Professor Ofer Levy

Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon

MD, MCh(Orth), FRCS(Eng)

"Professor Levy Specialises in all aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery including injuries, fractures and dislocations. He uses the most up to date techniques in arthroscopic surgery and minimally invasive prosthesis, including the Verso which he designed."

Specialises in

  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder arthroscopic surgery
  • Shoulder pain
  • Treatment of elbow problems involving elbow arthroscopy and surgery
  • PRP injections

I have a long association with Spire Dunedin Hospital, having worked in Reading in the late 90s. In 1998 I was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and established the Reading Shoulder Unit with Stephen Copeland. I have developed and introduced numerous arthroscopic and open novel surgical techniques, including resurfacing shoulder replacement, and designed the Verso stemless reverse total shoulder replacement.

I graduated from the Hebrew University and Hadassah School of Medicine, Jerusalem, in 1982 gaining the first prize in surgery. After completion of my military service at the rank of Major, I continued my general surgical training at Kaplan Medical Centre, later moving to the Sheba Medical Centre, both in Israel.

In 1992 I was appointed Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, where I carried out significant research. In 1995 I was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Chief of Shoulder Surgery at Soroka Medical Centre and lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at the faculty of Health and Science at the Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

I am a founding member and the 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. I am a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association and Israeli Orthopaedic Association.

I have had scientific papers and presentations published extensively and contributed chapters published in medical textbooks on shoulder surgery.

I have been awarded the national clinical excellence award for my work. I was Associate Professor of Orthopaedic and Biomechanics research at Brunel University, London between 2008 - 2016. I have also been the Assistant Editor of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty. I have invented and been involved in the development of numerous new surgical instruments and devices and I am meticulous in recording surgical details and surgical outcomes.


General Medical Council Number: C4568274

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Ofer Levy at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - elbow and shoulder

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Additional information

Shoulder surgery
Sports injury

Special clinical interests: • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair • Shoulder stabilisation • Arthroscopic decompression for subacromial impingement and AC joint pain • Manipulation under anaesthesia and arthroscopic release for Frozen shoulder • Shoulder replacement surgery • Shoulder Resurfacing – Copeland Shoulder • Reverse total shoulder replacement (rTSA) – Verso stemless rTSA • Trauma & sports injuries • Muscle & ligament strain and sprain • Acute fractures & fracture complications • Acromioclavicular joint injuries • Elbow surgery • Tennis & Golfer's elbow • Arthroscopic elbow surgery • Elbow stiffness and instability • Removal of loose bodies in the elbow • Osteoarthritis of the elbow – Total elbow replacement

MD / Hebrew University and Hadassah School of Medicine, Jerusalem / 1984
Medical Doctor

MCh (Orth) / Sackler School of medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel / 2001
Master in Orthopaedic Surgery

FCRS / London / 2011
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES)

European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow (SECEC)

British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS)

British Medical Association

British Orthopaedic Association

International Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Israel Medical Association

The Israeli Orthopaedic Association

The Israeli Shoulder and Elbow Society

Director, Reading Shoulder Unit and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.

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