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General enquiries:
+44 (0)207 935 4444
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+44 (0)207 616 7693
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+44 (0)203 219 3315
The London Clinic
Mr Cohen is a surgeon and consultant with The London Clinic, specialising in Gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery.

Specialties and sub-specialties

Colorectal Surgery
General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Minimally invasive laparoscopic colorectal surgery
Colorectal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
Proctology (haemorrhoids, fissure, fistula).
Pilonidal disease
Pelvic floor and Functional bowel disease

Professional profile

Richard Cohen trained at The University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine (Trinity College). He spent two years in research at Yale University, he returned to his training a registrar in Manchester and a Senior Registrar in London.
Richard then became a Resident Surgical officer at St Mark's Hospital and was honoured to be appointed as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St Mark's in 1999.
In 2005 he moved to join the staff as Consultant Colorectal Surgeon to University College Hospital London, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University College London.
He is also currently Divisional Clinical Director of GI Services at University College London Hospital.
He continues to lecture nationally and internationally and is very involved in training young surgeons.
Richard has an interest in research and co-supervises fellows in research in Crohn's disease and pelvic floor disorders.
He has pioneered the introduction of several new surgical techniques in the UK.

Current posts

  • Consultant Surgeon
    University College London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer
    University College London
  • Divisional Clinical Director of GI Surgery
    University College London Hospitals NHS Trust

Medical training

Year qualified 1986


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Facilitating acute admissions into The London Clinic whilst maintaining the highest levels of safety and care, supported by a consultant on-call rota.

Concierge service

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We can support our patients with travel, hotel accommodation, London tours, plus theatre and restaurant reservations.

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Main numbers

General enquiries: 020 7935 4444Appointments: 020 7616 7693Self-pay: 020 3219 3315

Other numbers

Concierge service: 020 3219 3323International office: 020 3 219 3266Invoice and payment enquiries: 020 7616 7708

Your call may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.

Medical service numbers

Breast services appointments: 020 7616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: 020 7616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: 020 7616 7760 Eye centre appointments: 020 7616 7768 Haematology appointments: 020 7535 5503 Kidney services appointments: 020 7224 5234 Liver services appointments: 020 7616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: 020 7616 7651 Radiology appointments: 020 7616 7653

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