Dr Sweta Rai

Dr Sweta Rai

MBBS (Hons), MRCP Dermatology

Dermatology

Video consultation available

Overall Rating

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4.8
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4.8
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4.8

Top feedback

“Dr Rai was excellent and very good at putting me at ease.“
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Subspecialties

  • Paediatric Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 6082089

Consultation fees

New appointment: £275

Follow-up appointment: £200

Practices worked at

The Wellington Hospital

St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
69 reviews

Sk:n Clinics

2 Harley Street, Marylebone, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9PA
1 review

About

Dr Sweta Rai is a Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon at King's College Hospital , London; who holds certificate of specialist training (CCT) in Dermatology and specialist credentials in her subspecialist interests of skin cancer recognition, skin cancer surgery, Mohs Micrographic surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology/Surgery; attained by completing prestigious post graduate fellowships both here in the U.K and at specialist centres in the U.S.A.  She has trained at centres for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery excellence in the U.K and the USA, namely The Manchester Dermatology Centre, Portsmouth Dermatology Centre (U.K),The Yale Dermatologic Surgery Centre in Connecticut and Mount Sinai Dermatology Centre in New York.

She holds specialist membership with some of the most prestigious medical societies globally renowned for Medical, Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery excellence namely:

  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • The Royal Society of Medicine
  • American Society of Mohs Surgery
  • The British Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • Royal College of Physicians 
  • British Cosmetic Dermatology Group
  • British Medical Laser Association

Apart from her above specialist training Dr Rai has a particular interest in paediatric skin lesions and Paediatric Dermatologic Surgery including Paediatric Laser Surgery which has resulted in her starting a novel  paediatric dermatologic surgery service at the Harley Street Clinic, London, where she treats a wide variety of skin lesions on children. Additionally, she also consults on all skin conditions and performs basic and advanced skin surgery on children.

Dr Rai believes in sound clinical research which she performs as a part of her Consultant role at Kings College, London, she also holds senior lecturer status with Manchester University by holding faculty status on the Manchester Skin Ageing Programme and at Kings College London for teaching undergraduates. Dr. Rai presents and publishes her work both nationally and internationally and she also delivers consumer-facing skin care advice through interviews with national publications, including Hello Magazine, where she has a regular column.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Medical procedures

  • Skin cancer recognition
  • Skin cancer surgery, MOHs micrographics surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Other dermatologic surgery procedures (split earlobe repairs, Lipoma treatments) 
  • Paediatric dermatology (mole checks, skin lesion analysis, vascular anomalies, general rashes)
  • Paediatric dermatological surgery procedures  (mole removal, skin lesion removal, laser procedures)
 
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Special interests

  • Skin cancer recognition
  • Skin cancer surgery/ Mohs micrographic Surgery
  • Paediatric skin surgery 
  • Cosmetic dermatology 
  • Cosmetic surgery 
 
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Education

Education:

MB BS (2004) - Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, MRCP UK, MRCP DERMATOLOGY UK, MRCP DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY UK, PROCEDURAL DERMATOLOGY USA.

Memberships:

    • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
    • The Royal Society of Medicine
    • American Society of Mohs Surgery
    • The British Society of Dermatologic Surgery
    • British Association of Dermatologists
    • Royal College of Physicians 
    • British Cosmetic Dermatology Group
    • British Medical Laser Association
 
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Reviews

Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Rai was excellent and very good at putting me at ease.

Patient seen for:
Mole Removal
09-03-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

I m carrying acne for a while and seen a lot of doctors. Dr Rai help me significantly to improve my health condition.I will strongly recommend her to any patient in my case. Thanks

18-02-2020
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Rai carried out some hyfrecation treatment on some on several unsightly seborrhoeic keratosis on my neck. The treatment worked wonders and within 10 days my neck looked great. I’m delighted with the results!

Patient seen for:
Mole Check
Mole Removal
29-11-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr Rai is professional, friendly, caring, lovely bedside manner, and incredibly thorough and meticulous. I would highly recommend if you need an-all round professional who's an expert in her field.

Patient seen for:
Skin Lesion Treatments
22-11-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Clear and succinct explanations of the issue were given. Available on short notice. Successfully cleared away the issue. And did it all in a very pleasant manner. Just what I needed !

Patient seen for:
Excision of Skin Lesion
30-09-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

The medical treatment helped. Thank you.

Patient seen for:
leg infection
24-07-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Excellent Doctor. Warm, cheerful and friendly. Knows her job.

26-06-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Very caring, professional, knowledgeable and one feels motivated to continue with treatment and seeing her

18-06-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Would highly recommend.

06-06-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Lovely manner, very clear explanation of cause of problems and what procedures are required. After-care instructions are very thorough.

05-06-2019
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5
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5
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5

Fantastic service. Very pleased with both the consultations and excellent surgical procedures. Thank you again

03-06-2019
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5
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5
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5

Overall service was great.

03-06-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Super kind efficient service.

17-05-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

No hesitation in recommending Dr Rai

15-04-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

Thank you and seeing me and giving me an excellent medicine for controlling my psoriasis Thank you again

11-04-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

We choose Dr Rai as the hospital was close to home and on the private medical company's panel. Making appointments was easy and the choice of times/venues made things easy for us. All appointments went well and we could ask any question as often as we needed. Things were explained in a way we understood and timescales for recovery clearly covered. Would happily use Dr Rai again should the need arise

10-04-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Rai is clearly an exceptional Dr in her field, and a rare example of a physician who can be comforting and equally pragmatic. Her clinical care of me was unrivalled, and she undertook a small biopsy which was painless, and the scar will eventually fade to be unnoticeable. The most important aspect of my care was that I was left with no doubt as to her diagnosis and felt assured that I could not have been in better hands.

