Mr Nav Kara

Mr Nav Kara

FRCS (ORL-HNS) Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2013

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)

Recommended by 2 specialists
20 years of experience
8 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.96

Bedside Manner

4.98

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Sorted out my polyps quickly with the right meds. Friendly and professional “
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Subspecialties

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

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Swahili
  • Gujarati
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6050646
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £150

    Follow-up appointment: £100

    Practices worked at

    Woodlands Hospital

    Morton Park Darlington, Darlington, United Kingdom, DL1 4PL
    170 reviews

    Spire Washington Hospital

    Picktree Ln, Washington, Washington, United Kingdom, NE38 9JZ
    103 reviews

    County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust

    Hollyhurst Rd, Darlington, United Kingdom, DL3 6HX
    3 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    18:30 - 20:30
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    Not available
    Thu
    09:00 - 12:30
    Fri
    08:30 - 12:30
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr Kara is a consultant ENT surgeon who graduated from the University of Aberdeen and undertook further training across Scotland and England. He is based in the North east of England and provides an extensive ENT service, dealing with a wide spectrum of both adult and childrens' ENT conditions.

    The Rhinology lead for his department, Mr Kara has a special interest in nasal polyps, nasal blockage/deformity due to trauma, deviated nasal septums, allergy and complex sinus surgery. He also holds dedicated paediatric clinics, centrally focused on common childhood problems such as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), tonsillitis and hearing loss.

    Mr Kara is also the Research and Clinical Governance lead and is especially concerned with maintaining patient safety through open and honest communication with patients. He is a strong advocate for transparent doctor-patient communication and ensures patients understand their diagnosis and are actively involved in important decisions involved in their treatment plan.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    General adult, Rhinology and Paediatric ENT surgery

    Tonsillectomy (adults and children)

    Adenoidectomy

    Intracapsular Coblation Tonsillectomy

    Grommets

    Myringoplasty (repair of eardrum)

    Septoplasty

    Septorhinoplasty

    Endoscopic sinus surgery, Nasal polypectomy

    Tonsillitis and Tonsil stones

    Ear problems

    Hearing loss (adult and children)

    Balloon Eustachian Tuboplasty

    Tinnitus

    General ENT conditions

    Snoring, sleep disturbance, sleep apnoea

    Voice problems and throat disorders

    Nasal blockage, deformity and sinus disease

    Allergy

    Procedures

    • Ear Wax Removal
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
    • Grommet Insertion
    • Lymph Node Biopsy
    • Septoplasty
    • Balloon Sinuplasty
    • Endoscopic Lacrimal (Tear Duct) Surgery
    • Functional Nasal Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Microlaryngoscopy
    • Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery
    • Mucocele Removal
    • Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Stopping Nose Bleeds (Nasal Cautery)
    • Tongue Tie Excision
    • Tracheostomy
    • Uvulopalatoplasty (Snoring Surgery)
    • Video Consultation
    • Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy
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    Special interests

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

    FRCS (ORL-HNS) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

    Masters in Clinical Research Newcastle University

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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.96
    Bedside Manner
    4.98
    Explanation
    5
    Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
    5/48
    Tinnitus
    5/48
    Hearing Loss
    4/48
    Nasal Polyps
    4/48
    Ear Wax Removal
    3/48
    Sinusitis
    3/48
    Adenoidectomy
    2/48
    Deafness
    2/48
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
    2/48
    Tonsillectomy
    2/48
    Deviated Septum
    1/48
    Ear Infections
    1/48
    Epistaxis (Nose Bleeding)
    1/48
    Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
    1/48
    Grommet Insertion
    1/48
    Lymph Node Biopsy
    1/48
    Nasal Blockage
    1/48
    Otitis Media (Glue Ear)
    1/48
    Septoplasty
    1/48
    Vertigo
    1/48
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Sorted out my polyps quickly with the right meds. Friendly and professional
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I found Mr Kara, friendly, polite and very professional. I was treated with dignity & respect, feeling reassured and fully informed throughout the appointment and procedure.
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    Mr Nav Kara

    It was my pleasure. Thank you for your review. :-)

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Kara is a very personable chap. He is obviously highly experienced practitioner who explains all aspects of medical procedures in a ‘understandable empathic manner’.
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    Mr Nav Kara

    Thank you very much for your review, it was my pleasure. 😃

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    A very nice man, down to earth. Made me feel at ease and confident in his abilities.
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    Mr Nav Kara

    Thank you very much for your review 😀

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    My experience with Mr Kara was nothing but positive.
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    Mr Nav Kara

    Positivity is what we strive for, glad I could deliver. Thank you for your review. 😀

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I found Mr Naval very easy to talk to...He explained everything to me in a clear and understandable way..
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    Mr Nav Kara

    Glad I could be of assistance. Thank you for your review. 😀

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Kara is very thorough in his examinations & explanations of my condition . He has advised me how to manage it in the future & l would be very happy to see him again if the need arose.
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    Mr Nav Kara

    Thank you very much for your review. Always happy to see you again… 😃

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Great explanation of my son's results and what to expect. Very patient and understanding too.
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    Mr Nav Kara

    Thank you very much for your review… 😃

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    He was absolutely brilliant. He explained everything thoroughly and made me feel so at ease . I was feeling depressed because of my ears . I said to him ‘this is the best Christmas present ever’ and i meant it . I would advice anyone to come and see him I actually cried with joy at be able to hear again . Thank you so much
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    Mr Nav Kara

    I'm not exactly known for my XMas presents, but i'm glad i was able to deliver on this occasion! My pleasure. Thnx for the review. :-)

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very helpful explains every thing that’s going to happen.did his best to make me feel at ease.
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    Mr Nav Kara

    Glad to hear you felt at ease. Thank you for your review :-)

    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Mr Vik Veer
    Mr Vik Veer
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)
    We trained together

    "Mr Kara is one of the leading rhinologists in the country, just look at his publications and the various Professors he is rubbing shoulders with. Truly world class and an amazing asset to Darlington. Incredibly conscientious and works so hard for his patients. Definitely the person I would go and see if my family or I had a rhinology issue. Fantastic surgeon."

    25-05-2021

    Recommended for:
    Epistaxis (Nose Bleeding), Broken Nose, Sinusitis
    Mr Kiran Jumani
    Mr Kiran Jumani
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)
    We trained together

    "I have known Mr. Kara since 2008. We worked as colleagues and we have interacted at numerous occasions in clinics, theatres at registrar level and as Consultant colleagues too. He initiated the coblation technique for tonsillectomies and audited his results diligently. He has always believed in evidence based practice and has a wonderful manor with his patients. He specialises in Rhinology and I would not hesitate in getting operated by him as I feel he would be the safest pair of hands for me if I were to need surgical intervention myself. I would highly recommend him for sinus surgery, tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, grommets and anything that he offers he does. He audits his practice regularly and was the clinical governance lead at the CDDFT ENT department. He is constantly developing and always has in store something new in the innovative mind!"

    08-06-2021

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