Mr Adel Tavakkolizadeh

Consultant Orthopaedic & Upper Limb Surgeon


Clinical Interests

  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand surgery
  • Upper limb trauma
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthroscopic surgery

Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS)
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • General Medical Council

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Personal profile

Mr Adel Tavakkolizadeh studied medicine at the Royal London Hospital Medical School graduating in 1995. He completed his basic surgical training in the North East Thames before doing some plastic surgery and then worked at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in the Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit.

His Orthopaedic Registrar training was at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. He has completed two subspeciality fellowships including a Sports Medicine and Upper Limb Surgery fellowship in Australia followed by a year of Upper Limb Surgery fellowship at King’s College Hospital. He took up the post of Consultant Orthopaedic and Upper Limb Surgeon at King’s College Hospital in 2008.

He provides a comprehensive Upper Limb Service including minimally invasive and arthroscopic shoulder, elbow and wrist surgery as well as treatment for all hand pathologies. He offers treatment for upper limb fractures and soft tissue sports injuries in conjunction with the appropriate rehabilitation through a team of skilled physiotherapists.

He is actively involved in research and teaching. He has numerous publications and is involved in the regional postgraduate training. He is an organiser and faculty member in several national educational and skills courses and participates regularly in GP and physio teaching programmes.

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How to manage shoulder pain

Consultant Orthopaedic & Upper Limb Surgeon Adel Tavakkolizadeh shares tips on how to manage ongoing shoulder pain, including things you can do at home to self-manage.

Elbow pain

Do you suffer from pain in your elbow? Listen to the advice from Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Adel Tavakkolizadeh from BMI The Blackheath Hospital, he will be able to tell you the possible causes of elbow pain and what treatment options are available.