Mr Adrian Carlos

Personal profile

Mr Carlos is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon whose clinical practice is dedicated to treating patients with problems of the shoulder and upper limb. He graduated from the University of Manchester and completed his surgical training in London on the Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals programme. He also undertook a research fellowship at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, and was awarded an MSc at the University of London. 

He completed two years of specialist fellowship training in upper limb surgery at the University Hospital Southampton and the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire. He also completed a prestigious travelling fellowship in arthroscopic surgery. Mr Carlos has been a substantive Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon since 2012. He was first appointed in Manchester where he developed a popular, modern and successful upper limb service. He led a transformation that saw the unit become a leading centre for shoulder surgery. He took up his current post at Barts Health NHS Trust in 2014. 

He was appointed as Lead for Upper Limb Surgery at the Barts Health Orthopaedic Centre, one of a handful of leading hospitals chosen to be a major elective centre for London. He is also an integral member of the Orthopaedic trauma service provided at the famous Royal London Hospital, a major trauma centre for London. He has a strong commitment to training and is currently a Royal College Surgical Tutor and also holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer position at University of London. He is a faculty member for international courses in Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgery, as well as the FRCS exam. 

He is a regularly invited speaker and an examiner for an MSc programme. His research interests are in shoulder and acromioclavicular joint surgery and he has published work in peer reviewed journals and has written chapters for popular Orthopaedic textbooks. Mr Carlos consistently achieves excellent surgical outcomes using evidence based treatments and minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery that allow patients to be safely treated as day cases. He believes in good communication, getting his patients to understand their condition and involving them in decisions regarding their treatment.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Member of the British Elbow & Shoulder Society
  • Member of the British Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the British Medical Association

Clinical Interests

Special clinical interests:

  • Sports injuries and upper limb trauma/fractures
  • Shoulder arthroscopy (for impingement, rotator cuff tear, dislocation, biceps pain and frozen shoulder)
  • Acromioclavicular joint arthritis, dislocation and reconstruction
  • Shoulder joint replacement for arthritis and fractures
  • Elbow arthroscopy and elbow joint replacement
  • Wrist and hand surgery

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Barts Health NHS Trust

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