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Mr Dabis is a highly experienced knee surgeon and treats a wide range of knee conditions, including paediatric knee conditions and complex and revision knee surgery.

He graduated from Bart’s and the Royal London Medical school in 2006 with honours and completed his higher orthopaedic surgical training in South West London, rotating through the region’s major trauma centre and the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre, the largest joint replacement unit in Europe.

Following his training, he completed two knee speciality fellowships, at the UK Osteotomy centre in Basingstoke, and in the Brisbane Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre in Australia. Mr Dabis also completed travelling fellowships in 2017, visiting pioneering surgeons in France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Austria.

Mr John Dabis is fellowship-trained in Trauma, and was awarded the AO trauma fellowship, which he completed in Boston, Massachusetts, affiliated with Harvard Trauma. He also attended the trauma limb reconstruction fellowship in Pretoria, South Africa.

More recently he completed a Master in Sports and Exercise Medicine at UCL, in London.

Mr Dabis joined Kingston Hospital as a Consultant specialist Knee and Trauma surgeon in 2019, and he is the Trauma Lead. He has a clinical interest in young adult knee preservation and all aspects of sports knee injuries, including osteotomy and ligament ruptures. He also focuses on partial, total knee and revision knee replacements, using robotics and minimally invasive techniques.

He is a member of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee, European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee surgery & Arthroscopy, British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association, and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Mr Dabis has received various orthopaedic awards from prestigious speciality societies including ESSKA, and has presented nationally and internationally. He published a great number of studies on ligament surgery, osteotomy and specialised procedures. He also has contributed to many textbooks, and is enthusiastic about teaching and training physiotherapists and trainee doctors. He is a member of the UK Knee Osteotomy Registry (UKKOR).

Clinical interests

  • Soft tissue knee conditions and surgery
  • Robotics and minimally invasive techniques
  • Sports injuries
  • Young adult knee
  • Paediatric knee
  • Partial and total knee replacements and revision surgery
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Meniscal repairs
  • Patella stabilisation surgery
  • Knee preservation surgery


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