Professor Francis Vaz

Professor Francis Vaz

MB BS

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

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4 specialists

25 years of experience
14 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
4.97
Explanation
4.97

Top feedback

“I was very impressed by Francis Vaz’s exemplary communication skills and overall professionalism. Judged by the outcome of the procedure undertaken, I cannot recommend him highly enough. “
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Subspecialties

  • Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Otology
  • Paediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Rhinology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4105954
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    Practices worked at

    Harley Street Clinic Diagnostic Centre

    16 Devonshire St, Marylebone, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7AF
    20 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    204 reviews

    About

    Professor Francis Vaz is a leading Consultant Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon based at the renowned University College London Hospital. His private practices include The Harley Street Clinic, The Wellington Hospital, Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostic Centre, Devonshire Diagnostic Centre, BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital, BMI The Sloane Hospital, Princess Grace Hospital and HCA UK at University College London Hospital.

    He qualified from Guys and St Thomas in 1994 with a distinction in Clinical Therapeutics and undertook an extensive training scheme across numerous centres of excellence including The William Harney Hospital The Medway Maritime Hospital and The Royal Sussex County Hospitals. He completed a prestigious Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery in Brisbane, Australia and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. Throughout his career, he has gained invaluable experience an excellent reputation in his field.

    He offers a comprehensive ENT opinion he also has specialist interests in Throat, Voice, Parotid, Thyroid and Laryngeal surgery. He runs dedicated neck lump rapid access clinics with specific attached head and neck radiology. He is committed to providing a first-class service to his clients.

    It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

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    Medical procedures

    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Voice/Laryngeal Surgery
    • Tonsilectomy
    • Parotid surgery
    • Sinus surgery
    • Septoplasty
    • Microsuction
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    Special interests

    • Voice Problems
    • Thyroid Problems
    • Neck lump clinic
    • Parotid tumour
    • Laryngeal cancer
    • Oropharyngeal cancer
    • Thyroid cancer
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    Education

    • BSc (Hons) Intercalated 1991
    • MBBS Guys and St Thomas' Hospital, 1994
    • FRCS The Royal College of Surgeons (England), 1998
    • FRCS (ORL-HNS) The Royal College of Surgeons (England), 2006
    • ENT UK
    • BAHNO member
    • Examiner for The Royal College of Surgeons
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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    4/31
    Ear wax
    4/31
    Head and neck lumps
    4/31
    Head and neck tumours
    3/31
    Acid Reflux
    1/31
    Allergic rhinitis (hayfever)
    1/31
    Ear Wax Removal
    1/31
    Ear nose and throat
    1/31
    Epistaxis (nose bleeding)
    1/31
    Follow up after neck cancer treatment
    1/31
    GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
    1/31
    Head and neck cancer surgery
    1/31
    Hoarseness and other voice disorders
    1/31
    Microlaryngoscopy and injection laryngoplasty
    1/31
    Persistent Sore Throat Treatment
    1/31
    Throat Cancer
    1/31
    Thyroglossal Duct Surgery
    1/31
    Thyroid Problems
    1/31
    Tonsil and adenoid infections
    1/31
    Tonsillectomy
    1/31
    Vocal cord disorders
    1/31
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Microlaryngoscopy and injection laryngoplasty
    I was very impressed by Francis Vaz’s exemplary communication skills and overall professionalism. Judged by the outcome of the procedure undertaken, I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Head and neck lumps
    Friendly, personable, passionate. Listened and gave excellent responses.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Tonsillectomy
    Professor Vaz came across as an extremely knowledgeable, courteous and compassionate professional. Thank you.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) Acid Reflux
    Professor Vaz had a very pleasant manner & put me at ease from the start. He explained everything clearly and answered all my questions. Inspires confidence.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Epistaxis (nose bleeding)
    He was friendly, professional, well informed and made me feel at ease.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Head and neck tumours
    Very polite and he explained to me how well I was doing
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Persistent Sore Throat Treatment
    Very nice man very approachable explained every thing very clearly, lovely manner done what was needed very well gave me the all clear and put my fears to rest and gentle carried out a credit to the N H S and thank you all very much
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Head and neck lumps
    Fantastic clinician. Happy to have sought his professional opinion. Very knowledgeable, helpful, and kind.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Tonsil and adenoid infections
    Excellent communication, very thorough and understanding
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ear wax Allergic rhinitis (hayfever) Ear Wax Removal
    I was very happy about the professional care of the Prof. Vaz. He was very clear and he sorted out my ear problem. Her secretary was very kind to give me an appointment quickly and she was very helpful to make an appointment with Sloane Hospital. I regret the outpatient system for the appointment doesn’t work properly because I have to call several time before to make the appointment. Likely Ms Holloway helped me to sorted out the appointment.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Head and neck lumps
    He is very approachable and breaks down medical terms easily. He genuinely cares about his patients.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Head and neck tumours
    Apart from saving my life, he's always explained everything, has a very pleasant manner and treats me like a human being.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ear wax
    I couldn’t fault my experience with Professor Vaz, I was put at ease straight away.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ear wax
    Very clear, kind and did a perfect job.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Head and neck lumps
    Really reassuring, thanks
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Head and neck cancer surgery
    I consider myself to be privileged to have world-class care from Mr Vaz
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ear nose and throat
    Warm, reassuring, clear and precise. Doctoring perfection!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    1st class
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Dr Vaz was really polite and made me feel comfortable instantly. Explained everything he was doing, his thought process and answered all my questions. He took the time to make sure I understood the procedure and that I was comfortable throughout.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Friendly and efficient. The follow ups are reassuring. I am grateful for the surgery
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    3

