Professor Mark McGurk

Professor Mark McGurk

BDS, MBBS, FDS FRCS DLO MD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

38 years of experience
23 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.88

Bedside Manner

4.91

Explanation

4.88

Top feedback

“Went to great lengths in explaining exactly what my operation involved and what to expect. Used cutting edge technology and as a result, surgery was minimally invasive. Successful outcome and I cannot recommend him highly enough. “
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Subspecialties

  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2915513
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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

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,377 reviews

    King Edward VII's Hospital

    5-10 Beaumont St, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6AA
    2,001 reviews

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G 8BJ
    1,783 reviews

    The London Clinic

    20 Devonshire Place, London, United Kingdom, W1B 6BW
    723 reviews

    About

    Professor McGurk, Consultant Oral, Maxillofacial, Head and Neck Surgeon, Works within NHS as part of the North London Head and Neck Cancer Group. He is highly specialised in the treatment of oral and head and neck cancer, and salivary gland disease. He is also highly competent in reconstructive surgery.

    Prof McGurk qualified in Medicine from Sheffield University and then proceeded to undertake specialist training in oral and maxillofacial surgery, during which he did a 6 month training period in the US. He later returned to Sheffield to complete his medical training.

    Prof McGurk is a very active member of the research community, with previous research focusing on the early diagnosis of head and neck cancer, complications of surgery, and the use of minimally invasive surgery for head and neck cancer. He has also led a high-profile international trial on sentinel node biopsy which led to a 75% reduction in neck dissection for early mouth cancers. He has written several books on salivary disease and influenced the practice of salivary gland surgery to move from excision to gland preservation. Additionally, he has pioneered novel techniques in the treatment of odontogenic tumours (ameloblastoma) which preserves the mandible and normal facial appearance.

    Previously, He has been the President of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and was the editor of the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Currently, Prof McGurk lectures around the world at conferences and has developed and run courses on salivary gland surgery around the world for his colleagues. 

    Procedures

    • Jaw Surgery
    • Tooth Extraction
    • Impacted/Infected Wisdom Teeth Removal
    • Cyst Removal
    • Extracapsular Dissection of Benign Parotid Tumours (Minimally Invasive)
    • Mouth Sore Treatment
    • Oral Reconstruction
    • Salivary Gland Stone Removal
    • Bone Graft
    • Broken Teeth/Retained Root Removal
    • Dentoalveolar Surgery
    • Excision of Lesion of Lip
    • Excision of Lesions of the Mouth, Tongue, and Gum
    • Excision of Lymph Nodes
    • Gland Washout
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Lesion Biopsy
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Lymph Node Biopsy
    • Microvascular Free Flap Surgery
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Mole Removal
    • Mouth Ulcer Treatment
    • Mucocele Removal
    • Parotid Gland Stone Removal
    • Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
    • Ranula treatment
    • Reconstructive Surgery
    • Scar Revision Surgery
    • Scar Treatment
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Skin Cancer Treatment
    • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
    • Stricture Treatment
    • Submandibular Gland Stone Removal
    • Submandibular Gland Tumour Surgery
    • TMJ Surgery
    • Uncovering Canines
    • Video Consultation
    • Wisdom Teeth Removal
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    Special interests

    • Parotid Tumour
    • Cancer of the Head, Neck, Mouth, and Tongue
    • Oral Cancer
    • Salivary Gland Cancer
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Benign (Non-Cancerous) Skin Conditions
    • Broken Nose
    • Cysts
    • Dermoid Cysts
    • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
    • Facial Trauma
    • Head & Neck Cancers
    • Head & Neck Tumours
    • Lip Lesion
    • Nasal and Sinus Cancer
    • Neck Lumps
    • Oral (Mouth) Cancer
    • Restricted Mouth Opening and Locking
    • Skin Cancer
    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
    • Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Pain and Clicking
    • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems
    • Tongue Cancer
    • Tongue Tie
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    Education

    • BDS
    • MBBS
    • FDS
    • FRCS
    • DLO
    • MD
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    Reviews

    4.89 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.88
    Bedside Manner
    4.91
    Explanation
    4.88
    Jaw Surgery
    4/32
    Parotid Tumour
    3/32
    Tooth Extraction
    3/32
    Impacted/Infected Wisdom Teeth Removal
    2/32
    Cancer of the Head, Neck, Mouth, and Tongue
    1/32
    Cyst Removal
    1/32
    Extracapsular Dissection of Benign Parotid Tumours (Minimally Invasive)
    1/32
    Mouth Sore Treatment
    1/32
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    1/32
    Oral Cancer
    1/32
    Oral Reconstruction
    1/32
    Salivary Gland Cancer
    1/32
    Salivary Gland Stone Removal
    1/32
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Went to great lengths in explaining exactly what my operation involved and what to expect. Used cutting edge technology and as a result, surgery was minimally invasive. Successful outcome and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I had a really good experience with Professor Mcgurk , he's very informative and very caring.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Wonderful surgeon, he made me feel at ease and executed the surgery very well. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    Everything was explained to me in layman’s terms and I could not have asked for more. Very professional and friendly.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Professor McGurk has guided me with expertise and care throughout the past year and I have the utmost trust in his skill, competence and humanity.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mark was very helpful and clear with his instructions. The secretary was also very helpful.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    Amazing doctor. Charming, kind, compassionate. Makes you feel completely at ease abs in the best of hands.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I can’t thank Prof McGurk enough for the way he supported me before, during, and after my surgery/hospital stay. Far exceeded expectations. I was visited everyday, kept well informed with my progress, and made to feel at ease. His bedside manner is second to none. And a sense of humour which came in handy during some of our conversations. I couldn’t have got through it without Prof McGurk.
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    Overall Experience (1/5)
    Bedside Manner (3/5)
    Explanation (1/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prof Mcgurk extracted a wrong tooth. He extracted my wisdom tooth (LL8) without my consent, instead of the actual tooth, LL7. He did not even mention anything about the wisdom tooth (or possible complications) during pre-consultation, however he asked me to sign some papers, but later he refused to provide me a copy. I found out about everything during post-consultation, once my dental nerve had been already damaged. I am disgusted and disconcerted by prof McGurk unprofessional practice and anti-ethical conduct. How such a Doctor (actually Professor) can lie and cheat on his patient, who came to receive medical help, it is outrageous.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (4/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    Very precise and good diagnosis. I went away understanding the treatments open to me.
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