Mr Luke Cascarini

Mr Luke Cascarini

BDS MBBCh FDSRCS FRCS(OMFS)

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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2 specialists

19 years of experience
11 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall

5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Mr Cascarini is highly competent in his field. He has an understanding of the patient's concerns. He is calm, kindly and nothing is too much trouble. He explains things in a way that suits the patient's knowledge level. Not only is he a qualified medical doctor, but he is also a dental surgeon. I enjoyed meeting him. My operation was a complete success. I suffered next to no pain, I was kept comfortable at all times during the recovery, and I escaped after only two days. This was a TMJ replacement, as treatment for an arthritic jaw joint. I thoroughly recommend Mr Cascarini to anyone who has a need for this sort of surgery.“
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Subspecialties

  • Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Oral Medicine
  • Oral Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4746717
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1429 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1025 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    14:30 - 20:00
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    14:30 - 18:30
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
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    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr Luke Cascarini is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial, Head and Neck Surgeon who consults privately at a number of London hospitals and nearer his home in Beckenham. 

    He treats any condition that affects the mouth, neck, jaw and face - from impacted wisdom teeth to facial trauma, from salivary gland stones to head and neck cancer, from dental implants to complex reconstruction.

    He is one of the most highly experienced surgeons in temporomandibular joints (TMJ) replacement surgery in the UK, carrying out the majority of these operations performed in the South of England.

    Luke has led the field in the use of platelet rich fibrinogen and stem cell therapy in conjunction with minimally invasive arthroscopy TMJ surgery. He is also a pioneer in the use of extended joint reconstructive surgery. He is a member of the European Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons.

    In salivary gland surgery Luke has published and lectured on minimally invasive salivary gland surgery, including tumour removal and stone removal. In trauma surgery Luke provides the latest techniques including computer aided designed reconstructive implants for orbital fractures.

    In head and neck oncology Luke is trained in robotic surgery, micro surgical reconstruction (free flap reconstruction), laser surgery and electrochemotherapy.

    Luke also provides expertise in oral medicine and pre malignant lesions precipitating early diagnosis.

    Luke provides dental implants both for naturally lost teeth and also part of the reconstructive process for his oncology patients including bone grafting and sinus lifts in complex cases.

    Luke has published over 50 research papers, written 3 textbooks and numerous other chapters as well as lecturing Nationally and Internationally. He was Associate Editor of the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Section Editor (Trauma) of the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for over 5 years and continues to provide reviews for these Journals.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

     

    • TemporomandibularJaw Joint Replacement Surgery with Custom Made Prosthetic Joints
    • Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Arthroscopies/Arthroplasties
    • Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Disease and Dysfunction Treatments; Cosmetic Injection, Steroid Injection, PRF
    • Oral Cancer Surgery 
    • Oral and Facial Reconstruction
    • Microvascular Free Flap Surgery
    • Parotid Tumour Surgery
    • Salivary Gland Tumour Surgery
    • Salivary Gland Disease/Stone Removal
    • Submandibular Gland Tumour Surgery
    • Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
    • Facial Trauma and Reconstruction
    • Removal of Lumps in the Neck
    • Bone Grafting
    • Implantology
    • Dental Surgery
    • Stem Cell Treatment
    • Biopsies
    • Excision of Lesion of Mouth, Tongue, Gum
    • Cancer of the Head, Neck, Mouth, Tongue
    • Facial Reconstruction
    • Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Pain and Clicking
    • Restricted Mouth Opening and Locking
    • Broken or Fractured Facial Bones; Cheek, Nose, Jaws 
    • Impacted/Infected Wisdom Tooth/Teeth
    • Broken Teeth/Retained Roots
    • Ulcers
    • Discolored Patches in Mouth
    • Sore or Burning Mouth and Tongue
    • Persistent Sore Throat
    • White Lesions in Mouth
    • Skin Lesions on Head and Neck
    • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
    • Neck Lumps and Bumps
    • Mucocelle
    • Lesion of Lip


