COVID-19 Notice

We would like to reassure our patients that the Groin Pain Clinic is fully operational for consultations with COVID safe practices in place.

As the COVID-19 virus situation is evolving, we continue to keep up-to-date with the latest guidelines and our policies are subject to change in response to new developments.

We continue to offer Skype consultations for virtual attendees should this be required.

Although the way that our practice operates has had to change, we would like to reassure all our patients that we are still able to provide a normal consultation and followup service pending any further changes to regulations.

Dr John Garvey

General and Diagnostic Surgeon


Dr Garvey is a Specialist Surgeon best known for his work in chronic groin pain and surgery for groin disruption in elite athletes. He performs a wide range of procedures including hernia repairs, sports hernia treatment, vasectomy and groin reconstruction.

Dr Garvey can perform medico-legal assessments and holds the qualification of Certified Independent Medical Examiner(CIME) from the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME), indicating competence in giving an independent medico-legal opinion for Solicitors, Workers' Compensation, Third Party cases, etc.

Dr Garvey is active as an Approved Medical Specialist (AMS) and independent medical examiner (IME) for State Insurance Regulatory Authority (which covers the organisations previously known as WorkCover NSW and the MAA) as well as WorkCover Tasmania.

60 Minutes - Harry Kewell and Dr Garvey

"Surgeon Dr John Garvey and his team are the best in the world at this operation. At first, it doesn't sound great, but after about half an hour of surgery, Dr Garvey is very pleased with his work, and even makes a bold prediction."

- Tara Brown

The letters “FACS” after a surgeon's name indicates that he or she is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Fellows of the College are board-certified surgeons whose education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have been reviewed and evaluated prior to admittance and have been found to be consistent with the high standards of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr John Garvey

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