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Laser Treatment

We provide specialist laser treatment for ENT, allergies, blocked nose, cancer, catarrh, cosmetic skin resurfacing, mole removal, snoring treatment, tonsils and tonsil stones.

Our procedures combine state-of-the-art laser technology and other innovative techniques to reduce recovery time and ensure our patients are back home the same day as their procedure.

Laser Treatment

Laser treatment is a modern and advanced method of treatment for various ENT conditions. Over many years our Consultants have helped pioneer the UK’s use of laser treatment and other innovations in treating the body’s most delicate ENT features.

The ENT Unit utilises the latest laser technology to ensure minimal complications, the fastest possible recovery time and the highest standard of care for patients. The laser treatment allows for the majority of our private patients to be treated as day-cases, ensuring patients get get back to normal activity as soon as possible.

In recent years lasers have become very useful in medicine as laser light can accurately focus and pulse into tiny spots that treat tissue in one of the most delicate parts of the body – the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT).

St John & St Elizabeth Hospital offers a number of pioneering laser techniques such as:

  • Intracapsular laser vapourisation tonsillectomy
  • Laser turbinoplasty
  • Photodynamic therapy for cancer
  • Laser mole removal
  • Water jet dissection
  • ImmunoCAP biochip allergy testing

Benefits of using laser treatment

Less pain

  • Studies undertaken by London ENT Consultants ( in particular, a single blind, matched, controlled study), and patient feedback have confirmed to us that the intracapsular Carbon Dioxide laser tonsillectomy using a flash scanner – in conjunction with an operating microscope and micromanipulator – is much less painful during the entire postoperative course compared to traditional tonsillectomy.

Faster recovery times

  • Using laser treatment for a Tonsillotomy is known as a “lunchtime procedure”. You go to work in the morning, come in at lunchtime for the procedure, which takes 15 – 20 minutes, spend 30 minutes in recovery, having pulse and blood pressure checks, something to eat and drink, then go straight back to work. No time off is required during the next few days as the tonsil surface heals. Painkillers are not prescribed by the Hospital. Simple over-the-counter medication such as paracetamol or ibuprofen are all that is required. The procedure itself is performed sitting upright in a dental-type chair. The local anaesthetic spray wears off 10 minutes or so after the procedure has been completed.

Stitchless and scarless removal of moles

  • The use of flash scanned Carbon Dioxide laser technology allows a stitchless and scarless removal of moles – very important on the face. In treating moles, London ENT Unit provides the most current, optimal testing and treatments for mole removal, based on medical research and consultations with leading experts in the USA and Germany.

Contact us

If you would like to know more about our laser treatment options and how it could be of benefit to you then contact us today by phone on 020 7078 3841 or email londonent@hje.org.uk

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ENT Clinic

The ear, nose and throat unit (ENT) can provide same-day appointments with our specialist ENT Consultants who have a wealth of experience in treating various ENT conditions.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7078 3841.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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