Mr Laurence Newman

Consultant Maxillofacial / Head & Neck Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Alexandra Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Laurence Newman at Spire include:

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Other treatments

Management of oral cancer and potentially malignant lesions of the head and neck. Management of jaw joint.

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Professional profile

I studied both dentistry and medicine at the London Hospital Medical College University of London, qualifying as a dentist in 1981 and as a doctor in 1990. Following training as a Senior Registrar at The Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, I was appointed as a consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and University College Hospital London in 1997. I returned to East Grinstead to take up an NHS Consultant post in September 2008. I am fascinated by law and it's interaction with medicine. I am currently a part-time postgraduate student at Cardiff University studying for an LLM (master of laws) in the legal aspects of medical practice.

During my time I have developed expertise in the management of benign and malignant conditions of the head and neck, both in children and adults. I treat patients across the entire spectrum of oral and maxillofacial surgery and have developed particular interest in salivary gland surgery. I treat all conditions of the oral cavity (mouth) and "lumps and bumps" in the neck. I have extensive experience of treating benign and malignant conditions of the salivary glands.

In over 36 years of clinical practice I have removed many thousands of wisdom teeth and cysts of the jaws. Each week I look after cancer patients requiring major resective and reconstructive surgery. In the last 21 years I have performed approximately 1000 major cancer operations.

I am an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at The University of Brighton.

Clinical Interests

Facial surgery
Head and neck surgery
Maxillofacial surgery
Oral medicine
Oral surgery
Skin cancer

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS BDS LLM FRCS / University of London / Royal College of Surgeons England / University of Cardiff / 1981
Undergraduate degrees in Medicine & Dentistry / Fellow Royal College of Surgeons England
Masters Degree in Medical Law - LLM

Professional memberships

Fellow British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.

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Personal Profile

Outside of surgery and medicolegal practice I am a keen golfer and skier. I enjoy playing blues guitar.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01634 662 866 / 01892 861 566
Private secretary Ms Maria Ryan
Private secretary telephone 01892 861 566
Private secretary fax 01892 860 636
Private secretary email