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Mr Andrew Cole

Mr Andrew Cole
Job title
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Primary specialtyOrthopaedic Surgery
<li>BSc (Hons) Physiology and Pathology</li>
<li>FRCS (Eng)</li>
<li>FRCS (Tr and Orth)</li>
Year qualified
Date of GMC registration (dd/mm/yyyy)
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Mr Cole runs his private orthopaedic clinic at the Spire Hospital, Southampton, and The Nuffield Hampshire Hospital and is an expert in open shoulder surgery and the newer techniques of arthroscopic surgery. Andrew Cole studied medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School ( now part of Imperial College) at the University of London. He qualified with a BSc (Hons) in 1987 and as a Doctor in 1990. After a period in London including Demonstrating anatomy at Queen Mary and Westfield College, Mr Cole underwent his basic surgical training in Bristol and was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) in 1994. Mr. Cole continued his orthopaedic training in Oxford, gaining experience at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, an internationally acclaimed Institution for specialist orthopaedic surgery and also gained extensive trauma experience at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. During his training Mr. Cole developed an interest in shoulder and trauma surgery. He undertook specialist fellowships in shoulder surgery in Oxford and trauma surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada. Mr. Cole took up his Consultant post at Southampton in 2001 as a specialist shoulder surgeon and has developed and expanded the service since then. He was awarded the prestigious European travelling fellowship from the British Elbow and Shoulder Society in 2001.
Clinical interests
Mr Cole treats all conditions of the shoulder including trauma, sports injuries, arthritic and congenital problems. Mr Cole uses the latest technological advances and a significant proportion of his surgery is performed arthroscopically allowing much of the surgery to be done as day cases, with a better cosmetic result and rapid rehabilitation.
Research interests

Education and training

Since his appointment, Mr Cole has maintained a significant interest in the education and training of future doctors. He is Deputy Programme Director of the Regional Orthopaedic Training Programme for Wessex and has been elected Regional Specialty Advisor in Orthopaedic Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng). He is on the teaching faculty for the AO foundation and is on the UK education committee for the OTC (Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care Foundation). Mr Cole is an active participant as faculty member of a number of national and international courses on all aspects of shoulder surgery. He has been invited to examine for the FRCS (tr and Orth) exam for the Royal College Of Surgeons.


Mr Cole has previously published research in international journals covering aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery and trauma. He has written chapters in the Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedic Surgery and Medicolegal Reporting. Mr Cole currently reviews shoulder papers for the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Professional memberships
<li>General Medical Council (GMC)</li>
<li>British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)</li>
<li>British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS)</li>
<li>British Trauma Society (BTS)</li>
<li>Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Eng (FRCS Eng)</li>
<li>Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society</li>
NHS Hospital
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust
Private hospital/Private clinic
The Spire Hospital, Southampton
Chalybeate Close,
(off Tremona Road)
SO16 6UY
Mr Andrew Cole
Chalybeate Close, (off Tremona Road)
SO16 6UY
United Kingdom
Private practice tel:
02380 914450
Call for appointments:
02380 914450
02380 914450
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