Professor Richard Cohen

Colorectal surgeon in
London

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Professor Richard Cohen is a leading colorectal and general surgeon based at the Cleveland Clinic in London. He is an expert on open and minimally-invasive laparoscopic colorectal surgery, colorectal cancer, and irritable bowel disease (IBD). Currently, Professor Cohen serves as a clinical professor of surgery, consultant surgeon, and honorary senior lecturer at University College London (UCL). He is renowned as a pioneer of introducing new techniques in the United Kingdom. 

After receiving his medical qualification from Combridge with distinction in 1987, Professor Cohen continued his training as a surgery registrar in Northwest England, and later as a senior registrar at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital surgical training programme. Whilst undergoing his training, Professor Cohen also accomplished to carry out research at Yale University, USA, for his Master's thesis.

Professor Cohen joined UCL in 2005, where he has since helped to develop the colorectal service. Here and within his private practices, Professor Cohen maintains his expertise in open and minimally invasive colorectal surgery. Beyond his advanced surgery techniques, he focuses on colorectal cancer, benign colorectal disease, and management of ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and IBD. He is a leading example for his practice fellows and other surgeons in his field.

Following his expertise in such subject, Professor Cohen continues to do research on topics of interest. These include pelvic floor disorders (incontinence and constipation), Crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer in Ashkenasi Jews. Research has persisted to be a passion of his, and subsequently he has had many papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Professor Cohen extends his involvement in colorectal surgery by also training young surgeons and lecturing nationally and internationally.

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23/12/2020

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Appointment arranged at very short notice in a very competent and professional manner. Mr Cohen was sympathetic and quickly grasped the essence of the problem that he explained with considerable clarity in an understandable manner and was able reassure his patient.

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17/10/2020

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Inspires confidence, knowledgeable and thorough.

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15/07/2020

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14/07/2020

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