Dr John van Essen

Phone: (08) 8267 2590
Fax: (08) 8367 0730
Contact: Dr John van Essen

Dr John van Essen

BMBS FRACS (Orth) FA Ortho A

Professional Profile

Born and educated in Adelaide, Dr van Essen also completed his orthopaedic training in Adelaide, before undertaking further training in knee and hip surgery completing a Fellowship in knee arthroscopy and revision arthroplasty, in Exeter, UK and a Fellowship in knee and hip arthroplasty, in Toronto, Canada and further fellowship training in arthroscopic and sports surgery, Ontario, Canada.

He is the former Director and Head of Unit and current Head of Arthroplasty Services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (CALHN).

Service Overview

Dr van Essen is involved in research on knee and hip surgery outcomes with a special interest in implant biomechanics, patient specific instrumentation and new techniques.

Specialising in sports injury (including arthroscopic and ACL surgery), joint replacement and revision (arthroplasty) of the knee and hip. Dr van Essen consults at the Summit Health Centre  twice a month and operates at Mt Barker Hospital monthly.


Dr van Essen accepts referrals via fax, argus or health link for patients over the age of 16. Dr van Essen is able to offer a service to patients involved in public liability or third party insurance claims through the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

For doctors wishing to send a referral, or seeking further information regarding Dr van Essen’s services contact Dr van Essen’s rooms directly at:

Level 1 Suite 9, 183 Tynte Street, North Adelaide, SA 5006

Phone: 8267 2590

Fax: 8367 0730

Website: www.drjohnvanessen.com.au           



For more information or inquiries regarding an appointment please contact Dr van Essen’s rooms directly