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Mr Jahangir Ahmed

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Ear, nose and throat surgery

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Last updated: 25 Apr 2020

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Jahangir 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 Kings College, Cambridge University where he achieved the Harmer prize for Medicine and attained an MA in experimental psychology. He completed clinical education at Imperial College, London, graduating with the Gold-medal in Pathology.

He completed higher specialist training in major London teaching hospitals during which time he was awarded competitive research fellowships from The Welcome Trust, The Barts and London Charity and was a Royal college of Surgeons Academic research-fellow. He completed a PhD at The Barts Cancer Institute, where he genetically optimised Vaccinia viruses for immune-therapeutic cancer treatment.

He has a high-volume practice and expertise in the surgical management of benign and malignant head and neck tumours of all subsites including tonsil, pharynx, larynx, salivary gland and thyroid.

In addition, he has a special interest and tertiary level NHS practice in the surgical management of: obstructive sleep apnoea refractory to CPAP; complex airway conditions; voice and swallow disorders.

He is skilled in transoral laser and robotic surgery. Indeed, he has one of the highest-volume transoral robotic surgical practices in the UK, performing over 50 transoral resections of tumour or obstructing tissue per year. Complementing his experience in treating the upper aero-digestive tract, he also maintains a substantial advanced endoscopic sinus surgical practice. He currently performs over 400 operations per year in the NHS.

Mr Ahmed is chairman and lead of the Barts Head and Neck cancer MDT and a member of the Barts Thyroid MDT.

Mr Ahmed 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 texts.

He holds a PGCE in Medical education and is education co-lead at Barts, facilitating a training programme for North Thames higher ENT surgical trainees and junior doctors.

Mr Ahmed’s colleagues would describe him as caring, friendly, a team player and skilled and diligent in the surgery he performs. Above all he is extremely patient-centric and will work tirelessly to alleviate their unique ENT problem(s).

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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