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Surgeon at Beckenham hospital shortlisted for Independent Healthcare Award

PUBLISHED: 12:50 15 May 2013 | UPDATED: 12:50 15 May 2013

Professor Kochhar is based at BMI Sloane Hospital, in Beckenham.

Professor Kochhar is based at BMI Sloane Hospital, in Beckenham.

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A surgeon at BMI Sloane Hospital has been shortlisted for an Independent Healthcare Award.

Professor Tony Kochhar, a consultant shoulder and upper limb surgeon, has been recognised in the innovation category for his work in the field of orthopaedic treatments.

Based at the hospital, in Albemarle Road, Beckenham, he has introduced a new surgical technique to treat osteoarthritis of the shoulder and delay the need for should replacement - comprehensive arthoscopic management (CAM).

He is also recognised for his use of new non-surgical technique, platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which helps accelerate recovery in patients following a tendon injury.

Speaking on his award nomination, Professor Kochhar said: “It is a great honour to be recognised for my work in the field of orthopaedic shoulder techniques.

“It is essential that innovation in the healthcare sector be focused around the patient and their long term outcomes. Both of these procedures, CAM and PRP, help alleviate the need for major surgery or intervention whilst also improving the recovery process for patients.

“Whilst both still relatively new to the UK the initial results and patient focused trials have proved extremely positive. I anticipate they will become the gold standard for shoulder techniques in the UK.”

Professor Kochhar will be honoured at The Independent Healthcare Awards Gala Dinner on 8 October 2013.

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