Meet the Team

Dr Jan (Willem) van Ommeren

Dr. Jan Willem van Ommeren is a highly skilled Orthopedic Surgeon from The Netherlands who has dedicated his career to treating patients with knee problems. He is a member of several societies, including ESSKA, NOV, and NVA, and has a Spanish registry number.


Jan is an expert in knee orthopedic problems, he has successfully treated a wide range of patients, including professional and amateur athletes, as well as the elderly with age-related knee issues. Dr. van Ommeren is well-equipped to diagnose and recommend the best treatment options for his patients, often starting with conservative treatments such as exercise and other forms of therapy. As an expert in the latest state-of-the-art techniques in meniscal and ligament repair of the knee, he can provide custom repair solutions for high demand athletes.

Additionally, Dr. van Ommeren is experienced in using the latest Autocart (Arhrex) to repair cartilage damage with a single stage procedure, achieving an 85% success rate. For patients with severe arthritis, Dr. van Ommeren can also offer an ESKKA-approved injection therapy using the patient’s own healing capacity from their blood, which has an 80-85% success rate in alleviating pain. Finally, as a Joint Replacement Knee instructor, he is able to provide the best possible artificial knee joint as a last resort when all other treatments have been exhausted.

Other Interests

Jan van Ommeren is also interested in ligament/muscle-related problems in the shoulder and provides general sports advice to his patients.

Dr Joris van der Lugt

Doctor Joris van der Lugt (born 1976) has over 13 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon and trainer in The Hague/Zoetermeer, The Netherlands. After completing his PhD thesis in 2010, he specialized in hip and knee replacements, as well as repair surgeries of these replacements. He has since helped more than 4,000 patients achieve a pain-free and active life.

Other Interests

Dr. Joris still works at FlexClinics in the Netherlands for 3 or 4 days a month, mostly to perform robotic surgeries.


For hip surgeries, he uses the minimally invasive direct anterior approach to prevent muscle damage and encourage fast rehabilitation. In 2020, he began performing robotic-assisted surgeries for hip and knee replacements.

In 2022, he and his family emigrated to Marbella, where he continues his practice in collaboration with Cenyt Hospital (Hospital Vithas Xanit Estepona), Hospital Ceram Marbella, and recently with Marbella Sports and Orthopedics. The latter is a partnership between physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage specialists, and orthopedic surgeons. The goal is to prevent or postpone joint surgeries through conservative treatments such as infiltrations combined with physiotherapy.