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Florian is a fully licensed substantive consultant ENT surgeon at Guy´s and St. Thomas´ Hospital, London, with a specialist interest in rhinology and facial plastic surgery. Previous to this he was an ENT Consultant at the University of Berlin, Germany.
During training he studied at: University of Heidelberg, Germany; NYU, New York, USA; University of Sydney, Australia; and University of Zurich, Switzerland. He completed his higher surgical training at the University of Heidelberg and University of Berlin, Germany. He received the German Board Certification as Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (UK CCT equivalent) in 2011, and the German Board Certification for Sub-specialisation in Facial Aesthetic and Reconstructive Operations in 2015.
In 2014 he spent 18-months doing the highly prestigious craniofacial and facial-plastic fellowship at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.
His main focus is on rhinology and facial plastic surgery which includes medical and surgical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis including balloon sinuplasty, functional and aesthetic septo-rhinoplasties, as well as surgery for patients with snoring problems and obstructive sleep apnoea. He has also extensive experience in the use of Botulinum Toxin (Botox) and Dermal Fillers, and is one of the most experienced surgeons in the UK in performing endoscopic balloon dilatation of the Eustachian Tube.
He is registered with the General Medical Council as a specialist for Otolaryngology (GMC No 7381518) and is a member in the following professional medical specialist societies: Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe, the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, ENT UK, FPS UK, the German ENT Society, and the German Society for Aesthetic use of Botulinum Toxin. He is the founder and Director of 'The Aesthetic and Functional Use of Botulinum Toxin Course for Doctors' in Berlin, Germany, which is held twice a year.
As part of his academic work, he lectures at national and international conferences, and has published extensively in his field of expertise. He is also an editorial reviewer of major scientific papers in the field of Otolaryngology and Facial plastic surgery.
Areas of interest
Functional and aesthetic Septorhinoplasties; Rhinology; medical and surgical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis; Balloon Sinuplasty; Septoplasty; Turbinate reduction; Endoscopic Eustachian Tube Dilatation; Facial Plastic Surgery; Surgery for patients with snoring problems and obstructive sleep apnoea
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Magnus Fraser Dunsire Not Fee Assured
- Dr Kanika Dua Fee Assured
- Dr Hanif Meeran Not Fee Assured
- Dr Tim Peters Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Fully licensed substantive consultant ENT surgeon at Guy´s and St. Thomas´ Hospital, London, with a specialist interest in rhinology and facial plastic surgery.
Patient outcome in Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Patient outcome after Septorhinoplasty
Endoscopic Dilatation of the Eustachian Tube
I love my little family and I have an active lifestyle including running, spinning and pilates. I love cooking, travel, and relax by playing the piano or the organ (if one is near).
Management of foreign bodies in the mouth, nose and ears in children in the emergency room
Bast F, Lee C, Jaschke N, Olze H
Iran J Pediatr 2017
Seasonal differences of tympanogram and middle ear findings in children
Knopke, S, Böttcher, A, Chadha, P, Olze, H, Bast F
Current practice: The bilobed flap from the classic indication to cover a small defect on the face to covering a large defect on the chest
Bast F, Roos S, Weikert S, Schrom T
J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2016
Correlation of skin test results and specific immunoglobulin E blood levels with nasal provocation testing for house-dust mite allergies
Haxel B, Huppertz T, Boessert P, Bast F, Fruth K
Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2016
The relationship between preoperative tympanograms and intraoperative ear examination results in children
Knopke S, Ekpemi I, Olze H, Bast F
European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology. 2015
Septic arthritis of the temporomandibular joint as a complication of acute otitis media in a child: a rare case and the importance of real-time PCR for diagnosis
Bast F, Collier S, Chadha P, Collier J
International Journal of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2015
Is there a need for a histological examination of the adenoid tissue after adenoidectomy?
Bast F, Uecker K, Chadha P, Göbel D, Schrom T
International Journal of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology 2015
Neurological symptoms of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis as the primary manifestation of an adenocarcinoma of the nasal cavity and sinus: a case report and literature review
Bast F, Schrom T
Balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube: postoperative validation of patient satisfaction
Bast F, Frank A, Schrom T
ORL Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Related Specialities. 2013
Etiology and Treatment of Osteonecrosis of the Mandible
Bast F, Groß A, Hecht L, Schrom T.
Contemporary Oncology 2013
Effects of stapedotomy on pre-operative tinnitus and its psychosomatic burden
Bast F, Mazurek B, Schrom T.
Auris Nasus Larynx 2013
Significance of the sinus x-ray prior septoplasty
Bast F, Weikert S, Schrom T.
Surgical Closure of Nasoseptal Defects: Postoperative Patient Satisfaction.
Bast F, Heimer A, Schrom T.
ORL Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Related Specialities. 2012
Treatment of Otosclerosis with a Superelastic Nitinol Piston: First Results
Bast F, Weikert S, Schrom T
Indian Journal of Otolaryngology, Head Neck Surgery. 2011
Surgical treatment of paralytic lagophthalmos
Schrom T, Bast F.
- License to practise University of Heidelberg, Germany 2006
- German Board Certification as Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (UK CCT equivalent) Ärztekammer Brandenburg, Germany 2011
- Medical doctorate University of Heidelberg, Germany 2007
- German Board Certification for Sub-specialisation in Facial Aesthetic and Reconstructive Operations Ärztekammer Sachen-Anhalt, Germany 2015
- Craniofacial and Facial reconstructive Fellowship Chelsea and Westminster Hospital 2013
- Observership Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA 2014
Reference number 7381518
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Specialist Register for Otolaryngology, 2013
- German medical Society as Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons of England
The Rhinoplasty Society of Europe
The European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
ENT UK, FPS UK
The German ENT Society
The German Society for Aesthetic use of Botulinum Toxin
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