Mr John Targett


MB BS, FRCS (Orth)

GMC number: 2841517

Practising since: 1983


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Bi-weekly Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
  • Bi-weekly Thursday 08:00-12:00
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Mr John Targett is an orthopaedic surgeon with specialist interest in knee surgery including joint replacement, soft-tissue injury including cruciate ligament, and knee stability problems.

For some knee replacements Mr Targett uses the 3D printed patient customised iTotal Conformis knee implants which are individually designed and manufactured for the patient, providing a perfect, customised fit that mimics the natural shape of the knee. 

Mr Targett’s completed his orthopaedic training at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, where in 1995 he gained a fellowship of Higher Orthopaedics and worked as Director of Orthopaedic Surgery for more than five years.

Mr Targett previously held a position as Clinical Director of Orthopaedics at Basildon & Thurrock University hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, Basildon University Hospital.

Mr Targett has extensive experience in all aspects of knee surgery and his main aim is to ensure the best possible recovery following surgery.

Mr Targett specialises in the following treatments at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital:

Special interests

This includes:

  • Reconstructive knee surgery
  • Hip replacement
  • Sports injuries
  • Spinal surgery

Treatments and tests offered by Mr John Targett at Nuffield Health

  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Chondroplasty
  • PCL reconstruction
  • Hip replacement
  • Bone Graft
  • Toe surgery
  • Correction of scoliosis
  • Tibial osteotomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Elbow surgery
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Cheilectomy
  • Hallux Valgus Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Meniscectomy for meniscus tear
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
  • Tennis elbow release
  • Arthroscopy
  • Achilles repair or reconstruction

Locations Mr John Targett works with

Related experience


  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Royal Society of Medicine