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Orthopaedic Surgery
Recommended by 11 specialists
20 years of experience
Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Mr Nicholas Ferran is an orthopaedic surgeon with special expertise in upper limb surgery. He is currently a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and listed on the Specialist Register. Mr Ferran practices at a number of different hospitals and offices throughout London and is fully registered with the General Medical Council to practice.

Following his MBBS from the University of the West Indies in 2002, Mr Ferran went on to obtain significant post-graduate training and speciality education in the UK. This includes the aforementioned Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery speciality, an MS in Orthopaedic Engineering, and prestigious fellowships at The Prince of Wales and Concord Hospital in Sydney, Australia, and Circle on the NHS in Nottingham, UK.  

Shoulder and elbow surgery are a passion for Mr Ferran. One of his particular surgical interests is in performing shoulder and elbow surgeries under local anaesthesia when possible, with patients awake. This allows patients to have much shorter post-operative recovery times and avoids the risks of general anaesthesia, which may make surgery otherwise impossible for some patients. In 2017 Mr Ferran treated a 94-year old woman whom received two new shoulders, something that quite simply wouldn't have been possible had it not been for this approach.

Other common procedures Mr Ferran performs include carpal tunnel surgery, elbow procedures such as tennis elbow repair and elbow arthroscopy, ulnar nerve release surgery, rotator cuff repair surgery, and pretty much any and every surgery or procedure concerning the shoulders.  

Mr Ferran is fully accredited, highly-rated, and well-educated, with a wealth of practical experience in shoulder and elbow surgery, trauma, and orthopaedic surgery. With multiple practice sites and hospital privileges around London, a consultation or appointment with Mr Ferran is easy and convenient. Don’t suffer from shoulder, elbow, or other upper limb conditions any longer – there are surgical options to repair and improve these problems. Contact Mr Ferran for an appointment today – it might just change your life!

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Pain Management
Recommended by 11 specialists
30 years of experience
Neuromodulation, Spinal Medicine

Dr Nikolic has graduated medicine in 1992 and has been working as a Consultant in Pain Medicine since 2006. He works both privately and on the NHS at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals. 

He covers a wide range of interests, including spintal pain management, myofascial pain syndromes, neuromodulation/spinal cord stimulation, complex regional pain syndromes, headaches and neuropathic pain. 

Dr Nikolic provides treatments that are tailored for every patient and rely on a holistic approach including interventional pain management, analgesia optimisation and comprehensive rehabilitation and psychological support when appropriate. He is currently working closely with a team of specialists who are experts in their fields (physiotherapists, osteopaths, vocational rehabilitation specialists/occupational therapists and clinical psychologists).

Dr Nikolic believes that it is highly important to provide a service of the highest clinical standard that is firmly founded on the principles of evidence-based medicine. He is regularly involved in teaching and research in order to keep his professional knowledge and skills up to date.

It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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General Surgery
Recommended by 10 specialists
32 years of experience
Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

Mr Nicholas Marshall is a Consultant Laparoscopic Surgeon with a specialist interest in upper gastrointestinal disease, laparoscopic surgery and open general surgery.

Mr Marshall qualified in 1990, developing his expertise in laparoscopic surgery within the fields of upper GI surgery and general surgery, allowing him to provide comprehensive treatment profile for almost all abdominal conditions. He also performs endoscopy for gastro-oesophageal and large bowel conditions, hernia surgery by both open and key-hole techniques.

He has been nominated for 2022 Patient Award by Doctify on the basis of his exceptional feedback. 

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Ophthalmology
Recommended by 6 specialists
20 years of experience

Mr Hove graduated with a 1st class degree from the University of Liverpool in 2002. He began his Ophthalmology career in Eastbourne as a Senior House Officer followed by a rotation through St Thomas Foundation University Hospital. Having gained his MRCOphth he then spent 2.5 years at Moorfields Eye Hospital as a Cataract Research Fellow doing research on multifocal lenses leading to a MD qualification.

His registrar training was on the North Thames Ophthalmology rotation which includes Moorfields Eye Hospital. He completed his FRCOphth , gained his Certificate of Completion of Training and is currently on the specialist register. 

He did fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital in Medical retina, Cataracts and Eye Casualty. He also worked as a locum consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital in both the Cataract and Eye Casualty service before taking up his current post as a substantive consultant at the Western Eye Hospital (Imperial College Hospital) where he is also the lead for Eye Casualty.

