Professor Claire Hopkins: Ear, nose and throat surgery

Professor Claire Hopkins

Ear, nose and throat surgery

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About me

Claire Hopkins in a Consultant ENT Surgeon and Professor of Rhinology (diseases of the nose and sinuses). She manages all conditions relating to the nose, including inflammatory (e.g. sinusitis and rhinitis, or hayfever), structural problems (deviated septum or nasal deformity), cosmetic rhinoplasty, anterior skull base lesions and sinonasal tumours. After graduating from Oxford University Medical School with a First Class Degree in Physiology and Distinctions in Medicine, she undertook specialist ENT training in London. She undertook a Fellowship in Advanced Rhinology at Guy's and St Thomas', where she was appointed as an NHS Consultant.
She has an extensive research portfolio, and was recently appointed as a Professor of Rhinology at King's College, London. Claire lectures nationally and internationally, and teaches on the faculty of sinus surgery, anterior skull base and many other courses.
She is on the Council of the British Rhinological Society, the European Rhinologic Society, and the Rhinology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. She is the Chair of the Audit group of ENT-UK, represents ENT-UK on a patient safety panel at the Royal College of Surgeons, and Chaired the UK Commissioning Guidance Group for Sinusitis. She has written international guidelines on the management of sinusitis and nasal polyps.
Claire has been awarded a National Clinical Excellence Award in recognition of her contribution to NHS work

Areas of interest

Rhinology (nasal disorders); Medical management of acute and chronic sinusitis including nasal polyps; Sinus procedures incl. endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty,
Management of nasal obstruction and deformity including Rhinoplasty / nose surgery and septal surgery; turbinoplasty
Rhinitis and nasal allergy;
Anterior skull base surgery; sinonasal tumours
Management of nasal trauma
General ENT; tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy

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Procedures completed

  • E1780

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

    London Bridge Hospital (>50) BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital (5-50)

  • E2500

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

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50) BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital (1-5)

  • E1480

    Endoscopic exploration frontal sinus beyond frontoethmoid recess and bilateral - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50) BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital (1-5)

  • E0360

    Septoplasty of nose (including attention to turbinates) - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50) BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital (1-5)

  • E1500

    Operation(s) on sphenoid sinus (including endoscopic) and bilateral - (5-50)

  • D0702

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

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • E0820

    Excision of lesion of internal nose - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • E1432

    FESS: excision uncinate process and anterior ethmoid bulla, antrostomy/antral puncture, simple polypectomy and attention to turbinates (bilateral) - (1-5)

  • E0380

    Nasal septum cauterisation (and bilateral) - (1-5)

    BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital (1-5) London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • E0520

    Ligation of artery of internal nose (including endoscopic, as sole procedure) - (1-5)

  • W2620

    Manipulation under anaesthesia of fractured nose (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

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