About Ear Care Clinic

Ear Care Lab is the first dedicated microsuction ear wax removal specialist clinic in Ealing and one of the first in North West London.

Ear Care Lab is the first dedicated microsuction ear wax removal specialist clinic in Ealing and one of the first in North West London. We commonly see patients from a variety of local boroughs including Ealing, Chiswick, Acton, Hounslow, Harrow, Brent, Richmond, Hammersmith & Fulham as well as Kensington & Chelsea.

Microsuction is an ear cleaning technique using either a binocular microscope or a light loupe and a suction device. Our ear wax removal experts use the same technique used by Ear, Nose and Throat specialists and this is superior to other methods of wax removal such as water syringing (irrigation) and ear candling. Microsuction is the safest, gentlest and most effective method of removing ear wax and usually does not require water or pre-visit ear wax softeners/drops. All our consultation and microsuction services are provided by some of the most experienced practitioners in ear wax removal. The GPs in our clinic have a specialist interest in Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) medicine.

Our clinic is appointment based and is open from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 8pm (Mon – Thurs), 9am to 7pm (Fri) and 9am to 12pm on Saturdays. Appointments can be made online or by ringing 0208 004 7808. Home visits are also available by special arrangement.

We provide this private service as part of Corfton Road GP Surgery in Central Ealing.

Ear Care Lab is conveniently situated in the heart of Ealing and in close proximity to Ealing Broadway, North Ealing and Park Royal tube stations (approximately 5-10 minutes walk from each). At Ear Care Lab, we see patients from any part of the country.

Meet the Ear Care Lab Microsuction Experts


Dr Alex Fragoyannis – General Practitioner


Dr Fragoyannis is widely considered as an authority in ear wax removal by microsuction.  He is the Ear Care Lab founder and one of the co-founders and lead trainers of the gold standard Ear Care and Microsuction Training Course which takes place regularly in Charing Cross Hospital.  He studied medicine in Aberdeen University qualifying with commendation in 2001. Following gaining valuable experience in several hospital specialities (including multiple ENT-specialist posts), he specialised in General Practice gaining his Royal College of GP qualification and membership in 2006.

Since then, he has gathered wide-ranging experience in several practices and he has been partner in Corfton Road Surgery (Ealing) since 2011. He is also an Imperial College Tutor and Examiner and a Governing Board Member for Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group.

Having performed several thousands of microsuction procedures, Dr Fragoyannis is one of the most experienced doctors there is in this procedure. He takes pride in giving his patients his undivided attention and on being approachable, affable and meticulous, providing the highest quality clinical care.  You can read further reviews relating to Dr Fragoyannis by following this link.


Dr Olivia Codrington – General Practitioner


Dr Codrington obtained a First Class Honours degree in Biology from Imperial College, London and then subsequently studied Medicine at Imperial College, London, qualifying in 2009.  She completed multiple acute care posts before deciding to become a GP, obtaining her Royal College Qualification (MRCGP) in 2016. She has worked in a number of GP surgeries in the West London area and now works as a salaried doctor at The Corfton Road Surgery.  She also runs a successful aesthetics company, as well as continuing to enjoy urgent care work.

Throughout training, Dr Codrington has had a very keen interest in Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine, and is now a very experienced doctor with regards to ear wax removal and other acute ear problems.  She does both clinic microsuction, as well as providing the popular home visit service, which our housebound patients find invaluable.


Dr Dina Ashraf – General Practitioner

MBBS BSc (Hons)

Dr Ashraf studied medicine in Kings College London and qualified with a MBBS degree and a BSc in Maternal & Fetal Health Sciences with Honours. Since qualification, she has worked in hospitals in a broad range of specialities including ENT.

Dina has run her own Emergency ENT micro suction clinics in hospital as well as 24 hour on call shifts from which she has gained extensive experience in micro suction and managing ENT conditions.

With such hands on experience in ENT medicine, Dina is an excellent addition to our team and she is keen to further use her knowledge and skills in practice. She is committed to her patients and continuously receives positive feedback from both patients and colleagues. Dina prides herself in dedicating her time and working hard for her patients in order to give them the best clinical care that she feels they deserve.