Dr Zainab Laftah

Dr Zainab Laftah

MBChB BSc(Hons) MRCP(UK) MRCP(Derm) PCME

Dermatology

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4 specialists

13 years of experience
4 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Dr Laftah was very professional and understanding. She has an excellent bedside manner and explained the procedure, likely outcomes, and next steps clearly and effectively. I look forward to seeing her for further treatment in future.“
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Subspecialties

  • Skin Cancer
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • General Dermatology
  • Vulval Dermatology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7014058
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £230

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    2,029 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1,760 reviews

    About

    Dr Zainab Laftah is a Consultant Dermatologist working at the renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. Her interests within the field of dermatology include medical and aesthetic dermatology and she strives to deliver safe and effective dermatology with rewarding clinical results.

    Dr Laftah qualified from the University of Warwick in 2008, before completing her basic medical and specialised dermatology training in London’s prestigious hospitals. She delivers on her holistic and patient-centred approach which has led her to also become the Surgical Lead at University Lewisham Hospital.

    She is highly dedicated to her work and has been rewarded with many prizes for her outstanding academic excellence. She has also published her research and work in numerous journals and enjoys presenting at conferences across the UK and abroad.

    Procedures

    • Mole Check
    • Skin Lesion Removal
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Cyst Removal
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Cryotherapy
    • Acne and Scarring Treatments
    • Anti Fungal Therapy
    • Anti-Wrinkle Injections
    • Botox Injections
    • Botulinum Toxin Injections
    • Cosmetic Injectables
    • Curettage
    • Dermabrasion
    • Dermoscopy
    • Filler Injections
    • Hair Loss Treatments
    • Laser Treatment
    • Microneedling
    • Mole Mapping
    • Mole Removal
    • Nose Cauterization
    • Scar Treatment
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Skin Peels
    • Skin Rejuvenation
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Acne
    • Moles
    • Skin Cancer
    • Dermatitis
    • Rosacea
    • Cosmetic Dermatology
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Fungal Infection
    • Psoriasis
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Cysts
    • Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Dandruff
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Impetigo
    • Keloids
    • Melanoma
    • Melasma
    • Rash
    • Scarring
    • Skin Tags
    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
    • Urticaria (Hives)
    • Verruca
    • Vitiligo
    • Warts (Viral)
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    Education

    Membership of Professional Organisations

    British Medical Association

    British Association of Dermatologists

    British Society for Dermatological Surgery 

    Royal Society of Medicine

    St Johns Dermatological Society

    Royal College of Physicians (London)

    British Cosmetic Dermatology Group

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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.98
    Bedside Manner
    4.97
    Explanation
    4.97
    Mole Check
    41/160
    Dermatology
    28/160
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    16/160
    Acne
    11/160
    Moles
    11/160
    Skin Cancer
    11/160
    Skin Lesion Removal
    9/160
    Dermatitis
    7/160
    Minor Skin Surgery
    7/160
    Rosacea
    7/160
    Cosmetic Dermatology
    6/160
    Skin Cancer Surgery
    6/160
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    5/160
    Cyst Removal
    4/160
    Fungal Infection
    4/160
    Psoriasis
    4/160
    Skin Biopsy
    4/160
    Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    3/160
    Cryotherapy
    3/160
    Cysts
    3/160
    General Dermatology
    3/160
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Laftah was very professional and understanding. She has an excellent bedside manner and explained the procedure, likely outcomes, and next steps clearly and effectively. I look forward to seeing her for further treatment in future.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent as always. Has helped hugely over the last year.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Explained everything very clearly and was very reassuring. A lovely lady who I saw after a recommendation from a family member.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Great communicator, very informative would highly recommend
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Laftah is very accomplished in her field and comes across personable and caring. She provides a very safe environment and is informative and consultative in her approach with her patients and their well-being. I could not recommend her highly enough. A true specialist in total command of her industry.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I have had the pleasure of meeting with Dr Laftah several times for a few procedures. Dr Laftah’s professionalism and consistently exceptional standards have continued to impress me each time I visit. She is a thoroughly lovely person and an outstanding dermatologist, to which I don’t believe would go to or recommend another.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I saw Dr Zainab for a lump. I was worried it was cancer and I had heard great things about her. She was excellent at reassuring me. She told me it was a cyst, and that I could have it removed but I would be left with a scar. I went for surgery and don’t regret it. She did a great job and was expert at every stage. The scar has healed really well. I will be recommending her to friends and family.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    My experience with Dr Zainab has consistently been excellent. She has been very reassuring during a stressful time and I completly trust her. I would highly recommend her to patients.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I highly recommned Dr Zainab. I booked an appointment with her after a lot of research to find a dermatologist to help with a skin condition that was affecting my confidence. I was instantly reassured upon meeting her, she is highly empathetic, listens, and I saw a huge difference in my condition within two weeks.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Laftah is very professional, friendly, and efficient. I was made to feel relaxed and everything was explained clearly in detail and I would highly recommend Dr Laftah
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    4

    Dermatology

    Dr Fathima Mahomed
    Dr Fathima Mahomed
    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    24-03-2021

    Zainab is a great dermatologist with a wealth of experience. She is always smiling and is a pleasure to work with.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Impetignised Eczema, Impetigo, Skin Tags, Fungal Infection, Hives, Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss), Psoriasis, Acne, Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating), Warts (Viral), Dermatitis, Vitiligo, Verruca, Rash
    For procedures: Acne and Scarring Treatments, Skin Cancer Screening, Dermoscopy, Anti Fungal Therapy, Mole Check, Mole Removal, Psoriasis Treatment
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Rahul Jayaram
    Mr Rahul Jayaram
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    25-05-2021

    Zainab is an excellent Dermatologist with exemplary clinical knowledge and skills. I have treated several of Dr Laftah's patients and they all speak very highly of her. I would very happily recommend her to my patients.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Skin Tags, Fungal Infection, Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss), Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Psoriasis, Acne, Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating), Warts (Viral), Urticaria (Hives), Dermatitis, Aged and Sundamaged Skin, Rosacea, Moles, Melasma, Seborrheic Keratosis , Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    For procedures: Acne and Scarring Treatments, Hair Loss Treatments, Curettage, Skin Cancer Screening, Minor Skin Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Dermoscopy, Cryotherapy, Skin Biopsy, Mole Check, Mole Removal, Mole Mapping, Laser Treatment, Psoriasis Treatment, Scar Treatment
    Connection: I have looked after their patients
    Dr Shaaira Nasir
    Dr Shaaira Nasir
    Dermatology

    17-07-2020

    Dr Zainab is an excellent dermatologist. She treats a wide range of dermatological conditions and is great with patients. I would have no hesitations in recommending her to other colleagues and patients.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Psoriasis, Acne, Rosacea, Rash, Moles
    For procedures: Skin Lesion Removal, Mole Check
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Saqib Bashir
    Dr Saqib Bashir
    Dermatology

    04-08-2020

    Dr Laftah is an excellent dermatologist, who takes a great deal of care of her patients. She has a high degree of knowledge and applies this to the benefit of those she looks after. Dr Laftah is a caring person who is attentive the medical, social and psychological needs of her patients. She is highly professional at all times and I am happy to recommend her.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss), Psoriasis, Acne, Skin Cancer
    For procedures: Skin Cancer Screening, Minor Skin Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Dermoscopy, Cryotherapy, Mole Removal, Laser Treatment
    Connection: Is a colleague

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