At Bupa Cromwell Hospital
Mr Lynn was one of the original group of doctors who set up medical practice at the BUPA Cromwell Hospital. The hospital was previously known as the Cromwell Hospital had been for over 25 years one of the foremost hospitals in the world. Mr John Lynn is delighted that it is now part of the Bupa organisation. Bupa are investing many millions of pounds into the Bupa Cromwell Hospital as part of a plan to create a unique Bupa flagship private hospital in London. The Bupa Cromwell is unique in the private sector in the UK in that it has all the necessary facilities under one roof, ranging from adult and paediatric intensive care to state of the art radiotherapy, including a Gamma Knife. The hospital has a firm policy on clinical governance with highly respected director Mr Paul Montgomery who is an ENT surgeon. Bupa Cromwell Hospital Endocrine Surgery Centre whose head is Mr John Lynn provides a comprehensive service for private patients in the surgical management of thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreatic endocrine disease. These services are also available for children by Mr John Lynn.
Mr John Lynn uses a multidisciplinary approach.He has the support of a team comprising medical endocrinologists, specialist radiologists, anaesthetists and pathologists. The Centre members have been in the lead of the development of minimally invasive techniques in endocrine surgery, and pioneered the use of intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay for parathyroid surgery. No thyroid or parathyroid operation is performed without intra-operative nerve monitoring, resulting in voice change rates considerably below the reported UK rate (0.2% as compared to 2.2%).
The team performs around 200 major endocrine cases per year and has special expertise in cases where previous surgeons have failed.
Mr John Lynn as well as being the Head of the Centre, is one of the most experienced endocrine surgeons in the UK. All patients operated on by the team are reviewed by the Bupa Cromwell Endocrine Multidisiplinary Team (BCMDT). Mr John Lynn provides the full range of minimally invasive endocrine surgery for the thyroid and parathyroid while Mr Isla performs minimally invasive laparoscopic pancreatic and adrenal surgery
Mr Alberto Isla's expertise is really quite unique. He a pure laparoscopic surgeon and has developed the laparoscopic excision of pancreatic insulinomas with a 100% success rate. His experience in this sophisticated approach to the management of this difficult tumour is unrivalled in the World. Mr Isla introduced obesity surgery at Charing Cross Hospital London now part of Imperial College NHS trust.
By special arrangement, Mr John Lynn and his team travel abroad to provide appropriate surgical care. Such trips have been welcomed in the past by the local physicians and surgeons particularly when the case is complex and the medical condition of the patient makes travel difficult.When the team travels abroad it is only on the understanding that the team takes full responsibility for the treatment and that team arrives several days before surgery and conducts the first post-operative consultation before returning to the UK. Where appropriate, a written opinion can be provided without direct patient consultation. Details of the fees for these services are available upon request.