Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
MBBS BDS FRCS (OMFS)
James is a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon dual qualified in both medicine and dentistry.
Graduating from Nottingham Medical School in 2003, he was awarded the Charnwood research prize for his intercalated B.Medsci degree for which he received first class honours. He undertook his post graduate surgical training in Bristol where, having been inspired to specialise in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he also completed his BDS dental degree.
His specialist Oral and Maxillofacial training was in the South East of England including rotations at renowned units such as Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead and the Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford. On completion of his specialist training in 2017, James undertook a further highly regarded international fellowship focused on orthognathic (corrective jaw surgery), reconstruction of traumatic facial injury and dental implant surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia.
James is a consultant at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford with
additional sessions at North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust and Haslemere Hospital. Practicing privileges are held at both Nuffield Health Guildford and Mount Alvernia Hospitals. He is actively involved in training junior surgeons, is departmental clinical governance lead and is a core member of the regional specialist skin cancer multidisciplinary team.
Between them, James and Ben have over 30 years of combined experience and hold similar subspecialist interests in a broad range of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This includes the surgical removal of wisdom teeth and impacted teeth, placement of dental implants and treatment of jaw pathology such as cysts. They are both expert in treating facial skin lesions ranging from benign skin tags to complex melanoma cases, and are particularly skilled with facial plastic surgery reconstruction techniques to give patients the very best cosmetic outcomes. James and Ben are both highly experienced orthognathic (jaw deformity) surgeons, using contemporary planning and surgical techniques to deliver stable and consistent results and they enjoy working with orthodontists to provide excellent continuity of care for patients.
Although they mostly consult and operate independently, James and Ben can also offer a combined service for the more complex jaw deformity, facial trauma and aesthetic cases to achieve the very best results and provide the highest standard of care for their patients.
Oxford Handbook of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryMr Gurney is a co- author of the globally marketed Oxford handbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS). The book serves to aid newly qualified doctors and dentists who work on the wards in the field of OMFS, and has sold several thousand copies. A third edition is currently being completed.
Skin Cancer Papers - Cutaneous SCC and MelanomaBJOMS invited publications – author on series of 3 papers for the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery on the management of metastatic cutaneous malignancy. These review papers are frequently cited and are used to help guide other surgeons.
Orthognathic Surgery - Principles, Planning and Practice"Mr Gurney has contributed a chapter in a current major textbook for jaw surgery, based around the topic of surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea. This is a current area of academic clinical interest in orthognathic surgery, and the chapter includes an analysis of the latest literature on this topic.
Current concepts in midface traumaDuring his fellowship in Melbourne, Australia, Mr. Gurney was regularly involved in the management of patients with complex midface trauma. On the back of this, he published a paper on midface trauma management as a co-author with Professor Nastri.
‘Thank you Mr Sloane for inspiring confidence when you treated my facial skin cancer. It has healed beautifully, I felt no pain at all.’