Mr Jahangir Ahmed

Mr Jahangir Ahmed

MA (Cantab) MBBS PhD FRCS (ORL-HNS) DoHNS PGCMed

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

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8 specialists

19 years of experience
15 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall

4.97

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4.97

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4.97

Top feedback

“One of the best and most prepared doctors I have ever met. Excellent work, thank you Doctor“
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Subspecialties

  • Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Otology
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Rhinology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6028809
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1541 reviews

    BMI The London Independent Hospital

    1 Beaumont Square Stepney Green, London, United Kingdom, E1 4NL
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    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    11:30 - 16:00 | 08:00 - 11:00 | 16:30 - 19:30
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    14:00 - 17:00 | 17:30 - 20:00
    Fri
    17:30 - 20:00 | 14:00 - 17:00 | 08:00 - 12:30
    Sat
    09:00 - 13:00
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Jahangir (Jay) Ahmed is an experienced and highly regarded consultant in ENT, specialising in Head & Neck, Laryngology and Thyroid surgery at Barts-Health and UCLH NHS trusts. He is the current lead clinician for ENT at The Royal London Hospital, and a core member of the regional head and neck cancer and Thyroid MDTs.

    Mr. Ahmed was educated at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College School of Medicine, graduating in 2001 with the Gold medal in Pathology. He also attained an MA in experimental psychology from Cambridge. He was awarded a PhD in molecular oncology (2015) for his work at The Barts Cancer Institute on harnessing viruses for immuno-therapy of cancer.

    He completed higher surgical ENT training in London teaching hospitals including The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s, Charing Cross, The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. These are internationally recognized centres of excellence and academia, where he gained quality experience in the breadth and depth of ENT.

    Mr. Ahmed has a high-volume practice and expertise in the surgical management of head and neck tumours from all subsites including tonsil, tongue, pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), salivary gland and thyroid.

    He is one of the core thyroid surgeons in the Barts Health Thyroid Multidisciplinary team (MDT); this is one of the largest thyroid cancer groups in the UK. He is one of the few surgeons on the panel designated to perform neck dissection in thyroid cancer patients with advanced disease.

    Mr. Ahmed is skilled in transoral (scarless, through-the-mouth) laser and robotic surgery, with one of the highest-volume transoral robotic surgical practices in the UK.

    He has significant experience in managing voice, complex airway and swallowing problems. Uniquely he runs a tertiary level practice in the surgical management of sleep disordered breathing ranging from snoring to severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) refractory to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Indeed, the team’s latest surgical audit has demonstrated tremendous success with 90% of OSA patients on CPAP who were treated by robotic surgery, not needing to use their CPAP machine post operatively.

    Mr. Ahmed also performs a significant volume of advanced endoscopic sinus surgery, utilsing advanced technology such as image navigation and is therefore in a unique position to be able to offer safe, state of the art surgical treatment from nasal passage to voice box.

    He has a keen research interest in minimally invasive transoral surgery and molecular treatment of cancers. He is a clinical lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. He has published over 30 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals and over 12 book chapters in respected surgical and basic scientific textbooks. His research and clinical experience are regularly presented at national and international meetings.

    Mr. Ahmed is passionate about education. He holds a PGC in Medical education and is education co-lead at Bart’s health; facilitating a training program for North-Thames higher surgical trainees and junior doctors. He is also part of the faculty in a number of London based instructional training courses in ENT. His involvement in academia and teaching means he keeps abreast of the latest evidence-based treatment protocols and technology in ENT.

    Mr. Ahmed has gained a reputation for providing the highest quality care to every patient he treats. He is a firm believer of personalized medicine and aims to provide bespoke, individualized treatment plans for his patients. He will be readily accessible throughout their clinical journey and beyond, to ensure as comfortable an experience as possible.

    Outside of medical work, Mr Ahmed has an interest in reading history, gym training and duelling with his son on computer games consoles.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Thyroid nodule and thyroid cancer surgery

    Head and neck cancer surgery

    Laryngology and airway surgery

    Surgery for sleep disordered breathing including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea that is resistant to CPAP

    Surgery to relieve nasal obstruction

    Procedures:

    Transoral laser surgery to larynx/ pharynx/tongue/ oesophagus

    Endoscopy of the larynx/ pharynx/ oesophagus and biopsy/ excision

    Laser tonsillectomy/ palatoplasty

    Standard adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy

    Palatal repositioning/ reconstruction/ implant/ expansion pharyngoplasty

    Sleep nasendoscopy/ drug induced sleep nasendoscopy

    Transoral robotic surgery:

    Tonsil/ lateral pharynx/ posterior pharynx/ base of tongue/ supraglottis

    Salivary gland surgery:

