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Mr Raj Lakhani is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon (adult and paediatric) with a specialist interest in Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery. He is appointed to St George's University Hospital & Epsom Hospital. Mr Lakhani is a Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s Medical School, University of London.
Mr Lakhani completed his undergraduate medical training at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He was awarded the Drapers Company Prize for academic achievement and the Research Advisory Board Award for his intercalated Bachelors degree in Sports & Exercise Medicine.
Mr Lakhani has developed advanced skills in the care of complex nasal, sinus and facial pain disorders. This supra-specialist interest also includes rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery. To further his skills he trained in specialist tertiary and quaternary rhinology centres including Guy’s & St Thomas’ and St George's Hospitals. Further specialist training was undertaken through observerships at the world-renowned Hirslanden Klink, Zurich and the Clinica del Viso in Milan. Mr Lakhani undertook an period of specialist training in advanced rhinology and facial plastic surgery in London.
He is well trained in the breadth of general adult and paediatric ENT having completed higher surgical training in South London. Mr Lakhani has trained in specialist units such as Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Evelina Childrens Hospital where he has developed a wealth of experience in paediatric ENT.
Mr Lakhani has developed a strong interest in clinical research. He has published almost 30 peer-reviewed articles and has given 50 scientific presentations worldwide. He has been awarded prizes for his clinical research including the ‘Best Short Paper’ prize from the Royal Society of Medicine. In 2016 he was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Medicine national ‘Trainee of the Year’ award. To further his skills in research and to enable him to provide the very best in evidence based care to his patients, Mr Lakhani completed a Masters course in Evidence Base Healthcare from University College London.
He also has a passion for teaching and training. During his basic surgical training he was an anatomy demonstrator to Oxford University Medical School. He is currently a member of the faculty on a number of surgical training courses and is a fully trained supervisor to surgical trainees.
Mr Lakhani strives to deliver the highest standards of patient care. He regularly receives positive feedback from patients regarding his excellent communication and listening skills. This, in combination with his clinical acumen allows him to provide care of the very highest standard.
Areas of interest
Adult/Children Ear Nose & Throat problems;Nasal blockage;Blocked nose;Nose/nasal discharge/mucus;Sinus conditions;Sinusitis;Sinus pain/headache;Post nasal drip;Catarrh;Facial/face/ear pain/pressure;Blocked ear;Acute sinusitis;Chronic sinus;Chronic sinusitis;Rhinosinusitis;Nasal/nose polyps;Deviated septum;Nasal cartilage;Turbinate surgery;Smell problems/loss;Anosmia;Taste loss;Nose bleed;Epistaxis;Rhinoplasty(nose reshaping);Broken/fractured nose/nasal bones;Sinus surgery;Septoplasty;Snoring/sleep apnoea;Apnea;Obstructive sleep apnoea;Eustachian tube dysfunction;Paediatric/Adult ENT;Tonsil problems/Snoring/Sleep apnoea/OSA/Glue ear/Adenoids/Tonsil surgery/Tonsillectomy/Tonsillitis/Coblation;Hearing loss;Deafness;Dizziness;Vertigo;Balance;Tinnitus;Ear Wax;Ear discharge;Noise in ear;Ear drum perforation/hole;Neck lump;Thyroid lump;Voice problems;Nodules;Larygitis;Throat pain/irritation/discomfort;Sore throat;Swallow;Globus;Throat lump;Throat cancer;Dry mouth;Facial Plastic Surgery
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Current NHS consultant posts held
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals
Evidence Based Medicine
Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
Quality of life
I thoroughly enjoy spending time with my two young children and wife. I regularly run and I have completed the London Marathon twice. I play squash and am an avid cricket and football fan.
Royal Society of Medicine Short Paper Prize (May 2016)
Shortlisted for Royal Society of Medicine Trainee of the Year (2016)
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire ENT presentation prize: Runner-up (May 2013)
Kilcoyne Presentation Award (May 2009)
Robin Scott Presentation Prize (April 2009)
Foundation Year One Trainee Award, Homerton Hospital (July 2007)
Drapers Company Prize, Outstanding achievement in final MBBS (July 2006)
Research Advisory Board Award (July 2005)
- MSc (Evidence Based Healthcare) University College London (UCL) 2017
- FRCS (ORL-HNS) - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Royal College of Surgeons of England 2014
- MRCS - Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2010
- DO-HNS - Diploma in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2010
- MBBS University of London 2006
- BSc (Sports & Exercise Medicine) University of London 2004
- Rhinology & Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 2016
Reference number 6147724
Details of entry to specialist register
- Otolaryngology, 2016
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Rhinological Association
European Rhinological Association
Royal Society of Medicine
British Medical Association
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