Mr Jahangir Ahmed


Ear, nose and throat surgery

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Last updated: 25 Apr 2020

Specialises in

  • Adult
  • Head & neck oncology
  • Paediatric

About me

Jahangir (Jay) Ahmed is a highly qualified and respected consultant in ENT, specialising in Head & Neck, Laryngology and Thyroid surgery at Barts-Health and UCLH NHS trusts.

He was educated at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College School of Medicine, graduating in 2001 with the Gold Medal in Pathology. He also attained an MA in Experimental Psychology from Cambridge.

During his higher surgical training he was awarded a PhD in molecular oncology for his work on viral mediated immunotherapy of cancer, conducted at the Barts Cancer Institute.

He completed higher surgical ENT training in London teaching hospitals including The Royal London, St Bartholomew’s, Charing Cross, The Royal National Throat Nose & Ear and Great Ormond Street Hospitals; centers of excellence and academia. He joined the consultant team at Barts-Health in 2017.

His specialist interests include the surgical management of neck and face lumps, encompassing benign and malignant head and neck tumours of all subsites including tonsil, tongue base, pharynx, larynx, salivary gland and thyroid.

He is expert in the surgical management of voice, complex airway and swallowing disorders. He also has a unique interest in the surgical management of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) refractory to CPAP.

He is skilled in laryngeal microsurgery, transoral laser and robotic surgery and is part of a team that is one of the largest minimally invasive, transoral surgical practices in the UK.

He runs head and neck “one stop” and "voice" multidisciplinary clinics at Barts Health. There, he also forms part of a dedicated team that is able to offer every modality of treatment for patients suffering with OSA, ranging from CPAP to transoral robotic surgery. Indeed, the team’s latest surgical audit has demonstrated tremendous success with 90% of CPAP dependent OSA patients who had robotic surgery, coming off their CPAP post operatively.
Additionally, he has a high volume advanced endoscopic sinus surgery practice with utilization of image navigation and is therefore in a unique position to be able to offer safe, state of the art surgical treatment from nasal passage to voice box.

Mr Ahmed is currently chairman and lead of the head and neck cancer MDT; a founding member of the Robotic users’ group and a member of the thyroid MDT at Barts Health.

He has a keen research interest in minimally invasive transoral surgery and molecular treatment of cancers. He is an honorary clinical lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, is widely published in peer reviewed scientific journals and has written numerous book chapters in respected surgical and clinical textbooks. His research and clinical experience are regularly presented at national and international meetings.

Mr Ahmed is passionate about teaching. He holds a PGCert in Medical education. He is education co-lead at Bart’s health; facilitating a training program for North-Thames higher surgical trainees and junior doctors. He is also a member of the faculty in a number of London based instructional training courses in ENT.

His involvement in academia and teaching ensures he keeps abreast of the latest evidence-based treatment protocols and technology in ENT.

Mr Ahmed has gained a reputation for providing the highest quality care to every patient he treats. After establishing a diagnosis, he will individualize medical and surgical therapy with care and attention to detail. He will be readily accessible throughout their clinical journey and beyond, to ensure as comfortable an experience as possible.

Outside of medical work, Mr Ahmed has an interest in reading history, table tennis, gym training and partaking in endless debates about the nuances of life with his 8 year old son.

Areas of interest

Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea;

Head and neck oncologic surgery: transoral laser and robotic assisted resections, lymph node biopsy, neck dissection;

Thyroid surgery: hemi/ total thyroidectomy, thyroglossal duct cyst excision;

Salivary gland conditions (parotid, submandibular, sublingual gland and ranula excision);

Laryngology, complex airway and swallowing disorders in adults: laser excision of benign and laryngeal lesions, reconstruction of paralysed vocal fold, botox injection, laryngotracheoplasty, endoscopic and external surgery for pharyngeal pouch and pharyngo-oesophageal narrowing;

Rhinology. Management of allergy, sinusitis, nasal polyps, epistaxis and tumour: septal and turbinate surgery advanced functional endoscopic sinus surgery, correction of sequelae of nasal trauma;

General ENT in adults and children: adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, management of hearing and balance disorders, clearance of ear wax/ infection, treatment of glue ear.

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