• New clinic for patients with oral dysplasia
    3 October 2016

    Rakeshby Mr Zaid Sadiq, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Head and Neck Surgeon

    Next month we will be launching a new specialist clinic for patients with oral dysplasia. Oral Dysplasia is an abnormality of the cells in the lining of the mouth, which is diagnosed after a biopsy. Oral dysplasia is sometimes categorised as mild, moderate or severe. In a small number of patients these abnormalities may progress into oral cancer.

    This is a clinic for patients who have been previously diagnosed with oral dysplasia. If you have been diagnosed with oral dysplasia it is important that we keep an eye on your oral dysplasia and regularly monitor whether it is developing. Any necessary treatment will be discussed in these appointments.

    You will be seen by members of our expert oral medicine and maxillofacial surgery teams working together. Patients will usually be assessed by two specialists at the same appointment and this may reduce the overall number of hospital appointments you require.

  • European Association for Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery (EACMFS) Congress 2016
    15 September 2016

    Rakeshby Nicholas Kalavrezos, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Head and Neck Surgeon

    This week I have been involved in delivering the European Association for Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery (EACMFS) Congress in my role as Assistant Secretary. The event has been running from September 13th-16th in Central London.

    The Congress features oral and maxillofacial professionals from around the globe providing unique access to the latest innovations and technological advances in the field. The programme has focussed on how technology is leading to innovative techniques within our specialty. We have explored in particular the advances in surgical techniques learnt from experience in conflict over the past 100 years, as we mark the centenary of The Great War.

    EACMFS has become the most prominent and highly respected professional group for the specialty in Europe and has a high profile in other parts of the World. The objectives of the Association are to promote cranio-maxillo-facial surgery in theory and practice and attempt to establish uniform training requirements for the specialty.

    You can find out more about this week’s event by clicking the link below:

  • Welcome to our new head and neck cancer website
    20 June 2016

    Rakeshby Nicholas Kalavrezos, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Head and Neck Surgeon

    Our cancer service is one of the most comprehensive in the country. We diagnose and treat the main cancers of the head and neck including: mouth, voice box, throat, salivary glands, nose and sinuses, thyroid and sarcoma of the head and neck.

    Our head and neck surgeons, oncologists, specialist nurses, radiologists and histopathologists are all very experienced who work as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to offer patients at UCLH a tailored treatment plan of care.

    Throughout the website you will find information about the different cancer types and you will meet the teams that look after those patients. You will find stories from actual patients that have also gone through the same journey that you may be facing. There is information on our extensive support services and how to access them. There is contact information for the specialist nursing and the administration teams to provide you with support and advice during you cancer pathway.

    Before building the website we asked patients for information and features they would want to read and find helpful. We we tested on patients to gain their feedback and to make sure we had delivered as asked. The whole MDT was involved in creating the content to ensure the information was accurate, up to date and patient focused.

    We hope you find our new website useful. Please do make comments and recommendations, we value your feedback. We would also like you to come back to this blog for updates.

    Your feedback is appreciated; please complete the questionnaire below to let us know what you think about the new web pages: