Mr Chadwan
Al Yaghchi

Consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon with a subspecialist interest in adult and paediatric laryngology


Mr Chadwan Al Yaghchi is a consultant Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon with a subspecialist interest in adult and paediatric laryngology. He manages the full spectrum of throat disorders including airway stenosis (narrowing of the windpipe), voice disorders, swallowing difficulties in adults and children and obstructive sleep apnoea.

He completed his higher surgical training in Ear Nose and Throat in London North Thames regional rotation where he worked in some of the most prestigious teaching hospitals including Charing Cross Hospital, University College London Hospital and Royal London Hospital.

His adult NHS practice is based at National Centre for Airway Reconstruction and Imperial Voice and Swallowing Centre both based at Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. In addition, he is an honorary consultant at The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust where he manages children with complex airway and swallowing conditions.

Mr Al Yaghchi introduced a number of novel procedures to the NHS including serial steroid injection under local anaesthetic for idiopathic subglottic stenosis and voice feminisation surgery using the modified Wendler's Glottoplasty technique.

Mr Al Yaghchi holds a PhD in Molecular Oncology from Queen Mary’s University of London. His research work explored the utilisation of oncolytic viruses as immunotherapy in head and neck cancers. In addition he has an active clinical research program in voice, airway and swallowing disorders.

Mr Al Yaghchi is a founding member of the British Laryngological Association and holds the office the Associate Treasurer of the organisation. He is the Secretary Elect of the Royal Society of Medicine Laryngology and Rhinology Section.

Research and Publications

Alternate method for designing laryngoplasty implant using actual size CT scan images on a touch screen device with a stylus. Clinical Otolaryngology. (2019)

Assessment of posterior choanal obstruction caused by adenoidal hypertrophy: Intraoperative mirror versus rigid nasendoscopic examination. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (2018)

Custom designing laryngoplasty implant using actual size CT scan images on a mobile device. Clinical Otolaryngology. (2018)

Vaccinia virus, a promising new therapeutic agent for pancreatic cancer. Immunotherapy. (2015)

Efficiently editing the Vaccinia virus genome using the CRISPR Cas9 system. Journal of Virology. (2015)

The use of dissolvable nasal packs in the management of depressed unilateral nasal bone fractures. Clinical Otolaryngology. (2010)


The use of an auroscope in the management of epistaxis. Clinical Otolaryngology. (2010)

Rhinolithiasis: Long-term complication of maxillary osteotomy. J Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. (2009)

Out-patient management of patients with poeritonsillar abscess. Clin Otolaryngol. (2008)

Role of planned postchemoradiotherapy selective neck dissection in the multimodality management of head and neck cancer. Laryngoscope. (2008)

Incidence and significance of myocardial injury after surgical treatment of head and neck cancer. Laryngoscope. (2007)

An anatomical comparison of Blair and facelift incisions for parotid surgery. Clinical Otolaryngology. (2006)