Dr Zainab Laftah

Dr Zainab Laftah

MBChB BSc(Hons) MRCP(UK) MRCP(Derm) PCME

Dermatology

Recommended by  
4 specialists

12 years of experience
4 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.98

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Dr Laftah is very professional, friendly, and efficient. I was made to feel relaxed and everything was explained clearly in detail and I would highly recommend Dr Laftah“
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Subspecialties

  • Skin Cancer
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • General Dermatology
  • Vulval Dermatology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7014058
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £230

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1768 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1531 reviews

    About

    Dr Zainab Laftah is a Consultant Dermatologist working at the renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. Her interests within the field of dermatology include medical and aesthetic dermatology and she strives to deliver safe and effective dermatology with rewarding clinical results.

    Dr Laftah qualified from the University of Warwick in 2008, before completing her basic medical and specialised dermatology training in London’s prestigious hospitals. She delivers on her holistic and patient-centred approach which has led her to also become the Surgical Lead at University Lewisham Hospital.

    She is highly dedicated to her work and has been rewarded with many prizes for her outstanding academic excellence. She has also published her research and work in numerous journals and enjoys presenting at conferences across the UK and abroad.

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    Procedures

    • Mole Check
    • Skin Lesion Removal
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Cryotherapy
    • Cyst Removal
    • Acne and Scarring Treatments
    • Curettage
    • Dermabrasion
    • Dermoscopy
    • Hair Loss Treatments
    • Laser Treatment
    • Microneedling
    • Mole Mapping
    • Mole Removal
    • Nose Cauterization
    • Skin Cancer Screening
    • Skin Peels
    • Skin Rejuvenation
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    Special interests

    • Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    • Acne
    • Moles
    • Skin Cancer
    • Dermatitis
    • Rosacea
    • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • Fungal Infection
    • Psoriasis
    • Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    • Cysts
    • Hives
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
    • Impetignised Eczema
    • Melanoma
    • Rash
    • Scarring
    • Skin Tags
    • Urticaria (Hives)
    • Verruca
    • Vitiligo
    • Warts (Viral)
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    Education

    Membership of Professional Organisations

    British Medical Association

    British Association of Dermatologists

    British Society for Dermatological Surgery 

    Royal Society of Medicine

    St Johns Dermatological Society

    Royal College of Physicians (London)

    British Cosmetic Dermatology Group

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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.98
    Bedside Manner
    4.97
    Explanation
    4.97
    Mole Check
    36/151
    Dermatology
    28/151
    Aged and Sundamaged Skin
    16/151
    Acne
    11/151
    Moles
    10/151
    Skin Cancer
    9/151
    Skin Cancer
    9/151
    Cosmetic Dermatology
    6/151
    Dermatitis
    6/151
    Skin Lesion Removal
    6/151
    Minor Skin Surgery
    5/151
    Rosacea
    5/151
    Skin Cancer Surgery
    5/151
    Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    4/151
    Fungal Infection
    4/151
    Psoriasis
    4/151
    Skin Biopsy
    4/151
    Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss)
    3/151
    Cryotherapy
    3/151
    Cyst Removal
    3/151
    Cysts
    3/151
    General Dermatology
    3/151
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Laftah is very professional, friendly, and efficient. I was made to feel relaxed and everything was explained clearly in detail and I would highly recommend Dr Laftah
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Absolutely fantastic service. Dr Laftah is that rare blend of both highly knowledgable and very reassuring - able to explain the options behind sensitive subjects and recommend the best course of treatment. I’ll definitely be seeing her again. Highly recommended.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Laftah was very clear and helpful with the issue I had. Dr Laftah's manner put me at ease and gave me confidence in the information being imparted to me
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very caring and considerate Doctor. After a very through examination Dr Zainab identified areas that needed attention and explained fully the next steps that she was recommending and why. Was very careful when carrying out the treatment and after suggested that I should keep some Paracetamol handy in case of any pain after the injections had worn off. There was, in fact, no pain and I am delighted to say that the whole process was carried out smoothly and professionally. She also phoned as soon as the results of biopsy's were available. I would definitely recommend.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Excellent doctor, very knowledgable and put my mind at rest immediately. The short procedure was explained well, and at every step I was made to feel at ease.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Zainab was extremely professional in assisting me and managed to quickly understand what my problem was through detailed questions and accurate analysis she carried out during our appointment. She also showed a genuine interest in making sure I understood the diagnosis and the prescribed cure. I would definitely recommend!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Extremely friendly and reassuring. Have seen Dr Zainab twice now and am extremely happy with my progress
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Laftah has a great manner which instills confidence She listened and then explained very clearly the next steps I would highly recommend
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Really thorough and attentive. Explained everything in detail several times.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Exceptional consultant, can’t rate her highly enough! Her ability to target and resolve an issue is remarkable. Her bedside manner is also amazing, always enjoy my visits to Dr Laftah and generally I’m one to avoid the doctors at all costs. Fabulous consultant!
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    4

    Dermatology

    Dr Fathima Mahomed
    Dr Fathima Mahomed
    Paediatrics (Pediatrics)

    24-03-2021

    Zainab is a great dermatologist with a wealth of experience. She is always smiling and is a pleasure to work with.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Impetignised Eczema, Impetigo, Skin Tags, Fungal Infection, Hives, Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss), Psoriasis, Acne, Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating), Warts (Viral), Dermatitis, Vitiligo, Verruca, Rash
    For procedures: Acne and Scarring Treatments, Skin Cancer Screening, Dermoscopy, Anti Fungal Therapy, Mole Check, Mole Removal, Psoriasis Treatment
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Rahul Jayaram
    Mr Rahul Jayaram
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    25-05-2021

    Zainab is an excellent Dermatologist with exemplary clinical knowledge and skills. I have treated several of Dr Laftah's patients and they all speak very highly of her. I would very happily recommend her to my patients.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Skin Tags, Fungal Infection, Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss), Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Psoriasis, Acne, Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating), Warts (Viral), Urticaria (Hives), Dermatitis, Aged and Sundamaged Skin, Rosacea, Moles, Melasma, Seborrheic Keratosis , Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis)
    For procedures: Acne and Scarring Treatments, Hair Loss Treatments, Curettage, Skin Cancer Screening, Minor Skin Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Dermoscopy, Cryotherapy, Skin Biopsy, Mole Check, Mole Removal, Mole Mapping, Laser Treatment, Psoriasis Treatment, Scar Treatment
    Connection: I have looked after their patients
    Dr Shaaira Nasir
    Dr Shaaira Nasir
    Dermatology

    17-07-2020

    Dr Zainab is an excellent dermatologist. She treats a wide range of dermatological conditions and is great with patients. I would have no hesitations in recommending her to other colleagues and patients.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Psoriasis, Acne, Rosacea, Rash, Moles
    For procedures: Skin Lesion Removal, Mole Check
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Saqib Bashir
    Dr Saqib Bashir
    Dermatology

    04-08-2020

    Dr Laftah is an excellent dermatologist, who takes a great deal of care of her patients. She has a high degree of knowledge and applies this to the benefit of those she looks after. Dr Laftah is a caring person who is attentive the medical, social and psychological needs of her patients. She is highly professional at all times and I am happy to recommend her.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Alopecia Areata (Hair Loss), Psoriasis, Acne, Skin Cancer
    For procedures: Skin Cancer Screening, Minor Skin Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Dermoscopy, Cryotherapy, Mole Removal, Laser Treatment
    Connection: Is a colleague

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