John Dillon - Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr John Dillon is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon holding dual fellowships with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. John moved to Australia from Ireland in 2011, and now lives in Ballarat where he specialises in the treatment of hip and knee conditions. He has specialised in the field of orthopaedic surgery for over 15 years.
After completing his orthopaedic training, John spent a year at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London – the largest specialist orthopaedic hospital in the UK- refining his skills in hip and knee replacement surgery. He has also spent time refining his training in sports knee surgery such as ACL reconstruction, lower limb realignment surgery and patellofemoral reconstruction at SportsMed, South Australia.
John consults and operates at St John of God Hospital in Ballarat, where he works closely with a dedicated rehabilitation team. He also consults and operates in Hamilton and in the Ballarat Base Hospital.
Throughout his career, John has been highly involved in research with numerous publications in peer reviewed journals. He was awarded a Medical Doctorate for his research thesis: 'Pharmacological modification of skeletal muscle reperfusion injury'.
Outside of his consulting and surgical work, John is head of teaching for orthopaedic and musculoskeletal medicine at Deakin Medical School (Geelong).
Clinical Support Staff
Practice Nurse and
Joint Replacement Co-ordinator
Rachel is our practice nurse, who holds over 10 years of nursing experience specialising in orthopaedics. She assists with pre operative and post operative care in the clinic, and is also a surgical assistant to John in St John of God Hospital, Ballarat.
Theatre Nurse / Surgical Assistant
Chris is a theatre assistant who holds over 9 years of nursing experience. He assists John in Western District Health Services.
Cassie is a GP who completed her medical training in Perth, Western Australia. She completed her specialist General Practitioner training in Ballarat. She now combines general practice with surgical assisting and assists John in St John of God Hospital Ballarat.
Administrative Support Staff
Our administration team are experienced in all duties associated with your surgery, from booking procedures to scheduling your after care appointments. They can assist with Medicare claims and are only too happy to help you at any stage of your surgery journey.