Professor Francis Vaz

Professor Francis Vaz

MB BS

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Recommended by  
4 specialists

26 years of experience
15 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“Mr Vaz is the kindest, warmest Doctor you would ever wish to meet. Mr Vaz makes sure he understands the medical issue and always has a plan for treatment with an assurance of any future needs. My treatment is not pleasant (Epely) but Mr Vaz provides a safe, comforting approach that really helps me through. Thank you Mr Vaz.“
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Subspecialties

  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Otology
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) 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

    The Wellington Hospital

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

    The Harley Street Clinic Diagnostic Centre

    16 Devonshire St, Marylebone, London, United Kingdom, W1G 7AF
    174 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, 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.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Voice/Laryngeal Surgery
    • Tonsilectomy
    • Parotid surgery
    • Sinus surgery
    • Septoplasty
    • Microsuction
    • Voice Problems
    • Thyroid Problems
    • Neck lump clinic
    • Parotid tumour
    • Laryngeal cancer
    • Oropharyngeal cancer
    • Thyroid cancer
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    Procedures

    • Ear Wax Removal
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Thyroglossal Duct Surgery
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Balloon Sinuplasty
    • Branchial Cleft Cyst Surgery
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
    • Functional Nasal Surgery
    • Grommet Insertion
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery
    • Septoplasty
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Stopping Nose Bleeds (Nasal Cautery)
    • Surgery for Nasal Blockage & Polyps
    • Surgery of the Larynx for Cancer
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Video Consultation
    • Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Sinusitis
    • Thyroid Problems
    • Vertigo
    • Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    • Broken Nose
    • Deafness
    • Deviated Septum
    • Ear Infections
    • Ear Wax
    • Eardrum Perforations
    • Epistaxis (Nose Bleeding)
    • Facial Palsy
    • GORD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
    • Head & Neck Tumours
    • Hearing Loss
    • Hoarseness and Other Voice Disorders
    • Labyrinthitis
    • Laryngitis
    • Nasal Blockage
    • Nasal Polyps
    • Neck Lumps
    • Noisy Breathing
    • Otitis Externa
    • Otitis Media (Glue Ear)
    • Rhinitis
    • Smell Disorders
    • Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Tinnitus
    • Tonsil and Adenoid Infections
    • Tonsillitis
    • Vestibular Neuritis
    • Vocal Cord Disorders
    • Voice Problems
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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
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.97
    Explanation
    4.97
    Ear Wax Removal
    1/35
    Head & Neck Surgery
    1/35
    Laryngoscopy
    1/35
    Sinusitis
    1/35
    Thyroglossal Duct Surgery
    1/35
    Thyroid Problems
    1/35
    Tonsillectomy
    1/35
    Vertigo
    1/35
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    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Vaz is the kindest, warmest Doctor you would ever wish to meet. Mr Vaz makes sure he understands the medical issue and always has a plan for treatment with an assurance of any future needs. My treatment is not pleasant (Epely) but Mr Vaz provides a safe, comforting approach that really helps me through. Thank you Mr Vaz.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Knowledgeable, personable and easy to follow his diagnosis
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    A first excellent and successful consultation .
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    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 Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Friendly, personable, passionate. Listened and gave excellent responses.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Professor Vaz came across as an extremely knowledgeable, courteous and compassionate professional. Thank you.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    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 Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    He was friendly, professional, well informed and made me feel at ease.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very polite and he explained to me how well I was doing
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    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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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    3

    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)

    1

    Dermatology

    Mr S. Alam Hannan
    Mr S. Alam Hannan
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)

    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 (Otolaryngology)
    For conditions: Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia), Head & Neck Tumours, Vocal Cord Disorders, Thyroid Cancer, 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 (Otolaryngology)
    For conditions: Thyroid Problems, Head & 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 (Otolaryngology)

    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 (Otolaryngology)
    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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