Mr Hove passed the Certificate of Laser and Refractive surgery (CertLRS) from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2017. He has extensive experience of all refractive surgery procedures including LASIK, LASEK, Implantable ICL, Natural lens replacement (Refractive lens exchange) and intra-ocular lens exchanges. 

He has done over 4500 intra-ocular and refractive procedures.

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Orthopaedic Surgery
Recommended by 19 specialists
17 years of experience
Spinal Surgery

Mr Syed Aftab is a Consultant Spinal Orthopaedic Surgeon and the Clinical Lead for Spinal Surgery at Barts Health NHS Trust, based at the Royal London Hospital. He studied medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge University and Edinburgh University. He underwent higher surgical training in Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery on the London NE Thames rotation at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.

He also gained a Master of Science at University College London in Trauma and Orthopaedics during his training. Syed completed advanced fellowships in Spinal Surgery at the Royal London Hospital. Furthermore, he continues to broaden his experience with visitations to international centres of excellence for spinal surgery (Antwerp Belgium, Bordeaux France, Neustadt Germany and Orlando USA).

Syed has been pioneering the iMAS technique in the UK, using micro access techniques developed by Dr Robert Masson at Neurospine Institute, Orlando, USA (a Federally accredited Centre of Excellence).

Syed believes that the best outcomes for patients can only be achieved when decisions are carefully considered and works within the framework of a multidisciplinary team. Prior to being appointed as the Clinical Lead for Spinal Surgery at Barts Health NHS Trust, he was Clinical Effectiveness Lead for Orthopaedics at the Royal London. He is actively involved in teaching other doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

Syed is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and Module Lead for Spinal Trauma, both teaching and organising the spinal teaching programme for postgraduates studying trauma and orthopaedics.

Syed has published widely in a number of peer-reviewed medical journals and is actively involved in research into spinal surgery. He is also a reviewer for submissions relating to spinal surgery for various academic journals. He has presented at national and international conferences.

Syed is the first surgeon in the U.K. to perform robotic-assisted spinal surgery. He has been developing this area and is currently already on the second generation robot. His NHS practice is the first in the U.K. to offer robotic surgery routinely. He believes that innovation and skill is vital to progress and will soon offer this technological leap to private patients also.

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Urology
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Recommended by 13 specialists
20 years of experience
General Urology, Male and Female Incontinence, Urological Oncology

Mr Tamer El-Husseiny is a consultant urological surgeon at Charing Cross and St Mary's hospitals, and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London. In addition to general urology he sub-specialises in the diagnosis and management of kidney stones and Benign prostatic disorders. He is an expert in endourological surgery (minimally invasive surgery) such as ureteroscopy and laser stone fragmentation, PCNL (keyhole surgery for kidney stones), HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate), Urolift, Rezum water vapour therapy and the endourological management of upper tract urothelial cancers. He treats other upper tract abnormalities, including strictures and extrinsic obstruction. He also has special expertise in the use of different types of urological stents.

Mr El-Husseiny graduated from medical school with honours, he has then completed his basic surgical and urological training and was appointed as an assistant lecturer in urology. He underwent his higher specialist urological training on both the London and West Midlands urology training schemes. In addition, he has also completed the prestigious two-year subspecialty endourology fellowship (Awarded by the Endourological Society, USA) at St Bartholomew's Hospital, specialising in the management of complex stone disease.

He has completed a MSc and MD degrees in urology and is very passionate about research and academic urology. He has led on and completed numerous research projects and has extensively published in peer reviewed journals, authored book chapters and presented in international, national and regional conferences and meetings. He maintains a strong teaching interest and he has taught on numerous courses and workshops. He is also a peer reviewer for numerous international journals.

Publications:

Percutaneous Endourologic Procedures in High-Risk Patients in the Lateral Decubitus Position under Regional Anaesthesia. J Endourol. 2009 Oct; 23 (10): 1603-6.

The role of open stone surgery. A J Urol, May 2012; 10, 284–288.

The new Invisio® DUR-D “chip-on-the-tip” digital Flexible Ureterorenoscopes – evaluation of changes in physical properties over time. Therapy (2010) 7(4), 423–427.

Erectile Dysfunction; a review on current management. GPonline. December 2013. http://www.gponline.com/erectile-dysfunction-clinical-review/mens-health/erectile-dysfunction-premature ejaculation/article/1223911

Transurethral Ethanol Ablation of the Prostate (TEAP) for symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): long term follow up. T. El-Husseiny, N. Buchholz. J Endourol 2011 Mar; 25 (3): 477-80.