10-04-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Rai is really experienced, she knows what she is talking about. She understood what my main issues were and helped me to clear them up. Thank you!

02-04-2019
Overall
5
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5
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5

I was fortunate to be under the care of Dr Rai at two different HCA hospitals. She was extremely professional and her excellent communication skills gave me additional reassurance that I'd understood the procedures planned. She also worked well with the nursing and surgical teams keeping everyone focused whilst creating a dynamic and positive mood which made my surgery less daunting.

27-02-2019
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5
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5
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5

A caring professional who puts her patient at ease and whose surgery and aftercare are performed at the highest standards.

13-02-2019
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5
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5
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5

Dr Rai was patient, and understanding. I had some special circumstances and she was more than accommodating. She did amazing work, too!

17-12-2018
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5
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5
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5

Very pro, quick, efficient and lovely to deal with. Highly recommend

21-11-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

I had Mohs surgery to the nose with subsequent paramedian forehead flap repair and Dr Rai's care was excellent. People don't even notice the scar!

16-11-2018
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5
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5
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5

Dr Rai was very gentle with her injections and I hardly felt the injections, the suturing was brillian and the wound has healed very well.

16-11-2018
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5
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5
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5

I am very pleased with the results of my Mohs surgery this time around as the scar is a lot flatter and the surface is very even. I have had no problems with the scar or with tumour recurrence. I underwent this procedure with Dr Rai after having been operated on at another hospital.

16-11-2018
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5
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5
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5

I recently underwent Mohs surgery for Squamous cell carcinoma on my finger and received a skin graft. Dr Rai was great and my post-operative scar is barely even noticeable!

16-11-2018
Overall
5
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5
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5

Dr. Rai changed my life for the better. Dr. Rai preformed liposuction on my abdomen, a problem area I was struggling with for quite some time. From the beginning, Dr. Rai exhibited the highest level of patient care to me, having my safety and satisfaction in mind. She carefully considered what needed to be done in the safest and most effective way. She explained the procedure in detail and reviewed with me every aspect of liposuction before the procedure was preformed, which made me well informed and comfortable the day of surgery. At every point during the process, Dr. Rai had my best interest in mind, giving me optimal bedside manner. Before the procedure she was at my side making sure I was okay and after the procedure she ensured that I was in the best condition to go home. During my healing process, she checked in frequently to see how I was doing and it halped me immensely. The results were even better than I had expected. The liposuction procedure in conjunction with diet and exercise gave me a tight and defined abdomen. Dr. Rai is one of the most skilled professionals that I have ever had the pleasure of being under the care of. Before my procedure I had several consultations with different doctors and nobody came close the expertise of Dr. Rai. Using Dr. Rai is decision that I truly stand behind. I highly recommend anybody who is struggling to lose stubborn fat to strongly consider using Dr. Rai for this procedure that gave me the lasting results I wanted and needed. Professional, well- priced and comprehensive follow up all set Dr. Rai above the rest.

13-04-2017
Overall
4
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4
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5

Dr Rai was lovely and assured me she would be able to help with my areas of concern. She was very calm and happy to answer my questions. Happy with the results of my treatment and would recommend her to others

Patient seen for:
scarring
26-07-2019
Overall
4
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4
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4

Dr Rai has been very professional making my healthcare experience hassle free. I am very glad I have decided to move forward with my procedure and I would strongly recommend Dr Rai.

25-06-2019
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4
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4
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4

I found Dr Rai to be very friendly, engaged and approachable. She was sympathetic and easy to talk to. In terms of treatment, I have seen a massive improvement in my symptoms since she has been treating me and I am extremely grateful to her!

08-01-2019
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4
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4
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3

I found Dr Rai sympathetic and attentive and knowledgeable and I trusted her judgement. I would have liked a bit more space and time as both our appointments felt rushed. And would've liked it if Dr Rai had seemed ready to listen to me a bit more so we could've discussed the process together.

03-09-2019
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2
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2
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2

Very quick diagnostic without very much analysis and theory of possible causes with long prescription and quick follow up.

Dr Sweta Rai

Dear Sir/ Madam, It is unfortunate that your experience felt quick. I do endeavour to give a lengthy consult and explain the diagnosis including treatment at length, therefore ensure all patients have a full 20 min of consultation time, in order to be fair to other patients who may also have been waiting and have busy schedules timings of consultations remains a challenging balancing act . Some medical conditions are quick to diagnose and require complex set of skin directed treatment particularly conditions such as eczema and psoriasis which are very common long term skin conditions requiring multiple treatments including soap substitutes, anti- inflammatory skin directed creams and regular emmolients. Often treatments are different for facial skin in comparison to the skin on our bodies and further different from hands, feet and other areas therefore requiring different creams. If one's skin condition is bad enough to warrant them to come and see and skin specialist acute treatment followed by short term follow up is also necessary for your safety and is intended as a conscientious effort coupled with a caring attitude which I pride myself in; This is with the sole intention of being focussed on achieving and maintaining the highest standards of patient care.

13-03-2018

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