Mr Jahangir Ahmed

Mr Jahangir Ahmed


Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT)

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20 years of experience
4 years as a specialist
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  • Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Otology
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Rhinology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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  • General Medical Council: 6028809
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £230

    Follow-up appointment: £170

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

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

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    Jahangir (Jay) Ahmed is an experienced and highly regarded consultant in ENT, specialising in Head & Neck, Laryngology and Thyroid surgery at Barts-Health and UCLH NHS trusts. He is the current lead clinician for ENT at The Royal London Hospital, and a core member of the regional head and neck cancer and Thyroid MDTs.

    Mr. Ahmed was educated at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College School of Medicine, graduating in 2001 with the Gold medal in Pathology. He also attained an MA in experimental psychology from Cambridge. He was awarded a PhD in molecular oncology (2015) for his work at The Barts Cancer Institute on harnessing viruses for immuno-therapy of cancer.

    He completed higher surgical ENT training in London teaching hospitals including The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s, Charing Cross, The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. These are internationally recognized centres of excellence and academia, where he gained quality experience in the breadth and depth of ENT.

    Mr. Ahmed has a high-volume practice and expertise in the surgical management of head and neck tumours from all subsites including tonsil, tongue, pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), salivary gland and thyroid.

    He is one of the core thyroid surgeons in the Barts Health Thyroid Multidisciplinary team (MDT); this is one of the largest thyroid cancer groups in the UK. He is one of the few surgeons on the panel designated to perform neck dissection in thyroid cancer patients with advanced disease.

    Mr. Ahmed is skilled in transoral (scarless, through-the-mouth) laser and robotic surgery, with one of the highest-volume transoral robotic surgical practices in the UK.

    He has significant experience in managing voice, complex airway and swallowing problems. Uniquely he runs a tertiary level practice in the surgical management of sleep disordered breathing ranging from snoring to severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) refractory to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Indeed, the team’s latest surgical audit has demonstrated tremendous success with 90% of OSA patients on CPAP who were treated by robotic surgery, not needing to use their CPAP machine post operatively.

    Mr. Ahmed also performs a significant volume of advanced endoscopic sinus surgery, utilsing advanced technology such as image navigation and is therefore in a unique position to be able to offer safe, state of the art surgical treatment from nasal passage to voice box.

    He has a keen research interest in minimally invasive transoral surgery and molecular treatment of cancers. He is a clinical lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. He has published over 30 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals and over 12 book chapters in respected surgical and basic scientific textbooks. His research and clinical experience are regularly presented at national and international meetings.

    Mr. Ahmed is passionate about education. He holds a PGC in Medical education and is education co-lead at Bart’s health; facilitating a training program for North-Thames higher surgical trainees and junior doctors. He is also part of the faculty in a number of London based instructional training courses in ENT. His involvement in academia and teaching means he keeps abreast of the latest evidence-based treatment protocols and technology in ENT.

    Mr. Ahmed has gained a reputation for providing the highest quality care to every patient he treats. He is a firm believer of personalized medicine and aims to provide bespoke, individualized treatment plans for his patients. He will be readily accessible throughout their clinical journey and beyond, to ensure as comfortable an experience as possible.

    Outside of medical work, Mr Ahmed has an interest in reading history, gym training and duelling with his son on computer games consoles.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Thyroid nodule and thyroid cancer surgery

    Head and neck cancer surgery

    Laryngology and airway surgery

    Surgery for sleep disordered breathing including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea that is resistant to CPAP

    Surgery to relieve nasal obstruction


    Transoral laser surgery to larynx/ pharynx/tongue/ oesophagus

    Endoscopy of the larynx/ pharynx/ oesophagus and biopsy/ excision

    Laser tonsillectomy/ palatoplasty

    Standard adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy

    Palatal repositioning/ reconstruction/ implant/ expansion pharyngoplasty

    Sleep nasendoscopy/ drug induced sleep nasendoscopy

    Transoral robotic surgery:

    Tonsil/ lateral pharynx/ posterior pharynx/ base of tongue/ supraglottis

    Salivary gland surgery:

    Submandibular gland excision


    Sublingual gland excision

    Ranula excision

    Neck surgery:

    Lymph node excision biopsy

    Selective neck dissection

    Modified radical neck dissection

    Radical neck dissection

    Open/ percutaneous tracheostomy

    Neck exploration following trauma

    Thyroid Surgery:


    Total thyroidectomy


    Level 6 neck disseciton

    Thyroglossal duct cyst excision

    Laryngology and complex airway:

    Microlaryngoscopy and excision of benign lesions of the larynx

    Microlaryngoscopy and excision of early cancer/ precancer +/- laser

    Thyroplasty: injection/ implant/ external

    Larynx reconstruction

    Laryngotracheal reconstruction

    Tracheal reconstruction

    Laryngotracheal stent

    Management of subglottic/ tracheal stenosis

    Botox to larynx

    Dilation of larynx and trachea

    Complex head and neck cancer surgery and reconstruction:

