Mr Florian Bast

Mr Florian Bast

MD FRCS

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

Recommended by  
5 specialists

15 years of experience
9 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.99

Top feedback

“I cannot recommend Mr Bast enough. I had a septorhinoplasty done by Mr Bast that also involved turbinate reduction, in Feb 2021. I had breathing issues and was unhappy with the shape of my nose for many years. I looked for the right surgeon for a long time and I didn’t have enough confidence in any of them until I found Mr Bast. From the first consultation, he put me at ease and encouraged me to ask questions (which is not what most consultants do) and he answered all my questions clearly and patiently, in great detail (also not something most consultants do). He has an amazing eye for detail; it is hard to find the creative flare needed for high quality plastic surgery in a high-calibre ENT surgeon, but Mr Bast is it! You truly get the best of both worlds with him: improved functional outcomes and beautiful, aesthetically pleasing but natural looking results! Post-surgery, I had absolutely no bruising, little to no pain and a speedy recovery, which are all testament to Mr Bast’s knowledge and dexterity. My breathing is now improved and I could not be happier with the look of my nose! “
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Subspecialties

  • Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rhinology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
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Registered with

  • Royal College of Surgeons: 9159889
  • General Medical Council: 7381518
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    About

    Florian is a fully licensed substantive consultant ENT surgeon at Guy´s and St. Thomas´ Hospital, London, with a specialist interest in rhinology and facial plastic surgery. Previous to this he was an ENT Consultant at the University of Berlin, Germany.

    During training, he studied at University of Heidelberg, Germany; NYU, New York, USA; University of Sydney, Australia; and University of Zurich, Switzerland. He completed his higher surgical training at the University of Heidelberg and University of Berlin, Germany. He received the German Board Certification as Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (UK CCT equivalent) in 2011, and the German Board Certification for Sub-specialisation in Facial Aesthetic and Reconstructive Operations in 2015.

    In 2014 he spent 18-months doing the highly prestigious craniofacial and facial-plastic fellowship at 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 septo-rhinoplasties, as well as surgery for patients with snoring problems and obstructive sleep apnoea. He has also extensive experience in the use of Cosmetic injectables 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 the founder and Director of ‘The Aesthetic and Functional Use of Cosmetic injectables 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 and has published extensively in his field of expertise. He is also an editorial reviewer of major scientific papers in the field of Otolaryngology and Facial plastic surgery. 

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    Medical procedures

    • Septoplasty
    • Balloon Sinuplasty
    • Ear Wax Removal
    • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
    • Functional Nasal Surgery
    • Laser Treatment for Nasal Blockage & Polyps
    • Otoplasty
    • Pinnaplasty
    • Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Stopping Nose Bleeds (Nasal Cautery)
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Broken Nose
    • Deviated Septum
    • Epistaxis (Nose Bleeding)
    • Nasal Blockage
    • Nasal Polyps
    • Noisy Breathing
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    • Rhinitis
    • Sinusitis
    • Smell Disorders
    • Snoring Problems
    • Tongue Tie
    • Tonsil and Adenoid Infections
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    Licence to practise Medicine, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany in 2006

     

    Specialist Register entry date

    German Board Certification as Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (UK CCT equivalent) in 2011

    General Medical Council as a specialist for Otolaryngology 2013

    German Board Certification for Sub-specialisation in Facial Aesthetic and Reconstructive Operations in 2015

     

