Mr Chadwan Al Yaghchi
Consultant Laryngologist. Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon
Mr Chadwan Al Yaghchi is an innovative, experienced and respected consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon. He specialises in adult and paediatric laryngology (medicine focusing on the voice box). He treats many throat disorders, including airway stenosis (narrowing of the windpipe), voice disorders, swallowing difficulties in adults and children, obstructive sleep apnoea, and much more. He also has a specialist interest in voice feminisation surgery.
Mr Al Yagchi completed his higher surgical training in London North Thames regional rotation, where he worked at some of the most prestigious teaching hospitals in the country. These include Charing Cross Hospital, University College London Hospital and Royal London Hospital.
Mr Al Yaghchi is highly decorated. He holds a PhD in Molecular Oncology from Queen Mary’s University of London, where he researched unique ways to treat head and neck cancer with oncolytic viruses as immunotherapy. He runs an active clinical research program in voice, airway and swallowing disorders, and is a founding member of the British Laryngological Association, where he is the Associate Treasurer. Mr Al Yaghchi is also the Vice President of the Royal Society of Medicine Laryngology and Rhinology Section.
His adult NHS practice is part of both the National Centre for Airway Reconstruction and Imperial Voice and Swallowing Centre, based at Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He is an honorary consultant at The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, where he treats children with complex airway and swallowing conditions.
Mr Al Yaghchi developed a special interest in transgender healthcare during his time working in close proximity to the Gender Identity Clinic in London. He went on to introduce a number of voice feminisation procedures to the UK. This included his own modification to the Wendler Glottoplasty technique, which has since become the preferred method for voice feminisation.
Through his pioneering work in the field of gender affirmation surgery, Mr Al Yagchi has been able to help a significant number of trans women to achieve a voice which more accurately reflects their gender identity.
Mr Al Yaghchi practices at a number of clinics throughout West and Central London, including the prestigious Harley Street. In addition to his clinical expertise and quality care, Mr Al Yaghchi offers the latest cutting edge treatments and state of the art equipment at each of his clinics.