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Vish is extensively trained in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery to enable his patients get an accurate diagnosis, receive one stop non-operative treatment & can offer advanced key hole techniques when surgery is needed.   

Vish continues to serve in the NHS and has a high volume NHS practice at the prestigious Royal Berkshire Hospital Shoulder and Elbow Unit, Reading.

Vish performs a minimum of 400 procedures a year and monitors his patient outcomes.

Vish uses the latest technology and modern surgical techniques to ensure his patients can start rehabilitation sooner after surgery.

He has presented research nationally and internationally on rotator cuff repairs, shoulder instability and has won an international prize on patient safety research work.


Vish prides himself as being kind, friendly and above all a dedicated doctor for his patients to ensure a successful recovery. His practice is evidence based and he closely works with physiotherapists and radiologists to ensure his patients get the right diagnosis and prompt personalised treatment.

Fellowships & Training


MBBS, University College London (UCL)

BSc (Physiology & Pharmacology) UCL


Certificate of Completion in Training in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery-

East Midlands Deanery


Fellowship, Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Nottingham University Hospitals


Fellowship, Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, St Georges University Hospital 


Fellowship, Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Guys & St Thomas Hospital 


Fellowship, Shoulder/Elbow & Wrist Surgery, Barts & The Royal London Hospital


International Travelling Fellowship, Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Funabashi Orthopaedic Hospital, Japan.


Hand & Wrist Fellowship, Chelsea & Westminster Hand Unit

Professional Memberships

British Elbow & Shoulder Society (BESS)

British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)

Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine UK (FSEM)

Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS Eng)

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Recent Research Publications

My research interests are around; Shoulder/ Elbow Surgery/ Patient Safety.

I am currently a Private investigator for a NIHR Trial for a new implant

to treat ACJ dislocation and also collaborate with other national trials to help improve patient outcomes.

Vish Patel FRCS T&O

Shoulder & Elbow/ Upper limb Surgeon

Private Practice Locations


  Circle Hospital Reading

Tel: 0118 321 4738/ 

0808 296 4601

Berkshire Independent Hospital 

Swallows Croft, Wensley Road, Coley Park, Reading, RG1 6UZ

Tel: 0118 217 2372


Harley Street Specialist Hospital

8-22 Queen Anne St, London W1G 8HU

Tel: 0204 513 2244

Phoenix Hospital Group

Tel: 020 7079 2100

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''My patient's outcome defines my success''

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