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Mr Carlos Cobiella grew up in Spain where he went to Medical School. He graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 1989 and started his surgical training there. He moved to London in 1992 and continued his Basic Surgical Training in several Teaching Hospitals in the London area.
In 1996 he gained access to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Specialist Training Programme in Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery. That gave him a chance to train at the Shoulder Unit under the guidance of Messrs Ian Bailey, Paul Calvert and Simon Lambert and also at the Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit with Professors Rolfe Birch and Thomas Carlstedt.
Mr Cobiella was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with an Upper Limb interest at the Whittington Hospital in 2003. He moved to University College Hospital in 2005 to develop his academic interest and has led the expansion of the Upper Limb Unit. He supervises the training of medical students, orthopaedic surgeons in training and a Fellow specialising in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He continues to publish within his field.
He was part of the Olympic Medical Team in London 2012 and looks after high level athletes from Rugby Premiership, Football leagues and several GB teams.
His main interest remains in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, including arthroscopic surgery for rotator cuff pathology and instability, trauma and, particularly, sports injuries.
Areas of interest
orthopaedic surgery; Orthopaedic Surgery; shoulder unit; Shoulder Unit; shoulder surgery; elbow surgery; sports injuries
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Shoulder and elbow injuries and conditions including sports injuries, rotator cuff problems, dislocation/instability, frozen shoulder and arthritis.
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Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair greater than 2cm - (5-50)
Arthroscopic subacromial decompression - (5-50)
Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and excision of distal clavicle (including arthroscopic procedures in glenohumeral joint) - (5-50)
Arthroscopic arthrolysis of shoulder contracture +/- manipulation/injection - (5-50)
Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - (5-50)
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