Dr Sommit, reviewing a patients scans on the computer

Focus Shoulder Specialists

Intelligent care for the patient journey from a leading orthopaedic surgeon

Focus is much more than just in our name. It is in every aspect of the way we approach our patient treatment and care.

Focused recovery from shoulder surgery is:

  • Caring attention to detail
  • Integrated understanding of patient needs
  • Empowered patient partnerships
  • Collaboration on the patient healing journey
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Meet Dr Dan, founder of Focus Shoulder Specialists

He’s committed to delivering intelligent medicine. Personally.
Dr Dan has established himself as Adelaide’s ‘go to’ shoulder surgeon. As a leading shoulder specialist, he provides treatments ranging from minimally invasive procedures to more complex interventions for various shoulder injuries.

He works with patients who require:

  • Keyhole shoulder surgery
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Treatment for rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder reconstruction surgery
Learn more about Dr Dan’s training, credentials and experience

I understand that whether you’re a professional athlete whose career is on the line or a patient with complex shoulder issues, recovery and relief are the end goals.
I work together with patients to achieve that.

Dr. Dan
Focus Founder & Specialised Shoulder Surgeon

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Focus Shoulder Specialists IconFocus Shoulder Specialists

73 Walkerville Terrace, Walkerville

5.0 136 reviews

  • Avatar Karim Goel ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Dr Dan and his team offered such a warm and responsive atmosphere, in what was a really difficult time. The assuredness with which he diagnosed, … More explained and performed the surgery, really helped to put me and my family at ease. His after care post op was also exemplary, really going above and beyond, making sure recovery was high on his priority list. Shoulder surgery done right!
  • Avatar trudy guiney ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I travelled interstate to seek the services of this outstanding surgeon.
    I was in a very negative situation and Dr Dan understood my active lifestyle
    … More and career. He goes above and beyond both before/during and after. Would highly recommend. I am very blessed to have had Dr Dan perform my surgery. The efficient administration services provided by Kim were also brilliant.
  • Avatar Ramsay Sallis ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I’ve been a qualified Australian GP for 37 years. After seeing two shoulder specialists for a torn supraspinatus (tendon), a classmate of mine … More recommended Dr Dan, as he (Dr Salagaras), knew his reputation and results. Dr Dan, frankly, and honestly told me that surgery wouldn’t work……contrary to the other opinions. That’s why I trust him…..and also, he ONLY does shoulders.
  • Avatar Rob ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Excellent experience all round. Kim the receptionist is awesome and Dr Dan takes his time to clearly explain the whole procedure from start to … More finish. I left feeling totally guaranteed I was with the best surgeon that many others had recommended.
  • Avatar Colleen Wilkes ★★★★★ a year ago
    Dr Dan is a true gentleman who made me feel at ease from my very first appointment.
    Friendly and easy to understand who runs to time. Receptionist
    … More Kym was just amazing and friendly.
    It was great to see him at Calvary Central Districts Hospital as I live close by.
    A very thorough investigation was done prior to making surgical plans. Now waiting to undergo Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery.
    Would recommend him highly to anyone seeking help for upper limb management.
    Thank you Dr Dan and all at Focus Shoulder Specialists.
  • Avatar Kiki Terranova ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Dr Sommit Dan is the best Shoulder Specialist in town!! Very friendly, professional and informative. From pre op, to having surgery, to post … More surgery and recovery, I couldn't have asked for anyone better!! His assistant Kym is professional and so Luvly too!! For anything shoulder, I highly recommend Dr Dan!!
  • Avatar Malcolm Nelson ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Left shoulder replaced 11 /2020. Right shoulder replaced 4 /2023The greatest team of staff & specialists you could wish for. Would highly … More recommend Dr Dan.
