Mr Raj Lakhani

Mr Raj Lakhani

MB Bs, MSc, FRCS, MRCS, DO-HNS, BSc

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

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4 specialists

13 years of experience
4 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

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5
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5
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5

Top feedback

“Mr Lakhani has been great to work with. He is always warm and welcoming. He has worked through my symptoms systematically and come to a diagnosis and solution that has been very satisfactory. I would happily recommend him to anyone.“
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Subspecialties

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

  • English
  • Gujarati
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6147724
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre

    Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostic Centre,102 Sydney Street Chelsea, London, United Kingdom, SW3 6NR
    18 reviews

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    79 reviews

    Harley Street Nose Clinic

    9 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9AL
    2 reviews

    About

    Mr Raj Lakhani is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon (adult and paediatric) with a specialist interest in Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery. 

    Mr Lakhani completed his undergraduate medical training at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He was awarded the Drapers Company Prize for academic achievement and the Research Advisory Board Award for his intercalated Bachelor's degree in Sports & Exercise Medicine. To further his skills he trained in specialist tertiary and quaternary rhinology centres including Guy’s & St Thomas’ and St George's Hospitals. Further specialist training was undertaken through observerships at the world-renowned Hirslanden Klink, Zurich and the Clinica del Viso in Milan. Mr Lakhani further enhanced his skills through an additional year of dedicated specialist training in rhinology and facial plastic surgery at St George's Hospital.

    Mr Lakhani has developed a strong interest in clinical research. He has published almost 30 peer-reviewed articles and has given 50 scientific presentations worldwide. He has been awarded prizes for his clinical research including the ‘Best Short Paper’ prize from the Royal Society of Medicine. In 2016 he was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Medicine national ‘Trainee of the Year’ award.

    Mr Lakhani strives to deliver the highest standards of patient care. He regularly receives positive feedback from patients regarding his excellent communication and listening skills. This, in combination with his clinical acumen, allows him to provide care of the very highest standard.

     

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    Medical procedures

    Rhinoplasty 

    Nose re-shaping (Nose job)

    Pinnaplasty

    Ear-pinning 

    Otoplasty

    Septorhinoplasty

    Septal surgery

    Turbinate Surgery

    Sinus Surgery

    Endoscopic sinus surgery

    Functional endoscopic sinus surgery

    Balloon sinuplasty (minimally invasive)

    Eustachian tuboplasty for blocked ears and ear pressure symptoms

    Microsuction (ear wax removal)

    Nasal Cautery

    Snoring surgery

    Voice 

    Examination and treatment of voice problem

    Laryngology

    Laryngoscopy

    Tonsillectomy

    Coblation Tonsillectomy

    Adenoidectomy


    Grommet insertion

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    Special interests

    • Nasal blockage and sinus conditions including facial pain
    • Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping)
    • Facial Plastic Surgery
    • Paediatric ENT (tonsil problems, snoring, sleep apnoea, glue ear, adenoids)
    • Snoring and sleep apnoea
    • General Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery (adult and children)
    • Blocked ears
    • Eustachian tube dysfunction
    • Hearing loss, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Ear Wax, Ear discharge
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    MB BS 2006 University of London

     

    Specialist Register entry date

    Otolaryngology From 05 Oct 2016

     

    Further Qualifications

    MSc (Evidence Based Healthcare) University College London (UCL) 2017

    FRCS (ORL-HNS) - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Royal College of Surgeons of England 2014

