Mr Frosh has secured a significant research grant to establish an ENT research unit in Hertfordshire. The unit is equipped with a Nasal function laboratory, is run by a research team with two dedicated research nurses and is also supported by doctors in training and academic staff at the University of Hertfordshire.
The research fund has recently been used to contribute to a surgical skills simulator for ear surgery training, collaboration with the university on training modules for GPs, and is funding a number of research projects.
One current study that may be of real interest is a study on the effects of milk and diary products on mucus production. This fits in with Mr Frosh’s interests in allergy and nasal and sinus function.
Mr Frosh is a regular speaker at local and international conferences.
Recently he organised and chaired a study day for Hertfordshire GPs on emergencies in Ear Nose and Throat Surgery. There was very good feedback for the day, which enabled GPs to be more confident in handling emergencies themselves and when to call for specialist help.
Mr Frosh is one of only a few doctors locally (Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex and North London) who are able to do the “Epley Manoeuvre” in patients with a form of Vertigo/ Dizziness known as “Benign Paroxysmal Positonal Vertigo” (BPPV).
This condition causes short episodes of vertigo (intense dizziness) when you move your head in certain directions. This can seriously interfere with the quality of sufferer’s lives and their ability to carry out day to day activities. More information about this condition is available here.
Mr Frosh has recently audited his results of using the Epley manoeuvre. Over 80% of patients are cured with just one treatment and even more are cured after a second treatment. This means patients will not have to take medication, but are simply cured and able to get the quality of their lives back.
If you believe you have this condition, you should be assessed to confirm the cause and to receive the appropriate treatment. You can ask to be referred on the NHS by your GP or contact Mr Frosh privately.
Mr Frosh has for some time been offering Botulinum Toxin A (Botox) for certain types of headache/ migraine. He has had remarkable success with this simple treatment. Unfortunately it is not available on the NHS yet, but is available in private clinics.
It is therefore excellent news that JAMA (A high level American Medical Journal) has recently published data that shows it has a positive effect for chronic daily headaches and chronic migraines.
It is good news that this information on its success in tackling this debilitating condition has been proved. A summary of the article is available here.
Further information about this minor procedure can be obtained from Mr Frosh directly. Contact details are here.