Dr John Knott

Cairns based Specialist General Surgeon with special interests in thyroid, parathyroid,
vasectomy, breast and abdominal (including hernia) surgery

About us

Dr John Knott

Dr John Knott is an experienced Specialist General Surgeon based in Cairns with special interests in thyroid, parathyroid, vasectomy, breast and abdominal (including hernia) surgery. His office is Suite 3H, Flecker House Cairns which is near Cairns Private Hospital and has onsite patient parking at the Grafton Street entrance. He did his surgical training in Brisbane and the United Kingdom and was formerly visiting Surgeon at Cairns Hospital for 25 years.

Dr Knott is committed to providing complete surgical care of his patients. He keeps up to date by reading Medical and Surgical journals and attends conferences and workshops regularly to also meet the criteria for Continuing Professional Development.

Meet our team


Dr John Knott

Specialist General Surgeon


Jennie Casella

Medical Secretary


Frida Moore

Medical Secretary



MBBS University of Queensland

Fellow of Royal Australian College of Surgeons

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons England

Hospital Appointments

Visiting Surgeon Cairns Private Hospital

Senior Visiting Surgeon to Breast Screen Qld Cairns Hospital (includes attendance at Multidisciplinary Team weekly meetings)

Surgical Representative Medical Advisory Committee (1996-2016)

Surgery & Procedures

General Surgery is a specialty focusing on abdominal, stomach, colon, bowel, gallbladder and thyroid. They also treat diseases involving skin, breast and hernias.


  • Appendix
  • Breast
  • Colorectal
  • Gallbladder
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Hernia (Laparoscopic and Open Repair)
  • Gastric Band Follow-up
  • Pilonidal Sinus
  • Skin Tumour Excision
  • Testis & Scrotal
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid
  • Vasectomy

Procedures Performed in the Office

  • Gastric Band Adjustment
  • Band Ligation of Haemorrhoid
  • Vasectomy under Local Anaesthesia


All visits to Dr Knott require a GP referral in order for patients to claim their Medicare rebate.
Our reception team can lodge the Medicare rebate claim on the day of the visit.
Dr Knott will also consult DVA and WorkCover patients.

Initial Consultation

(Medicare Rebate $72.75)

Follow-up Consultation

(Medicare Rebate $36.55)


Dr John Knott participates in the Known Gap scheme for most surgical procedures.
All pension card holders will receive a pensioners’ discount.
Our friendly reception team will happily provide an estimate of fees for your surgical procedure.


Suite 3H, Flecker House,
5 Upward Street,
Cairns QLD 4870

Opening Hours
9am to 5pm Monday – Friday

Contact Jennie or Frida for any enquiries
Phone: 07 - 4051 6800
Fax: 07 - 4031 3262
Email: reception@drjohnknott.com.au

After Hours
For all medical emergencies please contact your hospital or call 000.
Dr Knott is on a rotating surgical roster at the Cairns Private Hospital.