Mr Deepak Komath
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Mr Deepak Komath

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon



Holding a dual qualification in dentistry and medicine, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon Mr Deepak Komath is a skilled practitioner who is dedicated to giving his patients the best possible care. Trained at the leading London teaching establishments, he is an expert in the treatment of all medical and surgical conditions affecting the face and neck. He has been Clinical Lead, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust since 2017. A sought-after teacher and lecturer, he is passionate both about helping his students excel and providing his patients with outstanding care.

Specialist interests

Facial deformity correction
Head and neck Trauma
Skin cancer
Salivary gland disease
TMJ disorder
Oral surgery
Aesthetic facial surgery
Dental implant surgery
Paediatric surgery

About Mr Deepak Komath

After graduating in 2009 from the University of Southampton, Mr Komath undertook his specialist oral and maxillofacial surgery training on the renowned London Deanery rotation, where he honed his skills at Northwick Park Hospital, University College London Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital among other teaching centres of excellence. He joined the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust as Consultant, Maxillofacial Surgery in 2016, adding the role of Clinical Lead for Facial Deformity Surgery to his remit the following year.

Mr Komath works with adults as well as providing a paediatric service and his specialist interests include head and neck reconstruction after cancer or trauma, facial surgery such as nose reshaping, face lifts and eyelid rejuvenation, skin cancer surgery, the early detection and minimally invasive treatment of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) skin cancers, oral surgery, temporomandibular joint pain treatment, dental implant and tooth extraction, treating salivary duct disorders and facial deformity correction surgery.

A member of several key professional bodies, notably being a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Mr Komath is an examiner for University College London, holding the position of Senior Lecturer there since 2018, where the students benefit from his expert mentoring and guidance.

He has published a number of well-received papers in his field and excels as lecturer both here and overseas and is dedicated to equipping the next generation of oral and maxillofacial specialists with the best possible skillset.

In his private practice, Mr Komath offers flexible appointments at convenient locations in and around London and where necessary, for complex cases, will arrange joint appointments with other specialists, to deliver comprehensive treatment at one appointment.

As part of the Royal Free Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Team, Mr Komath understands the value of a collaborative approach to treatment and the hallmark of his care is his commitment to putting each patient’s needs at the heart of everything he does to deliver the most effective treatment, individually tailored to their needs. The wishes of the patient are always paramount in his mind.


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Professional background

Mr Deepak Komath

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Member of General Medical Council Specialist List (Licensed to practice as a specialist Maxillofacial Surgeon in the UK)
  • Member of the General Dental Council
  • Fellow and Member of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • Member of British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member of European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial surgery

The impact of Brexit on maxillofacial trauma: an analysis of cases seen at a London Teaching Hospital
Marco Dalle Carbonare; Prakash Promod; Deepak Komath
Dec 2020

Seeing the bigger picture: have loupes made a classical ‘wide local excision’ obsolete?
Aaron Cronin; Nikesh Patel; Prakash Promod; Deepak Komath
Dec 2020

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (CSCC) of the Head and Neck: An analysis of reoccurrence rates over 10 years
Omar Yaqoob; Marco Dalle Carbonare; Deepak Komath
Dec 2018

Airway Considerations in Markedly Displaced Mandibular Fractures; Two Case Reports
Alexander Rickart; Christine Wanis; Deepak Komath; Konstantinos T Mitsimponas
Dec 2017

Splint-assisted disc plication surgery
O. Sheikh; Greg Logan; Deepak Komath[..]; Peter Ayliffe
Jan 2017

Endoscope Guided Total Prosthetic TMJ Replacement
Iffah Zaman; Deepak Komath; Manolis Heliotis
Dec 2016

Primary and metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma of parotid
D. Komath; Saad Jabbar; R. Farrell[…]; James A Mccaul
Dec 2015

An acute rapidly developing plunging ranula
Greg Logan; O. Sheikh; D. Komath; Bhavin Visavadia
Oct 2015

Comparing disciplines: Outcomes of non melanoma cutaneous malignant lesions in oral and maxillofacial surgery and dermatology
M Thavarajah; S Szamocki; D Komath[…]; M Heliotis
Nov 2014

OI0242 Prognosis of squamous cell carcinoma associated with oral lichen planus
Michael Freedman; Stephen Porter; Tim Hodgson; Luke Williams; Deepak Komath; Stefano Fedele
May 2014

Prospective trial comparing methods of surgical excision margins of head and neck BCCs
D. Komath; Greg Logan; S. Szamocki[…]; M. Heliotis
Oct 2013

Ultrasound and USS guided fine needle aspiration cytological assessment of neck lymphadenopathy in HNSCC
D. Komath; Nicolas Dulguerov; Heidi Young[…]; Nicholas Kalavrezos
Oct 2013

USS guided FNAC in staging the neck in head and neck SCC: is this the way forward?
Deepak Komath; Nicolas Dulguerov; Heidi Young[…]; N. Kalevrezos
Sep 2013

Deepak Komath; Sonia Szamocki; Meera Thavarajah[…]; Manolis Heliotis
May 2013, Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Methods 300 patients with cutaneous lesions seen were analysed. The cases were grouped into two: group…

Deepak Komath; Shivani Gupta; Supriya Ghurye[…]; Nicholas Kalavrezos
May 2013, Objectives Assessment of health-related quality of life (HR QOL) in head and neck sarcoma patients from diagnosis to 5 years after start of treatment. Study design A prospective, descriptive study. Methods 108 patients with head and neck sarcomas were looked at, and University of Washington QOL (UWQOL) questionnaires were used to assess the quali…

Deepak Komath; Colin Liew; Nicholas Kalavrezos
May 2013, Objectives Comparing the accuracy of USS and USS + FNAC as investigative modalities of staging neck disease in head and neck SCC. Design Retrospective cohort study. Method A retrospective cohort study carried out at UCLH head and neck unit over 4 years between 2006 and 2009. Inclusion criteria were: All cases of histologically proven head and nec…

A six-year retrospective review of distant free tissue flap reconstructions in a regional maxillofacial unit
Shilen Patel; Lyn Low; Deepak Komath[…]; Bhavin Visavadia
Dec 2012

NCEPOD: an age old problem…is it really the case?
D. Komath; A. Chadha; Shilen Patel[…]; Bhavin Visavadia
Jun 2012

The efficacy of two-week suspected cancer referral pathway to the oral and maxillofacial surgery department
M. Madhvani; D. Komath; R. Pabla[…]; M. Kumar
Jun 2012

Operative treatment of head and neck cancer in the elderly—an optimised approach
D. Komath; Bhavin Visavadia
Oct 2011

Splint-assisted disc plication surgery
Citing article
Jan 2017
O. Sheikh; G. Logan; Deepak Komath; Patrick Grossman; Peter Ayliffe