    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    1

    Dermatology

    Mr S. Alam Hannan
    Mr S. Alam Hannan
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    14-11-2020

    Francis is my senior and excellent colleague at UCLH, where he delivers a first class service in managing benign and malignant conditions of the Head & Neck region. This thus naturally makes Francis one of my veritable go-to-guys for onward multidisciplinary care of Head & Neck cancer patients, both in-house NHS and privately.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Swallowing disorder (dysphagia), Head and neck tumours, Vocal cord disorders, Thyroid Cancer, Head and neck lumps
    For procedures: Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy, Surgery of the larynx for cancer, Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery, Head and neck cancer surgery, Thyroidectomy, Branchial Cleft Cyst Surgery, Thyroglossal Duct Surgery, Tracheostomy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Rahul Patel
    Mr Rahul Patel
    Orthopaedic Surgery

    08-11-2020

    Francis, first and foremost, is a first class surgeon. I have referred patients to him on numerous occasions and universally I have been thanked for the recommendation. He is at the top of his field and I am honoured to have him as a colleague

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Thyroid Problems, Head and neck tumours, Ear Infections, Ear wax
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Head and Neck Surgery, Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy, Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), Ear Wax Removal
    Dr Denis Pellerin
    Dr Denis Pellerin
    Cardiology

    10-09-2020

    I have personally known Professor Francis VAZ through the care of patients in private practice for many years. He has always been both professional and knowledgeable regarding patients’ requirements. I have never heard anything but high praise from his patients who come from all over the world to see him. We have always worked in good collaboration and it has been a pleasure working with him. His relationships with me have been excellent throughout the years. He is a very competent colleague with a strong impetus to always thrive to better his skills.

    For specialty: Dermatology
    For conditions: Ear Infections, Vocal cord disorders, Voice problems, Thyroid Cancer
    For procedures: Head and Neck Surgery, Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy, Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), Thyroidectomy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Anurag Jain
    Mr Anurag Jain
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    09-09-2020

    I have worked with Francis who is an excellent surgeon and a very kind and caring human being. He provides outstanding care and treatment to his patients and I have no hesitation in recommending his name for any ENT related and especially Head and Neck related issues/problems.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Thyroid Problems, Ear Infections, Tonsillitis, Ear wax, Nasal polyps, Thyroid Cancer
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Head and Neck Surgery, Septoplasty, Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy, Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery, Stopping nose bleeds (Nasal Cautery), Thyroidectomy
    Connection: I have looked after their patients

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