Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat / Head and Neck / Thyroid Surgeon Jonathan Hughes graduated from the University of Bristol Medical School in 2000. He received training in Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery and General Surgery prior to starting Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) training in London. His higher surgical training included placements at recognised centres of excellence, including The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear, Imperial College, University College, and St Bartholomew's Hospitals. During his ENT training, Jonathan was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellowship to undertake basic science research into viral gene therapy for the treatment of cancer. This research was conducted at the Barts Cancer Institute, London and culminated in the award of PhD in 2013. Following ENT training and research, he completed two Royal College of Surgeons of England accredited fellowships forming the basis for his super-specialist interests. The Imperial College Head and Neck Fellowship focused on management of benign and malignant tumours of the head and neck. The North Thames Laryngology Fellowship was based at the National Centre for Airway Reconstruction at Charing Cross Hospital and focused on the management of voice, airway and swallowing disorders. In 2014, Jonathan completed a travelling fellowship to two international centres of excellence in the USA. Memorial Sloan-Kettering is the top cancer hospital in the USA and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is a pioneering centre for the use of robotic technology in head and neck surgery. During this time he learnt the very latest minimally-invasive techniques used by world leaders in the field. Following a Consultant appointment at Oxford University Hospitals, he was appointed as a Consultant ENT / Head and Neck Surgeon at University College London Hospitals and Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trusts in 2015. https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jonathanhughesentsurgeon
I was fortunate in that the voice therapist I was allotted Lise O'Leary, was very good at her job and recognised that I needed to see Mr Hughes, who was excellent. His manner and attitude gave me confidence to have the operation, which was very successful.
I felt I received compassionate, focused care from Mr Hughes throughout the whole duration of being under his care. He endeavoured to find the solution to my problem and made sure I understood each component of the care. Overall, a positive experience of care and I cannot think of anything that needs improving on.
He re-assured me before and after the operation. He allowed me to ask any questions before and after the operation. All questions were answered in a very professional way. It gave me total confidence in him. I went into the theatre with peace of mind and a smile on my face. He is a great doctor. He came to talk to me as soon as I woke up after the operation. I loved that and appreciated his concern. He is a very caring doctor.
After being misdiagnosed with Metastatic Squamous cell Carcinoma in April 2016 by Peterborough City Hospital also subject to a Tonsillectomy to be told that the Pathologist had misdiagnosed me bearing in mind I was only 47 years old with young children. I opted for a second opinion, that being at the University College London Hospital of which my consultant was Mr Jonathan Hughes. I cannot thank Jonathan enough for his professional, caring, understanding and complete confidence. After my tonsillectomy at Peterborough City Hospital I had Issues swallowing due to what felt like a narrowing of my throat, and when I visited Jonathan at the University College London Hospital on examination Jonathan swiftly found a lump in the left side of my Neck in the area of the Lymph node and suggested that he operated within a 2 week timescale to remove the lump. I was consulted by Jonathan in great detail of the risks of the operation due to the location of the Lump also several reasons why it was very important that I proceeded with the operation of which I obviously took no time to accept and signed all the necessary concent forms to proceed. I cannot express enough how greatfull also how much I appreciate all that Jonathan Hughes also his fantastic, professional team were in handling my personal circumstances "and just incase you read my Review Jonathan Hughes I will always be truely greatfull for the outstanding work that you do" However I wish I could say the same for Peterborough City Hospital for what they put me through. I am still suffering to this day from the traumatic experience of being told I was Terminally ill, every single day I still think I have Cancer. I would always recommend that anyone that has any similar experience as me, always opt for a second opinion even if it means having to travel 100 miles each way as I did 5 times. If I could I would give a 1 Million star rating for the Macmillan Cancer Centre, University College London Hospital also for Jonathan Hughes and his team. I hope that my feedback will give many others hope in such traumatic circumstances. Kindest Regards Mr Martin Wilson Peterborough, UK
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