    MRCS - Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2010

    DO-HNS - Diploma in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2010

    BSc (Sports & Exercise Medicine) University of London 2004

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    Nasal blockage
    3/45
    Broken Nose
    2/45
    Breathlessness
    1/45
    Ear Infections
    1/45
    General Paediatrics
    1/45
    Paediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
    1/45
    Rhinitis
    1/45
    Tinnitus
    1/45
    Voice problems
    1/45
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    Patient seen for:
    Rhinitis
    Mr Lakhani has been great to work with. He is always warm and welcoming. He has worked through my symptoms systematically and come to a diagnosis and solution that has been very satisfactory. I would happily recommend him to anyone.
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    Patient seen for:
    Nasal blockage
    Mr Lakhani is such an attentive, personable and quietly reassuring consultant. He has a warm, friendly, welcoming and respectful manner and really listens to what one has to say. I consulted him on a particular medical matter, which he reassured me I didn't have and then helped sort out an unresolved medical issue I'd suffered with for many years. I'm really grateful to him for his expertise and professionalism. Mr Lakhani's PA, Julia, is equally friendly, helpful, approachable and efficient.
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    Patient seen for:
    Nasal blockage
    I was delighted that AXA PPP recommended Mr Raj Lakhani as an ENT consultant for my breathing problems. After hearing my concerns, he ran a few tests and explained my predicament very clearly and precisely. He took the time to explain in layman terms also noting that he listens and hears your concerns and gives just and viable responses. I felt very reassured after my initial consultation. A few weeks later, post my operation and follow up appointment I am delighted with the result. I would not hesitate in recommending Mr Lakhani. One very happy patient - 10 stars if that's possible!
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    Patient seen for:
    Ear Infections General Paediatrics
    My son was complaining from severe pain in his ears and Dr. Lakhani was very kind to offer me a same day appointment after his clinic. When we saw him in the clinic he was very welcoming and supporting. The medicine prescribed was also very effective.
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    Broken Nose
    Mr Lakhani performed a manipulation on our son‘s broken nose. We are so grateful to Mr Lakhani for quick response at very short notice. He managed to straighten the nose without major operation. Great and sufficient work.
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    Patient seen for:
    Voice problems Breathlessness
    I came to see Mr. Lakhani with the symptoms such as loss of voice and breath shortness. Quite scary symptoms in covit situation. Mr Lakhani listened to my symptoms and my medical history very carefully paying full attention to what I said. He examined me very thoroughly and gave his diagnosis that was absolutely accurate and precise. He suggested the courses of action that sorted out my issue instantly. What I especially like about Mr Lakhani is his holistic approach that is quite rare in convention medical world. He is not only highly professional but also a wonderful human being. He is very friendly and kind. I would definitely recommend seeing Mr Lakhani to those who are looking for a perfect medical professional
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    Patient seen for:
    Nasal blockage Broken Nose Paediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
    Very positive experience - saw Dr Lakhani with my 13-year-old son at his Harley Street practice in Dec 2020. Very friendly, professional and honest. Would highly recommend.
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    Patient seen for:
    Tinnitus
    I was referred to Mr Lakhani with discomfort and tinnitus in my right ear. Mr Lakhani gave me a thorough ear and nose examination and sent me to have a hearing test. He diagnosed eustachian tube dysfunction and prescribed appropriate nose drops and a nasal douche. The treatment was effective and Mr Lakhani was able to discharge me after a follow up consultation. I found the whole experience very satisfactory with Mr Lakhani providing clear explanations and being more than happy to answer my questions. I would highly recommend Mr Lakhani to anyone seeking an ENT consultant.
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    Mr Raj Lakhani was incredibly professional and friendly - I felt at ease immediately and would definitely return if I needed to.
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    I was delighted to have chosen Mr Raj Lakhani to treat me for an ear infection. He was unfailingly courteous, professional and he put me at my ease. Due to his care my hearing started to return rapidly the following day. I was also impressed with his considerate aftercare which involved a telephone call due to the present crisis. I would have no hesitation whatsoever to recommend him to anyone be they adults or children
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    I had a tonsillectomy with Mr Raj Lakhani in February of 2020 and he was extremely helpful from the get go. He explained the treatment clearly and the procedure went ahead comfortably at the Lister Hospital. During a minor complication later in the week Raj was available at a moments notice and led me through it extremely competently. I couldn't recommend him more
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    Professional, reassuring and an excellent result!!! Having recently completed a septal rhinoplasty under the care of Mr Lakhani I could not recommend his services more. Mr Lakhani was extremely upfront with the entire process and recovery time involved in an operation like this. Not only was he extremely clear at the beginning but, Mr Lakhani continued to reassure and communicate as the process was continuing. Furthermore, post-operation support could not have been better and made life as comfortable as it could be given the circumstances.”
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    We were extremely happy with the treatment and care my son received from Dr.Raj for a Tonsil and Adenoid Coblation. During the first consultation, Dr.Raj was thorough and attentive in understanding my son's Sleep Apnea issues. He provided us with all the options available and the Procon's of each, which allowed us to make an informed decision which was right for our son. Coming away from the Consultation we felt very confident that Raj would be able to treat our son and he would be in the best hands to carry out the procedure. On the day of the operation, Raj took the time to talk through the procedure again and answer any other questions we had. His friendly and engaging manner meant that my young son and my husband and I felt at ease in an anxious time. After the procedure, we appreciated Raj keeping us updated. My son's recovery was better than we could have hoped, he was eating and drinking almost immediately and didn't complain of any pain or discomfort. He had fully recovered within 2-3 days. There were no post-op problems, but we felt we could have contacted Raj had we needed to. I can't rate Dr.Raj highly enough, his experience and personable manner made the whole experience for my son non-traumatic. The procedure Raj recommended has meant my son no longer suffers from Sleep Apnea, he has put on weight, is more energetic and happier. We're very grateful to Raj and would recommend him to anyone who would require this treatment.” Many thanks
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    I saw Mr Lakhani for the first time in February 2020 because of a persistent mild sinus ache, having suffered from sinusitis for over 50 years and having had various unpleasant procedures in my youth. My symptoms were mild rather than acute but I wanted reassurance that there wasn’t a major problem. Mr Lakhani had a good look at my nasal passages, recommended an MRI scan and prescribed a course of one month's Nasonex 50mg nasal spray. I had a follow-up appointment in early March. The results of the scan showed that everything was normal, although with some narrowing of the drainage passage on my right-hand side. I had found the spray helpful. We agreed that if the problem recurred I could ring his secretary for a repeat prescription. In general, Mr Lakahni felt that my symptoms could easily be managed by medication and that there was no need for surgery. A good result, pleasantly and professionally delivered, with a good conversation about blood oranges on the side!”
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    I went to Mr Lakhani after being referred there by my BUPA. I have struggled with breathing problems through my nose, almost my whole life. It’s caused a series of issues, including severe sleep apnea. Dr Lakhani was tremendously effective in quickly diagnosing that I had abnormally large Concha as well as narrow sinuses/deviated septum. The whole process from diagnosis to surgery was incredibly seamless and now I’m sleeping better than I have in decades. 10/10 every step of the way
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    Very attentive. Listens to what you say. Does not rush. Makes you feel at ease. Would recommend him anytime
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    I was extremely at ease from the moment I walked into Raj’s office. He was attentive and listened to me and quick to diagnose my nasal problems. We discussed two routes and although it’s quick to go down the surgical route recommended I try another option first. In most cases, this probably would have worked but in my case, we ended up needing to go through surgery and again felt really comfortable through the process as I knew I was in really good hands. Post-surgery Raj gave me his personal number and I could call or text him if I had any issues at all. And if I had any questions he was really quick to respond. Thanks so much, Raj, I would highly recommend you.
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    I went to see Mr Lakhani due to facial pain and recurrent sinus infections. He diagnosed what could’ve been contributing to my problems and recommended a simple sinus procedure to correct it. He was straightforward and honest about the possible outcomes and risks about the surgery and didn’t try to sell me on empty promises. I’m very happy with the outcome, I had little postoperative pain, recovery went smoothly and best of all no more facial pain or sinusitis. I would highly recommend Mr Lakhani for his professionalism and his personable and empathetic manner.
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    Mr Raj Lakhani, who successfully performed my nasal septoplasty and turbinate reduction at St Anthony’s hospital. Mr Raj Lakhani is an excellent consultant, providing good, thorough care from first assessment right up to post-op follow-up. He informed me of all the possible risks and complications that can occur in surgery and weighed these up against the benefits with me. He performed the surgery perfectly and I have fully recovered now with no complications. His post-op care was second to none, and he remained in contact so that I could ask any question that came to mind or raise any concerns. As a medical student myself, I have seen how other surgeons conduct themselves around their patients and I can say for sure that Mr Lakhani has the best bedside manner. He never spoke down to me and always included me in every step of the process. I would definitely recommend him to future patients.
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    From the first consultation at your clinic to the surgery and then finally the post-operative follow-up, I found your manner pleasing, informative and thoroughly professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to other prospective patients.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    4

