Mr Gaurav Kumar is a top consultant ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon based in Brentwood and Ilford. He has an extensive wealth of experience in treating all adult and paediatric ear, nose and throat conditions. His areas of expertise lie in rhinoplasty, dysphagia (swallowing difficulties), voice disorders and endoscopic ear and sinus surgery for both children and adults.
He is passionate about providing high-level care to all his patients with complex ear, nose and throat problems. To date, he has performed over 500 cases of LASER in-ear surgery to treat cholesteatoma and more than 1,000 other types of ear surgery procedures. This includes eardrum perforation repair with no facial palsy complications.
He initially trained in ENT centres and centres of excellence in India before undergoing further training in the UK. Here, he was awarded his fellowship from the Royal Colleges of Surgeons. He also underwent advanced training in voice disorders from University College London.
He has a subspecialist interest in managing patients with voice and swallowing disorders and offers rhinoplasty procedures for both functional and nasal valve problems. Other procedures he specialises in include stapes surgery for patients with otosclerosis.
Mr Kumar pioneered the use of narrow band imaging in cholesteatoma surgery, which is an imaging technique for endoscopic diagnostic medical tests. He also publishes widely in peer-reviewed journals and frequently presents his research work at international conferences.