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Professor of ENT Surgery

Complex cases may incur an additional fee and take longer to prepare a report (only after agreement)

Titles

  • Professor of Laryngology
  • Professor of ENT Surgery and Consultant ENT Surgeon

Procedures

  • Videonasolaryngoscopy and tracheoscopy
  • Transnasal oesophagoscopy
  • Endoscopic management of pharyngeal pouch
  • Microlaryngoscopy with biopsy, laser or injection as indicated
  • Nose and sinus surgery

Most common conditions seen

  • Throat problems
  • Voice problems
  • Pharyngeal pouch and dysphagia care
  • Vocal cord paralysis/palsy
  • Reflux problems in the throat
  • Airway stenosis and tracheostomies
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Nose and sinus conditions

Most common symptoms seen

  • Hoarseness
  • Dysphagia
  • Chronic cough
  • Lump in throat
  • Neck lump
  • Breathing problems and stridor
  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal obstruction

Background

He is a world-leading academic otolaryngologist with 23 years experience of consultant practice at the highest levels. He relies on the latest evidence and technologies to inform the care that he provides for patients and place the patient front and centre.

Training

ENT training in London and Liverpool. Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship, Royal Brisbane Hospital Australia. 23 years as consultant head and neck, laryngology and ENT surgeon in leading teaching hospitals and formerly Associate Professor University of California Davis Medical Center. Has held Chairs at the Universities of Bristol, Liverpool and London.

Clinical interests and areas of expertise

He is generally qualified in ENT, but has special expertise in managing throat, head and neck and nasal problems in adult persons. He has pioneered treatments for voice, swallowing, breathing and the problems associated with reflux disease. He manages patients with all types of voice disorders (especially vocal cord weakness/paralysis and polyps), swallowing problems (especially pharyngeal pouch/Zenker’s diverticulum), throat symptoms and neck lumps. He also sees patients with mucosal diseases of the nose and sinuses, which was the subject of his MD thesis.

Research interests

He has the latest ENT research group in the UK and a “H-index” (measure of impact of my science) of 36 (higher than any other ENT in the UK or US). He has over 220 publications and raises around £1 million per annum in research funds. He has a research programme pioneering tissue engineering as a means of reconstructing and regenerating the damaged airway and runs clinical trials to improve treatment of voice disorders, such as vocal cord paralysis. He was named Briton of the Year for Science and Technology in 2008 and was the first ENT Surgeon to be elected to the Academy of medical Sciences (2011).

Qualifications

  • MB BChir
  • MA (Hons)
  • MD (Cantab)
  • FRCS (Oto), FRCS (Gen Surg), FRCS (ORL)
  • F Med Sci

GMC Number: 3014279

Date of Registration: 1985

Memberships

  • RCS England
  • British Laryngological Association (President)
  • ENT UK
  • American Broncho-Esophagological Association

Complex cases may incur an additional fee and take longer to prepare a report (only after agreement)

Titles

  • Professor of Laryngology
  • Professor of ENT Surgery and Consultant ENT Surgeon

Procedures

  • Videonasolaryngoscopy and tracheoscopy
  • Transnasal oesophagoscopy
  • Endoscopic management of pharyngeal pouch
  • Microlaryngoscopy with biopsy, laser or injection as indicated
  • Nose and sinus surgery

Most common conditions seen

  • Throat problems
  • Voice problems
  • Pharyngeal pouch and dysphagia care
  • Vocal cord paralysis/palsy
  • Reflux problems in the throat
  • Airway stenosis and tracheostomies
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Nose and sinus conditions

Most common symptoms seen

  • Hoarseness
  • Dysphagia
  • Chronic cough
  • Lump in throat
  • Neck lump
  • Breathing problems and stridor
  • Sinusitis
  • Nasal obstruction

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