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  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Further scientific support from Robert Hudek et al. paper to Prof. Levy’s theory on the role of C Acnes in the aetiology of Osteoarthritis (Read More)
  • The RSU Academy Course for GPs and Physiotherapists will take place virtually, via Zoom,

    weekly every Wednesday between 19:00 - 20:00 UK time.

    This week on the 18/11/2020:

    Shoulder Instability - Diagnosis and treatment options – Update

    [Read more]
  • תן כתף לשלום

    מומחה ישראלי ומומחה פלסטיני משתלמים ביחד אצל פרופ׳ עפר לוי המנהל את המרכז הבינלאומי לכירורגיה של הכתף ברידינג. האם כאן יתחיל השלום במזרח התיכון? שיחה

    [Read more]
  • YPO Test News

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak Update 29/8/2020


We now offer Face to Face consultations for NHS patients (NHS Choose & Book) and Private patients 

As well as Virtual Video consultations when needed

for new patients and follow-ups.


If interested please call:


Prof. Ofer Levy         - Secretary - Cherie  07367582777
0118 902 8116


Mr. Giuseppe Sforza - Secretary - Tania    07488384479


Reading Shoulder Unit Team NHS 
Secretary -  Sarah  0118 902 8109

                                                                0118 902 8116

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 &  Spire Dunedin Hospital are 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.

Private Medical Insurance


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

Secretaries: Cherie Emmitt
                   Sarah Olver

Tel:      07367 582777
            0118 9028116
            0118 9028109 



Private Medical Secretaries:

Professor Ofer Levy - Cherie Emmitt  

Mobile: 07367 582777‬
Fax:   0118 902 8138


Mr Giuseppe Sforza - Tania Sandham

Mobile: 7488384479

Fax:  0118 9028138


Reading Shoulder Unit - NHS BIH Treatment Centre

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

Secretary:  RSU NHS secretary - Sarah

Tel:  0118 902 8109
        0118 902 8116

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
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