Mr Jahangir Ahmed

Mr Jahangir Ahmed

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

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

Recommended by  
4 specialists

19 years of experience
15 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.93
Bedside Manner
4.93
Explanation
4.93

Top feedback

“Dear Sir/ Madam I would like to say, " he did an excellent job! ". Although my case was referred to Mr Ahmed's department by mistake, he did not dismiss my case at all at the initial consultation. Instead he showed 100 % compassion and in fact he managed to get my case moving forward‎ in such a positive way . For that, I am very grateful to him and I cannot thank him enough what he has done for me. I am getting better due to his excellent care. Yours sincerely “
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Subspecialties

  • Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Otology
  • Paediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Rhinology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Consultation fees

New appointment: £200

Follow-up appointment: £150

Practices worked at

The London Clinic

5 Devonshire Place, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6HL
0 reviews

The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth

60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 9NH
16 reviews

OneWelbeck

1 Welbeck St, Marylebone, London, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0AR
31 reviews

London Digestive Centre

41 Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8DU
53 reviews

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 chair of the head and neck MDT at Barts Health and a core member of the Barts Thyroid MDT.

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 has a high-volume thyroid surgical practice and 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.

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Medical procedures

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

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Special interests

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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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

4.93 Overall Patient Trust rating
Overall Experience
Explanation
Bedside Manner
Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
6/14
Thyroid Problems
4/14
Head and neck cancer surgery
2/14
Thyroid Treatment
2/14
Adenoidectomy
1/14
Deviated septum
1/14
Ear/ jaw issues
1/14
GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
1/14
Inflammation of the throat
1/14
Nasal blockage
1/14
Swallowing disorder (dysphagia)
1/14
TMJ dysfunction
1/14
Thyroid Cancer
1/14
Thyroid nodules
1/14
Thyroid surgery
1/14
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) Swallowing disorder (dysphagia)
Dear Sir/ Madam I would like to say, " he did an excellent job! ". Although my case was referred to Mr Ahmed's department by mistake, he did not dismiss my case at all at the initial consultation. Instead he showed 100 % compassion and in fact he managed to get my case moving forward‎ in such a positive way . For that, I am very grateful to him and I cannot thank him enough what he has done for me. I am getting better due to his excellent care. Yours sincerely
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery Head and neck cancer surgery
Mr Ahmed was very reassuring from the moment of my diagnosis. He was confident that my illness was treatable, and said so. He didn't beat around the bush or mince his words, and worked hard to get my operation to happen even in lockdown. The surgery went extremely well and I have made an excellent recovery. He took the trouble to ring my wife from home that evening to tell her how the operation had gone, as Covid-19 meant that she had been unable to be in the hospital with me. At one of my follow-up appointments he took the trouble to show me the results of my surgery on the screen.
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
TMJ dysfunction
My medical interaction with Mr. Ahmed was very good. He did a thorough examination and and explained to me all the potential causes of my issue and how to manage it. He was very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. I left feeling very confident that he had identified the issue and provided a good solution.
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Overall
(4/5)
Explanation
(4/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery Thyroid Problems
Very good. He explained the procedure in detail and took his time to answer any queries I had. The only negative is that I had to keep chasing his secretary for dates and results.
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery Thyroid Problems Thyroid Cancer
I am glad Mr Jahangir Ahmed dealed my health issue. Since I've been diagnosed with thyroid papillar cancer i was terribly stressed and was waiting appointment from specialist.I took a phone call from Mr Jahangir Ahmed saying that he is the specialist that will deal with my case even on the phone he was calming me and gave me some detailed information about what to expect. In short waiting time i meet him in hospital and was feeling confident by his calm and analytical approach which made me feel better till my operation day. He has given me detailed procudere of preop and postoperation. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a specialist.
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Thyroid Problems Thyroid Treatment Thyroid surgery
Mr Ahmed got was very empathetic and understanding and reassuring during my experience with him. During my operation, he gave me the reassurance and very patient with my questions and answered everything One of the the very few doctors who have positive outlook and empathetic vibes and friendly down to earth tone. if my operation didn’t do well, I would have been still very satisfied with his aftercare and consultations and procedure as he shared a positive friendly persona. A genuine gem of a doctor who I feel honoured to have crossed paths in my life.
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Thyroid nodules Thyroid Problems Thyroid Treatment
Mr Jahangir Ahmed is an excellent and extremely caring doctor and I have no hesitation in highly recommending him.
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(4/5)
Patient seen for:
Deviated septum Nasal blockage
Very happy with my experience with Mr Ahmed. He came across as very knowledgeable and gave me confidence.
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Head and neck cancer surgery
As a cancer patient I have been under the care of Jay Ahmed since April 2019. The two operations he has conducted have been without complications and he has always been more than willing to discuss in as much detail as I ask for, what is proposed, the reasons and the risks involved. He does this with great enthusiasm and his generally positive demeanour gives me great confidence in my future prospects as my condition continues to me monitored by him.
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
I couldn’t recommend more highly
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Inflammation of the throat
Dr Ahmed helped with an issue of mine that had been misdiagnosed for the previous ten years. For this, I am eternally thankful whilst it also significantly improved my quality of life.
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
Saw Mr Ahmed about a lump in my neck. Very reassuring manner, explaining everything thoroughly and answering questions clearly. Recommended appropriate tests and arranged them in a timely way. Put my mind at rest. I would definitely recommend.
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Ear/ jaw issues
Excellent- he took the time to do every necessary test, called to check up on me and went out of his way to make sure that I understood what could be wrong with my ear/jaw.
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Overall
(5/5)
Explanation
(5/5)
Bedside Manner
(5/5)
Patient seen for:
Adenoidectomy Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
A good Doctor should be more than a Doctor. Beside being professionally trained and highly skilled, he should be kind, sympathetic, humane and above all concerned of his patients health and Dr Jahangir has all the above qualities which makes him stands tall above everyone. No doubt he is not good but he is excellent. Thank you very much Dr Jahangir in tremendously improving my health. May God bless you and your family.
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Other Reviews