    Submandibular gland excision

    Parotidectomy

    Sublingual gland excision

    Ranula excision

    Neck surgery:

    Lymph node excision biopsy

    Selective neck dissection

    Modified radical neck dissection

    Radical neck dissection

    Open/ percutaneous tracheostomy

    Neck exploration following trauma

    Thyroid Surgery:

    Hemithyroidectomy

    Total thyroidectomy

    Parathyroidectomy

    Level 6 neck disseciton

    Thyroglossal duct cyst excision

    Laryngology and complex airway:

    Microlaryngoscopy and excision of benign lesions of the larynx

    Microlaryngoscopy and excision of early cancer/ precancer +/- laser

    Thyroplasty: injection/ implant/ external

    Larynx reconstruction

    Laryngotracheal reconstruction

    Tracheal reconstruction

    Laryngotracheal stent

    Management of subglottic/ tracheal stenosis

    Botox to larynx

    Dilation of larynx and trachea

    Complex head and neck cancer surgery and reconstruction:

    Laryngectomy/ pharyngectomy for cancer and function

    Regional myocutaneous flap reconstruction (e.g. deltopectoral/ pectoralis major)

    Split skin graft

    Swallowing disorders:

    Botox to upper oesophagus

    Endoscopic pharyngeal pouch: stapling/ laser/ division

    External pharyngeal pouch excision

    Cricopharyngeal myotomy: laser/ open

    Dilation of pharynx and oesophagus

    Repair of tracheal/ pharyngooesophageal defects

    General and rhinology (including paediatrics) :

    Adenoidectomy

    Tonsillectomy

    Septoplasty

    Turbinate reduction/ laser/ turbinoplasty

    Nasal cautery

    EUA nose and post nasal space +/- biopsy/ removal of foreign bodies

    Advanced functional endoscopic sinus surgery for benign and malignant disease (with and without navigation)

    Anterior FESS (uncinectomy, middle meatal antrostomy,

    anterior ethmoidectomy)

    Posterior FESS (posterior ethmoidectomy, spehenoidectomy)

    Sphenoidectomy

    Frontal sinus procedures including balloon sinuplasty,

    Draf’s 1 to 3 (modified endoscopic lothrop)

    CSF leak repairs

    Balloon sinuplasty

    Manipulation of fractured nose

    Rhinoplasty for trauma/ nasal blockage

    Examination under anaesthetic of ears and suction clearance/

    biopsy/ removal of foreign bodies

    Myringotomy and Grommet/ T tube insertion

    Type 1 tympanoplasty/ myringoplasty

    Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea that is not responsive to CPAP

    Head and neck cancer surgery: transoral laser and robotic assisted resections, lymph node biopsy, neck dissection;

    Thyroid surgery: hemi/ total thyroidectomy, thyroglossal duct cyst excision;

    Salivary gland conditions (parotid, submandibular, sublingual gland and ranula excision);

    Laryngology, complex airway and swallowing disorders in adults: laser excision of benign and laryngeal lesions, reconstruction of paralysed vocal fold, botox injection, laryngotracheoplasty, endoscopic and external surgery for pharyngeal pouch and pharyngo-oesophageal narrowing;

    Rhinology. Management of allergy, sinusitis, nasal polyps, nose bleeds and nasal tumours: septal and turbinate surgery, advanced functional endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, correction of the consequences of nasal trauma including rhinoplasty;

    General ENT in adults and children: adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, management of hearing loss, balance (vertigo) disorders, tinnitus, clearance of ear wax/ ear infections, eustachian tube dysfunction, treatment of glue ear with myringotomy and grommets.

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    Medical procedures

    • Adenoidectomy
    • Airway Reconstruction
    • Balloon Sinuplasty
    • Branchial Cleft Cyst Surgery
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Ear Wax Removal
    • Endoscopic Anterior Skull Base Surgery
    • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
    • Functional Nasal Surgery
    • Grommet Insertion
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Laser Treatment for Nasal Blockage & Polyps
    • Lymph Node Biopsy
    • Meatoplasty
    • Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Septoplasty
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Stopping Nose Bleeds (Nasal Cautery)
    • Surgery of the Larynx for Cancer
    • Thyroglossal Duct Surgery
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Tracheostomy
    • Tympanoplasty
    • Video Consultation
    • Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Thyroid Problems
    • Broken Nose
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    • Complex Congenital Disorders
    • Deafness
    • Deviated Septum
    • Ear Infections
    • Ear Wax
    • Eardrum Perforations
    • Epistaxis (Nose Bleeding)
    • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)
    • Facial Palsy
    • GORD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
    • Head & Neck Lumps
    • Head & Neck Tumours
    • Hearing Loss
    • Hoarseness and Other Voice Disorders
    • Labyrinthitis
    • Laryngitis
    • Meniere’s Disease
    • Nasal Blockage
    • Nasal Polyps
    • Noisy Breathing
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    • Otitis Externa
    • Otitis Media (Glue Ear)
    • Parathyroid Problems
    • Rhinitis
    • Sinusitis
    • Smell Disorders
    • Snoring Problems
    • Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)
    • Tinnitus
    • Tongue Tie
    • Tonsil and Adenoid Infections
    • Tonsillitis
    • Vertigo
    • Vestibular Neuritis
    • Vocal Cord Disorders
    • Voice Problems
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    Education

