Mr Florian Bast

Mr Florian Bast

MD FRCS

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)

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5 specialists

15 years of experience
10 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.99

Top feedback

“Dr Bast has given me my confidence back . After many years of hating my nose , I had my primary rhinoplasty with a different surgeon back in 2013 and I was unhappy with the results . I went to see Dr Bast in 2020 and he performed my complicated revision rhinoplasty . I am extremely happy with the results . My breathing is very much improved and for the first time in my life , I can say I love my nose! For me , this surgery has been life changing and I owe that to Dr Bast and his team . Dr Bast is clearly very passionate about what he does, his knowledge and experience is impressive . He is very friendly and always honest about what is best for you . The after care I have received has also been outstanding . Once the surgery was complete , Dr Bast was happy to follow up and ensure everything was healing well. Dr Bast’s entire team were a pleasure to deal with , particularly Julia Brighton , who is extremely efficient and lovely to deal with .They are with you every step of the way ! I would absolutely recommend Dr Bast as a surgeon. “
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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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    Procedures

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

    • Deviated Septum
    • Sinusitis
    • Broken Nose
    • Epistaxis (Nose Bleeding)
    • Nasal Blockage
    • Nasal Polyps
    • Noisy Breathing
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    • Rhinitis
    • 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
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    4.99
    Septoplasty
    18/96
    Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    7/96
    Deviated Septum
    6/96
    Sinus Surgery
    3/96
    Functional Nasal Surgery
    2/96
    Sinusitis
    2/96
    Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
    1/96
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Bast has given me my confidence back . After many years of hating my nose , I had my primary rhinoplasty with a different surgeon back in 2013 and I was unhappy with the results . I went to see Dr Bast in 2020 and he performed my complicated revision rhinoplasty . I am extremely happy with the results . My breathing is very much improved and for the first time in my life , I can say I love my nose! For me , this surgery has been life changing and I owe that to Dr Bast and his team . Dr Bast is clearly very passionate about what he does, his knowledge and experience is impressive . He is very friendly and always honest about what is best for you . The after care I have received has also been outstanding . Once the surgery was complete , Dr Bast was happy to follow up and ensure everything was healing well. Dr Bast’s entire team were a pleasure to deal with , particularly Julia Brighton , who is extremely efficient and lovely to deal with .They are with you every step of the way ! I would absolutely recommend Dr Bast as a surgeon.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Bast is an excellent surgeon and practitioner and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. I wanted to have a dorsal hump removed and to correct a deviated septum and from our initial consultation Mr Bast explained the procedure clearly, encouraged me to ask lots of questions and I felt like I could trust him throughout the entire process. Mr Bast never pressured me at all and was really adamant that I speak to other consultants to get a second opinion. From our first consultation through to the operation and post-op follow-ups Mr Bast was and has been very professional and answered all my questions. He is extremely passionate about his work and his patients, and his attention to detail second to none - our initial consultation was in March and when I saw him in September in a post-op he remembered minor details from our very first meeting. The surgery itself could not have gone any better - I had very minor bruising which only lasted a few days and no pain at all. I'm so happy with my new nose, which is both functional and aesthetically pleasing and not one person has been able to tell I have had any work done... Mr Bast is a truly incredible surgeon! I'm really looking forward to seeing the final results when the last little bit of swelling goes down. I really couldn't be happier - thank you Mr Bast!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    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 Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    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 Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    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 Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    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 Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    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 Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Excellent. He always describes everything in detail and his confidence in the procedure put me at ease.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Dr Bast was very accommodating, made me feel at ease & gave so much of his time. Amazing!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    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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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 doctors for:
    4

    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)

    1

    Plastic Surgery

    Mr Pavol Surda
    Mr Pavol Surda
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)

    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 (Otolaryngology)
    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 (Otolaryngology)
    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 (Otolaryngology)

    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 (Otolaryngology)
    Connection: Is a colleague

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