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Orthopedic Surgeon

Hip and knee specialist
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Compass clinic
The Specialist
Dr. Joris van der Lugt

Doctor Joris van der Lugt (1976) has over 14 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon and trainer in The Hague/Zoetermeer. He specializes in hip and knee replacements, as well as repair surgeries of these replacements. He has since made thousands of patients happy with a pain-free and active life.

In 2022, he emigrated to Marbella. He currently works Wednesdays and Thursdays at Hospital Vithas Xanit Estepona (insured care) and Mondays and Fridays at Compass Clinic Estepona (private care) and Marbella Sports and Orthopedics (private care). In addition to hip and knee surgeries, he specializes in infiltrations with the blood products PRP and N stride to postpone surgeries for years. For more information see

4 days a month he is in Utrecht at Flexclinics for operations and consultations. Dutch people living in Spain who have health insurance through the CAK can get a hip or knee prosthesis which is fully reimbursed by the CAK provided the operation is performed on Dutch territory. You can fly back after at least 1 week. The follow-up treatment will then take place again in Spain.

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You are welcome for a consultation in Marbella, Estepona or Utrecht.

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Marbella Sports and Orthopedics
Urb. los Olivos 1 (near the Aloha College)
29660 Marbella

Mobile: +34 633 33 99 39


Marbella Sports and Orthopedics

MSO was founded with a simple but powerful mission: to help people get the most out of their joints and live life to the fullest. We offer an exclusive and high-quality service that allows patients to receive the best possible orthopedic assessments and treatments. Our team works closely with CostaSpine, an established medical practice on the beautiful Costa del Sol.

At MSO, we believe that every patient deserves personal attention and care. That's why we have a team of highly qualified orthopedic specialists who take the time to listen to each patient's concerns and needs. We use the latest medical technology and techniques to diagnose and treat a wide range of joint-related conditions, from arthritis and tendonitis to fractures and sports injuries.

Medical Tourism
Marbella - Utrecht

If you live in Spain and your health insurance is through the CAK (Central Administration Office), surgery is only reimbursed in the Netherlands. You can do the initial consultation in Spain and have the surgery done in Utrecht. After a week you may fly back to Spain with your new hip or knee.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please fill in the contact form at or on this website.

Medical Tourism
Utrecht - Marbella

Would you like to rehabilitate under the Spanish sun after your new hip or knee replacement?

The operation will be performed by a Dutch team. You will be assisted postoperatively by a Dutch or English physiotherapist. After at least one week you will fly back to the Netherlands, but of course you may stay longer with your partner or carer. A large part of the costs will be covered by your Dutch health insurance, but you will always have to pay a contribution yourself. But in return, you will have a relaxing rehabilitation and a fantastic holiday. The first consultation and the follow-up consultations can take place in Utrecht or Marbella.

Orthopedic treatments

Waiting times


  • Utrecht: 1 to 4 weeks
  • Marbella: 1 to 2 weeks


  • Utrecht: 1 to 2 months
  • Marbella: 1 to 2 months

Consultations and operations


If you are insured by a Dutch insurance company, the consultation will be reimbursed if you have a referral from your GP. Without this referral you will have to pay the consultation yourself.

  • Initial consultation Marbella: 150 euros
  • Follow-up consultation Marbella: 100 euro 

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Operations are covered by Dutch insurance.

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