Professor Tony Kochhar is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Shoulder, Elbow, Upper Limb Surgery. He is also a Visiting Professor of Sports Science at the University of Greenwich, London. His practice is based around the principle that an early accurate diagnosis and prompt specialist treatment will lead to a faster recovery and return to work and sport. He regularly treats elite athletes and professional sportsmen and applies the same techniques to ensure all of his patients make the best possible recovery. He is an expert in keyhole surgery and minimally invasive techniques and uses only best practice and the latest techniques. Professor Kochhar completed his specialist training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, and then worked with some of the best shoulder surgeons in the world. He regularly lectures both nationally and internationally at leading shoulder conferences and training courses and continues to teach the latest techniques to trainees and fellow Consultants from around the country and internationally. He has also written articles in the national and international press.
Very trustworthy doctor - told me what I needed to know clearly and explained all the options open to me. I appreciated the discussion about all possible surgery outcomes and how much physio I would need as nobody else had told me this.
Went to 2 other orthopaedic surgeons before I came to Tony - but I am very glad I opted for this third opinion. Very professional and sharp in his analysis and willing to listen. In my case, I might not need surgery, but Tony very quickly established an action plan and expected timelines to ensure my recovery. Fully recommend seeing Tony!
I wanted to write a review about my experience and to clear some miss information on other reviews. I was seen by Mr Tony Kotchhar for a grade III shoulder separation. Being a grade III Mr Tony Kotchhar advised that my shoulder would heal by itself but I will always have a little deformity present, so it was entirely up to me on whether to choose to go ahead with the operation. He explained in detail the benefits of the operation along with concerns that the shoulder could possibly creep back up forming a little deformity. That being said its unlikely for that to happen with the techniques Mr Tony Kochhar uses but keeping in mind every person is different. Just to clear up a previous review Mr Tony Kochhar has been accused of coming across quite rude . This is not the case, he is very professional and straight to the point, he may come across to some people quite blunt but don't take it to heart, his sense of humour can be quite dry. I got along with Professor Kochhar very well and he had me laughing at times. I decided to go ahead with the operation, I was very nervous being my first operation. I was really taken care of by Mr Tony Kochhar and his team. Even on the day of the operation I was asked if I was sure I wanted to go through with it, I was never pressured into anything. It has almost been two months after my operation. The operation was a success and I have recently started physiotherapy. Even the physio said that she is really happy with my progress and I am ahead of the curve. My scar is still healing but because of Mr Tony Kochhar's less invasive techniques it has healed well and is very neat. I am very happy with the operation and overall outcome. Mr Tony Kochhar is definitely one of the best shoulder surgeons, I couldn't speak more highly of him and I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
I had a long-standing issue with my shoulder which was previously treated by another consultant. I went to see Professor Kochhar following a recommendation from a concerned friend and I'm glad I did. At my first appointment he asked me the full history of my complaint and what treatment I'd previously received. He asked if I would mind sharing my previous letters and notes and as I didn't have everything his secretary obtained these from my previous consultant. I'd previously had an operation on my shoulder so was a bit nervous and sceptical. He reviewed the letters and at my next appointment, after my MRI, went through the letters and also my MRI with me. It looked like I had a long-standing rotator cuff tear which had fully retracted. By the sounds of it it had been there a long time even though my previous surgeon had apparently "repaired" it. I was a bit shocked. Professor Kochhar has been transparent with everything he's doing and has been happy to talk through things with me at every appointment (I've even emailed his office a few times after my appointments when things weren't clear to me and they have always responded promptly). I have had another operation but this time I know it's worked as I am on my way to a full recovery. I thought I would never be able to play tennis again but it looks like I might have another go this summer. There are lot of surgeons out there who want you to take their word for it - my advice would be to ask lots of questions and to make sure you are happy with any treatment you are having (why you're having it and what it can achieve). I got lots of information from Professor Kochhar's office (I even spoke with an anaesthetist weeks before my operation because I asked to). I wish I had done all this the first time around with my other surgeon.
I wanted to write a quick review as I've just read some of the other reviews and my experience has been totally different to some people on here. I saw Tony after a referral from my GP. He diagnosed my problem (frozen shoulder) in the first appointment but told me he would send me for a scan to investigate further and make sure we had not missed anything. At my next appointment he explained to me exactly what I had and what the options were to fix it. He was calm and professional throughout and gave me time to think through what I wanted to do - he said I could let his secretary know when I'd decided and he would arrange everything. I opted for a hydrodilatation (I think that's what they call it) and this was relatively quick if a little painful. It did the trick though! I've had some physio and he's monitored my recovery to make sure I have got back to where I was before I experienced this problem.