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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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