What is better in percutaneous nephrolithotomy – Prone or supine? A systematic review. A J Urol, 14, Issue 2, June 2016, Pages 101–107

Long-term follow-up of recurrent stone formers – who, how long and how often? BJU Int. 2010 Jan; 105(1): 1-2. Epub 2009 Nov 13.

A comparative study of the requirement of introducer sheaths for ureteric access between an old generation fibre-optic flexible ureteroscope and a new “chip on the tip” digital flexible ureteroscope. The Journal of Urology, Volume 183, Issue 4, Supplement, April 2010, Page e497.

The Current Role of Memokath 051 Thermo-Expandable Metal Stent in Management of Benign and Malignant Ureteric
Strictures. Med Surg Urol (2012) S4:003. Doi: 10.4172/2168-9857.S4- 003

A novel wire stent (Zebrastent) for ureteric stenting in stone patients. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2008 Sep; 5 (5): 545-7.

Pain in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. Urol Res. 2009 Apr; 37 (2): 51-3.

Ureteric guide wire damage by Holmium: YAG laser: preliminary results. Urol Res. 2009 Feb; 37(1): 7-10.

Treating bladder-outflow obstruction with thermo-expandable prostate metal stents. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2009 Jul; 6 (4): 357-363.

Assessing and developing percutaneous renal access skills of trainees using the state of the art PERC MENTOR™ simulation trainer. European Urology Supplements, Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2010, Pages 36-37.

‘Putting lead in your pencil’: self-insertion of an unusual urethral foreign body for sexual gratification. J R Soc Med Sh Rep 2010; 1: 18. DOI 10.1258/ shorts.2010.010014.

Characterising Stent Symptoms Associated with a Segmental Thermo-Expandable Metallic Stent Using a Validated Stent Symptoms Questionnaire. Cur Urol 2011; 5: 72–78.

'An interventional urology list' - a novel concept for UK urological services. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2010 Oct 25.

Improving Patient Positioning to Reduce Complications in Prone Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy. J Endourol. May 2009: 831-832.

A novel long-term thermo-expandable ureteric metal stent: Memokath 051TM. Papatsoris AG, Masood J, El-Husseiny T, Ndirika S, Junaid I, Buchholz N: In: BJU International website. Fitzpatrick JM, Drake M, Webber R (eds): Atlas of Surgical Devices, 2008.

Case based investigation: Urodynamics. Maan Z, Dickens N, El-Husseiny T, Moraitis K, Masood J, Junaid I, Buchholz N: Foundation Years Journal. June 2009 Volume 3, Issue 5: Urology.

Emergency inpatient extra-corporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) a safe and effective alternative. European Urology Supplements, Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2010.

Endovascular covered stenting for the management of post-percutaneous nephrolithotomy renal pseudo pseudoaneurysm: a case report. J Med Case Reports. 2010 Sep 23; 4 (1):316.

Simultaneous antegrade/retrograde upper urinary tract access: Bart's modified lateral position for complex upper tract endourologic pathologic features. Urology. 2012 Feb; 79(2): 287-92. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2011.08.023.

Insertion of a Ureteric Memokath Stent through a Prostatic Memokath Stent Using Extracorporeal Needles Placed on the Skin to Mark and Measure the Ureteric Stricture in a Patient with Prostate Cancer. Curr Urol 2008; 2:200-203.

Should urologists in the UK perform their own nephrostomies and renal access for endourological procedures - what does the future hold? : BJU Int. 2009 Sep; 104(6): 755-7.

Comparison of Stent-Related Symptoms between Conventional Double-J Stents and a New-Generation Thermoexpandable Segmental Metallic Stent: A Validated-Questionnaire-Based Study. J Endourol. April 2010: 589-593.

A technique to flush out renal stone fragments during percutaneous nephrolithotomy. J Endourol. 2009 Jan; 23(1): 5-6.

Simultaneous anterograde and retrograde endourologic access: "the Barts technique". J Endourol. 2008 Dec; 22(12)

Endourological management of an iatrogenic ureteric avulsion using a thermoexpandable nickel-titanium alloy stent (Memokath 051).  J Endourol Case Reports. May 2017, 3(1): 57-60.

Clinical, fiscal and environmental benefits of a specialist‐led virtual ureteric colic clinic: a prospective study. BJU Int 2019.

Metallic Ureteric Stents in Malignant Ureteric Obstruction: a Systematic Review. Urology. 2018 Feb 2. pii: S0090-4295(18)30064-5.

