Mr Naveed Kara

Nav Kara

Ear, nose and throat surgery


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Last updated: 10 Jun 2020

Specialises in

  • Adult
  • Paediatric

About me

I am a Consultant ENT Surgeon based in the North East of England. I graduated from the University of Aberdeen, undertaking my further ENT training across Scotland and the North of England, and have been practicing in ENT since 2005

My NHS practice is based at Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, and my private practice at The Spire Hospital Washington and The BMI Woodlands Hospital in Darlington.

I provide a general ENT service, dealing with a broad spectrum of adult and childrens' ENT conditions. I have a subspecialty interest in Rhinology and am the lead for my department, dealing with allergies, complex sinus surgery, nasal polyps, nasal blockage/deformity due to trauma and deviated nasal septums. I also conduct dedicated Paediatric clinics, focusing predominantly on common childhood problems such as hearing loss, tonsillitis and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

I offer private clinic consultations for children, but if surgery is proposed, then this is conducted at their local NHS Hospital.

As departmental Clinical Governance Lead, I maintain a strong focus on patient safety. I am a firm believer that this can only be achieved through open and honest communication with patients. I ensure that patients understand their condition and the proposed treatment options available to them, and find that patients who are better informed throughout the process tend to experience better surgical outcomes.

Areas of interest

Rhinology and Paediatric ENT Surgery
Ear problems, Hearing loss, Grommets
Septoplasty, Septorhinoplasty, Nasal polyps, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Adenoidectomy, Tonsillectomy and Intracapsular Coblation Tonsillectomy

Regular faculty member on National Courses in Septorhinoplasty/Facial Plastics and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.
Joint founder of a Prepared4ENT, a charity which provides ENT Training to junior doctors and nurses.
Educational supervisor for Junior Doctors and teaches on regional cadaveric training days.

Departmental and Surgical Directorate Research Lead
Principal Investigator on International Industry and National Clinical Trials and also a co-applicant on a large £1m+ National Grant Award
Regularly publishes research findings in peer-reviewed journals.

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Procedures completed

  • E1780

    Diagnostic endoscopy of sinus and bilateral (as sole procedure) - (5-50)

    BMI Woodlands Hospital (5-50) Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • D1520

    Suction clearance of middle ear (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Spire Washington Hospital (1-5)

  • D0702

    Aural toilet (including microsuction and/or suction of exteriorised mastoid cavity) including bilateral - (1-5)

    BMI Woodlands Hospital (1-5)

  • D1510

    Myringotomy and insertion of tube through tympanic membrane (and bilateral) - (1-5)

  • F3480

    Adenotonsillectomy (and bilateral) - (1-5)

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