Mr John Dabis

Mr John Dabis

MBBS MRCS FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

13 years of experience
2 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

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5
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5
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5

Top feedback

“Dr Dabis was very thorough from early stages of my treatment until the surgery. His bed side is excellent and his knowledge of the procedure was thorough. He explained the whole process so it was easy to understand. I had very positive experience and would definitely recommend him in the future.“
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Subspecialties

  • Sports Injury
  • Knee Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6147587
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    184 reviews

    Fortius Clinic

    17 Fitzhardinge Street, London, United Kingdom, W1H 6EQ
    13 reviews

    Spire St Anthony's Hospital

    London Road, North Cheam, Sutton, United Kingdom, SM3 9DW
    0 reviews

    About

    Mr Dabis graduated from Bart’s and the Royal London Medical school in 2006 with honours. He 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.

    Mr Dabis completed two knee specialty fellowships, nationally in the UK Osteotomy centre in Basingstoke, and internationally in the Brisbane Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre. He was awarded the BOSTAA travelling fellowship, which he completed in 2017, visiting pioneering surgeons in France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Austria. He 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.  

    Mr Dabis was appointed as a Consultant specialist Knee and Trauma surgeon in Kingston Hospital in July 2019, and is the Trauma Lead. He treats all aspects of knee pathology, ranging from paediatric knee conditions to complex and revision knee surgery. His main passion is 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. He is trained in using navigation, robotics and minimally invasive techniques.    

    Mr Dabis has also completed a sports and exercise medicine masters in University College London. 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 specialty societies including ESSKA. Mr Dabis has presented nationally and internationally, and published extensively 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).  

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    Medical procedures

    • Knee preservation
    • Osteotomy
    • Ligament reconstruction
    • Primary and revision knee arthroplasty
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    Special interests

    • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Knee and Trauma Surgery
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    Education

