Dr John Garvey

Dr John Garvey

General and Diagnostic Surgeon
Sydney CBD, Canberra & Telehealth


Dr John Garvey is an Attending General Surgeon with experience in General Surgery and particular expertise in groin and digestive tract injuries, as well as issues effecting the reproductive system, urinary tract and skin.

Dr Garvey is currently Visiting Medical Officer at Sydney Private Hospital and Sydney Central Day Surgery. He conducts IME assessments for the Personal Injury Commission where he serves on the Medical Assessor Reference Group. Dr John Garvey has conducted medicolegal work since the mid 1990s.

Dr Garvey is Founder and Director of the Groin Pain Clinic in Sydney and has been invited internationally to present on topics of sports hernia and groin disruption injuries and undiagnosed groin pain. He is accredited with the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners in AMA guides 4th and 5th editions in digestive tract, core, urinary and reproductive systems and skin and plastics.

Accreditations and Schemes:

  • NSW Personal Injury Commission Motor Vehicle Medical Expert
  • NSW Personal Injury Commission Workers Compensation Medical Expert 
  • SIRA NSW Motor Accident Guidelines Authorised Health Practitioner NSW (post 1 Dec 2017) 
  • SIRA NSW Workers Compensation Commission Approved Medical Specialist 
  • SIRA NSW Motor Accident Guidelines Dispute Resolution Service (pre 1 Dec 2017) 
  • SIRA NSW Motor Accident Assessor 
  • SIRA NSW Workers Compensation Permanent Impairment Assessor 
  • Worksafe Tasmania Permanent Impairment Assessor 
  • Comcare Guide to the Assessment of Degree of Permanent Impairment 
  • Medical Negligence
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Public and Professional Liability
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law 
  • Life Insurance – TPD and Income Protection 
  • Seafarers 
  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th Ed 
  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th Ed 

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