Mr Alwyn D’Souza: Consultant Cancer Specialist, London
Consultant Cancer Specialist, London: Mr Alwyn D'Souza
An experienced ENT and facial plastic surgeon offering expert treatment of skin cancer, head and neck cancers and thyroid cancer, based in London.
Mr Alwyn D’Souza is Consultant Surgeon at the University Hospital Lewisham in South-East London and Medical Director of London Facial Surgeons. A specialist in cancer and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck, he is available for private consultation at four leading independent clinics in London:
Expert treatment of skin cancer, head and neck cancers and thyroid cancer in London
Mr D'Souza trained as an ear, nose and throat surgeon in Dublin and Birmingham, going on to obtain further super-specialist training in facial plastic surgery in Europe and the USA. In addition to providing ENT and facial plastic surgery services at University Hospital Lewisham, he is responsible for the hospital's combined dermatology/facial plastic surgery clinic that specialises in treatment of skin cancer affecting the face, head and neck.
Actively involved in the training of postgraduates, doctors and GPs, Mr D'Souza is a respected speaker and author in the field of reconstructive facial surgery.
Conditions treated by Mr Alwyn D'Souza
Mr D'Souza offers surgical treatment of a number of conditions affecting the face, head and neck, including:
- Skin cancer of the face, head and neck
- Head and neck cancer
- Cancer of the salivary glands
- Thyroid cancer
Private skin cancer treatment in London
Mr D'Souza works in a combination with experienced
dermatologists, a skin pathologist and a specialist nurse to provide
state-of-the-art care for private patients with skin cancer affecting
the face, head and neck.
All types of skin cancer including malignant melanoma
are treated, usually surgically, although other forms of treatment such
as radiotherapy, photodynamic therapy (PDT) or special creams may be
used. Treatment is always individually tailored to the patient's needs
and a rigorous and regular follow up service is in place to provide
maximum reassurance and support.
Surgical treatment of head and neck cancer
Around 90% of cancers affecting the head and neck start
in the cells lining the mouth, nose and throat (squamous cells),
although rarely they can develop from other types of cells, as in the
case of lymphomas or sarcomas. One of the main treatments for these
types of cancer is surgery to try and remove the affected area
The nature and extent of the surgery depends on how big
the cancer is, where it is situated and whether or not it has spread.
Mr D'Souza always does everything possible to minimise any surgical
changes to functions such as speech and swallowing, however in cases
where function and appearance are affected he is able to provide expert
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