    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 

    The German Society for Aesthetic use of cosmetic injection

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)
    18/94
    Septoplasty
    18/94
    Septorhinoplasty
    6/94
    Deviated Septum
    5/94
    Deviated septum
    5/94
    Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    5/94
    Endoscopic sinus surgery
    4/94
    Revision Surgery
    3/94
    Sinus Surgery
    3/94
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    2/94
    Facial Rejuvenation
    2/94
    Functional Nasal Surgery
    2/94
    Functional nasal surgery
    2/94
    Nasal and sinus disorder (sinusitis) treatment
    2/94
    Sinusitis
    2/94
    Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
    1/94
    Bilateral inferior turbinate reduction
    1/94
    Botulinum toxin injection
    1/94
    Dermal fillers
    1/94
    Endoscopic Balloon Dilation
    1/94
    Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
    1/94
    Minimally invasive balloon sinuplasty
    1/94
    Natural Face Rejuvenation
    1/94
    Snoring problems
    1/94
    Turbinate Reduction
    1/94
    botox
    1/94
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Septoplasty Deviated Septum Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    I cannot recommend Mr Bast enough. I had a septorhinoplasty done by Mr Bast that also involved turbinate reduction, in Feb 2021. I had breathing issues and was unhappy with the shape of my nose for many years. I looked for the right surgeon for a long time and I didn’t have enough confidence in any of them until I found Mr Bast. From the first consultation, he put me at ease and encouraged me to ask questions (which is not what most consultants do) and he answered all my questions clearly and patiently, in great detail (also not something most consultants do). He has an amazing eye for detail; it is hard to find the creative flare needed for high quality plastic surgery in a high-calibre ENT surgeon, but Mr Bast is it! You truly get the best of both worlds with him: improved functional outcomes and beautiful, aesthetically pleasing but natural looking results! Post-surgery, I had absolutely no bruising, little to no pain and a speedy recovery, which are all testament to Mr Bast’s knowledge and dexterity. My breathing is now improved and I could not be happier with the look of my nose!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Septoplasty Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
    A very good experience, all matters explained clearly and effectively with a positive outcome of the surgery, so far achieving what I had needed.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Deviated Septum Septoplasty Functional Nasal Surgery
    From the very first appointment, Dr. Bast was extremely clear on the treatment (a complex septorhinoplastly) and willing to take as much time as needed to answer my numerous questions. On the day I had the surgery, he was very reassuring, making me feel I could not be in better hands. Also, given his experience and expertise in the operating room, the recovery process was way better than expected. I did not even had bruises under my eyes. Amazing.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Turbinate Reduction Septorhinoplasty Septoplasty
    Florian is an exceptional surgeon. I'm delighted to have been under his excellent care for my recent septorhinoplastly. He clearly explained every step of the process and I felt extremely reassured in his expert knowledge and skills. Florian has a very personable and unrushed manner; I felt very confident in his professional assessment of my specific needs. He was more than accommodating in answering any of my concerns and checking in with my post-surgery too, which was particularly appreciated. My results have more than exceeded my expectations and are a testament of Florian's continued perfectionist approach.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Functional Nasal Surgery Deviated Septum Septoplasty
    From the outset Florian was clearly very experienced and knowledgeable in his field. He clearly explained the diagnosis and what corrective surgery would mean. He ensured I understood what was going on every step of the way and was keen to ensure the surgery was a success with follow ups.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Septoplasty
    Excellent. He always describes everything in detail and his confidence in the procedure put me at ease.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Septorhinoplasty Septoplasty
    Dr Bast was very accommodating, made me feel at ease & gave so much of his time. Amazing!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Deviated Septum Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Septoplasty
    From my first consultation up to now, Mr Bast has been amazing. I am a very anxious person who needs a lot of reassurance and Mr Bast has always reassured me. He did not once make me feel uncomfortable to my many questions. Before my operation i had seen Mr. Bast several times until i felt confident and ready for my operation which is another reason why i knew Mr Bast was the best surgeon for me! I never felt pressured or limited to only one consultation like i have experienced elsewhere. The procedure went really well, i did not suffer any bruising which i was stunned at. I was just very swollen as he said i would be! Throughout my recovery period i had sent Mr. Bast quite a few emails and he always came back asap and again reassured me, he even got back to me on boxing day which i would of not expected! My current result is looking good and i cannot wait to see my final results once i am fully healed. Today i had my 6-8 week follow up which went really well and he again reassured with all my questions i had, I have learnt i just need to be patient! I highly recommend Mr bast, he is very skilled in this area of work and is also very honest. My face is unsymmetrical and he admitted that due to my face not being symmetrical meant he would have to balance my nose to be straight as possible but also to fit within my face. All the other surgeons i had met never spotted this important factor which i am very grateful i kept looking for the best surgeon.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Deviated Septum Septoplasty
    Dr Bast was really good to talk to and discuss my procedure and I felt like I could trust him during the whole process. He was happy and able to answer any questions I had, even right up until just before my operation whilst I was in the hospital. I am happy with my results too so I would definitely recommend Dr Bast.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Septoplasty
    I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Bast at an initial consultation stage regarding poor air flow through one side of my nose. I was taken through options, risk and an honest recommendation was given in a friendly and genuine manner that provided me with confidence going ahead. I chose to have septoplasty surgery and the work was carried out by Dr Bast and his team at a private clinic in Harley St. Less than 2 months on, my breathing is already night and day to before. The after care support has been exceptional and I've never felt hesitant to get in touch with the clinic. I'd also like to add that Julia from Dr Bast's office is fantastic, personable and exactly what you need in terms of admin support through any hospital visits. Thank you very much once again. All the best,
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 doctors for:
    4

    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    1

    Plastic Surgery

    Mr Pavol Surda
    Mr Pavol Surda
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    29-06-2019

    I highly recommend Mr Florian Bast who has become internationally renowned for expertise in facial plastics and nasal airway surgery. Florian is a caring surgeon and is one of the easiest doctors to speak to. He has a lot of attention to detail. He is a great colleague to work with and his patients give him great reviews.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Smell Disorders, Nasal Disease, Nasal Polyps
    For procedures: Rhinoplasty (Nose Job), Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr William Townley
    Mr William Townley
    Plastic Surgery

    09-02-2021

    Mr. Bast is a kind a caring clinician who is a skilled and experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. We have worked together on a few complex revision cases and as well as being an enjoyable colleague to work with, he brings great knowledge and innovation.

    For specialty: Plastic Surgery
    For conditions: Noisy Breathing, Broken Nose, Nasal Polyps, Deviated Septum, Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)
    For procedures: Rhinoplasty (Nose Job), Septoplasty, Functional Nasal Surgery, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS), Otoplasty
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr W James White
    Mr W James White
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    19-11-2020

    Florian has always been a fantastic surgeon and colleague. We have worked across 2 different trusts. He has always been held in the highest regards for his teamwork but most importantly his management of patients and the surgical procedures he performs. I would highly recommend him.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Noisy Breathing, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Rhinitis, Deviated Septum
    For procedures: Video Consultation
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Raj Lakhani
    Mr Raj Lakhani
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    06-08-2018

    Florian is a pleasure to have as a colleague. He is without doubt an expert surgeon who also has excellent communication and clinical skills. Highly recommended!

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague

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