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Mr Oko is a consultant ENT surgeon with a special interest and expertise in sleep apnoea and other sleeping disorders. He qualified in 1986 and trained at St Mary’s & Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital in London. He was a lecturer at the University of Glasgow in ENT surgery and was one of the 12 finalists in 1995 for the Surgeon in Training medal -organised by The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh- for instrument design and innovation. In 2005 he was appointed as a consultant surgeon for ENT for the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) & Clinical Lead for Sleep Apnoea Service, and served as Clinical Lead for General Surgery 2009-20011and Clinical Lead for ENT for ULHT from 2007 to 2011.
He currently looks after 1900 OSA patients on CPAP therapy
Mr Oko founded the Snoring Disorders Centre based at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston in 2006, and has since opened satellite clinics at Johnson Hospital, Spalding, and 150 Harley Street. In 2008 Mr Oko’s pioneering sleep service at ULHT won the NHS East Midlands Healthcare Award for service transformation. In 2011 he won the Middle East Hospitals award for Respiratory excellence for raising awareness of Sleep Apnoea in the region and this was presented by Riz Kahn.
Mr Oko actively campaigns for better research and facilities for sufferers of sleeping disorders, including the risks associated with undiagnosed sleep apnoea.
Areas of interest
Sleep Disordered Breathing ( Obstructive Sleep apnoea, Upper airway resistance syndrome, Snoring) General ENT conditions: Glue Ear, Deafness in children and adults, Tinnitus, Vertigo, Nasal polyps, Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Tonsillitis, Dysphagia- swallowing problems, Vocal polps, Hoarse voice, Laryngitis & acid reflux
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant ENT Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Obstructive sleep apnoea United Lincolnshire hospitals trust & department of health Advisor on Obstructive sleep apnoea
Obstructive sleep apnoea, upper airway resistance syndrome
Autoimmune disease and dysphagia
Reading computing and technology, swimming
In 2008 Mr Oko’s pioneering sleep service at ULHT won the NHS East Midlands Healthcare Award for service transformation. In 2011 he won the Middle East Hospitals award for Respiratory excellence for raising awareness of Sleep Apnoea in the region and this was presented by Riz Kahn.
M.Oko, I.Ganly, S.Loughran, W.A.Clement, N.K.Geddes. D.Young
A prospective randomised single-blind trial comparing ultrasonic scalpel tonsillectomy with tonsillectomy by blunt dissection in a paediatric age group.
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery , Volume 133 , Issue 4 , Pages 579 - 584
Oko M, Swan I, Stansby G, Dorak M
HLA-A, -B, -DR alleles and Zenker's diverticulum.
Hum Immunol; 63(10 Suppl): S60, 2002
Oko M. Johnston A. Swan IRC.
Courses offered to GPs
Obstructive sleep apnoea and General ENT conditions
All Mr Oko’s patients complete an anonymous patient satisfaction survey after their consultation in order to monitor his performance and drive service improvements. On average 96% of patients are very satisfied with the service they received across five categories (understanding, explanations, friendliness, politeness, listening).
70% of patients started on CPAP will do very well on therapy. Of those who fail CPAP, mandibular advancement devices( Sucess again 70%) or Surgery( 80% success)
- FRCS(Ed) Royal College of Surgeon Edinburgh 1994
- FRCS(ORL-HNS) Royal College of Surgeon Edinburgh 2003
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Department of Health Advisor on OSA Dept of Health 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- Otolaryngology, 2005
Affiliations / memberships
Mr Oko is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, and is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, The European Respiratory Society, the British Association of Otolaryngology the British Medical Association and the Royal Society of Medicine.
- 150 Harley Street LONDON W1G 7LQ
- 08:30 - 06:30
- 020 3075 3150
- The Bostonian, PE21 9QS
- 08:30 - 17:00
- 01205 446490
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