Mr Nicholas Kalavrezos, Consultant Maxillofacial/Head & Neck Reconstructive Surgeon

Mr Kalavrezos was appointed Consultant Maxillofacial/Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgeon at UCLH in 2002.  He has a sub-speciality interest in oral oncology and microvascularRelating to small blood vessels. reconstruction.  His clinical practice also includes surgical treatment of salivary glandAn organ with the ability to make and secrete certain fluids. neoplasms, as well as thyroidA gland in the neck that produces hormones with a role in controlling metabolism. surgery.
Prior to joining UCLH, his career began at the University Hospital in Zurich where he had expertise in the management of craniofacial traumaA physical injury or emotionally painful event..
 He later joined Liverpool, Mount Vernon, St Bart's and the Royal London, with the emphasis on head and neck oncology and microvascular surgery.

As one of the Harley Street Clinic's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, he is doubly qualified in Medicine and Dentistry with specialist training and experience which gives him an unparalleled understanding of the surgical anatomy and pathology of the mouth, face and neck.

Mr Kalavrezos leads a specialist team of doctors, managing a wide variety of pathology from white patches of the mouth to neck lumps. His interests include diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the management of advanced head and neck cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. and functional and aesthetic rehabilitationThe treatment of a person with an illness or disability to improve their function and health. following cancer treatment.

  • Facial Reconstruction following Trauma or Surgery

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    The importance of facial appearance cannot be understated. Ayone who has suffered facial scarring as the result of traumaA physical injury or emotionally painful event. or surgery knows exactly just how important facial reconstruction is. Equally important for anyone considering facial reconstruction and wishing to be involved in the medical discussion - is a knowledge of the fundamental general principles that are central to the approach that your surgeon will adopt.

    Starting with, "return what is normal to the normal position and retain it there".

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Oral Cancer

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    Oral cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. is currently a major global health issue. In developing countries oral cavity cancer is estimated to be the third most common malignancy after cancer of the cervixAny neck-like structure; most commonly refers to the neck of the uterus. and stomachthe organ or the body where food is stored and broken down. In the UK from 1995 to 2004 the number of newly diagnosed oral cancers showed an age standardised increase of 23%, and in 2005 it accounted for 2% of all cancers in the UK, which equates to 8 per 100,000 of the population.

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