Mr Nav Kara

Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Grommets insertion
  • Tonsillectomy surgery
  • Snoring treatment
  • Sinus surgery
  • Laryngoscopy investigation

Also available for:

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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 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.

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


General Medical Council Number: C6050646

Treatment information

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

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Other treatments

  • Benign neck lumps
  • General adult and children's ENT
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nosebleeds (Epistaxis)

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Additional information

Hearing loss
Paediatric otolaryngology
Sinus surgery

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

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

Telephone 0191 418 8687
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