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Dr Leo Paul Van Minnen


Dr Leo Paul Van Minnen

Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Paul van Minnen is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a particular interest in hand and wrist surgery. He takes pride in providing the highest standard of care for adults with hand and wrist problems, always with a personal, respectful and affable approach.

He studied medicine, obtained his PhD and completed Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery training at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. Hand and wrist surgery became his major interest from early on in his training. He qualified as a certified plastic surgeon before arriving in Australia in 2012.

In Adelaide he completed three years of advanced fellowship training in Reconstructive Microsurgery, Burns Surgery and Hand and Wrist Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre. In 2015 he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

Since 2016 he's run a private practice dedicated to hand and wrist surgery.

Dr. van Minnen keeps up to date with the latest techniques, including joint replacement surgery of the fingers. 



  • Base of thumb osteoarthritis
  • Finger joint replacement (PIP, MCP joint arthroplasty)
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • All hand trauma
  • Tendon reconstruction
  • Revision hand surgery
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Darwin Private Hospital


Rocklands Drive , Tiwi 0810