Welcome to the Reading Shoulder Unit

The Reading Shoulder Unit, was originally established is an international centre of excellence, with both NHS and private wings, Now based at the Berkshire Independent Hospital (Ramsay) and Spire Dunedin Hospital, investigates and treats patients with all types of disorders of the shoulder. The unit is recognised worldwide, treating patients locally, nationally and internationally.

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Latest News

  • 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).

  • Excellent clinical results over more than 13 years with the Verso rTSA.

    Very high patient satisfaction and return to full activities including sports.

  • The least complications with the Verso shoulder compared with other reverse shoulder systems

    The least complications with the Verso shoulder compared with other reverse shoulder systems. From the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK

  • 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.

Meet Our Team

Our team of highly trained and experienced surgeons is dedicated to the individual needs and goals of each patient.

  • Prof. Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth) FRCS

    Prof. Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth) FRCS

    Consultant Orthopaedic
    Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

    Ofer Levy studied medicine at the Hebrew University and Hadassah School of Medicine, Jerusalem, from 1976 - 1982. After completion of his military service he continued his general surgical training at Kaplan Medical Centre in Rehovot, Israel. He then moved to Sheba Medical Centre, Tel Hashomer, for his higher surgical orthopaedic training programme.

  • Mr. Giuseppe Sforza, MD, MCh(Orth)

    Mr. Giuseppe Sforza, MD, MCh(Orth)

    Consultant Orthopaedic
    Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

    Giuseppe Sforza studied medicine at Universita degli Studi di Bari, Italy, 1986 - 1992. After completion of his general surgical training, he continued his higher orthopaedic training at the same University. He spent periods of fellowship at the Danderyd Hospital - Karolinska Institute, Stockholm - Sweden and at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute Los Angeles,...

  • Mr. Paolo Consigliere, M.D.

    Mr. Paolo Consigliere, MD

    Consultant Orthopaedic
    Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

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  • Ira Bachar Avnieli, MD

    Mr. Ira Bachar Avnieli, MD

    Consultant Orthopaedic
    Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon

    Ira Bachar studied medicine at the Ben Gurion University, Israel, 2005-2012. After completing his MD he completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery in Barzilai Medical Center, Israel. He spent periods of fellowship training in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery in Souraski Hospital – Tel Aviv, Israel and shoulder surgery in Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel.

Secretaries

  • Prof. Ofer Levy
    Cherie

  • Mr. Giuseppe Sforza
    Tania

  • NHS

Patient Testimonials

  • Dear Mr Levy

    Thank you for seeing me on Saturday. For the rehabilitation of the right shoulder I would like to say a special word of thanks to the physio unit and in particular Lawrence Sonvico who has greatly assisted me. After the procedure the ward physios gave me a good overview o...

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Contact Us

  • GB Rowing Team
  • NHS
  • The Berkshire Independent Hospital
  • Spire Dunedin Hospital
  • Innovative Design Orthopaedics
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society
  • European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow
  • ESSKA