    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    Mr Pavol Surda
    Mr Pavol Surda
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    29-06-2019

    I have known Mr Raj Lakhani for many years. He has a well-respected surgeon and very approachable personality. Raj is a knowledgeable and conscientious rhinologist, who always puts his patients first. His gentle manner and approach to patients are exemplary and I would certainly recommend him to any of my family members without hesitation.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Noisy breathing, Smell disorders, Epistaxis (nose bleeding), Nasal disease, Nasal polyps
    For procedures: Sinus Surgery, Rhinoplasty (Nose Job), Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Jay Goswamy
    Mr Jay Goswamy
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    05-09-2018

    Raj is an extremely proficient ENT surgeon and an expert facial plastic surgeon. He is well trained, conscientious and safe. I would confidently recommend him to friends and family.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For procedures: Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    Connection: We trained together
    Mr Florian Bast
    Mr Florian Bast
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    24-06-2018

    Mr. Lakhani is a perfect colleague. He has a fantastic approach to patients both in terms of clinical acumen as well as his manner and communication skills.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For procedures: Sinus Surgery, Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Roland Hettige
    Mr Roland Hettige
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    27-09-2020

    Local Rhinology Colleague

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Noisy breathing, Epistaxis (nose bleeding), Allergic rhinitis (hayfever), Snoring problems, Smell disorders, Rhinitis, Deviated septum
    For procedures: Sinus Surgery, Functional nasal surgery, Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), Stopping nose bleeds (Nasal Cautery), Endoscopic anterior skull base surgery
    Connection: We trained together

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