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  • RSU is advertising for shoulder fellowship to start in August-September 2019 and begining of 2020
    a post-CCT shoulder fellowship for Two years. please send CV to Prof. Levy's PA Charlotte Bourne and arrange a visit to meet Prof Levy and Mr Sforza. [Read more]
  • For Patients, GPs & Physiotherapies - New!!! NHS Choose & Book
    The Unit at Berkshire Independent Hospital is open for NHS patients through Choose & Book (Extended Choice Network).
    Book online
    or contact the secretaries. [Read more]
  • Excellent clinical results over more than 13 years with the Verso rTSA.
    Very high patient satisfaction and return to full activities including sports. [Read more]
  • The least complications with the Verso shoulder compared with other reverse shoulder systems
    From the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    S. Robati, M.K. Shahid, J. Allport, A. Ray and G. Sforza
    Bone & Joint Journal 2013, Vol. 95-B Supp. 25-27

    Complication Rates From Three Commonly Used Reverse Polarity Total Shoulder Replacements: A Minimum Two Year Follow-Up Of 64 Cases
  • Excellent results with the Verso TSA were published in Italy! 
    A group of oorthopaedic surgeons from northern Italy from Piacenza and Verona published their first few years experience with the stemless reverse TSA - The VERSO. 
    They present Excellent clinical and radiologic results that mirror the results of the designing centre!
    (Read more) [Read more]
  • Applications for the Reading shoulder fellowship
    starting in late 2019 and for 2020
    is now open.
    Please apply by visiting the Unit and sending your CV to Jan Barker
    Visits to the Reading shoulder unit are welcome - Please liaise with Prof. Levy's PA Charlotte Bourne
    [Read more]
  • IDO Isometer Shoulder Muscle Strength Gauge.

    Available to buy online in - Innovative Design Orthopaedics - [Read more]
  • Groundbreaking research from the Reading Shoulder Unit by Prof. Ofer Levy and his team regarding Propionibacterium Acnes and shoulder arthritis. 
    Propionibacterium acnes: an underestimated etiology in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis?

    This is a very important article in that it suggests the presence of propionibacterium in previously unoperated shoulders with arthritis and furthermore that 'aseptic' failures of shoulder arthroplasty may, in fact, be related to indolent infections with this slow growing organism.
    Read comments by Dr Frederick A. Matsen III, M.D.
    [Read more]
  • Listen to the BBC Radio4 programme - a day in the operating theatre at the Reading Shoulder Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital - Case Notes with Dr Mark Porter on Regional anaesthesia for shoulder surgery [Read more]
  • Art at the Reading Shoulder and Elbow Centre
    Original fine art prints all dealing with human body in different situations by four artists are exhibited in the Reading Shoulder and Elbow centre 

    The prints on display are available to buy, with the artist contributing a donation to research. For more information please contact the secretaries in the unit.

    [Read more]
  • The Verso stemless rTSA is approved in Australia & New Zealand by the TGA.
    and it was launched and in increase use in Australia. 

  • Due to the current state of lockdown due the Coronavirus outbreak, We offer Virtual Video consultations for post-operative patients and follow-up and offer Virtual Video consultations for advice for new patients.

    If interested please call:
    Prof. Ofer Levy - Secretary - Cherie 07800875033
    Mr. Giuseppe Sforza - Secretary - Tania 07488384479
    NHS - Secretary - Gail 0118 902 8109
      [Read more]
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Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

Due to the current state of lockdown due the Coronavirus outbreak,
We offer Virtual Video consultations for post-operative and follow-up
& offer Virtual Video consultations for advice for new patients.

If interested please call:
Prof. Ofer Levy   - Secretary -     Cherie 07367582777

Mr. Giuseppe Sforza - Secretary - Tania 07488384479
NHS - Secretary - Gail 0118 902 8109

Enquiries / Referral for Surgery
How do I get referred for surgery?

For overseas patients who require assistance please contact the Reading shoulder unit direct or drop us an email for further information.

For UK patients: referral to the unit is via your GP to a Consultant is prefered. You will need to visit your GP who will refer you to one of the Shoulder Surgeons at The Reading shoulder unit, passing on any relevant medical history. Your Consultant will then see you as an outpatient to discuss your case. If surgery is required a suitable date can be arranged during your outpatient consultation.

New!! for NHS patients and GPs - The Reading shoulder unit at the Berkshire Independent Hospital is now on the Choose & Book network for NHS patients.


'Pay as you go' Cost Care Surgery

The Hospital has a 'Pay as you go' Cost Care Surgery Scheme for patients without medical insurance. This scheme provides all inclusive prices for a range of surgical procedures subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the 'Pay as you go' Cost Care Surgery brochure. For further information about all inclusive self pay packages contact the Reading shoulder unit secretaries.


For more information or to book an outpatient consultation contact:

Berkshire Independent Hospital Reading (Ramsay)
The Reading Shoulder Unit
Swallows Croft, Wensley Road

Coley Park

United Kingdom

Tel: 0118 902808080

Reading Shoulder Unit - NHS BIH Treatment Centre

Berkshire Independent Hospital
Swallows Croft, Wensley Road, Reading RG1 6UZ

Secretary:  RSU secretaries

Tel:  0118 9028116
       0118 902 8109

Fax: 0118 902 8138

Click to download Directions for The Berkshire Independent
Hospital (BIH) (Ramsay)
using Google Maps

Reading Shoulder Unit- Dunedin Hospital
Spire Dunedin Hospital
16 Bath Road, Reading RG1 6NS
Click to download Directions for the Spire Dunedin Hospital
using Google Maps

Private Medical Secretaries:

Professor Ofer Levy - Cherie Emmitt  

Mobile: 07367 582777‬
Tel:    0118 902 8116        
Fax:   0118 902 8138


Mr Giuseppe Sforza - Tania Sandham
Mobile: 7488384479
Tel:   0118 9028109  

Fax:  0118 9028138



The Reading Shoulder Unit - NHS RBH
Professor Ofer Levy
The Royal Berkshire NHS FT Hospital
London Road

Secretaries: Shoulder admin team

Tel : 0118 322 7415 option 3
Fax: 0118 322 8908

Click to download Directions for The RBH
using Google Maps 


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