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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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Anal fissure

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Blood in stool (rectal bleeding)


Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

What is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) a medical term used to describe a group of diseases that cause &...

Piles (haemorrhoids)

Index: What are haemorrhoids? ...

Anal fistula

What is an anal fistula? An anal fistula is small channel or tunnel that develops between the end of the bowel and the skin near the anus (i.e....

Colorectal cancer

What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer, which is also known as ...

Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anal abscess
  • Anal fissure
  • Anal fistula
  • Anal fistula surgery
  • Blood in stool (rectal bleeding)
  • Bowel cancer
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Colitis
  • Colon cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer surgery
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diarrhoea
  • Diverticular disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Endoscopy
  • Fistula
  • Genital warts
  • Haemorrhoid surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Itchy bottom
  • Laxatives
  • Pelvic floor reconstructive surgery
  • Piles (haemorrhoids)
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • Polyps
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Rectal surgery
  • Rectocele
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Umbilical hernia

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    33 Grosvenor Place SW1X 7HY - London (Central London)
    (+44) 02078869237

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