A world-class team providing unparalleled care




   Professor Mark McGurk MD BDS FRCS FDSRCS DLO 

Prof McGurk leads a specialist team that is pioneering minimally invasive surgery for benign parotid tumours and obstructive salivary gland disorders.  He is a Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon and heads the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Guy's Hospital and practices privately at London Bridge Hospital, The Harley Street Clinic and King Edward Vii Hospital. 

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 Dr Jacqueline Brown BDS MSc FDSRCPS DDRRC

Dr Brown is a specialist in oral & maxillo - facial radiology. She is currently Consultant in Dental & Maxillo-Facial Radiology at Guys and St Thomas Hospitals Foundation Trust, and works within Kings College London Dental Institute of Guys, Kings College and St Thomas Hospitals. She is also Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Dental Radiology at the Eastman Dental Institute in London. Special interests include head and neck ultrasound, maxillofacial 3D imaging and treatment of salivary gland obstruction with radiologically-guided techniques. Dr Brown offers a specialist maxillofacial radiological service at the London Bridge Hospital.  Publications   



   Dr Michael Escudier BDS MD FDS RCS FFGDP FHEA

Dr Escudier  is Consultant in Oral Medicine and Clinical Lead at GST NHS FoundationTrust and part of the Oral Medicine team at the Kings College London Dental Institute. He is also Deputy Director of Education (Assessment) for the Dental Institute, Health School’s representative on the College Assessment Board and Chair of MJDF (Royal College of Surgeons). His research interests are minimally invasive management of salivary calculi, mucosal disease and orofacial granulomatosis.   Publications  






















Charity Missions to Ethiopia with Project Harar 


Penny Minchin (top left) joined two consultants from the Trust, Professor Mark McGurk (top centre) and Dr Joseph Azzopardi (bottom centre) in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, to assist in providing facial reconstructive surgery to children. Many suffered from noma, a gangrenous disease which destroys facial tissue and leaves sufferers painfully disfigured, whiles others had tumours or had been attacked by hyenas.


Professor Mark McGurk (right and down), an oral and maxillofacial surgeon at the Trust, has made three trips to the city so far, and has treated nearly 100 patients in all. He said: "About half the patients I've seen suffered from varying degrees of noma. Because of a lack of medical facilities in the country, those with benign, slow growing lesions can develop gross facial deformity if they go untreated. " click for source...

Press release 15 July 2010

Fundraising concert in aid of Head and Neck Cancer offers new hope for patients

Elizabeth Lloyd, who is in her early 50s, was diagnosed with head and neck cancer after her dentist referred her to Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust to get a lump on her chin investigated. The hospital diagnosed her immediately and within a matter of weeks she began a series of life-saving operations. To say thank you for her care and to raise funds to help develop state of the art services at the hospital, Elizabeth, (a former manager of a leading English composer), organised a classical concert at the Tower of London on Wednesday 14th July. 

Professor Mark McGurk, a consultant surgeon in the head and neck department, carried out the operation on Elizabeth, which involved removing half of her tongue and replacing it with transplanted tissue from her arm. This, together with eight weeks of daily radical radiotherapy, meant that Elizabeth's cancer went into remission. 

"I am indebted to Guy's and St Thomas' for their excellent care and treatment; I always felt that I was in competent hands and that I would eventually recover. I feel that I'm now well again and back leading a full life, just as busy as previously," Elizabeth said.

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