Professor Tony Kochhar

Professor Tony Kochhar

MSc MBBS MRCS FRCS(Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgery

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4 specialists

23 years of experience
13 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

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5
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5
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5

Top feedback

“Excellent care during lockdown - seen virtually but every bit as good as seeing a doctor in person“
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Subspecialties

  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4319913
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £240

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    367 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    623 reviews

    About

    I have been a consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon since 2006, with special interest in shoulder, elbow, upper limb surgery. My 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. 

    My team and I have a commitment to best practice for all my patients. We use only the best and latest techniques. I am an expert in keyhole surgery and minimally invasive procedures to ensure that my patients have the best possible outcome from their treatment.

    I completed my 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.

    I work with elite sports people and have a special interest in sports science, strength and conditioning, having recently completed a course of additional study in this field.

    I am proud to work with the Faculty of Sports Science at the University of Greenwich as a Visiting Professor. 

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    Medical procedures

    Frozen shoulder, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sports Injuries

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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)

     

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    Education

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

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    Fracture (broken bone)
    1/29
    Rotator Cuff Repair
    1/29
    Shoulder Pain
    1/29
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    Shoulder Pain
    Excellent care during lockdown - seen virtually but every bit as good as seeing a doctor in person
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    Fracture (broken bone)
    Professor Kochhar has transformed my life by his recent operation on my shoulder. This was to correct a procedure done abroad, which had left me in constant pain. Although the operation was only a few weeks ago I am now pain free, and have a range of movement that I could only have imagined was possible. It now seems likely that I will regain a full range of movement as time goes on. Thank you !
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    Professor Tony Kochhar

    Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you are doing so well and happy to have helped.

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    Rotator Cuff Repair
    I would highly recommend Professor Kochhar. His team were also helpful and responded quickly to any queries.
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    Professor Tony Kochhar

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review!

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    A very knowledgeable Surgeon with great bedside manners
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    Professor Tony Kochhar

    Thank you for your kind review.

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    Great. Talked me thru what needed to be done
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    Very pleasant. Straight to the point explaining everything simply and using the model of the shoulder to show what the problems could be. Cheers
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    Professor Tony Kochhar

    Thank you for your kind review.

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    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.
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    Tony was fantastic - he really listened and gave helpful practical advice. I would be happy to recommend him!
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    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.
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    GREAT EXPERIENCE WITH AN EXCELLENT SURGEON
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    The initial plan was clearly discussed and agreed. Surgery went very well, good follow-up. Overall pleasant experience.
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    Treated for frozen shoulder - really well looked after. Thank you!
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    Very caring team. Looked after me very well.
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    Great care from Professor Kochhar and his team.
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    Great care even though I was sceptical to start with!
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    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!
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    Great care throughout thank you!
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    Quick appointment, great advice and treatment. Five stars from me!
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    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.
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    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.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
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    Orthopaedic Surgery

    Mr Jonathan Bird
    Mr Jonathan Bird
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    04-01-2021

    Prof Kochar is an excellent surgeon and colleague. I wouldn't hesitate to visit him if had a shoulder problem myself.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Injury, Shoulder Pain
    For procedures: Arthroscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Baljinder Dhinsa
    Mr Baljinder Dhinsa
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    04-01-2021

    What sets Professor Kochhar apart is that he utilises a combination of evidence-based medicine, a multi-disciplinary approach and patient-focused care to provide the best management for his patients. Provides a clear explanation of conditions and management options, in a manner that puts patients at ease and feel comfortable in asking questions.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Injury, Shoulder Pain
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Arthroscopy
    Connection: I have referred patients to them
    Mr Bhupinder Mann
    Mr Bhupinder Mann
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    04-01-2021

    I am happy to recommend Professor Kochhar to my patients. He is an excellent surgeon and I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family.

    For specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
    For conditions: Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Injury, Shoulder Pain
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Arthroscopy
    Connection: We trained together
    Mr Ravi Shanker
    Mr Ravi Shanker
    Physiotherapy

    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
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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