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Professor Tony Kochhar
MSc MBBS MRCS FRCS(Orth)
Orthopaedic Surgery
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About

Professor Kochhar has been a consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon since 2006, with special interest in shoulder, elbow, upper limb surgery. Recognised as the only shoulder surgeon in Tatler Magazine's Best Surgeons Guide 2013/14, Professor Kochhar's practice is based around the principle that an early accurate diagnosis and prompt specialist treatment will lead to a faster recovery and return to work. Prof Kochhar has a commitment to best practice for all his patients. He uses only the best and latest techniques and he is an expert in keyhole surgery and minimally invasive procedures to ensure that his patients have the best possible outcome from their treatment. He works with elite sports people and has a special interest in sports science, strength and conditioning.

Professor Kochhar completed his specialist training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, and then worked with some of the best shoulder surgeons in the world, including fellowship training in New York and the world-renowned Alps Surgery Institute in France.

As well as keeping up-to-date with the latest and most effective forms of treatment for shoulder and upper limb conditions, he regularly lectures both nationally and internationally at leading shoulder conferences and training courses and continues to teach the latest techniques to trainees and fellow Consultants from around the country and internationally. Furthermore he is proud to work with the Faculty of Sports Science at the University of Greenwich as a Visiting Professor. He is also regularly featured in the Daily Mail and Evening Standard newspapersand has published numerous papers.

 

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Special Interests

  • Sports injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder dislocation/instability
  • Clavicle fracture
  • ACJ dislocation
  • Tennis elbow
  • Elbow fractures
  • Ganglion
  • Carpal tunnel 
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)

 

Education

  • United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals 1996 - MBBS

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-05-2019
Great. Talked me thru what needed to be done

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-05-2019
Very pleasant. Straight to the point explaining everything simply and using the model of the shoulder to show what the problems could be. Cheers

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-05-2019
I had shoulder surgery back in Sept 2016. Professor Tony Kochhar was the surgeon who performed the operation, and who consulted me beforehand. I have to say looking back, and that's the reason for writing this so long after the operation - that I'm very grateful contacting and asking Professor Kochhar to undertake the operation. It's been a huge success as far as I'm concerned. I don't even know how I hurt my shoulder, I suspect it was some wear and tear as I did a lot of sports when I was younger. Rugby, Rowing, Boxing and weight training. Anyway my shoulder used to ache and ache, even at night. I kept trying Physiotherapy, but it didnt really work at all. In my mind, listening to my body, it had to be fixed with a surgical procedure. The pain started to get really bad, I was stupid and kept trying to train myself through it. It wasnt quite as simple as that, some days were better than others, but the dull aching pain in my neck, around the traps, and between the shoulder blades was always there. I found I could get used to the pain, to some extent, but eventually my range of movement was getting restricted, pain was getting worse, and then I noticed I couldn't properly flex my arm, the biceps were getting weak. I didnt know at the time but there was pretty decent damage in my shoulder. Anyway, I booked in an appointment with the "shoulder doctor" and saw Professor Kochhar. He asked me to do this and that and give feedback, the usual stretches etc to gather feedback as to the extent of damage, and to make some kind of diagnosis. He didn't push me into having an operation and instead suggested I try physio and that in any case I should book in for an MRI scan. He wanted to exhaust the other means first. But I knew, or at least was confident that physio would not help me any longer. By memory, the MRI scan revealed some damage, but it didn't suggest something really bad was happening. It could justify an operation or I could try more of the same. I opted for the operation. As it turned out my shoulder had a lot of issues, and the initial scheduled time of the operation was too short, so Professor Kochhar took additional time, kept operating on my shoulder, and finished what needed to be done. I'm not a doctor so I cant explain what he did but I know I had a SLAP tear, and some other tendon problems.. plus a load of scar tissue that needed to be removed. I'm grateful he took o the extra time and did such a great job. After the operation I somehow felt immediately better, like some huge tension in my neck and back was released. Of course I could be dreaming this up, but in the days that ensued I felt better that's for sure. I worked hard at the rehab. I think you really have to do that. I took it seriously and kept pushing at it. The operation was pretty serious, as I was saying, and the MRI scan seemed to not show the full extent of the damage. I am very thankful to Professor Kochhar. Its changed my life - literally. I wonder sometimes how bad my shoulder would have been if I had not had the operation. I can do pretty much anything as before. I can lift weights, swim, play tennis, boxing.. its as thought its new. The only side effect is I cannot sleep sideways on it for too long, its somehow a little sensitive. Again on the positive side my pain is gone, no more aching and I can do pretty much anything I could do before. Its actually in better shape than my other (un-operated) shoulder. Whatever I was charged, its probably the best money I'll ever spend. Thanks again Professor Kochhar for doing a wonderful job, its made a positive impact on my life.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-03-2019
Tony was fantastic - he really listened and gave helpful practical advice. I would be happy to recommend him!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-02-2019
Thank you to the whole team for looking after me so well. I've recovered better than I could ever have expected. I would highly recommend to friends and family.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-10-2018
GREAT EXPERIENCE WITH AN EXCELLENT SURGEON

