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Auckland Hip and Knee Surgery - Mr Janus Schaumkel

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Janus Schaumkel is a New Zealand trained orthopaedic surgeon. He specialises in hip and knee joint replacements, and knee arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery, in particular ACL reconstruction. He also provides surgical opinions and evaluations for general orthopaedic conditions.

Janus was born and raised in Auckland.  He graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1997.  Following this he successfully completed the advanced surgical training program of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association, and gained his specialist qualification FRACS (Ortho) in 2005. 
Janus has subsequently undergone knee and hip fellowship training for 15 months in London, United Kingdom at: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital with Mr Andy Williams, The Wellington Hospital with Mr Richard Villar, and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore with Mr Tim Briggs and Mr Steve Cannon.  He then spent 6 months in Perth, Western Australia, at the Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre with Dr Peter Annear and Dr Jens Buelow, where he trained in knee arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery, and computer-assisted surgery of total knee joint replacements. 
Janus returned to Auckland, New Zealand, where he lives with his wife and three children.  Janus has been established in a fulltime private practice based in Remuera since 2009. 

He also has fortnightly  satellite clinics at Health New Lynn - Totara Health on a Wednesday morning, and Westcare Henderson on a Monday afternoon. 

Janus is also a visiting orthopaedic surgeon at Southern Cross Hospitals and MercyAscot Hospitals.

He has a particular interest in:

  • Sports knee injuries
  • Knee arthroscopy and knee reconstructive surgery
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Primary and revision hip replacement
  • Primary and revision knee replacement, including computer-assisted surgery
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement
  • High tibial osteotomy


Click here to find more information about Janus including qualifications, memberships and research.

The waiting time to see Janus in private is two to three weeks.

What is Orthopaedics?
This is an area that deals with conditions of the musculoskeletal system (disorders of bones and joints of the limbs and spine). The specialty covers a range of different types of conditions starting with congenital (conditions which children are born with) through to degenerative (conditions relating to the wearing out of joints). The field of orthopaedics covers trauma where bones are broken or injuries are sustained to limbs.

Other conditions that sit under the spectrum of orthopaedics are metabolic conditions, neurological and inflammatory conditions. 



Mon – Thu 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Appointments can be made by telephoning our practice at (09) 523 2760, faxing a referral to (09) 522 5494, emailing admin@jsortho.co.nz, or using the healthlink edi jschaumk. The Practice Manager is Melanie Chitham.

Referral Expectations

You need to bring with you:

1.       Any letters or reports from your doctor or other hospital.
2.       Any X-Rays, CT or MRI films and reports.
3.       All medicines you are taking including herbal and natural remedies.
4.       Your pharmaceutical entitlement card.
5.       Your ACC number, if you have one.
6.       Your private health insurance details, if required.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Joint Replacement

    For elderly patients joint replacement surgery is commonly required to treat damaged joints from wearing out, arthritis or other forms of joint disease including rheumatoid arthritis.… More

  • Knee Arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)

    Over the last 30 years a large number of orthopaedic procedures on joints can be performed using an arthroscope, where a fiber optic telescope is used to look inside the joint.… More

  • ACL Reconstruction

    Please refer to my website www.aucklandhipandkneesurgery.co.nz for more information More

  • High Tibial Osteotomy

    The division of a crooked or bent bone to improve alignment of the limb.… More

Public Transport

Our offices are conveniently based a short 5 min walk from the Greenlane Train Station on the Southern Line.  You just have to follow the walkway which crosses underneath the Greenlane Motorway Interchange.


There is parking available in the basement of the Ascot Office Park, and there is lift access to Level 3, Building C. 

At the 2nd roundabout at the end of Ascot Ave, go straight ahead up the short ramp, turn hard left and the driveway will take you round a right hand corner and down into the basement.

In the basement keep going straight for half the length of the basement level, then turn right, then right again and head back towards the lift bank under Buildings C and D.  Make sure that you park in a carpark labelled "ORTHOPAEDICS AND RADIOLOGY" in Bright Yellow letters.  Otherwise you are liable to be towed.

If there are no available carparks, then you have 2 other options to park :-

-  Park down the access road to Ellerslie Racecourse (Park and Display) - Closest - 5 min walk (flat).

-  Park in the Ascot Hospital Public Carpark area (Enter directly opposite the 1st roundabout after the traffic lights at Greenlane Road East) - 10 min walk (flat).

Contact Details

Ascot Office Park
Building C, Level 3
95 Ascot Ave
Auckland 1051

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Street Address

Ascot Office Park
Building C, Level 3
95 Ascot Ave
Auckland 1051

Postal Address

PO Box 74446
Auckland 1546

This page was last updated at 11:00AM on September 4, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Hip and Knee Surgery - Mr Janus Schaumkel.