Mr Alex Bennett: Ear, nose and throat surgery
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Mr Alex Bennett

Ear, nose and throat surgery

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Specialises in

  • Adult
  • Paediatric

About me

After I qualified from Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, London I had extensive Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) training in London and East Anglia, including an Otology Fellowship in Cambridge. I was appointed an ENT consultant in Edinburgh in 2010.

I was responsible for setting up NHS Lothian’s Specialist Multidisciplinary Balance Service and this experience in vertigo also benefits my private patients.

I am privileged to receive tertiary referrals for complex ear surgery from surgeons throughout Scotland and perform approximately 150 complex ear cases per year. I am the only surgeon in the region performing stapedectomy and middle ear implants.

We pioneered combining Hearing Implant Surgery with ear reconstruction in the UK within the Scottish National Service and I was the first surgeon in the UK to perform the BoneBridge Hearing Implant in 2012 which was featured in a BBC Scotland documentary.

I run an International course at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to teach ear surgery to other doctors.

Surgical procedures undertaken include: intratympanic therapy, hearing implants, ossiculoplasty, stapedectomy, mastoid surgery, myringoplasty, grommet insertion, septoplasty, functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), micro-laryngoscopy, oesophagoscopy, adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy.

Areas of interest

•Otology:
- hearing loss
- tinnitus
- balance
- discharging ear
- Proceedures performed include Grommet insertion, Myringoplasty, Mastoidectomy, Ossiculoplasty, Stapedectomy and Hearing Implants;

•Rhinology:
- nasal blockage
- runny nose
- Proceedures performed include Allergy testing and treatment, Septoplasty, Nasal Polypectomy and Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery;

•Paediatric otolaryngology:
- hearing loss and 'glue ear'
- recurrent tonisillitis
- nasal blockage and bleeding
- Proceedures performed include Allergy testing and treatment, Grommet insertion, Adenoidectomy, Tonsillectomy, Nasal Cautery

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