At the forefront of his speciality

As a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Luke Cascarini treats problems in the face, jaw, mouth, head, and neck using a variety of surgical and non-surgical techniques. Luke is doubly qualified in medicine and dentistry and has extensive experience in complex oral and maxillofacial treatments.

Luke is one of the few UK surgeons to offer temporomandibular joint (TMJ) replacement and arthroscopic TMJ surgery. He is fully dedicated to developing and improving his skills and knowledge, and always looking to learn and refine innovative practices to fully benefit his patients.

Luke is the Chief of Service for the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, an expert-led dedicated oral and maxillofacial centre of excellence based at Harley Street Specialist Hospital in central London.

High standards of specialist care

Luke is dedicated to delivering the highest quality service and care for all his patients. He takes the time to ensure you have a positive experience and benefit from the best possible outcomes.

Along with the exceptional team at the London TMJ Clinic, Luke fully supports you throughout your care, from your initial appointment through to your surgery and carefully supervised post-operative recovery. You are kept informed every step of the way, with your options explained and the chance to talk to us about anything that is worrying you or ask any questions.

Dedication to innovation

Luke is fully committed to innovation in practice. He was the first UK surgeon to carry out a level III jaw arthroscopy for jaw joint disc displacement, treating clicking jaw joint symptoms including restricted movement and pain without the need for open surgery. This pioneering technique means patients have a speedier recovery, fewer complications and significantly reduced scarring. Luke now runs an annual course in London to educate surgeons around the world about this.

In 2019, Luke successfully performed the UK’s first jawbone replacement surgery using a 3D-printed mandible (lower jaw) with a titanium frame. To date, very few such procedures have been carried out worldwide.

Luke introduced the use of regenerative treatments to his work to deliver an enhanced standard of service to his patients. AMPP® and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are used to avoid the need for jaw surgery and to maintain the life of the existing joint.


Training and qualifications

Medical training

Luke qualified in dentistry at the University of Bristol in 1995 and went on to study at the University of Wales College of Medicine, qualifying as a doctor in 2000.

His first surgical house officer position was in Bristol. He also spent time as a Medical House Officer in Sidcup, Kent, and registered with the General Medical Council as a Physician in 2001.

Luke’s basic surgical training began shortly afterwards, where he gained experience in several areas, including general surgery, emergency medicine, vascular surgery, colorectal surgery and maxillofacial surgery.

His chosen specialism was always going to be oral and maxillofacial surgery, and he started higher surgical training in the South Thames region in 2004. Luke did much of his work at The Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, and at Guy’s and St Thomas’, St George’s, and King’s College Hospital, all in London.

After 20 years of training, Luke became a Consultant in London at the North West London NHS Trust. He was head of junior doctor training in his speciality at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust until 2019. Now an honorary consultant, Luke leads the head and neck cancer multidisciplinary team.

Specialist surgical training

During his time as a Registrar, Luke was fortunate to gain specialist expertise in several areas.

  • Minimally invasive salivary gland surgery with Professor McGurk at Guy’s Hospital
  • Cranial facial trauma at the Level 1 Trauma Centre at King’s College Hospital
  • Surgery of the mouth, jaw and face at the world-famous Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead
  • Micro-surgical reconstruction at the Queen Victoria Hospital

Medical degrees

Intercollegiate Royal College of Surgeons EnglandFRCS (OMFS)Sept 2008
Royal College of SurgeonsMRCSFeb 2004
Royal College of Surgeons EnglandFDSRCSDec 2001
University of Wales College of MedicineMBBChJune 2000
University of BristolBDSJune 1995

Professional memberships

  • European Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons (ESTMJS)
  • British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS)
  • Royal College of Surgeons, England
  • British Medical Association
  • Independent Doctors Federation (IDF)

Media enquiries

Luke is available for expert comment for news articles, magazine pieces and journal features. He is able to provide opinions on topics related to oral and maxillofacial surgery, facial reconstruction surgery, facial skin cancer and its treatment, jaw joint disorders (temporomandibular joint disorders), and jaw joint replacement.

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