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    Medical procedures

    • Wisdom Teeth Removal
    • TMJ Surgery
    • Broken Teeth/Retained Root Removal
    • Excision of Lesion of Lip
    • Excision of Lesions of the Mouth, Tongue, and Gum
    • Impacted/Infected Wisdom Teeth Removal
    • Jaw Surgery
    • Lesion Biopsy
    • Mandible Angle Implants
    • Microvascular Free Flap Surgery
    • Mouth Sore Treatment
    • Mouth Ulcer Treatment
    • Oral Reconstruction
    • Persistent Sore Throat Treatment
    • Stem Cell Therapy
    • Submandibular Gland Tumour Surgery
    • Tooth Extraction
    • Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
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    Special interests

    • Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Pain and Clicking
    • Cancer of the Head, Neck, Mouth, and Tongue
    • Facial Trauma
    • Lip Lesion
    • Oral Cancer
    • Parotid Tumour
    • Restricted Mouth Opening and Locking
    • Tongue Tie
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    Education

    BDS University of Bristol 1995

    
MBChB University of Wales 2000

    
FDSRCS Royal College of Surgeons 2001

    MRCS Royal College of Surgeons 2004

    FRCS (OMFS) Intercollegiate 2008

    ESTMJS - European Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons

    BAOMS - British Association Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

    BAHNO - British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists

    BMA - British Medical Association

    GMC - General Medical Council

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Wisdom Teeth Removal
    3/21
    TMJ Surgery
    2/21
    Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Pain and Clicking
    1/21
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    TMJ Surgery
    Mr Cascarini is highly competent in his field. He has an understanding of the patient's concerns. He is calm, kindly and nothing is too much trouble. He explains things in a way that suits the patient's knowledge level. Not only is he a qualified medical doctor, but he is also a dental surgeon. I enjoyed meeting him. My operation was a complete success. I suffered next to no pain, I was kept comfortable at all times during the recovery, and I escaped after only two days. This was a TMJ replacement, as treatment for an arthritic jaw joint. I thoroughly recommend Mr Cascarini to anyone who has a need for this sort of surgery.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Wisdom Teeth Removal
    Friendly, open and explained everything clearly
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Wisdom Teeth Removal
    Had all four of my wisdom teeth taken out by Mr Cascarini about a month ago and could not be happier with the way it went, I was very nervous to have all four out as I’d heard that it’s incredibly painful to even just have two out, but Mr Cascarini and his team were very reassuring and I felt in good hands. I was absolutely fine after the procedure, not painful at all, could not recommend anyone better for this procedure! thank you!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Pain and Clicking
    Mr Cascarini listens well and explains well. He made everything understandable. Will be seeing him again.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    TMJ Surgery
    I have been a patient of Mr Cascarini's for two years and am always grateful for his caring nature and kindness. Throughout my consultations and procedures I have felt there is always enough time to discuss any concerns or queries I may have and am assured that the best treatment options are offered at all times. It has been a somewhat challenging journey, but Mr Cascarini has made it less so due to his knowledge, patience and helpful manner. Thank you.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Wisdom Teeth Removal
    ‘Mr Cascarini is an absolutely outstanding oral surgeon with a wonderfully personable and caring manner. At the age of 66, I was told by my dentist that I had a decayed, partially erupted wisdom tooth and she said it needed to be removed by an oral surgeon but warned me that there was a risk of permanent nerve damage, particularly because the x-ray and scan showed that the roots of the wisdom tooth were lying directly on a key nerve. Mr Cascarini performed the operation while I was under General Anaesthetic and his exceptional skill ensured that there was no nerve damage at all. There was virtually no pain afterwards, no numbness or tingling, just a slight ache for a few days, which was almost completely relieved by painkillers and an ice pack. There was no swelling to speak of. I would totally recommend Mr Cascarini as an exemplary oral surgeon.'
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    This is the first time i have gone out of my way and taken the time to write a review on such a site but i have to share my experince as a family and the outcome due to this remarkable surgeon (and man) Mr Luke Cascarini and his team. My Father is 85 and has a history of heart disease which first came to light in 2001. He was diagnosed with cancer of the mandible in February 2019 and although we searched thoroughly through the options that we believed were available through the NHS we unfortunately came to a dead end as the help that we so desperately needed had stopped being offered. We had reached an absolute point of desperation due to a lack of contact so i started my search for an alternative route and honestly speaking just wanted someone who would listen and respond. Not only did we find that person who was willing to listen we found in Mr Cascarini a man that was precise and confident in the information he had given us taking all of the circumstances into consideration. Mr Cascarini and his secretary Carla had arranged a complete team that made sure every possibility of success regarding the surgery was covered. i am pleased to say that my 85 year old father no longer has cancer of the mandible following the surgery as it was successfully removed by this brilliant man, i genuinely hope that this review brings some hope and relevant information to another family that may of faced similar circumstances or someone who is simply looking for an outstanding surgeon who does exactly what he says he will do. Cannot recommend highly enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    You have all been wonderful and made a worrying, stressful time so much easier. Your kindness, knowledge and efficiency should be commended. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending everyone to Luke, you and your team.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Only high praises for Mr. Cascarini and ms. Woodcock! I received great care not only during the procedure but also before and after. Both were very knowledgeable and approachable with a lot of patience for my many before and after questions. Mr Cascarini is an excellent surgeon and I felt safe and at ease with him doing my procedure. Highly recommend! Many thanks to both for being so helpful, patient and understanding with me. All the best!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Mr Cascarini and his team are excellent in every way. Kind, caring and compassionate. I feel very fortunate to be in the hands of such a highly skilled Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon. On meeting Mr Cascarini, I realised immediately that I was in very safe and capable hands, which was an absolute blessing, because I had spent the previous 3 months having no success in finding anyone who knew or who could explain to me what had happened to my jaw and what was causing me this pain and discomfort. Mr Cascarini was able to ascertain, at my first appointment, what the problem was with my jaw. An MRI scan which was organised for 2 days later, confirmed that the dislocation of my jaw, 3 months previously,had destroyed the cartilage cushion disc in the jaw and pushed it into the wrong place; and that the pain I had experienced, when this first happened, had been because the jaw was only partially relocated on one side only. For the 3 months prior to seeing Mr Cascarini no-one had been able to ascertain what had happened to my jaw, or why I could not open my mouth, or why my jaw was lop-sided since the dislocation, or why I was in so much pain, So you can imagine the relief I felt when I met with Mr Cascarini and he was immediately able to tell me what had occurred with my jaw and the best course of action. I was worried In case my jaw dislocated again, and for that reason I had become very fearful of opening my mouth more than a centimetre or two, so I asked Mr. Cascarini if he would take out an infected/impacted wisdom tooth for me under a general anesthetic. I was delighted with the results, and did not suffer any pain or discomfort after the operation or during the healing process which was very quick indeed. I am so grateful to have found such a highly skilled and compassionate surgeon as Mr Cascarini.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    Mr Alastair Michael Fry
    Mr Alastair Michael Fry
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    05-10-2017

