I spent 20 years as an NHS Consultant at one of the U.K.'s foremost, and oldest central London teaching hospitals, focusing on cancer treatment, in particular using lasers. I took early retirement to bring laser treatment more into the public domain for non cancer treatments, like tonsils and blocked noses.
ENT Laser Surgery Philosophy
In my practice, I want local anaesthetic day case surgery only - everyone goes home or back to work straight away. It's the modern way of treating ENT problems. I don't pack noses or do anything that might cause discomfort or a delay in discharge.
My re-admission rate with complications is 0.1% over the past 6 years at the main hospitals where I work - Spire London East and HealthHub. Unexpected overnight stay after a general anaesthetic (which I try to avoid) is very rare, almost everyone goes home the same day.
Lasers have been very useful in medicine, so a lot of what I do relates to this. Laser light can be very accurately focussed and pulsed into tiny spots that treat tissue in one of the most delicate parts of the body, which is the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT). This means that most nose and throat surgery in particular can be performed as day cases under local anaesthetic spray or dental-type injections, since blood loss is minimal due to the coagulating effect of lasers, and the procedure is clean and quick.
Technological advances are happening all the time in medicine and the world generally. I like to travel and observe these new procedures, implementing those that appear to show benefit. For this reason I have pioneered numerous techniques in the U.K., such as:
Intracapsular laser vapourisation tonsillectomy
Laser turbinoplasty under local anaesthetic
Photodynamic therapy for cancer
Laser mole removal
Water jet dissection for tumour removal
ImmunoCAP biochip allergy testing
Local anaesthetic spray (only) laser tonsillectomy
High definition video-endoscopy downloaded onto a USB business card
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Mike Dilkes, MS FRCS(ORL-HNS) FRCSEd FRCS
Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon
ENT Surgeon (Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist)
Master Of Surgery
Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons
Head & Neck Surgery
General Medical Council: 3096325
New appointment: £150 - 200 (HealthHub - Private Hospital)
Clinic procedures £50-150
All - except AXA-PPP
282, Milkwood Road, London, SE24 0EZ. 0207 8709166
Spire London East
Roding Lane South IG4 5PZ. 0208 5511100
Snoring, Sleep apnoea
Tonsillectomy by laser
Nose unblocking with laser turbinoplasty
Throat cancer - laser treatment
Facial ageing and moles
Previously Consultant ENT Surgeon in the NHS at St Bartholomew's (Barts) Teaching Hospital in Central London, 1996 - 2017
RESIDENT ENT CONSULTANCIES
Past/present: ENT Surgeon for the England Cricket Team, the British Olympic Association, the Amateur Boxing Association, The Lawn Tennis Association, Saracen's Rugby Club as well as a number of professional football clubs, including Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Millwall and Leyton Orient.
King Edward's School, Birmingham
St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London
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