Mr Andrew Cole

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc, MB BS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)


Specialises in

  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Rotator cuff repair

I am a consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon, running a specialised practice in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the shoulder. All of the appropriate skills and facilities are available at my clinic allowing diagnostic arthroscopy, arthroscopic procedures, joint replacement and fracture fixation.

I trained in general surgery in Bristol and obtained my FRCS in 1994 in London. I then specialised in orthopaedic surgery on the Oxford regional training programme, obtaining the specialist orthopaedic exam (FRCS Tr and Orth) in 1999 and obtaining my certificate of completion of training in 2001.

During my training I have completed clinical fellowships in shoulder surgery (Oxford) as well as orthopaedic trauma and post trauma reconstruction surgery at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

I have published several papers on disorders of the shoulder and elbow and orthopaedic trauma and have been invited to write book chapters for the forthcoming Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma and the new edition of Medicolegal Reporting in Orthopaedic Trauma.

Mr Andrew Cole is a director and shareholder of Mosaic Healthcare Limited which provides consultancy services to the Hospital, such as independent appraisals and medical legal reviews for up to 2.5 days per month.

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General Medical Council Number: C3484036

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Andrew Cole at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - elbow and shoulder

Other treatments

Mr Cole is part of Southampton Shoulder Clinic dedicated to the provision of expert and patient focussed care for the full range of shoulder disorders. Common treatments include: sports injuries, rotator cuff problems, dislocations and instability, joint replacement surgery, fracture surgery.

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Additional information

Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Personal profile

I was born in 1965 in Plymouth. In 1990 I completed a medical degree at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London. I am married with three daughters and enjoy golf, windsurfing and skiing.

Financial interests

Mr Cole is a director and shareholder of Andrew Cole Ltd which provides consultancy services to the Hospital in relation to the Spire Perform Centre, for 10 days per year. Duties include advising on business development, recruitment, staff professional development and regular review of musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment trends. Payment for the above services is £2,000 per day. He also has a 5% financial interest in the Spire Perform centre, Southampton, which he purchased at fair market value based on a future cash flow projection.

Contact information

Website https://www.southamptonshoulderclinic.co.uk/
Private secretary Belinda Mitchell
Private secretary telephone 02380 914450
Private secretary fax 023 8091 4450
Private secretary email belinda.mitchell@spirehealthcare.com