Single-Center Experience with Three Metallic Ureteral Stents (Allium® URS, Memokath™-051, and Resonance®) for Chronic Ureteral Obstruction. J Endourol. 2021 Dec;35(12):1829-1837. doi: 10.1089/end.2021.0208. PMID: 34074131.

Engagement of other Emergency Services in the management of Penile Ring Entrapment. Urology. 2021 Feb 20;S0090-4295(21)00191-6. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2021.02.015

Current process and outcomes of the surgical management of LUTS due to benign prostatic enlargement: how consistent are we? – results from the multi-institutional audit of surgical management of BPE (AuSuM BPE) in the United Kingdom. Scottish Medical Journal. January 2021. doi:10.1177/0036933020977295">10.1177/0036933020977295

Safety and adverse events of urgent elective surgery during COVID-19 within three UK hospitals. Br J Surg, 2020, 00, 1–2 DOI: 10.1093/bjs/znaa058. 

HAS THE SARS-COV-2 PANDEMIC IMPROVED THE MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE URETERIC COLIC? J Endolum Endourol Vol 3(4):e15-e24; October 31, 2020.

Understanding Virtual Urology Clinics: A Systematic Review.">Understanding Virtual Urology Clinics: A Systematic Review. BJU Int. 2020 May 28. doi: 10.1111/bju.15125.

Book Chapters:

Ureteric stents; Physiology of stent flow. Tamer El-Husseiny & Martin Knight. In: N P Buchholz et al (Eds), Handbook of Urinary Stents: Basic Science and Clinical Applications. ISBN-10: 1907816658. ISBN-13: 978-1907816659 JP Medical Ltd, London, 2016

Advanced Training of a Practicing Urologist in Stone Disease Management. In: Urolithiasis; basic science and clinical practice. T El-Husseiny and N Buchholz. In: Hans-Goran Tiselius, David M. Albala, Zhangqun Ye et al. (ends). Urolithiasis, 1 DOI 10.1007/978-1-4471-4387-1_102, © Springer-Verlag London 2013

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: Renal Stones. El-Husseiny T, Papatsoris A, Masood J, Buchholz N. In: N.P. Rao et al.
(eds.), Urinary Tract Stone Disease, 455-467. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-84800-362-0_39, © Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy in Peyronie’s Disease. El-Husseiny T, Papatsoris A, Masood J, Buchholz N: In: Loske AM (ed): New Trends in Shock Wave Applications to Medicine and Biotechnology. Research Signpost Publishers, 2009.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy: Its application in orthopaedics. El-Husseiny T, Papatsoris A, Masood J, Buchholz N: In: Loske AM (ed): New Trends in Shock Wave Applications to Medicine and Biotechnology. Research Signpost Publishers, 2009.


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Cardiology
Offers video consultation
Recommended by 13 specialists
28 years of experience
Preventative Cardiology, Heart Failure, Interventional Cardiology

Dr Brian Clapp is a Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Lecturer based at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and he also sees patients privately, including at The London Bridge Hospital. He provides a service in both general cardiology, including cardiovascular risk assessment and hypertension and specifically, interventional and structural cardiology. He has expertise in all areas of coronary intervention (angioplasty) including physiological and anatomical assessment of lesion severity. His experience also includes the assessment and closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale, including for cryptogenic strokes.

He has a further interest in the interaction between diving medicine and cardiology and is on the Health and Safety Executive register of secondary specialists with an interest in diving. Dr Clapp attended medical school at Cambridge University and University College London and then undertook training in teaching hospitals around the capital. Through a British Heart Foundation Fellowship, he attained a PhD from the University of London based on research into links between inflammation and acute cardiac events, which is a continued research interest. He completed his specialist training in cardiology with particular emphasis on coronary and structural intervention in 2005.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • CT Coronary Angiogram
  • Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale
  • Heart Attack
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Diving Medicine
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Urology
Recommended by 8 specialists
33 years of experience
Urological Oncology

Mr Marc Laniado is an excellent Consultant Urological surgeon and the prostate cancer chairman of the prostate cancer multidisciplinary team at the HCA Princess Grace Hospital. He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of men with prostate cancer and urinary symptoms due to an enlarged prostate (BPH). He offers an individualised approach, tailoring the tests or treatments to the specific values of the man he sees.

