Professor Ofer Levy

Professor Ofer Levy

Reading Shoulder Unit

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 04568274


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Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Shoulder & Elbow
  • Sports


  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Ofer Levy, MD MCh (Orth) FRCS - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon.

Director and Co-founder of the Reading Shoulder Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Berkshire Independent Hospital and Spire Dunedin Hospital, Reading, United Kingdom

Ofer Levy graduated the Hebrew University and Hadassah School of Medicine, Jerusalem, in 1982 gaining the 1st Prize in Surgery. After completion of his military service at the rank of Major, he continued his general surgical training at Kaplan Medical Centre in Rehovot, Israel, and later moved to Sheba Medical Centre, Tel Hashomer, for his higher surgical orthopaedic training programme.

In 1992 he was appointed instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, where his work included significant research into both clinical and basic sciences.

In 1995 he was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Chief of the Shoulder Surgery Service at Soroka Medical Centre and lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Faculty of Health Science at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

In 1997, on sabbatical leave from Ben-Gurion university he worked with Stephen Copeland at the Royal Berkshire hospital in Reading. In 1998 he was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and together with Stephen Copeland they established the Reading Shoulder Unit.

Director and Co-founder of the Reading shoulder Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, the Berkshire Independent Hospital & Spire Dunedin Hospital. Awarded National Bronze clinical excellence award since 2006.
Professor Associate, Orthopaedic and Biomechanics Research at Brunel University, London 2008-2016. Since 2020 Professor of Orthopaedics, The Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva,
Israel. Assistant editor, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Associate editor, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow arthroplasty.

He is a founding member (and first secretary) of the Israeli Shoulder and Elbow Society, a member of the European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and Corresponding member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association and Israeli Orthopaedic Association.

He is Honorary corresponding member of many national shoulder and elbow societies including the Brazilian, Argentinian, Chilean, German and the South African (the Giraffe club).

He has published extensively scientific papers and presentations and chapters to books on Shoulder Surgery.

Developed and introduced numerous arthroscopic and open novel surgical techniques, including resurfacing shoulder replacement and designed the Verso, stemless reverse total shoulder replacement.

Prof. Levy and the Reading Shoulder Unit are the world centre for shoulder resurfacing and stemless reverse total shoulder replacement.

Invented and was involved in development of numerous new surgical instruments and devices.

He is invited to lecture worldwide.

Many of the shoulder surgeons in UK and abroad were trained by him.

Areas of interest

Total Shoulder replacement; Reverse Total shoulder replacement; Shoulder resurfacing; Shoulder Arthroscopic surgery; Shoulder Decompression; Arthroscopic subacromial decompression; Acromioclavicular reconstruction; AC joint arthroplasty; AC Joint decompression; Arthroscopy; Sports injuries; Shoulder pain; Rotator cuff repair; Shoulder surgery; Shoulder Instability; Elbow problems; Tennis Elbow; Elbow surgery; Elbow arthroscopy; PRP injections

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