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need recommendation for good ENT surgeon

(13 Posts)
CookFromScratch Wed 10-Aug-11 21:38:25

My DS has a long history of ear infections despite insertion of grommits and removal of his adenoids. His ENT surgeon thinks he has cholesteatoma (a progressive ear disease that is hard to get rid of and can entail bone and skin grafts and result in a loss of hearing). My DS is on the waiting list for an operation. I am not confident with the consultant surgeon the NHS has allocated me. He doesn't communicate well and he oversaw the doctor who performed his first grommit operation that wasn't successful. I would love a second opinion but I don't know of any excellent ENT surgeons and I am seeking recommendations in London/South East. I am trying to be proactive to help my DS but I don't know where to start. Any advice would be gratefully received.

DeWe Thu 11-Aug-11 10:36:58

Mr. McComb at Frimley Park Hospital (Surrey) (I think that's the spelling) has a great reputation. I can speak from experience that he listens well and thinks before he speaks.

notcitrus Thu 11-Aug-11 11:04:47

John Graham, in Harley St or at the Royal National TNE Hospital in Grays Inn Road.
Lovely bloke, treated me as a kid and then when asked if I knew anyone in London to be referred to as an adult I mentioned his name and the local consultant went 'WOW!' - he'd become very well thought of in the 18 years since I'd last seen him!
And figured out what was up with my ears and got it sorted, too.

PorkChopSter Thu 11-Aug-11 11:13:52

Pandora Hadfield - Guildford/Chertsey plus others. She has a good website. Great with children (and snivelling parents ).

PorkChopSter Thu 11-Aug-11 11:16:52

Lizcat Thu 11-Aug-11 13:56:12

Mr Herdman at the Royal Berks, Reading. He saved my DD's life when she was a tiny 5month old and then he worked really hard to avoid any further surgeries which he achieved. He was called in as the consultant who she was originally under was not happy to perform the particular surgery on such a tiny baby.
Mr Herdman then personally oversaw DD's treatment till she was discharged at 3.5 years of age, we still have a fast track back to him with any further problems now 4 years later.
He is an excellent communicator and put the receptionists in there place so that DD could see him as an outpatient at our local hospital and not have to make a 3 hour round trip.
As you can see I think he is fab, this, however, the response you get from nearly everyone he treats.

cedmonds Fri 12-Aug-11 12:04:02

Mr Beaven At Gatwick Park he works and other privated and NHS hospitals but that is were we always saw him. He has put gromments in DS twice and did a tosillictomy. He also saved my sisters life. He is a fantastic doctor and is great with children. He is also on the end of the phone at any time if you need any help with anything.

hatchypom Fri 12-Aug-11 19:12:01

David selvadurai great with kids sorry change that, absolutely fab with kids, lovely manner with worried parents and can do attitude. Works out of St Georges on nhs and lister and St anthonys privately can not recommend highly enough

tessofthedurbeville Fri 12-Aug-11 23:03:45

Doctor Foster is a good website to check out consultants - gives their specialisms, where they work etc, so you can check out all these recommendations to see if they are relevant to you. Good luck

weakestlink Fri 19-Aug-11 21:01:34

Michelle Wyatt is fab - she specialises in paediatric ENT. She did DS's grommets and was very good with him (he was only 2 so needed a lot of coaxing to keep still etc).

heathermumof3 Fri 19-Aug-11 21:23:06

Mr Sheehan I see him at manchester children's hospital as my daughter has a rare condition called a Laryengeal Cleft. He was the only one who diagonised her. He also specialises in down syndrome as his own child is down syndrome.
I apologise for spelling had a small wine

heathermumof3 Fri 19-Aug-11 21:24:56

Sorry I do know he is travels nation wide aswell

yellowsubmarine41 Fri 19-Aug-11 21:27:56

I'd second recommendations for the Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat hospital on Grey's Inn Road.

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