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Mr Nicholas Clifton Consultant ENT Surgeon

BSc, MB, ChB, FRCS(ORL/HNS) Consultant Adult and Paediatric ENT surgeon with advanced fellowship training in rhinology.

Mr Clifton treats adults and children with ear, nose and throat conditions. He has a sub-specialist interest in diseases of the nose and sinuses. This includes nasal allergy, facial pain, sinus surgery and both functional and cosmetic nasal surgery.

Mr Clifton qualified in medicine from the University of Sheffield in 2000 and was a specialist registrar in ENT in the East Midlands Deanery for six years. He then completed a further two years of advanced fellowship training in Rhinology in Plymouth UK and Melbourne, Australia.

Mr SinghMr Pranay Singh, Consultant ENT Surgeon, BSc(Hons), MB ChB(Hons), DOHNS, MD, FRCS (ORL-HNS)

Specialist Interests: Otology, Rhinology and Paediatric ENT

Mr Singh completed his undergraduate medical training from Manchester. After basic surgical training he undertook a period or research in Cambridge, investigation the genetics of hearing loss. He did his Speciality Registrar Otolaryngology training in South Thames, including rotating through Guy’s & St Thomas’ hospitals. Following this, he went on the prestigious TWJ Fellowship to develop advanced experience in Otology and Neurotology in Toronto.


Mr Om Prakash Chawla MBBS, MS, FRCS

Mr Chawla’s Senior Registrar training was at Southampton and he was on rotation at Poole from 1990-1994. Both were centres of excellence for training in otology, endoscopic sinus surgery, septo-rhinoplasty, laser surgery and base of skull cochlear implant surgery.

Mr Chawla is a recipient of the Glory of India Award from the Indian International Friendship Association. Previous recipients include Mother Teresa. The award recognises Mr Chawla’s outstanding professionalism in his medical speciality. He is honorary senior lecturer for the Royal Free Hospital in London and examiner for medical students and has encouraged many young doctors to engage in research and learning.

Balance Disorders

Paediatric Otolaryngology

Special Clinical Interests:
Middle ear surgery, Menieres disease, Septo-rhinoplasty including tip surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery and bat ears.

Mr David Johnston BSc, MB, ChB, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Eng)

Mr Johnston holds his private outpatient clinics at the Spire Hospital, Harpenden however he has admitting rights to the Cobham Clinic.

Mr Johnston trained at St Andrews University and Manchester University and his registrar training was as Guy’s Hospital, London. He was a Senior Fellow in Otolaryngology in Seattle, USA.

He specialises in paediatric ENT / Sinus surgery and patients suffering from dizziness.

Mr Johnston’s practice is based on a philosophy of making decisions in partnership with patients. He provides up to date medical information in an easily understandable form, to allow patients and their families to make the best treatment decisions. He gives priority to explaining things clearly, and allows plenty of time to answer questions and discuss concerns.

Voice Disorders

Sleep disorders /snoring
Sinus Surgery
Paediatric Otolaryngology

Mr Prasad Kothari, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Head and Neck Cancer Specialist

An ENT surgeon with specialist expertise in head and neck cancer,  Mr Kothari has dual qualifications in dentistry and medicine, and post graduate qualifications in oral surgery and ENT. Private surgery and treatment is offered in Hertfordshire and Middlesex.

Mr Kothari is a Consultant ENT and Head and Neck Specialist at Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust and Lister Hospital, Stevenage. He provides a general ENT service, but has a special expertise in head and neck cancer, and is a team member of the Mount Vernon Cancer Network.

Mr Kothari has dual qualifications in Dentistry and Medicine and post graduate qualifications in Oral surgery and ENT. His ENT and Head and Neck training was in London including the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital. He received his specialist cancer surgery training from various units in London, India and Holland. He has published articles in a number of international journals and presented at many national and international meetings, and also teaches on a number of national training courses.

A caring individual, Mr Kothari puts his patients first, and has received a number of testimonials from patients thanking him for the caring and proficient service they have received.

