Welcome to our new website! The YSC Spine Ortho Clinic was formed as a Specialist Spine and Orthopaedic Clinic serving the people of  Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula.

Our Mission

We aim to provide our communities with high quality, compassionate, and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidence based medicine, the results of which will exceed expectations.

Our Values

Our core values are Trust, Compassion, Innovation, Excellence, Respect, Integrity and Fairness. We strive to providing open and honest orthopaedic care to our patients using the latest technology and innovative treatment methods.

About Us

We are a Specialist Spine and Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic located in Melbourne, Victoria. We pride ourselves in being able to provide efficient and timely care to the highest possible standards.

Mr. Choi operates at the Peninsula Private Hospital, The Valley Private Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and The Bays Hospital. He sees all patients both referred and non-referred (no MBS rebate) cases for careful evaluation. We are currently able to see TAC, Workcover, DVA and Uninsured patients; most appointments can be scheduled within a short period. We welcome dialogue and close collaboration with the local health care providers and constantly looking to expand our affiliations. Recently, Mr. Choi collaborated with a leading physiotherapy information website (Physioadvisors) to deliver accurate and high quality information to his patients.

Mr. Choi is happy to provide for all orthopaedic related conditions of the Spine, Hips and Knees. Mr. John Choi has specific interest in Scoliosis, Complex Spine Deformity and Degenerative Lumbar or Cervical Spine Diseases. He also treats general orthopaedic conditions such as Fractures, Osteoarthritis and Sports Injuries of the lower limb..

Our philosophy of Minimally Invasive Treatments is at our core and generally recommend non operative measures first prior to considering any surgical treatment options. If surgery is warranted for your condition, Mr. Choi and his staff will discuss with you options including more innovative modern therapeutic options available.

Mr. John Choi | MBChB, FRACS, FAorthA

Director and Surgeon         YSC SPINE ORTHO CLINIC

AHPRA Registration          MED0000945092



Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeon

Fellow, Australian Orthopaedic Association



2014 – Tohoku University, Sendai, JAPAN – Kokubun Spine Surgery Fellowship

2014 – Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, S.KOREA – AO Spine Foundation Clinical Fellowship

2013 – University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, CHINA – Complex Spine Fellowship

2013 – University of California Los Angeles (Irvine), California, USA – Observership

2013 – Australian Orthopaedic Association, Wagga Wagga, NSW – Arthroplasty Fellowship

2008-2012 – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, VIC/TAS – Orthopaedic Registrar | Advanced Surgical Training

2006-2008- The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC – Surgical Resident | Basic Surgical Training

2005 – The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC – Intern | Medicine & Surgery

2004- Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA – Trainee Intern 

2004- Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, SWEDEN – Otago Scandinavian Research Trust Fellow 

1999-2004 – Otago University, Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND – Degree : MBChB | Faculty Scholarship in Medicine

1994-1998 – St. Bede’s College, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND – DUX of the College | Academic Honours



YSC Spine Ortho Clinic Pty Ltd, Frankston, VIC – Director / Spine & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Peninsula Private Hospital, Frankston, VIC – Orthopaedic Surgeon

The Valley Private Hospital, Mulgrave, VIC – Orthopaedic Surgeon

The Como Private Hospital, Parkdale, VIC – Orthopaedic Surgeon

The Bays Private Hospital, Mornington, VIC – Orthopaedic Surgeon

St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Fitzroy, VIC – Orthopaedic Surgeon



Australian Orthopaedic Association

Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Korean American Spine Surgeons

Spine Society of Australia

Korean Australian Medical Association

Australian Medical Association

AO Spine Foundation

International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)