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-04-2018
The initial plan was clearly discussed and agreed. Surgery went very well, good follow-up. Overall pleasant experience.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

20-04-2018
Treated for frozen shoulder - really well looked after. Thank you!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-02-2018
Very caring team. Looked after me very well.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-01-2018
Great care from Professor Kochhar and his team.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-10-2017
Great care even though I was sceptical to start with!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-10-2017
Truly excellent surgeon who knows what he's doing. HIs team were also very helpful in sorting out appointments not only with him but also for MRI etc. despite my hectic schedule - thank you!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-10-2017
Great care throughout thank you!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-10-2017
Quick appointment, great advice and treatment. Five stars from me!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

24-07-2017
I wanted to leave this review as I'm very happy with the treatment I've received with Tony Kochhar. I've seen other specialists but only Tony has been methodical in his approach and shown me exactly what is going on each step of the way.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-07-2017
I have found Professor Kochhar to be an honest, knowledgeable and professional man who I would trust implicitly. He has helped me greatly with a very difficult situation I was in, having been let down by another consultant. They are as different as chalk and cheese. If you have a shoulder problem, I have no hesitation in recommending him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-06-2017
I have seen Professor Kochhar for a second opinion and would like to leave positive feedback. He was patient and took the time to listen to me. I was correctly diagnosed by him (I know because I am no longer in pain!) and he was patient in recommending I try physio first which I did and only suggested an operation when this did not work. When he did eventually operate it was done under local anaesthetic as I was not comfortable going under general. I was aware of everything that was going on throughout. He and his team have been fantastic.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-01-2017
It is clear why Professor Kochhar is a leading figure in his field. I had been suffering with shoulder damage for some time before I decided to see him and from my first consultation he and his team have been excellent in their care and efficiency. I am in no doubt that my successful recovery is a direct result of Professor Kochhar’s treatment and invaluable advice. I trust him implicitly and would only recommend him for problems of this nature.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-01-2017
Professor Kochhar has treated me for shoulder pain which has been a problem for a while. He accurately assessed me, and then put together a treatment plan which was clear to me and my physiotherapist. He and his team liaised with my physiotherapist throughout my treatment to make sure my recovery was going to plan. Thank you Professor Kochhar for looking after me so well!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-11-2016
I have felt looked after from the start to finish with Professor Kochhar and would highly recommend him to all my friends and family. I received such an exceptional service and was really pleased.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-11-2016
Dr. Kochhar has always provided me with the absolute best care, and I believe, best advice and treatment during every visit. He takes the time to be caring even while maintaing a very efficient office.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-11-2016

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-11-2016
Professor Kochhar had been excellent throughout my treatment. The surgery itself was a massive success and he has given honest, frank advice and feedback that has extremely useful in the recovery. He is clearly a leading expert in injuries around the shoulder area.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-10-2016

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-10-2016
Professor Kochhar and his colleagues make a great team. Initial consultation, MRI, follow up consultation and subsequent treatment were all carried out in under a week. Very impressive.

Peer Recommendations

BY mr Ravi Shanker

19-06-2018
Professor Tony Kochhar is very Knowledgeable and experienced shoulder specialist. All my patients had good experience with him.
For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
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