About Mr Raj Lakhani

Consultant Rhinologist, Facial Plastic and ENT Surgeon


Sub-specialties: Rhinology, Ear Nose and Throat, Nasal Polyps, Loss of smell, Hearing Loss, Dizziness, Vertigo, Tinnitus, Snoring, Sleep Apnea, Septal and Turbinate Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty, Paediatric ENT.

Mr Raj Lakhani is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon (adult and paediatric) with a specialist interest in Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery. He recognises the importance of providing the very highest level of care to his patients whilst remaining personable and caring.


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Tel: 020 3653 2007

Mr Raj Lakhani is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon (adult and paediatric) with a specialist interest in Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery. He recognises the importance of providing the very highest level of care to his patients whilst remaining personable and caring.

Areas of Expertise

Mr Raj Lakhani treats various conditions including the following:

Some of the treatments and procedures Mr Lakhanioffers are:

  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Balloon sinuplasty
  • Eustachian Tuboplasty
  • Turbinate reduction
  • Cosmetic Rhinoplasty (primary and revision)
  • Functional septorhinoplasty
  • Pinnaplasty (ear re-shaping)
  • Tonsil removal (including coblation tonsillectomy)
  • Adenoid removal
  • Grommet insertion

About Mr Raj Lakhani

Mr Raj Lakhani is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon (adult and paediatric) with a specialist interest in Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery. He is appointed to St George's University Hospital & Epsom Hospital. Mr Lakhani is a Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s Medical School, University of London.
Mr Lakhani has developed advanced skills in the care of complex nasal, sinus and facial pain disorders. This supra-specialist interest also includes rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery. To further his skills he trained in specialist tertiary and quaternary rhinology centres including Guy’s & St Thomas’ and St George's Hospitals. Further specialist training was undertaken through observerships at the world-renowned Hirslanden Klink, Zurich and the Clinica del Viso in Milan. Mr Lakhani undertook an period of specialist training in advanced rhinology and facial plastic surgery in London.
He is well trained in the breadth of general adult and paediatric ENT having completed higher surgical training in South London. Mr Lakhani has trained in specialist units such as Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Evelina Childrens Hospital where he has developed a wealth of experience in paediatric ENT.
Mr Lakhani completed his undergraduate medical training at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He was awarded the Drapers Company Prize for academic achievement and the Research Advisory Board Award for his intercalated Bachelors degree in Sports & Exercise Medicine.
Mr Lakhani has developed a strong interest in clinical research. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and has given more than 50 scientific presentations worldwide. He has been awarded prizes for his clinical research including the ‘Best Short Paper’ prize from the Royal Society of Medicine. In 2016 he was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Medicine national ‘Trainee of the Year’ award. To further his skills in research and to enable him to provide the very best in evidence based care to his patients, Mr Lakhani completed a Masters course in Evidence Base Healthcare from University College London.
He also has a passion for teaching and training. During his basic surgical training he was an anatomy demonstrator to Oxford University Medical School. He is currently a member of the faculty on a number of surgical training courses and is a fully trained supervisor to surgical trainees. Mr Lakhani was previously lead for the ENT higher surgical education days across london and is currently lead for Registrars at St Georges Hospital.
Mr Lakhani strives to deliver the highest standards of patient care. He regularly receives positive feedback from patients regarding his excellent communication and listening skills. This, in combination with his clinical acumen allows him to provide care of the very highest standard.
Patient testimonial
"After a childhood injury I needed a septorhinoplasty to fix a broken nose and help with my breathing. I saw a few surgeons over the years for a consultation and Raj Lakhani was by far the best in terms of his approach, his manner and his understanding of what I wanted to achieve. I had no doubts at all about proceeding with Mr Lakhani as my surgeon. His bedside manner was wonderful as was his anaesthetist who kept me calm before the surgery. Almost 2 months on from the surgery and I am so happy with the results both functionally and aesthetically. I would absolutely recommend Mr Lakhani to anyone thinking of undergoing this procedure."
"Mr Lakhani has been extremely professional and knowledgeable in preparing me for my Rhinoplasty. He is always readily available to help out with any issues or queries that I may have. It has now been 5 weeks since my operation and I am extremely pleased and satisfied with the outcome so far. My friends and family are also very impressed! The surgery and post-surgery went very smoothly as well. The nose looks extremely natural and in direct harmony with my face which was something that I wanted."
"I would highly highly recommend Mr Lakhani to anyone. Thank you for your help and continued support."
"I have had two procedures with Mr Lakhani - a keloid scar removal from my ear and a rhinoplasty. He is absolutely brilliant - lovely and also very talented!"
"I had several consultations with other surgeons for my keloid removal before I found Mr Lakhani. Most said it wasn’t possible to remove but it has been removed perfectly now with very little impact to my ear. It’s still looking great years later."
"My rhinoplasty I’m also extremely happy with - it was a very easy process and recovery. It also looks very natural which was exactly what I was after. The aftercare has been great and I know I can always reach out if I need to."
"I would happily recommend Mr Lakhani to anyone!"


Additional Information


  • Royal College Of Surgeons Of England
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Rhinological Society
  • European Rhinologic Society
  • British Medical Association


  • Royal Society of Medicine Short Paper Prize
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Meeting, May 2016
  • Shortlisted for Royal Society of Medicine Trainee of the Year
  • Royal Society of Medicine - 2016
  • Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire ENT presentation prize: Runner-up
  • Kilcoyne Presentation Award
  • Wexham, Wycombe and Northwick Park Hospitals, May 2009
  • Robin Scott Presentation Prize
  • Heatherwood and Wexham Park NHS Trust, April 2009
  • Foundation Year One Trainee Award
  • Drapers Company Prize
  • Outstanding achievement in final MBBS, July 2006
  • Merit in final MBBS
  • Research Advisory Board Award
  • Intercalated BSc, July 2005

Research Highlights

Notable publications

  • Surgical interventions for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Nov 20;(11):CD006990. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006990.pub2. PMID: 25410644. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25410644/
  • Developing a core outcome set for chronic rhinosinusitis: a systematic review of outcomes utilised in the current literature. Trials. 2017 Jul 11;18(1):320. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2060-y. PMID: 28697766,