Clinical interests

Providing a comprehensive service for all ear, nose and throat disorders, Mr Kothari offers complete investigations and treatment for snoring and sleep apnoea.

He has a special interest in benign and malignant disorders of the head and neck including the thyroid gland and salivary glands.

Mr Kothari offers a truly multi-disciplinary treatment for all head and neck cancers. Working closely with Radiotherapists, Oncologists and the

McMillan team to discuss all patients, before commencing treatment.

He is interested in treating swallowing disorders and works closely with speech and language therapists to investigate and treat these problems.

Publications and research

Mr Kothari has more than 20 publications in international journals and has presented at a number of national and international ENT and Head and Neck Oncology meetings. He is actively involved in research and continually audits his results in the NHS and private practice.

Current research is in the Head and Neck Follow-up regimen for post treatment cancer patients.

Mr Kothari is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Professional memberships

  • ENT UK
  • British association of Head and Neck Oncologists
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Medical Association

Miss Panesar

Jaan Panesar, Consultant ENT Surgeon

Jaan Panesar is an ENT consultant with a special interest in paediatric surgery, rhinology and allergy. She also specializes in functional and aesthetic rhinoplasties. She sees children with obstructive sleep apnoea, glue ears, tongue ties and tonsillitis. She treats patients with allergies, sinusitis, snoring and nasal obstruction. She uses the new technique of balloon sinuplasty to treat patients with sinus problems.

Jaan is known for her caring and gentle approach with patients.


Mr Rashid, ENT consultantMr Mamun M Rashid, Consultant Ent & Head & Neck Surgeon, BSC(Hons) MBBS (Lond) MRCS (Eng) DOHNS FRCS (ORL-HNS)

Mr Rashid is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat and Head & Neck Surgeon who practices in the NHS at Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable University Hospitals since 2017. He graduated from St George’s University of London in 2006 and subsequently undertook higher surgical training in ENT first in the North West of England then in the South West of England. In this time he received multiple prizes coming 1st and 2nd (most recently in 2017) for best presentation at national and international meetings. He was also awarded the Ian McKenzie travelling scholarship in 2014.

Scope of Practice

  • All aspects of adult and paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders
  • Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy/Nasal Procedures (septal/turbinate surgery, Ear procedures (grommets/myringoplasty/wax removal)
  • Diagnosis of Head & Neck cancer (neck lumps/throat/voice)
  • Swallowing problems/lump in throat/reflux/catarrh
  • Management of hearing loss/dizziness/vertigo/tinnitus

Areas of Expertise

  • Diagnosis and management of thyroid lumps/cancer including investigation and surgical treatment.
  • Treatment of salivary gland disease and tumours including submandibular gland and parotid gland surgery.
  • Medical and surgical management of sinus disease, nasal polyps, rhinitis, facial pain, nasal breathing problems, functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
  • Management of sleep disorders and snoring in adult and children.

Mr Rashid has expertise in all aspects of adult and paediatric ear, nose and throat disorders but has a particular interest in thyroid and parathyroid disease and surgery as well as salivary disease and submandibular and parotid surgery.

Mr Rashid is a caring, dynamic and enthusiastic surgeon who takes tremendous pride in caring for his patients. He has received multiple formal positive feedbacks from many patients and strives for the very best treatment for every single patient under his care.

To arrange an appointment with Mr Rashid please contact The Cobham Clinic direct on 01582 497433.

Mr TalwarMr Rishi Talwar, Consultant ENT Surgeon, BSc (Hons) MBBS (Lond) MRCS (Eng) DOHNS (RCS Eng) FRCS (ORL-HNS)

Mr Talwar is a Consultant Adult & Paediatric Otorhinolaryngologist & Head & Neck Surgeon with advanced Fellowship training in Paediatric ENT & Rhinology and Facial Plastics.

He has a keen interest in medical education-faculty on multiple courses, MBBS examiner and Clinical Lead for ENT education. He is a member of ENT UK & FRSUK and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.