    Laryngectomy/ pharyngectomy for cancer and function

    Regional myocutaneous flap reconstruction (e.g. deltopectoral/ pectoralis major)

    Split skin graft

    Swallowing disorders:

    Botox to upper oesophagus

    Endoscopic pharyngeal pouch: stapling/ laser/ division

    External pharyngeal pouch excision

    Cricopharyngeal myotomy: laser/ open

    Dilation of pharynx and oesophagus

    Repair of tracheal/ pharyngooesophageal defects

    General and rhinology (including paediatrics) :




    Turbinate reduction/ laser/ turbinoplasty

    Nasal cautery

    EUA nose and post nasal space +/- biopsy/ removal of foreign bodies

    Advanced functional endoscopic sinus surgery for benign and malignant disease (with and without navigation)

    Anterior FESS (uncinectomy, middle meatal antrostomy,

    anterior ethmoidectomy)

    Posterior FESS (posterior ethmoidectomy, spehenoidectomy)


    Frontal sinus procedures including balloon sinuplasty,

    Draf’s 1 to 3 (modified endoscopic lothrop)

    CSF leak repairs

    Balloon sinuplasty

    Manipulation of fractured nose

    Rhinoplasty for trauma/ nasal blockage

    Examination under anaesthetic of ears and suction clearance/

    biopsy/ removal of foreign bodies

    Myringotomy and Grommet/ T tube insertion

    Type 1 tympanoplasty/ myringoplasty

    Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea that is not responsive to CPAP

    Head and neck cancer surgery: transoral laser and robotic assisted resections, lymph node biopsy, neck dissection;

    Thyroid surgery: hemi/ total thyroidectomy, thyroglossal duct cyst excision;

    Salivary gland conditions (parotid, submandibular, sublingual gland and ranula excision);

    Laryngology, complex airway and swallowing disorders in adults: laser excision of benign and laryngeal lesions, reconstruction of paralysed vocal fold, botox injection, laryngotracheoplasty, endoscopic and external surgery for pharyngeal pouch and pharyngo-oesophageal narrowing;

    Rhinology. Management of allergy, sinusitis, nasal polyps, nose bleeds and nasal tumours: septal and turbinate surgery, advanced functional endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, correction of the consequences of nasal trauma including rhinoplasty;

    General ENT in adults and children: adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, management of hearing loss, balance (vertigo) disorders, tinnitus, clearance of ear wax/ ear infections, eustachian tube dysfunction, treatment of glue ear with myringotomy and grommets.


    • Laryngoscopy
    • Airway Reconstruction
    • Ear Wax Removal
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Balloon Sinuplasty
    • Branchial Cleft Cyst Surgery
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Endoscopic Anterior Skull Base Surgery
    • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
    • Functional Nasal Surgery
    • Grommet Insertion
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Lymph Node Biopsy
    • Meatoplasty
    • Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Septoplasty
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Stopping Nose Bleeds (Nasal Cautery)
    • Surgery for Nasal Blockage & Polyps
    • Surgery of the Larynx for Cancer
    • Thyroglossal Duct Surgery
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Tracheostomy
    • Tympanoplasty
    • Video Consultation
    • Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Thyroid Problems
    • Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    • Deviated Septum
    • Deafness
    • Head & Neck Tumours
    • Hearing Loss
    • Sinusitis
    • Smell Disorders
    • Ear Infections
    • GORD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
    • Neck Lumps
    • Vertigo
    • Broken Nose
    • Ear Wax
    • Hoarseness and Other Voice Disorders
    • Complex Congenital Disorders
    • Eardrum Perforations
    • Epistaxis (Nose Bleeding)
    • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)
    • Facial Palsy
    • Labyrinthitis
    • Laryngitis
    • Meniere’s Disease
    • Nasal Blockage
    • Nasal Polyps
    • Noisy Breathing
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    • Otitis Externa
    • Otitis Media (Glue Ear)
    • Parathyroid Problems
    • Rhinitis
    • Snoring Problems
    • Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Tinnitus
    • Tongue Tie
    • Tonsil and Adenoid Infections
    • Tonsillitis
    • Vestibular Neuritis
    • Vocal Cord Disorders
    • Voice Problems
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    • MA (Cantab) University of Cambridge 2001
    • MBBS Imperial College School of Medicine 2001
    • PhD in Molecular Oncology Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London 2015
    • FRCS (ORL-HNS) RCS England 2016
    • Clinical Lecturer (Hon) Queen Mary University of London & Barts Health 2018
    • Diploma of Head and Neck Surgery RCS England 2006
    • PGCert Medical Education Cardiff University 2009
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