Mr Alex Bennett: Ear, nose and throat surgery

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

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

- 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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Procedures completed

  • D0702

    Aural toilet (including microsuction and/or suction of exteriorised mastoid cavity) including bilateral - (5-50)


  • E2500

    Diagnostic nasolaryngopharyngoscopy +/- biopsy as sole procedure - (5-50)


  • E1780

    Diagnostic endoscopy of sinus and bilateral (as sole procedure) - (5-50)


  • 20210

    Pure tone audiogram (air conduction) - including masking - (1-5)

  • 20230

    Impedance audiogram - (1-5)

  • E2501

    Fibre optic examination of the pharynx +/- biopsy/removal of foreign body - (1-5)


  • D1020

    Modified radical mastoidectomy (including meatoplasty) - (1-5)


  • D1420

    Myringoplasty - (1-5)

  • F3480

    Adenotonsillectomy (and bilateral) - (1-5)

  • D1710

    Stapedectomy (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

  • F3400

    Tonsillectomy - child (and bilateral) - (1-5)


  • E0360

    Septoplasty of nose (including attention to turbinates) - (1-5)

  • E0850

    Removal of foreign body from cavity of nose - (1-5)


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