  • Avatar Sarah Morrison Elite AthleteTraining (First Step Fitness) ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Dr Dan was absolutely amazing for both of my surgeries. I honestly can't thank him and his staff enough for all of the support and guidance … More through the process in such a difficult year.Earlier this year I wasn't sure I'd be able to continue training let alone competing after injuring myself and I'm beyond thrilled that not only have I competed in a number of triathlons I've also managed to finish my first half Ironman and placed 2nd in my age group.I'm honestly thrilled with my recovery and so grateful for everything! THANK YOU!!
  • Avatar John O'Donnell ★★★★★ a year ago
    My wife had a shoulder replacement. Dr Dan and his whole team made her feel at ease and informed through the whole journey. She was amazed how … More little pain she had. She would recommend Dr Dan at Focus Shoulder Specialist to everyone.
  • Avatar Vicky K ★★★★★ a year ago
    Dr Sommit Dan is an outstanding surgeon who is very thorough in his work, explaining the procedure in detail so you understand his work and makes … More you feel comfortable when you go for your operation. Dr Dan is an exceptional, delightful person to talk to and answers all your questions. He shows compassion and care for his patients, that goes above and beyond his professional duties. Dr Dan's team are also very friendly and helpful. The recovery for me was very speedy with no pain. I was able to use my hand on household chores within 10 days. Thank you Dr Dan, I am very happy to have you as my surgeon.
  • Avatar mehdi abbasi ★★★★★ a year ago
    I had a shoulder injury and I visited many orthopaedic specialists till I met Mr Dan.The services that I receive from him is excellent. Dr Dan … More was friendly and ensure that I am properly informed about my health and care. I would have no qualms in recommending them to friendly and friends.
  • Avatar Heather Fleming ★★★★★ a year ago
    My husband meet Dr Sommit Dan at a lunch and told him about a bicep rupture that he just had.Dr Dan was able to give him some advice which gave … More him confidence on what he should do, which at that time he was a bit unsure about.He then made the appointment to see Dr Dan, who walked him through the operation process and what might be the rehabilitation time frame.My husband now is 7 weeks post the operation and is almost completely back to normal, mountain bike riding, exercising and all the things he normally dose.Thanks to Dr Dan for his wonderful help and friendly service.I would very highly recommend him to all my family and friends
  • Avatar Ash B ★★★★★ a year ago
    I have not received better medical service in 40 years! From the friendly reception who communicated excellently throughout my treatment to Dr … More Dan’s ability to minimise my discomfort (incl two surgeries) and regain my functionality in the quickest manner possible.
  • Avatar Matilda Edgecomb ★★★★★ a year ago
    Dr Dan is a wonderful Dr and surgeon. Talks at a patients level. As an 11 year old breaking your arm is scary. But Dr Dan made it less scary … More and really took the time to listen to me about my pain and recovery options as a competitive swimmer missing 6 weeks is a long time but Dr Dan was able to explain to me in terms I could understand the need to rest and let the bone heal properly. He also is just a nice friendly person. Our family have all seen him (except my brother) for our shoulder/arm/thumb problems and can’t recommend him or his staff enough. It also helped that I won the Easter Egg jar with the correct guess 😊 so thank you Dr Dan
  • Avatar anna spasic ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    After having shoulder surgery previously by another surgeon and being left with nothing but more pain and discomfort, I was referred to Dr Dan. … More From the first consultation with Dr Dan I felt confident and hopeful that there was a possibility my pain would finally be gone. since the surgery I have made a speedy recovery and my shoulder is feeling better daily.I am so grateful for Dr Dan, I am finally going back to normal activities which I never thought would happen.I highly recommend Dr Dan!
  • Avatar rosemary doorey ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    After suffering severe shoulder pain for a number of years my fiance finally decided to see Dr Dan. From our first appointment we knew we had … More made the right choice as Dr Dan's level of care and understanding was second to none.My fiance was only 49 when he was informed he required a shoulder replacement which was quite daunting but Dr Dan put our minds at ease and my fiance has never looked back.I would like to thank Dr Dan for being an amazing surgeon and allowing my partner to now live pain free.
  • Avatar Seyda Abbasi ★★★★★ a year ago
