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About the Harley Street Nose Clinic

Our surgeons focus on a range of ear, nose and throat disorders, and specialise in conditions of the sinuses and facial plastic surgery. For information about each consultant please view their profile below.

UK consultants

David Roberts FRCS (ORL)
Dr David Roberts Rhinoplasty Surgeon

David Roberts (MBBS BSc FRCS ORL) has been a consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon for the last 16 years. Currently appointed to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, he is clinical lead to the ENT and Head & Neck department.

He specialises in rhinoplasty, complex sinus surgery and endoscopic neurosurgery in adults and children whilst also lecturing nationally and internationally on many aspects of nasal, sinus and skull base surgery.

He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a member of ENT-UK and the European Rhinology Society.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and an examiner for the Intercollegiate Specialty Board.

He is also an active member of the British Association of Otorhinolarygology and the European Rhinology Society.

Clinic details

9 Harley Street, London: Tuesday Mornings, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons
London Bridge Hospital Clinic (The Shard), London: Friday Mornings

Qualifications
  • Accredited by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery
  • Certificate of Specialist Training by the authority of the Medical Royal Colleges
  • Diploma of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Ben Hunter FRCS
Ben Hunter FRCS

Ben Hunter is a consultant ear, nose, throat and facial plastic surgeon. He is based at St George’s Hospital Medical School London. He treats the full range of ear, nose and throat disorders as well as specialising in conditions of the nose and sinuses, and facial plastic surgery.

He manages complex conditions of the nose and sinuses and advanced rhinoplasty, ensuring the best cosmetic and functional results. He is an active member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons and British Rhinological Society.

Clinic details

King Edward VII, London: Alternate Monday mornings or evenings
The Lister Hospital Chelsea, London: Every Wednesday afternoon or evening
BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital, Croydon: Alternate Monday and Tuesday afternoons

Qualifications
  • Accredited by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in the UK
  • Awarded Certificate of Completion of Training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck and Facial plastic Surgery
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Surgery – University of London
Simon Watts FRCS ORL
Simon Watts FRCS ORL

Simon Watts is an ENT consultant covering general ENT problems but with sub specialist interests in advanced rhinology and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Particular areas of interest are rhinoplasty, nasal reconstruction, endoscopic sinus surgery and non-surgical procedures such as Botox®, fillers and the Exilis tissue tightening treatments.

He is based in Sussex consulting both privately and on the NHS in Brighton and Hove, Worthing and East Grinstead. As the undergraduate lead for ENT teaching at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, he now holds the post of Honorary Senior Lecturer and he sits on the sub-committee of Facial Plastic Surgery for ENT UK.

Clinic details

Nuffield Hospital, Brighton: Tuesday afternoons
BMI Goring Hospital, Goring-by-Sea: Wednesday evenings
The Montefiore Hospital, Hove: Ad-hoc Mondays or Fridays

Qualifications
  • Qualified as an ENT specialist in the north-east of England
  • Awarded the Joseph Fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Diploma in facial plastics, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington DC
Raj Lakhani
Raj Lakhani

Raj Lakhani is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon with a specialist interest in advanced nasal, sinus and facial plastic surgery including rhinoplasty. He provides comprehensive ENT care to adults and children. He is based at St George’s University Hospital and Epsom Hospital. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer to St George’s Medical School, University of London.

He has completed the majority of his undergraduate and postgraduate training in London teaching hospitals. He gained further experience in rhinoplasty and sinus surgery at international centres of excellence in Zurich and Milan. He has also undertaken a sub-specialist facial plastics, rhinoplasty and sinus surgery fellowship in London.

He has a strong interest in academia and has recently completed a masters degree in Evidence Based Healthcare at University College London. He has a keen interest in training surgeons and is invited to teach on sinus surgery, rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery courses.

Clinic details

109 Harley Street, London
Spire St Anthony’s, Cheam

Qualifications
  • Accredited by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery
  • Certificate of Specialist Training by the authority of the Medical Royal Colleges
  • Masters degree in Evidence Based Healthcare from University College London
  • Bachelors degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of London
Florian Bast

Florian was appointed as a substantive ENT Consultant at the University in Berlin, Germany, in 2012 and actually is a fully licensed consultant ENT surgeon, with special interest in rhinology and facial plastic surgery, at Guy´s and St Thomas´ Hospital London.

He studied at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, NYU, New York, USA, University of Sydney, Australia and University of Zurich, Switzerland and then received his higher surgical training at the University of Heidelberg and Berlin, Germany.  He received the German Board Certification as Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (CCT equivalent) in 2011 and the German Board Certification for Subspecialisation in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Operations in the face in 2015.

He did the highly prestigious Craniofacial and Facial Plastic fellowship at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

His main focus is on rhinology and facial plastic surgery which includes medical and surgical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis including balloon sinuplasty, functional and aesthetic septorhinoplasties as well as surgery for patients with snoring problems and obstructive sleep apnoea. He also has extensive experience in the use of Botulinum Toxin (Botox) and Dermal Fillers and is one of the most experienced surgeons in the UK in performing endoscopic balloon dilatation of the Eustachian Tube.

He is on the General Medical Council’s specialist register for Otolaryngology  (GMC No 7381518) and a member in the following professional medical specialist societies: Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe, the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, ENT UK, FPS UK, the German ENT Society and the German Society for Aesthetic use Botulinum Toxin. He is the founder and director of The Aesthetic and Functional Use of Botulinum Toxin Course for Doctors in Berlin, Germany, which is held twice a year.

As part of his academic work, he lectures at national and international conferences, published extensive papers in his field of expertise and is also an editorial reviewer of major scientific papers in the field of otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery.

International consultants

Jo Rimmer FRCS
Jo Rimmer FRCS

Joanne Rimmer is a consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon based at Monash Health in Melbourne, Australia, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Monash University.

She specialises in conditions of the nose and sinuses, including rhinoplasty and advanced endoscopic sinus surgery, and regularly publishes on these subjects. She trained in London and subsequently undertook two fellowships in rhinology and facial plastic surgery, in Australia and London, before relocating to Melbourne.

She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and an active member of the British and European Rhinologic Societies as well as Facial Plastic Surgery UK.

Qualifications
  • Accredited by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery
  • Certificate of Specialist Training by the authority of the Medical Royal Colleges
  • Diploma of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Hiba Al-Reefy
Hiba Al-Reefy

Hiba Al-Reefy is a consultant ENT surgeon with a special interest in rhinology and facial plastic surgery at King Hamad University Hospital, Kingdom of Bahrain.

She is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a member of ENT-UK, the European Rhinology Society, the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.

She completed her rhinology and anterior skull base surgery training at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital where she was working as a consultant rhinologist prior to her move back to Bahrain. She is currently the head of the ENT department at King Hamad University Hospital, Bahrain.

Qualifications
  • Certificate of Specialist Training by the Surgical Royal Colleges (CCT)
  • Certificate of Specialist Training by the authority of the Medical Royal Colleges
  • Granted MRCS in England in 2004
  • Achieved the FRCS ORL-HNS in 2012
George Vassos
George Vassos

Mr George Vassos is a consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon with a practice based in Athens, Greece. Since finishing his speciality training in Greece, he has worked for a number of years in the UK, sub-specialising in rhinology and gaining significant experience under Mr David Roberts in Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Besides the treatment of general ENT conditions, he has a special interest in complex endoscopic cases of the nose and sinuses. He also specialises in cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty.

Qualifications
  • Accredited by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery
  • Member of the Hellenic college of Otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery

All our specialists are recognised by all major health insurance companies.