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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
- Head & neck oncology
Kavin Andi is a Consultant Maxillo-Facial Surgeon specialising in Reconstructive Head and Neck Surgery at St George’s Hospital, University of London.
After completing Dental and Medical degrees at Bart’s and The London Schools of Medicine and Dentistry he undertook his Basic Surgical Training in Essex before returning to the London Deanery Higher Surgical Training programme in Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery at The Royal London Hospital; St Bartholomew’s Hospital; The Luton & Dunstable Hospital; and Guy’s Hospital.
Following the award of the Intercollegiate FRCS (OMFS) he was subsequently ranked 1st amongst the highest calibre Maxillo-Facial, ENT and Plastic Surgeons in the United Kingdom by the Joint Committee for Higher Surgical Training for the highly competitive Advanced Head & Neck Interface Training Fellowships which he successfully completed at Guy’s Hospital, London, in conjunction with the award of Fellowship of The Higher Education Academy.
As Clinical Research lead his academic portfolio includes Augmented Reality, Surgical Robotics and 3D Virtual Planning for which he was awarded the 2012 Norman Rowe Clinical Prize by the British Association of Oral Maxillo-Facial Surgeons.
As an established speaker Kavin has had the honour of representing his colleagues at the Royal College of Surgeons and has also been invited to numerous national and international conferences. The American Head and Neck Society selected his paper on ‘Advanced Digital Planning for Head & Neck Reconstruction’ 1st amongst 1400 abstracts in the Best of Clinical category.
His pioneering work in surgical planning has also been recognised by the British Association of Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgeons who invited him to to deliver a keynote lecture at their Annual Scientific Meeting in Dublin, 2013.
Kavin has published widely in his areas of interest and has also written original software on multiple platforms; creating user-friendly tools for clinical and outcomes research data collection.
Areas of interest
Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery with specialist expertise in Oral Cancer; Head & Neck Cancer; Rapid Diagnostic Service with X-Rays; CT scans; MRI; Ultrasound and Needle Cytology Service; Comprehensive treatment including; Surgical Resection; Neck Dissection; Reconstruction of Faces and Jaws with Microvascular Free Flaps; Internationally recognised expert in 3D technology and Facial Reconstruction; Diagnosis and treatment of Neck Lumps; Salivary Glands; Lumps; ; Stones; Salivary Cancers; Treatment for; Jaw Cysts; Ameloblastoma; Facial Trauma; Jaw Fractures; Orbital Fractures; Complex Wisdom Teeth; Buried Roots; Impacted Teeth; Dental Implants; Bone Grafting and Sinus Lift; Surgery for Dentures/Prosthesis; Treatment of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers; Facial Lumps; Skin Cancers; Cosmetic Surgery; Facelift; Rhinoplasty; Brow Lift; Otoplasty; Botox; Revision Surgery; Oral Medicine; Mouth Ulcers; Dental Infections; Facial Pain Management; Jaw Joint problems; TMJ; Clicking; Locking; Jaw Pain.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Maxillo-Facial, Microvascular Reconstructive
Head & Neck Surgeon
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer
President of The Institute of Reconstructive Sciences
Clinical Research Lead
Department of Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery
St George’s University of London Hospital
London SW17 0QT.
3D Surgical Planning
Data collection tools.
Road cycle racing, sprint triathlons, swimming and constantly improving my work.
2016 Clinical Excellence Award
2016 J.N Kidd Award for Innovation
2012 The Norman Rowe Clinical Prize; ‘Black Bone’ MRI Planning for Fibula Free Flap Reconstruction;
A National Prize awarded by the British Association of Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgeons.
1997 Annual College Prize in Clinical Dentistry.
Maxillo-Facial Surgery Textbook 2017 Ward-Booth
Interim results of the sentinel European node trial (SENT).
Schilling C, Gurney B, Andi K , McGurk M. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngology (2012) 269:1311 - 1410.
‘Black Bone’ MRI Planning for Fibula Free Flap Reconstruction;
A Preliminary Study
K. Andi , J-P, Jeannon, T Coward, M McGurK.
British Journal of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery 2012. Article in press.
Penetrating craniofacial injuries through the ages.
S.J. Camp, S. Joshi, K. Andi , G.H. Alusi, A. Elsmore, H.I. Sabin.
British Journal of Neurosurgery, August 2008; 22(4): 484 – 485.
Courses offered to GPs
Head & neck cancer; Avoiding diagnostic pitfalls for patients presenting in general practice.
Managing neck lumps.
How to deal with red and white patches.
Jaw cysts - when to refer urgently.
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Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.http://hana.e-dendrite.com/hospital/be894d359b917a23c8892106d9826d44/data#
- FRCS (OMFS) Intercollegiate Board Exam 2010
- FRCSEd Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2010
- FDSRCSEng Royal College of Surgeons England 2010
- FHEA Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2011
- Pg Cert Med Ed U.Bed 2011
- MBBS U.Lond 2004
- BDS U.Lond 1999
- Advanced Head & Neck Oncology Guy's Hospital 2011
- Microvascular Surgery NWPIH 2007
Reference number 6103858
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- President The Institute of Reconstructive Sciences 2016
- Editor Journal of Stomatology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2016
- Regional Speciality Advisor Royal College of Surgeons 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 2012
Affiliations / memberships
The British Association of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons.
The British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists.
The European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery.
The European Head & Neck Society
The American Head and Neck Society.
The The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
The The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
The British Medical Association.
The Medical Protection Society.
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
07483 235 749
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: kavinandi