    I have seen many shoulder specialist, but I can certainly say that Dr Dan is the best one yet. He is so caring and professional in his practice. … More I am so appreciative of his care and his nice personality!
  • Avatar Alyssa Fox ★★★★★ a year ago
    Dr Sommit Dan was amazing!! Highly recommend him. He was very aware that I’m an active person and was going to try push the boundaries. He was … More professional and explained the procedure and the outcome we were aiming for and listens (he even kept some of my metal from my elbow which I asked for as I was going out to it with the anaesthetic).His whole team were fantastic including Physio Kelsey who not only gets results but is very friendly and funny which is just what I needed.If you’ve had a mountain bike riding accident I recommend Dr Dan. My elbow was broken in 2 spots. I can now straighten my arm and am working on lifting heavier weights. Below before and after…I can hit a tennis ball gently if I support my elbow with my other hand which is huge progress. Thanks Dr Dan and team
  • Avatar Karla May ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Dr Dan was exceptionally caring & professional with our daughter when she needed surgery to fix her break after a netball injury. As a parent … More it’s comforting to know she felt safe & cared for in theatre, and one month post injury it’s beautiful to hear her back at the piano because of his beautiful work. Thank you to Kim for her welcoming, warm & thorough approach :)
  • Avatar andrew griffiths ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Dr Dan was amazing!From the very first consultation , I felt comfortable and confident in his ability and expertise. Dr Dan and his team have … More always been professional and kept me informed about the whole process and every procedure and step along the way.The results are nothing short of amazing! I am finally pain free after having shoulder pain for so many years - the movement and strength are returning and I can finally sleep at night.I can not recommend Dr Dan and his team at Focus Shoulder any more highly.
  • Avatar Nat Edgecomb ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Dr Dan is a wonderful surgeon. Listens to the patient and really cares about the outcome. He will always use the most conservative approach for … More your situation. Not ‘knife happy’ at all. I have now had 2 shoulder surgeries with him and I can say my shoulder is the best it’s been in years. Pain free and loving life.Also he ALWAYS runs on time and usually early which is wonderful. As we are all very busy. Kim at reception is also wonderful so welcoming and helpful.I now refer all my family and friends to Sommit truly no better surgeon for your upper limb needs. Keep up the wonderful work!
  • Avatar Roger Palubinski ★★★★★ a year ago
    Dr Dan is excellent cannot speak more highly of his skills as a surgeon and aftercare. Had bicep tendon repair and pretty well back to normal. … More Having said that physiotherapy to increase the range of movement and strengthing is important!
  • Avatar Matthew Strachan ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Dr Dan is the best! I had a Rota Cuff repair done in 2018 but didn't hold because the scaring of the tendon was to significant and I over … More did it in the gym. But now thanks to Dr Dan I have an experimental implant in my shoulder, all done by keyhole surgery which is now stronger than ever! I am still seeing Dr Dan 9 months after surgery to monitor my recovery which just shows his dedication and commitment to the well being of his patients. I really can't thank you enough Dr Dan for all your help and would highly recommend you in a heartbeat for any orthopaedic requirements 👍👍👍👍👍
  • Avatar Lara Kellermann ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Focus Shoulder Specialists and Dr Dan gave me excellent care and took great care of me throughout the entirety of this year. Dr Dan provided … More me with an in-depth, tailored and organised recovery plan and process. He was able to answer every question I had, and continuously made sure to check up on me. Overall, the experience I had with Focus Shoulder Specialists was amazing and I would highly recommend. Dr Dan’s service was amazing and I am very pleased with the result of my surgery as it has enabled me to get back into motion again after my car accident! Thank you Focus Shoulder Specialists!
  • Avatar Tania Dolman ★★★★★ a year ago
    Dr Dan has performed 2 shoulder joint replacements for our Mother who is almost 91 years old. The first replacement was in 2020 and the second … More 2021 and our Mum could not be happier. Her quality of life has been greatly improved and we are all extremely grateful to Dr Dan and his team.THANK YOU! To Dr Dan and his team for the caring, reassuring and professional service both pre and post op.