    • MA (Cantab) University of Cambridge 2001
    • MBBS Imperial College School of Medicine 2001
    • PhD in Molecular Oncology Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London 2015
    • FRCS (ORL-HNS) RCS England 2016
    • Clinical Lecturer (Hon) Queen Mary University of London & Barts Health 2018
    • Diploma of Head and Neck Surgery RCS England 2006
    • PGCert Medical Education Cardiff University 2009
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
    15/39
    Thyroid Problems
    7/39
    Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    5/39
    Deviated Septum
    3/39
    Airway Reconstruction
    2/39
    Deafness
    2/39
    GORD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
    2/39
    Head and neck cancer surgery
    2/39
    Laryngoscopy
    2/39
    Sinusitis
    2/39
    Smell Disorders
    2/39
    Thyroid Treatment
    2/39
    Adenoidectomy
    1/39
    Broken Nose
    1/39
    Deviated septum
    1/39
    Ear Wax
    1/39
    Ear Wax Removal
    1/39
    Ear/ jaw issues
    1/39
    Earache (Ear Pain)
    1/39
    Enlarged Lymph Nodes
    1/39
    GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
    1/39
    Head & Neck Tumours
    1/39
    Inflammation of the throat
    1/39
    Laryngitis
    1/39
    Nasal blockage
    1/39
    Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    1/39
    Persistent Sore Throat Treatment
    1/39
    Persistent sore throat with intermittent earache.
    1/39
    Swallowing disorder (dysphagia)
    1/39
    Swollen lymph node
    1/39
    TMJ dysfunction
    1/39
    Thyroid Cancer
    1/39
    Thyroid and neck problems
    1/39
    Thyroid nodules
    1/39
    Thyroid surgery
    1/39
    Vertigo
    1/39
    Video Consultation
    1/39
    parotidectomy
    1/39
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery Deviated Septum
    One of the best and most prepared doctors I have ever met. Excellent work, thank you Doctor
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Smell Disorders
    From initial consultation through to my final telephone meeting I couldn’t fault any part of my experience with Mr Ahmed. I’m really pleased with the outcome & would highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever) Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery Deafness
    Mr Ahmed saw me for a consultation and a follow up at One Welbeck as I was having quite severe allergy symptoms. He was most thorough and investigated my condition meticulously with the necessary tests. I am happy to report a very great improvement in my symptoms as a result of his care and attention. Mr Ahmed is an extremely competent and busy surgeon and I was very grateful for his calm, reassuring and efficient treatment.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Laryngoscopy
    Mr Ahmed has a very reassuring manner and puts you at ease immediately. Very friendly and thorough he was determined to find a diagnosis regardless of the time it took. Mr Ahmed is clearly an expert in his field and explained everything in an easy to understand manner. Made me feel as if I was his only patient, which I guess is the perfect compliment.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ear Wax Removal Video Consultation
    Mr Ahmed was attentive and listening and was explaining everything very well. He was a great doctor and I will go see him again when I need to see an ENT doctor.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Deafness Ear Wax
    Jahangir was very friendly and made me feel at ease throughout the consultation. He explained about my ears clearly and concisely, and it is clear he is very knowledgeable which I find reassuring. I will definitely be going back to see Jahangir again!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid Problems
    Mr Ahmed is an outstanding clinician. His manner is excellent and the very opposite of pompous. He speaks to the patient as an equal and answers questions simply. He is also patient. His communication skills are outstanding both person to person and via messaging/emailing. You feel you're in the best hands when Mr Ahmed is on your case.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
    i was immediately put at ease by such a marvellous doctor. The experience of his treatment was very very good and he has extremely good bedside manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Laryngitis Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery GORD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
    Mr Ahmed provided excellent care, with impeccable professionalism and bedside manner. He was profoundly knowledgeable around the issues I presented and explained in a concise and understandable way.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Thyroid Problems
    Dr Ahmed explained to me in detail every step through appointments to surgery also on how my recovery would be. This isn't my first surgery however really happy pre-op and post.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 8 doctors for:
    8

