Mr Brian Cohen

MD FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Mr Brian Cohen is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand as well as arthroscopic techniques, trauma of the upper limb whilst also treating general trauma.

Career to date

“After qualifying from The Royal London Hospital in 1982, I trained in surgery in London and then in Cambridge. I completed my MD on the remodelling of bone in response to prosthetic implants and then spent a year on a sports medicine fellowship at a specialist orthopaedic sports clinic in Australia, learning advanced arthroscopic techniques.”

I was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at University College NHS Trust (UCLH) and Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of London in 1996. In 1997 I was awarded the prestigious European Travelling Fellowship for the European Shoulder and Elbow Society. I was Clinical Director of Musculoskeletal Services at UCLH between 2000 and 2002. In 2004 I left the NHS and I now work solely in private practice.”

I am especially appreciative of and impressed by the efficient yet friendly organisational ability of Mr Cohen's assistant. Thanks to her once again!

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  • Lumbar decompression

    Lumbar decompression is a type of surgery that is used to treat nerves that have been compressed in the lower spine. The surgery is only ever recommended after all non-surgical treatments have been exhausted. If you are having non-surgical treatments for a compressed nerve in your lower back at the moment and it isn’t improving, […]

  • Tendon pain

    There are a lot of injuries and conditions that can give you tendon pain and in this article, we are going to go through some of them. If you think you have something mentioned here, do make an appointment with your GP before you start any treatment yourself as you could make the injury worse […]

  • Thumb arthritis

    There are over 100 different types of arthritis but the most common ones are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis irritates the joints and makes them swell up, while rheumatoid arthritis basically destroys the joint over time. The one that most commonly affects the thumb joint is osteoarthritis and that is the one we are going […]