBS / Bart's and the Royal London Medical School / 2006
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

British Association for Surgery of the Knee

European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy

International Society of Arthroscopy and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association

British Orthopaedic Association

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Professional leadership

I am the trauma lead for Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
I am an Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.