    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    Mr S. Alam Hannan
    Mr S. Alam Hannan
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    01-01-2021

    I have known Jay since his training days through our North Thames region, and I knew then that he'd go far. It is thus no surprise that he was snapped up to join Barts Health as a Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon. Jay now delivers a high-volume practice and tertiary-level expertise, and each patient always receives a bespoke and individualised treatment plan. And I can say that my onward tertiary referrals have immensely benefited from Jay's high quailty care.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Tonsil and Adenoid Infections, Snoring Problems, Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia), Thyroid Cancer, Hoarseness and Other Voice Disorders, Head & Neck Lumps
    For procedures: Head and Neck Surgery, Thyroglossal Duct Surgery, Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy, Surgery of the Larynx for Cancer, Laryngoscopy, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS), Tonsillectomy, Airway Reconstruction, Thyroidectomy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Max Whittaker
    Mr Max Whittaker
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    20-06-2021

    Mr Ahmed has been a colleague of mine for many years, who I regularly refer patients to and highly recommend. He is an excellent, well rounded ENT surgeon, with patients' best interests at heart and very good communication skills. He has a subspecialist interest in Head & Neck conditions, and offers new evidence based robotic surgical techniques for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Head & Neck Tumours, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), GORD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), Vocal Cord Disorders, Voice Problems, Laryngitis, Snoring Problems, Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia), Tonsil and Adenoid Infections, Head & Neck Lumps, Thyroid Problems, Cancer of the Head, Neck, Mouth, and Tongue, Tongue Cancer, Enlarged Lymph Nodes
    For procedures: Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy, Surgery of the Larynx for Cancer, Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery, Tonsillectomy, Airway Reconstruction, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Branchial Cleft Cyst Surgery, Thyroglossal Duct Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Lymph Node Biopsy, Mouth Sore Treatment, Salivary Gland Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Hassan Elhassan
    Mr Hassan Elhassan
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    20-06-2021

    Mr Ahmed is kind and skilled ENT/Head and neck surgeon. He is great at explaining medical jargon to patients in straight forward language. He has an incredible eye for detail and puts 100% effort into ensuring patients are well looked after. He is able to look after most ear, nose and throat conditions but has subspecialist training in head and neck cancer, including thyroid and voice problems. He is one of the few surgeons who is able to perform robotic oral surgery and has used this to treat patients with obstructive sleep apnoea with some patients no longer requiring a CPAP machine afterwards. Mr Ahmed is a trusted colleague and a leader in the medical field whose kind considerate bedside manner are matched by his fantastic surgical skills. I do recommend him to friends and family regularly.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Noisy Breathing, Head & Neck Tumours, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), GORD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), Vocal Cord Disorders, Voice Problems, Laryngitis, Snoring Problems, Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia), Tonsil and Adenoid Infections, Thyroid Cancer, Head & Neck Lumps, Thyroid Problems, Cancer of the Head, Neck, Mouth, and Tongue, Salivary Gland Cancer, Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC), Tongue Cancer, Enlarged Lymph Nodes
    For procedures: Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy, Surgery of the Larynx for Cancer, Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery, Tonsillectomy, Airway Reconstruction, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Branchial Cleft Cyst Surgery, Thyroglossal Duct Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Lymph Node Biopsy, Mouth Ulcer Treatment, Mouth Sore Treatment, Salivary Gland Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Joseph Manjaly
    Mr Joseph Manjaly
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    18-11-2020

    Jay Ahmed and I trained together and are now colleagues at both UCLH and OneWelbeck. He is a highly skilled and respected Head & Neck specialist, and moreover his diligent and trustworthy character make him amongst the most highly recommended colleagues I know.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia), Noisy Breathing, Thyroid Problems, Head & Neck Tumours, Epistaxis (Nose Bleeding), Ear Infections, Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever), Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), GORD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), Tonsillitis, Vocal Cord Disorders, Tonsil and Adenoid Infections, Snoring Problems, Voice Problems, Smell Disorders, Rhinitis, Ear Wax, Broken Nose, Otitis Externa, Sinusitis, Nasal Polyps, Laryngitis, Nasal Blockage, Thyroid Cancer, Hoarseness and Other Voice Disorders, Head & Neck Lumps, Deviated Septum
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Head and Neck Surgery, Adenoidectomy, Sinus Surgery, Thyroglossal Duct Surgery, Septoplasty, Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy, Tonsillectomy, Surgery of the Larynx for Cancer, Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery, Grommet Insertion, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS), Balloon Sinuplasty, Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy, Stopping Nose Bleeds (Nasal Cautery), Ear Wax Removal, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Thyroidectomy, Branchial Cleft Cyst Surgery, Thyroglossal Duct Surgery, Tracheostomy
    Connection: We trained together

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