Professor Mark McGurk

Professor Mark McGurk


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

37 years of experience
23 years as a specialist

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“Went to great lengths in explaining exactly what my operation involved and what to expect. Used cutting edge technology and as a result, surgery was minimally invasive. Successful outcome and I cannot recommend him highly enough. “
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  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2915513
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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
    2,521 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,167 reviews


    Professor McGurk is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial and Head and Neck Surgeon, part of the North London Head and Neck Cancer Group and provides a specialist service in oral and head and neck cancer, reconstruction and salivary gland disease. He is past president of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and past editor of the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

    He studied at Sheffield University before undertaking junior posts in oral and maxillofacial surgery and a six month period visiting maxillofacial units in the United States. Professor McGurk later returned to Sheffield to complete his medical degree.

    Professor McGurk has completed significant research in his field and focused on the early diagnosis of head and neck cancer, complications of surgery, and the use of minimally invasive surgery for head and neck cancer. He has written two books on salivary disease and influenced the practice of salivary gland surgery to move from excision to gland preservation. He also led a European trial on sentinel node biopsy which led to a 75% reduction in neck dissection for early mouth cancers. In addition, he developed a new way to treat odontogenic tumours (ameloblastoma) which preserves the mandible and normal facial appearance.

    Professor McGurk lectures at national and international conferences and runs classes on salivary gland surgery in London, Paris and Erlangen for Maxillofacial and ENT Consultants.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Sentinel node biopsy
    • Sialendoscopy (for salivary stones and strictures)
    • Fluorescence guided surgery
    • Carnoy’s solution for tumour
    • Cancer of the Head, Neck, Mouth, Tongue
    • Minimally Invasive Treatment of Salivary Gland Disease (tumours, stones, ranulae, strictures, infections)
    • Tumours of the Jaw, Ameloblastomas
    • Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Pain and Clicking
    • Restricted Mouth Opening and Locking
    • Facial Trauma, Broken or Fractured Facial Bones; Cheek, Nose, Jaws
    • Impacted/Infected Wisdom Tooth/Teeth
    • Broken Teeth/Retained Roots
    • Ulcers
    • Sore or Burning Mouth and Tongue
    • Oral Lesions, Discoloured Patches in Mouth
    • Skin Lesions on Head and Neck
    • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
    • Neck Lumps and Bumps
    • Mucocele
    • Lesions of Lip


    • Jaw Surgery
    • Tooth Extraction
    • Impacted/Infected Wisdom Teeth Removal
    • Cyst Removal
    • Extracapsular Dissection of Benign Parotid Tumours (Minimally Invasive)
    • Mouth Sore Treatment
    • Oral Reconstruction
    • Salivary Gland Stone Removal
    • Bone Graft
    • Broken Teeth/Retained Root Removal
    • Dentoalveolar Surgery
    • Excision of Lesion of Lip
    • Excision of Lesions of the Mouth, Tongue, and Gum
    • Excision of Lymph Nodes
    • Gland Washout
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Lesion Biopsy
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Lymph Node Biopsy
    • Microvascular Free Flap Surgery
    • Minor Skin Surgery
    • Mole Removal
    • Mouth Ulcer Treatment
    • Mucocele Removal
    • Parotid Gland Stone Removal
    • Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
    • Ranula treatment
    • Reconstructive Surgery
    • Scar Revision Surgery
    • Scar Treatment
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Skin Cancer Treatment
    • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
    • Stricture Treatment
    • Submandibular Gland Stone Removal
    • Submandibular Gland Tumour Surgery
    • TMJ Surgery
    • Uncovering Canines
    • Video Consultation
    • Wisdom Teeth Removal
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    Special interests

    • Parotid Tumour
    • Cancer of the Head, Neck, Mouth, and Tongue
    • Oral Cancer
    • Salivary Gland Cancer
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Benign (Non-Cancerous) Skin Conditions
    • Broken Nose
    • Cysts
    • Dermoid Cysts
    • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
    • Facial Trauma
    • Head & Neck Cancers
    • Head & Neck Tumours
    • Lip Lesion
    • Nasal and Sinus Cancer
    • Neck Lumps
    • Oral (Mouth) Cancer
    • Restricted Mouth Opening and Locking
    • Skin Cancer
    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)
    • Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Pain and Clicking
    • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems
    • Tongue Cancer
    • Tongue Tie
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    • BDS
    • MBBS
    • FDS
    • FRCS
    • DLO
    • MD
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