Professor Mark McGurk

Professor Mark McGurk

BDS, MBBS, FDS FRCS DLO MD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

36 years of experience
22 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.85

Bedside Manner

4.89

Explanation

4.85

Top feedback

“Mark was very helpful and clear with his instructions. The secretary was also very helpful. “
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Subspecialties

  • 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

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
    751 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1544 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
    • Tooth Extraction
    • Impacted/Infected Wisdom Teeth Removal
    • Mouth Sore Treatment
    • Bone Graft
    • Broken Teeth/Retained Root Removal
    • Cyst Removal
    • Dentoalveolar Surgery
    • Excision of Lesion of Lip
    • Excision of Lesions of the Mouth, Tongue, and Gum
    • Excision of Lymph Nodes
    • 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
    • Oral Reconstruction
    • Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
    • Removal of Tumors of the Ear and Skull Base
    • Scar Revision Surgery
    • Scar Treatment
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Skin Cancer Surgery
    • Skin Cancer Treatment
    • Skin Lesion Removal
    • Submandibular Gland Tumour Surgery
    • TMJ Surgery
    • Uncovering Canines
    • Video Consultation
    • Wisdom Teeth Removal
    • Wisdom Teeth Removal
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    Special interests

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

    • BDS
    • MBBS
    • FDS
    • FRCS
    • DLO
    • MD
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    Reviews

    4.86 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Jaw Surgery
    2/27
    Tooth Extraction
    2/27
    Ameloblastoma
    1/27
    Biopsy procedures
    1/27
    Bruxism
    1/27
    Cancer of the Head, Neck, Mouth, and Tongue
    1/27
    Dental Surgery
    1/27
    Impacted/Infected Wisdom Teeth Removal
    1/27
    Jaw biopsy
    1/27
    Mouth Sore Treatment
    1/27
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    1/27
    Oral Cancer
    1/27
    Oral Reconstruction
    1/27
    Parotid Tumour
    1/27
    Sub mandibular stone removal
    1/27
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    Sort by:
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dental Surgery
    Mark was very helpful and clear with his instructions. The secretary was also very helpful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mouth Sore Treatment
    Amazing doctor. Charming, kind, compassionate. Makes you feel completely at ease abs in the best of hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Oral Cancer Oral Reconstruction
    I can’t thank Prof McGurk enough for the way he supported me before, during, and after my surgery/hospital stay. Far exceeded expectations. I was visited everyday, kept well informed with my progress, and made to feel at ease. His bedside manner is second to none. And a sense of humour which came in handy during some of our conversations. I couldn’t have got through it without Prof McGurk.
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    Overall
    (1/5)
    Explanation
    (1/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (3/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Tooth Extraction
    Prof Mcgurk extracted a wrong tooth. He extracted my wisdom tooth (LL8) without my consent, instead of the actual tooth, LL7. He did not even mention anything about the wisdom tooth (or possible complications) during pre-consultation, however he asked me to sign some papers, but later he refused to provide me a copy. I found out about everything during post-consultation, once my dental nerve had been already damaged. I am disgusted and disconcerted by prof McGurk unprofessional practice and anti-ethical conduct. How such a Doctor (actually Professor) can lie and cheat on his patient, who came to receive medical help, it is outrageous.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (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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