An experienced consultant ENT and head and neck surgeon with a specialist expertise in cancers of the head and neck, thyroid and salivary glands, based in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Mr Prasad Kothari is Consultant ENT and Head and Neck Surgeon at Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust and Lister Hospital Stevenage, and is a member of the Mount Vernon Cancer Network. He offers private treatment for head and neck cancer, thyroid cancer and salivary gland cancer at Spire Harpenden Hospital and Spire Thames Valley Hospital.
Areas covered for head and neck cancer surgery in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Berkshire
Mr Kothari's private practice covers a wide area to the North and West of London including, Gerrards Cross, Slough, Windsor, Beaconsfield, Maidenhead, Rickmansworth, Luton, St Albans, Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Hitchin and Stevenage.
A specialist in head and neck, thyroid and salivary gland cancer in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire
Dually qualified in dentistry and medicine, Mr Kothari is a London-trained ENT surgeon with a specialist expertise in head and neck oncology. A kind, caring and skillful doctor, he always works with allied
professionals, including radiotherapists, oncologists, endocrinologists,
and Macmillan support workers and nurses to provide his patients with
the best clinical care possible.
Mr Kothari is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research in the field of head and neck cancer. He often speaks at national and international conferences on the subject and is a regular contributor to the academic literature.
Conditions treated by Mr Prasad Kothari
Mr Kothari offers expert treatment for a range of cancers, including:
- Mouth cancer
- Cancer of the larynx
- Oropharyngeal cancer
- Salivary gland cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Parathyroid cancer
Treatment of thyroid cancer in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire
The thyroid is a hormone-releasing gland consisting of two lobes situated either side of the windpipe. There are four main types of cancer that may affect the thyroid, including papillary carcinoma which accounts for 80% of cases, and medullary thyroid cancer that can run in families and accounts for 5% of cases. The most common symptom of thyroid cancer is a painless lump or swelling in the neck, however other symptoms can include difficulty swallowing or an unexplained hoarseness of the voice.
Mr Kothari is highly experienced in the surgical treatment of thyroid cancer, removing either part of the thyroid gland (a hemithyroidectomy) or all of the thyroid gland (a total thyroidectomy), depending on factors such as the type and size of the tumour, and whether or not it has spread. A course of radioactive iodine treatment may be recommended following surgery to destroy any remaining cancer cells and prevent the cancer reoccurring. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are usually only used following surgery for advanced cases of thyroid cancer or cases of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, the rarest though most aggressive form of the disease.
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