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Katherine George

Katherine George

Consultant Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic Surgeon
MBBS, BDS, BSc(Hons), MFDS RCS Eng, FRCS(OMFS)Eng

Miss Katherine George is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon appointed to one of the leading teaching hospitals and major trauma centres in London and she specialises in conditions of the face, head and neck. She is qualified in both dentistry and medicine achieving distinction when she graduated from St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospital Medical School. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has won several awards and prizes for both academic and clinical excellence throughout her career.

She has advanced training in facial aesthetics and facial plastic surgery, having completed a fellowship in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in London.  She is one of a few surgeons in the UK trained in minimally invasive salivary gland surgery and is part of the specialist salivary gland team both at Kings College Hospital and Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital.  She is the current lead for Salivary Gland Surgery (SSIG) for the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the National association for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in the UK.   She has a strong research interest in this field and has published several papers relating to salivary gland problems. She was the first person in the world to use intracorporeal lithotripsy in a patient to break a salivary gland stone into small pieces, thus avoiding invasive surgery. This is a new technique which is as yet not widely available.

 

She is a core member of the multidisciplinary skin cancer team at Kings and specialises in the surgical treatment of facial skin cancers.

She is an Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor teaching fellow medical professionals the current approach to the management of trauma patients. She is also part of the multidisciplinary Head & Neck Lump Clinic at Kings College Hospital. This is a new service which provides rapid assessment of patients with new onset unexplained head and neck lumps.

Special interests

Minimally invasive salivary gland surgery, facial aesthetics and reconstructive surgery, facial trauma, jaw surgery, tooth extraction, neck lumps and the management of skin conditions including skin cancer.

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