Peer recommendations

Recommended by 4 doctors for:
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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 and 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 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 and 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 and 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
Professor Yogesh Bajaj
Professor Yogesh Bajaj
Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

12-10-2020

Mr Ahmed is a very experienced ENT and Head Neck surgeon. He is very professional in his approach to patients and colleagues. He is excellent interpersonal skills and is very well liked by his patients and colleagues. I would highly recommend Mr Ahmed for and general ENT and Head Neck treatment

For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
For conditions: Swallowing disorder (dysphagia), Noisy breathing, Thyroid Problems, Head and neck tumours, Allergic rhinitis (hayfever), Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), Tonsil and adenoid infections, Snoring problems, Thyroid Cancer, Hoarseness and other voice disorders, Head and neck lumps
For procedures: Head and Neck Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy, Surgery of the larynx for cancer, Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery, Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), Tonsillectomy, Airway Reconstruction, Ear Wax Removal, Head and neck cancer surgery, Thyroidectomy, Branchial Cleft Cyst Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague
Dr Philip Woodland
Dr Philip Woodland
Gastroenterology

12-10-2020

Mr Ahmed is an excellent ENT surgeon who I work with on a regular basis. I thoroughly recommend him as a trusted colleague.

For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
For conditions: Swallowing disorder (dysphagia), Noisy breathing, Thyroid Problems, Head and neck tumours, Allergic rhinitis (hayfever), Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), Tonsil and adenoid infections, Snoring problems, Thyroid Cancer, Hoarseness and other voice disorders, Head and neck lumps
For procedures: Head and Neck Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy, Surgery of the larynx for cancer, Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery, Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), Tonsillectomy, Airway Reconstruction, Ear Wax Removal, Head and neck cancer surgery, Thyroidectomy, Branchial Cleft Cyst Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague

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