As a shoulder and elbow specialist orthopaedic surgeon Dr. East performs a wide range of surgical procedures including:


  • Shoulder replacement
    • Total shoulder replacement using the most advanced prostheses, anatomic and reverse
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • Decompression for impingement
    • AC (acromio-clavicular) joint surgery
    • Frozen shoulder – capsular release and manipulation
  • Shoulder stabilisation & reconstruction
    • Anterior/posterior shoulder stabilisation
    • Arthroscopic stabilisation
    • Arthroscopic SLAP repair
    • Bone graft procedures (Latarjet)
  • Scapulothoracic endoscopy – snapping scapula
  • Tendon repairs


  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Stiff elbow release and mobilisation
  • Reconstruction for instability
  • Elbow impingement arthroscopic management
  • Nerve decompression and transposition
  • Tendon repairs

Ben East Scrubs and Shoulder ReplacementeTrauma

  • Shoulder and elbow fractures & dislocations
  • AC joint and clavicle fractures & dislocations
  • General orthopaedic trauma cover at John Hunter Hospital

Dr. East has an appointment at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. He also operates at Belmont, Lake Macquarie Private Hospital, Warners Bay and Lingard Private Hospitals.



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