Professor Mark McGurk

Professor Mark McGurk

BDS, MBBS, FDS FRCS DLO MD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

35 years of experience
22 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
4.96
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“Excellent service and very professional“
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Subspecialty

  • Facial Plastic Reconstructive 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

    HCA UK at The Shard

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

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1133 reviews

    About

    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
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    Medical procedures

    • Jaw Surgery
    • Excision of Lesion of Lip
    • Excision of Lesions of the Mouth, Tongue, and Gum
    • Mouth Sore Treatment
    • Mouth Ulcer Treatment
    • Oral Reconstruction
    • Submandibular Gland Tumour Surgery
    • TMJ Surgery
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    Special interests

    • Cancer of the Head, Neck, Mouth, and Tongue
    • Facial Trauma
    • Oral Cancer
    • Temporomandibular Jaw Joint Pain and Clicking
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    Education

    • BDS

    • MBBS

    • FDS

    • FRCS

    • DLO

    • MD

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Jaw Surgery
    2/23
    Ameloblastoma
    1/23
    Biopsy procedures
    1/23
    Cancer of the Head, Neck, Mouth, and Tongue
    1/23
    Impacted/Infected Wisdom Teeth Removal
    1/23
    Jaw biopsy
    1/23
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    1/23
    Parotid Tumour
    1/23
    Sub mandibular stone removal
    1/23
    Tooth Extraction
    1/23
    bruxism
    1/23
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    bruxism
    Very precise and good diagnosis. I went away understanding the treatments open to me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Tooth Extraction Impacted/Infected Wisdom Teeth Removal
    Excellent service and very professional
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cancer of the Head, Neck, Mouth, and Tongue Jaw Surgery
    Extremely professional and spot on with diagnosis. My first appointment to see him changed my life for the better.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Jaw biopsy Jaw Surgery Biopsy procedures
    I couldn’t ask for a better professional to look after my health. The best I have experienced so far
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Sub mandibular stone removal
    Outstanding
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ameloblastoma
    Mr McGurk is honest and straight forward, he explained my procedure in the simplest of terms, I understood exactly what he was going to do before my surgery.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    Excellent. Have had a successful surgery and a v high standard of follow up care. I highly recommend Prof McGurk and his fantastic team.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Parotid Tumour
    Professor McGurk inspired confidence from the first time I met him for a second opinion on the best option for treatment and it was an easy decision to undergo surgery with him. He took the time to explain all aspects of the procedure from the outset and provided exemplary care throughout. I cannot recommend him too highly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very clear explanations of the procedure beforehand: I was confident I knew what to expect. Afterwards told me how it went in an unusual level of detail, which I appreciated. And the result was great.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    The professor was very informative and explained everything to me.
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