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Mr Nav Kara

Mr Nav Kara

Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon
MBChB, MRCS(Ed), DOHNS, FRCS(ORL-HNS), MClinRes

Practising at

Spire Washington Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Nav Kara at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Other treatments

  • General adult and children's ENT
  • Nasal polyps
  • Benign neck lumps
  • Nosebleeds (Epistaxis)
  • Microsuction of ears (removal of wax)

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Professional profile

I graduated from the University of Aberdeen and undertook my further training across Scotland and the North of England. I have been practicing in ENT since 2005, and my NHS practice is based at Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. I have a subspecialty interest in Rhinology and am the lead for my department, dealing with allergies, complex sinus surgery, nasal polyps, nasal blockage/deformity due to trauma and deviated nasal septums. I also conduct dedicated Paediatric clinics, focusing predominantly on common childhood problems such as hearing loss, tonsillitis and obstructive breathing (OSA).

I am a regular faculty member on National Courses in Septorhinoplasty/Facial Plastics and Endonasal Sinus Surgery. I am the joint founder of a charity which provides National ENT Training to junior doctors and nurses. I teach on the regional junior doctor surgical training days and am also regularly involved in teaching trainees, medical students and work experience students in my day to day NHS practice.

I have a keen interest in Research, and am the Research Lead in my Department. I am the Principal Investigator on a number of collaborative National Clinical Trials and also a co-applicant on a large National Grant Award. I regularly publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.

As the departmental Clinical Governance Lead, I maintain a strong focus on patient safety. I am a firm believer that this can only be achieved through open and honest communication with patients. I ensure that patients understand their condition and the proposed treatment options available to them, and find that patients who are better informed throughout the process tend to experience better surgical outcomes.

I offer clinic consultations for children at Spire Washington Hospital. If surgery is proposed, then this is conducted at their local NHS Hospital.

Clinical Interests

Nose
Allergy
Hearing loss
Paediatric otolaryngology
Rhinology
Sinus surgery
Snoring
ENT

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / University of Aberdeen / 2002
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

DOHNS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2006
Diploma of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery)

MClin Res / University of Newcastle / 2014
Masters in Clinical Research


Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists - Head & Neck Surgeons
British Association of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngologists
British Rhinological Society


Professional leadership

Clinical Governance Lead ENT at Durham & Darlington ENT Department
Research Lead at Durham & Darlington ENT Department

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Surgeon in Otorhinolaryngology, County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0191 418 8687
Email info@spirewashington.com