Professor Ofer Levy - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Berkshire Independent Hospital, Reading

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Prof Ofer Levy - Orthopaedics

Professor Ofer Levy is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Berkshire Independent Hospital in Reading who specialises in shoulder surgery.

Clinical interests

Professor Levy is founder and director of The Reading Shoulder Unit, an international centre of excellence, with both NHS and private wings, based at the Berkshire Independent Hospital and at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

The unit treats patients with all types of disorders of the shoulder and elbow. This worldwide centre of excellence is known for its advanced surgical treatments, teaching, and research. Prof. Levy treats patients locally, nationally and internationally and receives tertiary referrals of complex shoulder cases from other shoulder surgeons from UK and abroad and also attracts visiting surgeons from around the world that come to learn new surgical techniques. The unit is a world centre for shoulder replacement.

Treatements include: Sports Injuries, Fractures, Dislocations, Arthritis, Tendon tears, Degenerative Conditions and Children's abnormalities. Most of the operations are minimally invasive with arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery, with Shoulder Reconstructive Surgery, Total Shoulder Replacement, and Rotator Cuff Repair, complex shoulder problems,

Academic background

Ofer Levy is Professor & Chair of the Orthopaedic Research and Learning Centre in Brunel University, West London.

Assistant editor, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Reviewer for the JBJS, Arthroscopy, British Journal of Sports Medicine, KSSTA, Int. J Shoulder surgery.

Special External Examiner at Masters Degree level, The National University of Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and  the University of Central Lancashire, UK.

He has published over 400 publications & presentations of scientific papers, written chapters to books on Shoulder Surgery and invited to lecture worldwide to over 130 national and international conferences including as guest speaker by the national Orthopaedic associations of Chile, Brazil, Israel, Belgium, South Africa, shoulder societies of Great Britain, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Greece, Norway, Brazil, Chile, Israel, Germany, Turkey, Austria, USA and Latin America. ESSKA, ISAKOS, EFORT, ICSS, SECEC, the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, the national arthroscopic associations of France, Germany, Spain, Greece, Italy, Norway.

He organised over 40 international courses on shoulder surgery, for arthroscopic surgery and shoulder arthroplasty.

Teaching and Research Interests: Biomechanics, Kinematics, Surgical Anatomy, Surgical Technologies, Arthroscopic and minimal invasive surgery, Total joint replacement (Shoulders), Muscloskeletal infections, Development of virtual reality arthroscopic simulators.

He was awarded the Kessel best research award of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society 2010.

Professional Memberships

Member of the British and Israeli Orthopaedic associations. He is a founder member and first secretary of the Israeli Shoulder and Elbow Society, a member of the European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and corresponding member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) - for outstanding contribution in the field.

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

NHS base

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Clinic Times

Tues pm 14.00 - 18.00, Thurs pm 14.00 - 18.00

0118 402 2855