The Team

Mr Kalpesh S Patel
Consultant ENT/Facial Plastic Surgeon

Mr Kalpesh S Patel is the founder and director of the London ENT Clinic.  Mr Patel grew up in Highbury, having arrived from India at the age of four.  He attended Highbury Grove School and having an early ambition to be a surgeon, gained a place at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College in London.  As an undergraduate, he was awarded the Sidney Scott Prize in Otolaryngology (Proxime Accessit).  He qualified as a doctor in 1984 and began his surgical career teaching anatomy and physiology at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

Following junior training posts  in general surgery, neurosurgery and plastics, Mr Patel completed his higher surgical training in all aspects of ENT surgery initially at King’s College and subsequently at the Royal Marsden and St Mary’s Hospitals in London.  Mr Patel was appointed Consultant ENT surgeon in 1995 at St Mary’s and Ealing Hospitals.

Following the merger of Charing Cross, Hammersmith and St Mary’s Hospitals, Imperial College Hospital’s NHS Trust was formed, creating the largest NHS Trust at the time and being UK’s first academic health science centre.

During the first five years as a consultant, Mr Patel concentrated on major head and neck cancer surgery including post-ablative reconstructive procedures, rebuilding facial anatomy, and the functions of voice and swallowing.  Around the time of the millennium strategic health care changes resulted in such cases being concentrated at the Charing Cross side of Imperial College and Mr Patel began to develop his rhinology practice.  Mr Patel now is one of the leading rhinology surgeons in the UK with particular expertise in nasal surgery (rhinoplasty)  for airway and aesthetic indications (nasal blockage, birth defects and posttraumatic nasal deformities).  Mr Patelreceives referrals from GPs, consultants in ENT, plastics and maxillofacial surgery.

Mr Patel was one of the first surgeons in the UK to adopt balloon sinuplasty technology, a new microinvasive technique to manage sinusitis particularly of the frontal sinus.

Mr Patel has developed excellent working relations with allied specialists and experts, creating a network of talented individuals available for second opinions and often for joint consultations.  In addition to his clinical work, Mr Patel runs a successful course on facial plastic surgery (www.facialplasticcourses.co.uk).  This is attended by delegates from all over the UK and indeed from numerous countries around the world.  Mr Patel lectures on all aspects of nasal surgery and is often invited to give lectures at UK and international meetings.  In addition to this, Mr Patel runs a quarterly rhinoplasty forum.  This is an academic meeting attended by surgeons from all disciplines with an interest in rhinoplasty.  At this meeting, lectures are given by experts in the field, latest research in the field of rhinoplasty are presented and discussed, departmental research projects are evaluated, and recent cases are discussed and critically appraised by the attendees.  This is the only forum of its kind in the United Kingdom.

Mr Patel has written over 30 peer-reviewed articles and two book chapters, most recently on functional rhinoplasty.  He continues to supervise his junior staff at St Mary’s in a variety of recent projects relating to the field of rhinology.  Currently research in the development of biomaterials for nasal reconstruction is being investigated. A new nasal care surgical pathway has been created, thereby collecting important information about patients undergoing nasal surgery.  This will provide a huge amount of data for future research and evaluation of techniques with patient outcome measures.

Christine Bird

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Christine has been Practice Manager for over 10 years. During this time Christine has been an integral part of the success of the practice. Christine deals with all aspects of the adminstrative process for patients ensuring that patients have less to worry about during their treatment.

Christine has vast experience of medical insurance companies and is able to help patients navigate this complex area.

 

Claire Bolton Van Weert

Claire is a Speech & Language Therapist who works with infants through to the elderly, treating dysphagia (feeding/swallowing problems), speech and language delays/disorders, literacy problems, voice difficulties and stammering.  In addition Claire also offers Life Coaching.  The first session is usually a 50 minute assessment (longer if required, particularly for formal school aged language assessments), and follow-up sessions are either 50 minutes or 30 minutes.

 

 

 

Constanza Fabris

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Constanza is Mr Patel’s Clinical Assistant. Constanza was an operating theatre assistant in her native Argentina before coming to the UK to extend her experience in the Healthcare industry. Constanza assists Mr Patel in the smooth running of his clinics, and helps with all out patient procedures for patients safety and comfort.

 

 

Dr Gitta Madani

gittaGitta Madani is a Consultant Radiologist at Imperial College NHS Trust. She has a specialist interest in all aspects of head and neck imaging, including ENT (sinonasal and ear), salivary, maxillofacial (jaws and teeth), temporomandibular joint, thyroid, orbital, and skull base imaging (including imaging for hearing loss and vertigo). Dr Madani reports all modalities including CT, MRI and plain and contrast radiography. She performs sialograms (for salivary symptoms), dacrocystograms (for watery eyes), barium and video swallows (for swallowing problems), ultrasound and image-guided interventional procedures (including ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration and biopsy). She also performs minimally invasive treatment of salivary strictures (balloon dilatation) and stones (basket retrieval).

 

Dr Madani undertook her medical training at Imperial College Medical School and subsequently trained in radiology at the Royal Free and University College Hospitals. She also trained as a dentist and has previous experience in head and neck surgery.

Dr Madani is a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists, a fellow of the faculty of dental surgery and a member of the faculty of surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons. Dr Madani has an active interest in teaching, training and research.

Dr Alam Hussain

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Dr Alam Hussain is our Consultant Audiological Scientist . He has vast expertise in Hearing loss, Tinnitus, and Dizziness. Dr Hussain obtained a PhD in Audiology, and is now Head of Department at Imperial College Audiology Department (St Mary’s Campus).

Dr Alam Hussain has set up his audio-vestibular laboratory at 11 Wimpole St, where the whole spectrum of hearing and balance testing can be done in a modern clinical facility. Dr Hussain is able to provide comprehensive management of patients with dizziness from investigation and advise for patients in terms of rehabilitation exercises and the Epley Manoeuvre.

Dr Hussain is a qualified Hearing aid dispenser, and is able to prescribe latest digital hearing aids, which are discreet, small and comfortable . Dr Hussain is able to tailor rehabilitation and recommend the type of hearing aid(s) to your specific needs.