How much does an appointment cost?
If you are not privately insured then most first appointments cost £150. By arrangement however, initial consultations for cosmetic problems will be offered free of charge.

How quickly can I be seen?
I can usually accommodate private patients in clinics either on a Wednesday of each week and also offer alternative appointments on an ad hoc basis.
Waiting time is therefore usually a few days only. Urgent referrals will be seen on this basis wherever possible.

How do I arrange an appointment?
In the first instance, contacting my secretaries on 01325 288119 allows a suitable appointment to be arranged.

Do I need a letter from my GP?
Yes this is ideal if possible but I will happily see patients who self refer without their GP's input.

Does Mr Lowe do cosmetic surgery?
Yes, I specialise in all forms of cosmetic and functional nasal surgery and also offer additional procedures including correction of prominent ears

Does Mr Lowe  do other ENT surgery?
Yes, I offer a comprehensive ENT sevice and include the medical and surgical treatment of other conditions including throat problems, ear and hearing problems and snoring.

Does Mr Lowe do hearing tests?
Yes, I work closely with two highly qualified experienced audiologists using fully sound-proofed audiometry booth facilities for audiological testing.
This service is offered at our premises in Darlington and also at James Cook University Hospital.

Do I need to be local?
No, I am happy to treat patients who wish to visit the Darlington/North Yorkshire/Teeside area from further afield. I have treated patients locally who currently live in both France and Australia.

Does Mr Lowe offer informal advice?
Yes, I am happy to give informal advice where appropriate by email. Please email me at dl@nasalsurgeon.co.uk

If you have any other questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact my secretaries Ferzana and Shannon on 01325 288119.

If you wish to email me, you may do so at

Thank you