Laryngology - voice assessment, voice surgery. Worked with over 1000 professional voice users of all types. Experience dealing with: Inflammatory: reflux, systemic conditions. Vocal fold lesions: cysts, polyps, nodules, scars, sulci, mucosal bridge, granulomas. Neurological: vocal fold palsy, Parkinson's. Muscle Tension and Kinetic Chain imbalances affecting the voice. NHS Specialist Voice Clinic at Lewisham Hospital. Private appointments available at Lewisham and London Bridge Hospital. Mr Gibbins treats all aspects of general and paediatric ENT conditions. He also has an interest in thyroid, parathyroid and salivary gland surgery. BAPAM can provide further referral guidance 020 7404 8444 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Declan Costello is a highly experienced consultant laryngologist with extensive expertise in treating all aspects of voice disorders and hoarseness from vocal cord nodules and cysts to polyps, papilloma, vocal cord paralysis and spasmodic dysphonia. As a singer himself, he has a particular interest in treating voice disorders in performers. He is also one of the leading exponents of local anaesthetic laryngeal procedures, which can be particularly beneficial for patients with vocal fold paralysis. He regularly runs workshops for singers and performers on voice health and anatomy. NHS Voice Clinic in Slough at Wexham Park Hospital. Private appointments at King Edward VII's Hospital, London.
Mr John Rubin, MD FACS FRCS is a consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon at The Royal ENT & Eastman Dental Hospitals, a part of The University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is highly experienced in assessing and treating professional and elite voice users and singers in the specialist voice clinic. Voice assessment includes Laryngoscopy and Stroboscopy. He works closely with a multidisciplinary clinical team including Speech and Language Therapists, Osteopaths and Physiotherapists.
He is honorary consultant ENT surgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, also a part of the University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where he co-chairs the voice and swallowing unit with Dr Ruth Epstein. He is also honorary Associate Professor, Department of Targeted Intervention, University College London and Honorary Visiting Professor, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London. He is previous Assistant Treasurer (2010-2013) and Treasurer (2013-2016), of ENT UK.
Mr Rubin’s particular interests lie in voice disorders and laryngeal surgery. He has written extensively, including several books, numerous articles and chapters, and regularly lectures on voice-related topics. Mr. Rubin has served in multiple capacities on many international editorial and scientific boards and committees.
Mr Rubin is a previous president of the Collegium Medicorum Theatri (2009-2012 term) and is a founding member of the European Academy of Voice. He is a previous president of the British Voice Association, from whom he was made an Honorary Fellow of the BVA in September 2022. He is also a member of the British Laryngological Association.
NHS referrals can be made by GPs to Mr John Rubin via UCLH using the eRS .
Private consultations are available at 17 Harley Street (contact details provided above).
Mr Jonathan Fishman is a consultant ENT surgeon working at the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals, and privately via www.londonvoicedoctor.co.uk. He has worked with many professional voice users e.g. musical theatre and opera singers presenting with hoarseness and voice disorders.
He graduated with a triple first class honours degree in pre-clinical medicine from the University of Cambridge and completed his clinical training at the University of Oxford.
He completed his higher surgical training in both London and Oxford. During his training he was awarded a PhD from University College London.
He has received numerous awards, grants, prizes and research fellowships and has published widely in the field of ENT. He has lectured both nationally and internationally and has organised and chaired sessions at National, European and International meetings. He is senior editor for the Journal of Laryngology and Otology, a current leading UK ENT journal, established in 1887.
He has a sub-specialty interest in laryngology. He is an elected member of the Council of the British Laryngological Association, a council member of the British Voice Association and an executive council member and scientific committee member of the European Laryngological Society.
