Mr Yakubu Karagama

Mr Yakubu Karagama

MBBS, DLO, MSc, FRCS(ORL-HN), PGCertMed

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)

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1 specialist

20 years of experience

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

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5

Explanation

4.93

Top feedback

“Excellent! Always explained what he was going to be doing and any risks, made sure if I had any questions to answer those before leaving “
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Subspecialties

  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4784524
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1767 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1523 reviews

    About

    Mr Yakubu Karagama completed his higher ENT surgical training at Newcastle, UK in 2007. He has since been practicing as is an

    ear, nose and throat

    Surgeon and Laryngologist with private practice at the Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle and NHS practice at Manchester University Hospital Manchester Royal Infirmary Department of Otolaryngology. He leads the multidisciplinary

    specialist voice clinic

    at Manchester University Hospital Department of Otolaryngology, Manchester Royal Infirmary. He specialises in general adult and children Ear, Nose and Throat problems but in addition he has a special interest in professional voice problems, nasal and sinus problems. He is the founder and course director for

    Manchester Phonosurgery course

    , is keen in voice research and obtained an MSc in Advance Voice Research at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2005. Mr Karagama has presented his research and won prizes at national and international conferences, including the North of England Otolaryngological Society, the Royal Society of Medicine and the British Association Conference of Otolaryngologists (BACO). He has authored and co-authored over 50 publications, is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at both University of Manchester and Edge Hill Universities and previous Secretary of the British


    Laryngological Association. He is also and Honorary Fellow at the Royal Northern College of Music Manchester.



    Mr Karagama has been invited as keynote speaker internationally and is a frontier in several voice, swallowing and nasal surgeries.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Functional Endoscopic sinus Surgery FESS
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Septoplasty
    • Endoscopic Turbinoplasty
    • Rhinoplasty
    • Myringoplasty
    • Thyroplasty
    • Vocal cord injection
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Grommet insertion
    • Laser Laryngeal surgery
    • Laser Snoring surgery UVPPP
    • Balloon dilatation cricopharynx and oesophagus stricture
    • Balloon dilatation tracheal and subglottic stenosis
    • Injections for spasmodic dysphonia
    • Injection for Cricopharyngeal muscles

    • Sinus problem
    • Swallowing disorders
    • Salivary gland diseases
    • Cosmetic ENT surgery 
    • Hearing Loss
    • Tonsil and adenoid infections 
    • Snoring problems 
    • Vocal cord disorders 
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    Procedures

    • Laryngoscopy
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Balloon Sinuplasty
    • Branchial Cleft Cyst Surgery
    • Ear Wax Removal
    • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
    • Grommet Insertion
    • Grommet Insertion
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    • Septoplasty
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Stopping Nose Bleeds (Nasal Cautery)
    • Surgery for Nasal Blockage & Polyps
    • Thyroglossal Duct Surgery
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Tonsillectomy
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    Special interests

    • Ear Wax
    • Hoarseness and Other Voice Disorders
    • Nasal Blockage
    • Nasal Polyps
    • Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)
    • Tonsillitis
    • Vocal Cord Disorders
    • Voice Problems
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    Education

    Memberships:

    • British Laryngological Association
    • British Rhinological Society 
    • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England 
    • British Voice Association
    • European Laryngological Society
    • International Phonosurgeons Association
    • ENT-UK
    • British Medical Association
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    Reviews