For men with urinary symptoms due to BPH, Marc Laniado advises men on lifestyle changes and medications. Where these are unsuccessful, he performs day-case procedures that alleviate urinary symptoms keeping ejaculation (UroLift, Rezum). Some men have unsuitable prostates and need a HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate) or Aquablation, which can also preserve erections and ejaculation. Mr Laniado uses an en-bloc technique with early apical sphincter release and a Moses 2.0 holmium laser at the Princess Grace Hospital for best results.

To help men have fewer side effects from radiotherapy, He does SpaceOAR/Barrigel insertions under local anaesthetic.

Prostate cancer is increasingly common and many men are diagnosed with small cancerS potentially suitable for partial ablation, which is also known as focal therapy. For appropriate men, Mr Laniado performs High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)  and NanoKnife, which preserves continence and erections in most men. He started HIFU in 2005.

Mr Laniado trained in open prostatectomy, started laparoscopic prostatectomies in 2006 and moved onto robotic prostatectomies in 2008/9. He switched from the anterior approach for robotic prostatectomy to the Retzius-sparing technique at the end of 2016. Retzius-sparing prostatectomy, in his experience, allows men to quickly recover bladder control and preserve the structures needed for an erection.

Mr Laniado trains other surgeons in robotic prostatectomy in the European School at Royal Berkshire Hospital. He has driven the development of multiparametric MRI and MRI-targeted fusion biopsies of the prostate to diagnose men accurately. He started MRI-targeted biopsies in 2012 and does over two hundred MRI-targeted fusion biopsies a year. He introduced Retzius sparing prostatectomy at the end of 2016 as his preserved surgical technique as patients recover bladder control and erections faster than normal technique. He does about 100 Retzius-sparing prostatectomies a year.

Mr Laniado grew up in North London and is married with two children. He enjoys windsurfing in Poole, tennis, running and walking his labradors in Windsor Great Park amongst other locations.

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Gastroenterology
Recommended by 9 specialists
23 years of experience
Pancreaticobiliary Medicine (Bile Ducts & Pancreas), General (Internal) Medicine, Hepatology

Please be aware that during the COVID-19 outbreak Dr Kallis will be undertaking face-to-face consultations if required. Video and telephone consultations are also available, please contact for further information.

Dr Yiannis Kallis is a Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist at the Royal London Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust) and the Royal Free Hospital London, two of the UK's leading teaching hospitals, where his practice covers a broad range of gastro-intestinal diseases. He specialises in liver disease and disorders of the pancreas and bile ducts, and runs the NE London outreach liver transplant network. He is Clinical Lead for Hepatology at the Royal London Hospital and Network Director for Hepatology across NE London integrated care service.

He is a highly skilled in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy, with a particular expertise in complex ERCP (endoscopy of the bile duct and pancreatic duct). He is clinical lead for ERCP services at Bart Health for the HPB cancer board. He is at the forefront of research into developing novel endoscopic treatments for pancreato-biliary cancers, and is a specialist advisor to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in this field. He serves on the British Society for Gastroenterology (BSG) liver committee and the British Liver Transplant Group committee.

He graduated from Cambridge University with Distinction and undertook postgraduate specialty training across several leading London teaching hospitals. He was awarded a PhD in 2010 for his research into liver fibrosis, stem cells and regeneration at Imperial College London and Cancer Research UK, and publishes his work in high impact peer-reviewed journals.

He is currently an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL, where he is a principal investigator on several multi centre clinical trials in treatments for advanced liver disease and for inflammatory disorders of bile ducts. He regularly lectures in gastroenterology and hepatology and supervises MSc student projects in liver disease at QMUL. He sits on the writing group for national guidelines in liver disease.

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Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)
Recommended by 11 specialists
16 years of experience
Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery

Mr Moraleda is a consultant ENT, who can give expert treatment and diagnosis to general ENT problems. He is currently situated in South East London at University Hospital Lewisham.

During his medical career, he was one of the early adaptors of the minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery, resulting in the prevention of morbidity often caused by non-endoscopic approaches. He regularly performs surgery for chronic ear disease and performs reconstructions of the middle ear.

He has a particularly keen interest in dizziness and vertigo. He has developed a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of these with specialist links with colleagues that specialise in audiovestibular medicine as well as vestibular rehabilitation therapy. Additionally, ear pressure and Eustachian tube dysfunction are of interest to Mr Moraleda. He has implemented new techniques for the treatment of these conditions including balloon dilatation. Moreover, he regularly performs outpatient appointments for grommets and intratympanic steroid injections for acute ear pathologies.

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