    Mr Luke Cascarini is an excellent surgeon with extremely good patient outcomes. He provides his patients and colleagues a first class service and has built a national and international reputation within oral and maxillofacial surgery. He remains approachable and receives great patient feedback. Mr Cascarini has a practice that includes the full remit of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is a highly regarded head and neck and reconstructive surgeon. In addition to this he is considered a national leader on TMJ ( jaw joint) surgery and as a testament to this receives regular referrals from other experts in the field. Through this work he has helped numerous patients who were previously considered to have permanent jaw pain, return to normal function and diet.

    For specialty: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Anil Joshi
    Mr Anil Joshi
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    23-07-2020

    I have known Mr Cascarini for over a decade now going back to the training days. He is now a leading Consultant in Maxillofacial surgery. I refer him patients regularly in his area of expertise. He has always responded very quickly and I get very good feedback from the patients that I refer him. I would highly recommend Mr Cascarini.

    For specialty: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    For conditions: Restricted Mouth Opening and Locking, Facial Trauma, Lip Lesion, Cancer of the Head, Neck, Mouth, and Tongue, Oral Cancer
    For procedures: Excision of Lesions of the Mouth, Tongue, and Gum, Oral Reconstruction, Mouth Sore Treatment, Mouth Ulcer Treatment, Jaw Surgery
    Connection: I have referred patients to them

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