    4.98 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    5
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    5
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    4.93
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    Excellent! Always explained what he was going to be doing and any risks, made sure if I had any questions to answer those before leaving
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    Extremely helpful and understanding of my condition and I cannot thank him enough.
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    Mr Karagama was lovely and a very good doctor. He has changed my life completely, I cannot thank him enough.
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    (5/5)
    I have suffered with RCPD since i can remember and due to having no help from GP’s and ENT specialists in my area, I approached his secretary. Jo. I was so desperate for help but Jo was so supportive and booked me in for a consultation with him. It took Mr Karagama 20 minutes to diagnose me with RCPD (which felt like a massive weight had been lifted!) and i was booked in for surgery just 2 months after my initial consultation. Since my operation I am a changed person, I am so much happier, pain free and no longer suffering daily from the awful symptoms of RCPD. I really do feel that Mr Karagama saved my life- he is such a wonderful man and I am so grateful.
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    (5/5)
    After finding out about Dr Karagama through an article and online forum, I emailed immediately. I have struggled with what I thought were painful IBS symptoms for around 15 years. Not being able to burp caused internal pain which really began to affect my quality of life especially when any eating or drinking was involved. Mr Karagama was extremely understanding and knowledgeable, he clearly feels passionately for people who have this condition and are constantly misdiagnosed which immediately made me feel very comfortable and relaxed in his presence. The endoscopy and operation all went efficiently and well and the communication with Dr Karagama and his practice manager Jo has been friendly, caring and generally brilliant . I would highly recommend Dr Karagama. The surgery has definitely changed my life !
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    I approached Mr Karagama with an unusual request - to help me burp! He was very sympathetic, supportive and professional. Diagnosis was quick and treatment well explained. It was an absolute success and have been thoroughly pleased with my whole experience.
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    My procedure with Mr Karagama has been life changing. I have visited many doctors over the years, trying to get a diagnosis for my symptoms, I was constantly bloated & uncomfortable and I spent many sleepless nights with trapped wind wondering if I’d ever find out what was actually wrong with me. Dietary changes were made, dairy free, gluten free, carb free etc but all to no avail. I began to dread eating and my life was literally unbearable. One day I was on holiday watching those around me enjoying food and alcohol and I noticed one thing that they all had in common, they could burp and I couldn’t. After a little research I found out about Mr Karagama, after investigating my larynx he confirmed that I was a perfect candidate for his Botox procedure. I have never looked back, I have benefitted immensely from the relief of being able to burp. I can’t thank Mr Karagama enough.
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    By the time I found Mr Karagama, other consultants had told me that I might have to give up hope of ever speaking properly again. I was also having difficulty swallowing and breathing. Mr Karagama told me immediately that that was incorrect and I have options. He reviewed my progress and clearly explained the surgical options open to me. A month after my surgery and I can now talk again in groups and project volume which I simply could not do before. I have no trouble swallowing or breathing and sometimes even forget I ever had an issue. Mr Karagama deserves all the praise that comes his way and I will never forget what he has done for me.
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    Mr Karagama inspired me with confidence. He's very thoughtful and his team looked after me extremely well. There was very little pain and the benefits of being able to have the procedure under local anaesthetic are huge. I would recommend staying somewhere close by afterwards if you're not local and travelling the next day. I only needed a few painkillers afterwards but it is advisable to take the following week off work to give you maximum time to recover. I can now sleep without waking up in the night with a dry mouth. Being able to breathe though my nose again is an absolute joy. I would highly recommend Mr Karagama and his team.
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    Overall Experience
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    Where to begin... I stepped into Dr.K's office in May where my career was about to be put on pause for the next Six months. And Dr. K was just totally on my side, he got me an earlier appoinement which I am still forever greatful for, he was obviously my consultant and gave me the best advice for longevity and then was my surgeon. This was also my first ever surgical procedure and took extra time, and removed a second polyp he discovered whilst I was under anistetic. His office still makes me cry, but it's not because of fear of having a polyp, but that I'm still so overwhelmed and grateful for this man's expertise. My singing since has been stronger than ever, since working with Dr.K, Sue Addelstone and my own singing teacher. I know I can call anytime and ask questions. There is no one on this planet I trust more than DR.k! Ps. His charming PA. Joanne literally makes every phone so relaxing, supportive and laughter filled. I will always hold a place in my heart for both of them, now and always. Thank you Dr.K!
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    Yakubu Karagama

    I am really pleased to hear that it was worthwhile coming to see me and I have made you feel better. I wish you good luck with your singing career.

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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
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    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)

    Mr Jay Goswamy
    Mr Jay Goswamy
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)

    07-06-2018

    Yakubu is a talented surgeon who is respected for always seeking to improve his surgical armamentarium, hence his worldwide reputation.

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

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