Mr Richard Steven is an NHS Ear, Nose and Throat Consultant and Laryngologist leading the multidisciplinary voice service at Victoria Hospital, Fife, which provides assessment, diagnosis and management for voice and airway disorders. He has regularly seen patients from the performing arts during his specialist training and work with NHS voice clinic teams and understands the importance of specialist clinical assessment and care for singers and professional voice users. He works closely with Speech and Language Therapy and Vocal Coach colleagues. Mr Steven can accept NHS referrals from anywhere in Scotland.
More information and contact details available from BAPAM.
Mr Yakubu Karagama is a highly qualified Ear, Nose and Throat consultant and Laryngologist working in the NHS and privately at HCA The Shard London, BMI Blackheath Hospital London and BMI Alexandra Hospital in Manchester. His NHS Practice is at Guy's and St Thomas Hospital London where he leads the multidisciplinary specialist voice clinic. He specialises in general adult and children Ear, Nose and Throat problems but in addition he has a special interest in professional voice problems, nasal and sinus problems. He is the founder and course director for London and Manchester Phonosurgery course, is keen in voice research and obtained an MSc in Advance Voice Research at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2005.
Mr Karagama is highly experienced in working with professional singers and voice users. He can provide vocal health assessments including laryngoscopy examinations. He has treated vocal cord nodules/haemorrhage / paralysis / cyst / polyps / fatigue / inflammation/laryngitis / scar and sulcus / muscle tension. He also treats patients with reflux / tonsillitis / sinusitis / nasal blockage and with treatment of voice disorders and diseases of ear, nose and throat.
Mr Yakubu Karagama has presented his research and won prizes at national and international conferences, including the North of England Otolaryngological Society, the Royal Society of Medicine and the British Association Conference of Otolaryngologists (BACO). He has authored and co-authored over 50 publications, is a visiting Senior Lecturer at King's College, London. He was Secretary of the British Laryngological Association. He is also an Honorary Fellow at the Royal Northern College of Music Manchester.
Mrs Jaan Panesar is a specialist in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. Services include laryngoscopy examination of vocal cords and hearing tests. Sees many professional voice users at the Harley Street Clinic and is an NHS Consultant at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital. Performers please contact via BAPAM.
Professor Gurpreet (Guri) Sandhu is a Consultant ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeon in London based at Charing Cross Hospital (NHS + private consultations) and Harley ENT practice (contact details above). He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in ENT Surgery at Imperial College and University College, London.
He has a special interest in professional and elite voice users and performers and is ENT surgeon to the Royal Society of Musicians.
Guri Sandhu graduated from the University of London in 1990 having trained in medicine at The Royal London Hospital. Mr Sandhu’s early surgical training included General Surgery, Neurosurgery and Plastic Surgery. As a Registrar he trained in General ENT principally at The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (RNTNE) and Paediatric ENT at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. He also undertook a fellowship to the USA, visiting the Cleveland Clinic and Columbia University, concentrating on Airway and Voice problems.
Professor Sandhu has a practice in general ENT in adults and children. He is a pioneer and leading authority in the management of patients with airway (laryngotracheal) stenosis and patients with tracheostomies. He also has a special interest in:
All aspects of Voice problems from the elite performer to gender dysphoria
Head and Neck Surgery (including minimally invasive laser resection of tumours)
Management of swallowing difficulties
Snoring and sleep related breathing disorders
Hearing and Balance problems
Minimally invasive laser microsurgery
Professor Sandhu lectures nationally and internationally. He has written several book chapters and has over seventy peer-reviewed papers published. He also regularly teaches medical colleagues on Postgraduate Courses at RNTNE, The Royal College of Surgeons and Charing Cross Hospital. He has been Vice President for the Section of Laryngology and Rhinology and also a Committee Member for the Section of Sleep Medicine, both at The Royal Society of Medicine. He is also ENT surgeon to the Royal Society of Musicians.
British Association of Otolaryngologists
British Voice Association
Royal Society of Medicine
Difficult Airway Society
American Laryngological Association
NHS GPs can refer patients to Professor Sandhu at Charing Cross Hospital. Private consultations are also available at Charing Cross.