Mr Michael Oko, a Consultant ENT Surgeon based in Harley Street, London with a special interest and expertise in sleep apnoea and other sleeping disorders, provides a comprehensive range of private consultations, investigations, treatment and surgery. He treats ear, nose and throat complaints such as sinus disease and swallowing problems, as well as investigations and the management of sleep disorders such as sleep apnoea and snoring.
Mr Oko qualified in 1986 and trained at St Mary’s & Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital in London. He was a lecturer at the University of Glasgow in ENT surgery and was one of the 12 finalists in 1995 for the Surgeon in Training medal - organised by The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh- for instrument design and innovation.
In 2005 he was appointed as a consultant surgeon for ENT for the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) and Clinical Lead for the Sleep Apnoea Service. He served as Clinical Lead for General Surgery from 2009-20011and Clinical Lead for ENT for ULHT from 2007 to 2011.
Mr Oko founded the Sleeping Disorders Centre based at the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, Lincolnshire in 2006, and has since opened satellite clinics at Johnson Hospital, Spalding, and 150 Harley Street. In 2008 Mr Oko’s pioneering sleep service at ULHT won the NHS East Midlands Healthcare Award for service transformation. In 2011 he won the Middle East Hospital magazine health and innovation award for raising awareness of Sleep Apnoea in the region.
In 2012 Mr Oko was appointed to the Department of Health’s Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Working Group, with a brief to deliver a clinically effective national strategy to improve outcomes for adults with obstructive sleep apnoea.
Mr Oko actively campaigns for better research and facilities for sufferers of sleeping disorders, including the risks associated with undiagnosed sleep apnoea.
The Sleeping Disorders Centre, a new and innovative service led by consultant surgeon Mr Michael Oko, provides an accurate and prompt diagnosis of various sleep problems including sleep apnoea and snoring and helps to identify the most appropriate treatment for both NHS and private patients.
The clinic aims to deliver high quality clinical care in a friendly environment. Because continuity of treatment is crucial for people suffering from sleep apnoea and problem snoring the following services are provided:-
Mr Oko has published a multitude of articles and peer reviewed journals, earning him a number of prestigious awards. The full range of his publications and awards can be found on his website.
He also boasts a number of interviews with national news outlets, and from numerous events that he ahs been invited to. These can be viewed on his website also.