    MBBS Barts and the Royal London Hospital 2006 

    MRCS Royal College of Surgeons, England 2008

    FRCS (Tr&Orth) Royal College of Surgeons, 2016

    MSc SEM, 2020


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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
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    Meniscal Repair
    6/19
    Partial Knee Replacement
    4/19
    Ankle Fractures
    3/19
    Fracture Fixation Surgery
    3/19
    ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    2/19
    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
    2/19
    Knee Replacement
    2/19
    Sports Injury
    2/19
    ACL Reconstruction
    1/19
    Arthritis (Knee)
    1/19
    Fracture (broken bone)
    1/19
    Knee Ligament Repair
    1/19
    Knee Surgery
    1/19
    Patella (kneecap) dislocation
    1/19
    Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
    1/19
    Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    1/19
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Meniscal Repair
    Dr Dabis was very thorough from early stages of my treatment until the surgery. His bed side is excellent and his knowledge of the procedure was thorough. He explained the whole process so it was easy to understand. I had very positive experience and would definitely recommend him in the future.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Meniscal Repair
    Incredibly professional and made me feel completely at ease during the whole process.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ankle Fractures
    I found Mr John Dabis to have a very kind helpful manner. He explained all that would happen during my operation with such care and detail - easy for me to understand!
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Meniscal Repair
    Having been wrongly diagnosed from another hospital, it was a relief to be able to finally have explained to me by Mr Dabis what was actually wrong with my knee. Mr Dabis explained fully the questions I needed answering, therefore making sense of my pain. From my first appointment with Mr Dabis I felt there was a light at the end of the tunnel, and I would be able to get back my quality of life. Mr Dabis was happy to answer all my questions, and give me back the confidence to go forward with the surgery which I desperately needed.
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    (5/5)
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    Fracture Fixation Surgery Fracture (broken bone) Ankle Fractures
    Dr Dabis and his team were excellent - from the very beginning, he explained what the injury was, the seriousness of it, what surgery was needed and possible long term consequences, so I felt very prepared and reassured going into theatre. I had to wait for surgery as the broken ankle was too swollen initially to operate on, but I was kept informed in the ward about what was happening. Post op, the service was very good - I was visited at the bedside, told surgery had gone well and the follow up appointment was helpful. I would highly recommend Dr Dabis and his team.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Fracture Fixation Surgery Ankle Fractures
    Mr Dabis very carefully explained exactly what I had done, and what he was going to do to fix it. All with a very welcome sense of seriousness but also importantly humour. I found him to be engaged and certainly willing to answer my questions and allay my fears. Subsequently I have found that despite the expected discomfort my ankle is well on it's way back to full mobility and strength. Overall an experience that would not be out of place in the best private hospitals.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Meniscal Repair Sports Injury Torn Meniscus (Cartilage)
    Mr Dabis was my surgeon for my knee op. Everything he has done has been fantastic and Im really impressed with how I have been looked after my recovery from my surgery. He was always honest and realistic to me about what I had done to my knee and telling me that I needed surgery. I was very fortunate to get a quick operation under Mr Dabis and have made great progress already post op as he said he has never seen a meniscus torn like mine before. He was very reassuring before and after my operation, Im very lucky and impressed to of had Mr Dabis in my care and cant thank the NHS enough.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Arthritis (Knee) Knee Replacement Knee Surgery
    Mr J Dabis has done a wonderful job on my right knee full replacement and I am very pleased with it and I am happy to say that the operation went very well. He has been very helpful and friendly even after the operation.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Partial Knee Replacement
    I was impressed with Mr Dabis after my first consultation when he correctly identified the cause of my knee problem as injury-related rather than simply age-related osteoarthritis. I have subsequently met him 4 times, before, during and post surgery. He has listened sensitively, asking for clarification if needed and reflecting back what he has heard. He has carefully explained treatment plans, surgical procedures and what to expect in regard to recovery. He gave plenty of opportunity for asking questions. He is personable in his manner, smiling and making appropriate eye contact which helped me to feel more relaxed and gave me confidence in him. He seemed to have a good relationship with his team in theatre and staff on the hospital ward and in out-patients. I have welcomed the opportunity to contact his secretary if I have future problems.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Patella (kneecap) dislocation Sports Injury Knee Ligament Repair
    Fantastic quality of care, reassuring whilst being honest of the risks, and gave clear explanations of the issue and surgery recommended. I am delighted with the outcome of my surgery and am grateful for Dr Dabis’ help.
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Partial Knee Replacement
    Mr Dabis is very training doctor. I have had my half knee replacement in end of February and I'm happy with this operation. I can work, I go to dance in my dance class, I can sleep in the night. Mr Dabis help me to understand how important is this operation for me and I decided to do it. He is careful and educated professional.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
    Dr Dabis has been encouraging, informative, easy to talk to and incredibly helpful With answering my many questions with Regards to the reconstruction and after care of my Acl, Plc and Lateral ligaments Of my right knee, for which I will be forever grateful.
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction Meniscal Repair
    I had a great experience and I was lucky to be in the care of Dr. Dabis. From the beginning he has done a great job of explaining what will happen through the process, the risks, and what would the rewards of a successful procedure be. He came before the surgery to make sure I was comfortable and reminded me of what I should be experiencing after surgery. He took the time to answer all my questions and so far my recovery is going well and I'm happy I underwent the surgery and listened to the doctor's advice. I would recommend him as a professional and somebody that deeply cares and makes sure the patient understands thoroughly the procedure.
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    Patient seen for:
    ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    Excellent service and communication by Mr Davis. Mr Davis was very attentive and explained everything very well before, during and after the operation. He gave me the opportunity to ask questions and made me feel valuable. My operation went really well and I am on the road to recovery. Thank you very much Mr Davis.
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    Fracture Fixation Surgery
    Mr Dabis explained carefully the procedure necessary to repair my fractured ankle. I was always treated with kindness and respect. I subsequently saw Mr Dabis in the outpatient fracture clinic where he explained how to manage my recovery.
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    Patient seen for:
    ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
    The whole experience demonstrated complete professionalism. Dr Davbis was a complete pro and explained the whole journey to me clearly and allowed time for my questions and thoughts of the whole operation. The nurses and staff were brilliant too. Thank you Dr Dabis for everything.
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    Patient seen for:
    ACL Reconstruction Meniscal Repair
    Mr Dabis is kind and humble. I’ve always felt comfortable in his presence and I am always very confident with what he says and does. He’s a very decent man.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Partial Knee Replacement
    The whole hospital visit was prompt, very easy and unstressful. Mr Dabis fully understood my concerns and needs , put me at ease and was a thoroughly nice person
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Knee Replacement Partial Knee Replacement
    He put me at ease and fully understood my concerns and needs. He made the whole hospital visit feel very positive and I liked him very much. I hope to be seeing him so so he can fix my knee!
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