Mr Lawrence Okiror

Mr Lawrence Okiror

MBChB, FRCS CTh, FRCSEd CTh

Cardiothoracic Surgery

18 years of experience
3 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Polite,excellent simple explanation of symptoms, procedures and aftercare“
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Subspecialty

  • Thoracic Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Swahili
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6150382
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    2,785 reviews

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    1,279 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    09:00 - 13:00 | 13:30 - 17:00
    Tue
    13:30 - 20:00
    Wed
    15:00 - 20:00
    Thu
    13:30 - 18:00
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr Lawrence Okiror is a Consultant Thoracic and Robotic Surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. He also sees private patients at the Lister Hospital and London Bridge Hospital. He completed his medical degree at Makerere University, Uganda in 2004, later moving to the UK and receiving his Membership with the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009. Mr Okiror completed his specialist training in cardiothoracic surgery in centres across London and the West Midlands, including at Guy's Hospital and The Royal Brompton Hospital. He became a Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2018.

    In his current clinical practice, Mr Okiror offers a full range of surgical services to treat various thoracic conditions. He specialises mainly in both minimally-invasive surgery and robotic-assisted surgery. At his NHS Trust he is the Clinical Lead for the Advanced Emphysema Surgical Service, treating patients with symptoms of breathlessness through both bronchoscopy and minimally-invasive surgery. He also leads the central airways service, working closely with his team to treat patients with complex windpipe disorders, both benign and malignant.

    Alongside his clinical work, Mr Okiror actively teaches and trains medical students at King's College London, as well as trainee doctors and work experience students. He is a member of the Board of the Royal College of Surgeons, using his expertise to advise the board on advancing surgical techniques in thoracic surgery, particularly in robotic surgery. He is also passionate about improving patient outcomes in resource-constrained countries in Africa and Asia through establishing links to surgical centres.

    As a researcher, Mr Okiror has published over 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals on various topics in general thoracic surgery. He has also authored several chapters in key textbooks in thoracic surgery. He has received several awards for his work and currently has research interests in surgery for advanced emphysema, lung cancer, complex airway diseases and mesothelioma.

    Procedures

    • Thoracic (Lung) Surgery
    • Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopy or VATS
    • Abscess Incision and Drainage
    • Excision of Benign Lesions
    • Excision of Sebaceous Cysts
    • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
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    Special interests

    • Lung Cancer
    • Mediastinal Tumors
    • Tracheal Stenosis
    • Tracheobronchial Cancer
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    Education

    MBChB - Makerere University, Uganda in 2004

    MRCS - Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK in 2009

    FRCS-CTh - Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK in 2018

    FRCSEd-CTh - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK in 2018

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Thoracic (Lung) Surgery
    2/3
    Lobectomy
    1/3
    Thoracoscopy or VATS
    1/3
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    Polite,excellent simple explanation of symptoms, procedures and aftercare
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    Simply concise without being dramatic and extremely polite
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Excellent, friendly service. Covered all of the required subjects and was very informative.
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