Mr Richard Scawn is an experienced Consultant Ophthalmologist specialising in Oculoplastic Surgery. He is the Clinical Lead for Ophthalmology and leads the Oculoplastic Service at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He also sees private patients across London at the following private hospitals:
Mr Scawn completed his medical degree at Imperial College London in 2002. He completed his ophthalmology training at Moorfields Eye Hospital followed by his specialist training in oculoplastic surgery at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2012. In 2014 he completed his Fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California San Diego in the United States.
Mr Scawn has several years of experience in the treatment of all issues relating to the eyelid ranging from burns, cancer and trauma to eyelid cysts and aesthetic eye surgery. He has expertise in the following procedures:
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General Medical Council
MBBS - Imperial College London, UK in 2002
FRCOphth - Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK in 2012
Fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - University of California San Diego, United States in 2014
Specialist's working hours
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15:30 - 17:00
13:30 - 17:00
09:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 11:00
13:00 - 16:00
Felt like I received an expert and considered treatment plan tailored to my needs
I have recently undergone reconstruction surgery to the bridge of my nose by Richard Scawn, following the excision of a large extensive Basal cell carcinoma . The defined area was very close to my eye and the surgeon performing the procedure strongly recommended Richard Scawn for the repair.On meeting Richard Scawn I felt reassured immediately by his most professional manner and explanation of the procedure alongside his warm and caring personality which left me feeling safe and confident to go ahead with the complicated procedure. The operation went well, Richard described his technique tailored to my particular needs . I am now 4 months on , the healing process has been excellent as has been the after care and reassurance. I am delighted with the outcome and feel very grateful that I was recommended Richard Scawn .
Mr Richard Scawn explained the complete procedure in a calm and friendly manner which put me at ease.
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A very informative and sympathetic consultation
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Mr Scawn was very professional throughout the process from start to finish. He made me feel at ease, explained everything he was going to do and the surgery he did was first rate. Would thoroughly recommend him.
I cannot recommend Mr Richard Scawn highly enough! It's rare to find a Dr that combines such a high level of personal care for a patient with such outstanding quality of medical care. From the moment I met him I felt I was in the best possible hands! Forever grateful for the care he's given me.
Thank you for such a wonderful review. It is a pleasure to be able to deliver the best possible care.
I enjoyed a very professional relationship during my treatment period with Richard Scawn. From initial consultancy, through the surgical procedure to my final assessment, Richard, and his theatre nurse Anna, provided a first class service of which I am now the happy beneficiary. I can't recommend him highly enough.
I found Richard was excellent and explained everything with my eye problems. Richard made me feel at ease as I was pretty nervous, after initial diagnosis, Richard was able to do treatment within 10 mins or seeing him. I would fully recommend Richard Scawn. Thank you Ericka R
The discussions I had with Mr Richard Scawn concerning the assessment of the ailment, was tremendously comforting and gave me the unprecedented confidence to request that the treatment should be done instantly if possible. My appointment was late in the evening, and it seemed as if it was the end of his working day, but he was kind enough to accommodate me, and did an outstanding job. I am extremely grateful.
I had developed a droopy upper eyelid as a result of nerve damage to my eye due to a car accident. This was then exacerbated by the gradual formation of excess skin above my lid. I became increasingly conscious of my eye and started to feel that the droopiness was impacting my vision. As soon as I met Mr Richard Scawn, I felt completely at ease as he was able to explain the surgical options available to me in a very clear and straightforward way. I decided that blepharoplasty would be the best option and was able to schedule the surgery at the The Clinic in Holland Park at my convenience. During the procedure, Mr Scawn and Anna had a very calming manner, which was most reassuring, and the level of care I experienced was exemplary. The procedure was carried out very efficiently, and I recovered quickly. Although the blepharoplasty was able to alleviate some of the droopiness, we decided that further surgery would correct the remaining ptosis. This was successfully carried out, and I'm extremely happy with the result. Mr Scawn has a well-deserved reputation within the field of oculoplastic surgery. He is exceptionally caring, considerate and professional, and I cannot thank him enough. I would not hesitate to recommend him and his team.
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I have worked alongside Mr Scawn for a number of years and it's a privilege to call him both a friend and a colleague. Offering tertiary level subspecialty care in oculoplastics, he receives referrals from other Trusts due to his expert level of surgical care and experience. He balances this with patient centred focus, ensuring the highest level of care for all that he looks after.
Mr Richard Lee
Richard is a kind a caring clinician who is a skilled and highly experienced ophthalmologist. We know each other since our time as fellows at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Mr Florian Bast
Mr Richard Scawn is an exceptional oculoplastic surgeon, his sense of symmetry, aesthetics and skill in giving the best eyelid surgery outcomes whether it is for the treatment of age-related excess eyelid skin or more serious conditions like thyroid disease or tumours, he is the go-to person in London, you will receive excellent care.
Dr Sancy Low
I trained with Mr Richard Scawn at Moorfields before he went to America to gain extensive further oculoplastic training. He returned and got a consultant NHS post in Chelsea. I have the utmost respect for the work he does as he is one the best Oculoplastic surgeons in the country. I refer my patients to him and I myself have had ptosis surgery under his care. His facilities at The Clinic in Holland Park are exquisite and the team of Anna and Myriam perform their roles to perfection and augment his expertise by giving you an amazing patient experience . You are in capable hands under his care and I am very pleased at how my surgery turned out.
Mr Mfazo Hove
What are Mr Richard Scawn's reviews like?
Mr Richard Scawn's overall patient rating is 5 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 19 reviews
What languages does Mr Richard Scawn speak?
Mr Richard Scawn speaks English
Where is Mr Richard Scawn located?
Mr Richard Scawn primarily practices at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital, located at 60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 9NH
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What are Mr Richard Scawn working hours?
Mr Richard Scawn is working Monday (15:30 - 17:00), Tuesday (13:30 - 17:00, 09:00 - 12:30), Wednesday (14:00 - 18:00), Thursday (08:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 18:00), Friday (09:00 - 11:00, 13:00 - 16:00)
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