Consultant Profile

Mr Andrew Cossey

Mr Andrew Cossey MBBS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Knee Surgery
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:

Diagnosis and treatment of knee disorders

Mr Cossey is a Specialist Knee Surgeon and prides himself on the prompt diagnosis and correct treatment plan for knee conditions.  His surgical interests include knee arthroscopy (key hole surgery), knee ligament reconstruction, knee realignment, unicompartmental knee replacement and total knee replacement.

Research interests:

Mr Cossey is a visiting senior lecturer at Portsmouth University.  He has numerous active projects being conducted in the mechanical engineering department including the use of synthetic scaffolds to resurface the arthritic knee.

Mr Cossey has numerous publications in the orthopaedic literature the majority of which were performed as a research fellow in Australia.

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Surgeons, England
British Orthopaedic Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01329 833778
Private secretary:
Kirsty Roberts
Private secretary telephone number:
Kirsty Roberts: 01329 833778
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

My main drive through medical school studies was to perform sports -related surgery. During my training at Kings College London I had good exposure to all aspects of medical care with a specific focus to knee surgery achieving my University of London MBBS in 1992.

My orthopaedic training was also predominantly spent on the South Coast. I became a Specialist Registrar in 1998 after a year of research at Portsmouth NHS Trust. During my training I worked in Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole and Basingstoke as well as Portsmouth.

In 2003 and 2004 I spent a year in Australia, purely designated to sports injuries of the knee. I was a Sports Knee Surgeon at SportsMed SA, a private institution in Adelaide. I gained significant experience in all aspects of knee surgery, in particular, ligament reconstruction, arthroscopy, meniscal repair, chondral resurfacing and unicompartmental and total knee replacement surgery. During this time I undertook numerous research projects which resulted in many publications and international presentations.

I became a Consultant Knee Surgeon for Portsmouth NHS Trust in 2005. I perform purely knee surgery. My main surgical interests are sports-related injuries of the knee including chondral damage, meniscal damage and ligament reconstruction. I also have a significant interest in joint replacement surgery which includes both total and unicompartmental knee replacement surgery.

Personal profile:

Mr Cossey is a Knee Specialist

Mr Cosseys philosophy is to provide a friendly patient based service.  "The quick diagnosis and implementation of a correct treatment plan is essential to restore function".

Not all knee problems require surgery.  Some conditions self resolve, others need physiotherapy whilst other conditions respond to injection therapy.  Mr Cossey works closely with numerous rehabilitation centres (physiotherapists) on the South Coast.  He performs out-patient clinics with physiotherapists in mutiple centres all over the Portsmouth area to make him locally accessible!

If surgery is required this is usually performed at Spire Portsmouth Hospital.  Mr Cossey has his own designated anaesthetist, Dr Anu Bali. Dr Bali provides an excellent service both pre-operatively and post operatively.  Mr Cossey is a pure knee surgeon which enables him to achieve the surgical result that you want.

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Mr Andrew Cossey

Mr Andrew Cossey Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Portsmouth, private hospital specialist.

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