Mr Taran Tatla

Personal profile

Taran Tatla received a First Class Honours Intercalated degree in Anatomy (1994) and gained M.B.,B.S. in 1996 whilst studying Medicine at University College London . Following completion of clinical studies he made rapid progress through highly competitive and comprehensive basic and higher surgical training programmes in London, incorporating posts at many of the renowned teaching hospitals to be awarded FRCS (ORL-HNS) (Eng) in 2006. He then commenced his substantial NHS consultant post at North West London Hospitals (NWLH) NHS Trust, specializing in ENT disorders with Head & Neck (H&N) sub-specialty interest. 

He manages a wide variety of adult and paediatric patients with general ENT disorders. As one of two Consultant ENT-H&N surgeons based at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust he contributes as a core member to the North West London Thyroid and Head and Neck Cancer multi-disciplinary teams, providing secondary and tertiary care specialist services in the full spectrum of ENT-H&N disease. 

He receives weekly referrals covering over a million patient population base in North West London and leads multi-disciplinary teams in investigating and treating patients with neck lumps, voice, throat, swallow, salivary gland, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, both benign and malignant. He also leads a multidisciplinary team for comprehensive evidence-based management of tracheostomy-dependent patients.

Mr Tatla demonstrates a fruitful commitment to continuous improvement in service reorganisation and care delivery. He actively pursues a number of managerial, leadership and academic roles (teaching & research) in order to provide high quality and safe, “state of the art” services utilising the latest in technological advances for diagnostics and treatments. He directs a number of innovative and successful national postgraduate training courses for surgeons and multi-disciplinary staff on the back of his extensive clinical efforts. He spear-heads a number of innovative integrated multi-disciplinary service projects involving targeted community ENT healthcare screening spanning the paediatric population through to the elderly. Current roles include ENT Specialty Group Research Lead for the NIHR Northwest London Comprehensive Research Network and Industry Co-Champion for the national specialty research group.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Association of Otolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons (ENT-UK)
  • Head and Neck Sub-specialty Group (ENT-H&N-UK)
  • British Association of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS)
  • British Laryngological Association (BLA)
  • European Laryngological Society (ELS)

Clinical Interests

Head & Neck

  • Transoral LASER Surgery of Upper Aero-digestive Tract (Benign and Malignant)
  • Face and Neck Lumps (Benign and Malignant)
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Minimised scar / Hidden scar surgery (minimally invasive / key-hole treatment options)
  • Management of Post-Chemo-Radiation Complications (Hearing Loss, Tinnitus, Sino-nasal, Voice, Swallow)

Rhinology

  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery including Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Sino-Nasal disorders including Allergy (Dietary & Environmental)
  • Sleep-related Breathing disorders including Snoring & Sleep Apnoea

Paediatric Otolaryngology

  • Hearing disorders
  • Adenotonsillar disease including Allergy (Dietary & Environmental)
  • Diagnostic airway procedures

Laryngology

  • Benign and Malignant Airway disorders
  • Management of Ear Nose and Throat symptoms resultant from Reflux disease
  • Management of short and long-term Tracheostomy Tubes with associated complications
  • Novel Imaging Systems for Endoscopic Assessment (voice, swallow, airway)
  • Functional Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES)
  • Diagnostic laryngoscopy, pharyngoscopy, oesophagoscopy, bronchoscopy
  • Microlaryngoscopy and endoscopic techniques, including LASER management

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