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I am an Ear, Nose and Throat Consultant in 2009. I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1998 and completed my higher specialist training in the North West I complete training with a fellowship at Tygerburg University Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa which as well as strengthening my surgical experience gave me a whole new perspective on healthcare. I strive to deliver an up to date and evidence based practice, present my patients with well informed options, and make treatment decisions together with you.
Having trained comprehensively in General ENT and Head and Neck surgery, through my consultant career I have directed my practice and continued learning towards problems with the Nose and Sinuses and facial plastic surgery. This involves dealing with the whole range of disorders ranging from the medical treatment of the nose and allergy sinus disease though to surgery including complex disease in the frontal sinus and nasal conditions associated with other conditions e.g Asthma. In regards to Rhinoplasty (AKA nose Jobs) , I perform these for functional and cosmetic reasons and perform over 50/year including revision surgery.
I have am fully involved in clinic governance (safety issues) having been the lead in NHS and Private practice. I am the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Commtitee at the BMI Highfield. I am part of the regional teaching and research network and continue to publish and teach at a national level with a special interest in human factors training.
Areas of interest
Rhinology (nasal problems);Sinusitis; Allergic Rhinitis; Smell and taste problems; Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)/ nasal surgery; Balloon sinuplasty; Septorhinoplasty; Rhinoplasty / nose surgery (nose Jobs); Septal Perforation Surgery( hole in the nasal septum; Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea assesment; Snoring surgery and Assessment; Lacrimal disorders (watery eyes); Allergy; Head and neck problems and surgery; Facial skin lesions and cancer and reconstructive surgery; Pinnaplasty / otoplasty ("pinning back" sticking out ears); Neck Lumps; General ENT inc. throat / tonsil and adenoid; General otology; Tympanoplasty (ear drum repair)
- Gina Hermansen
- BMI The Highfield Hospital Manchester Road Rochdale OL11 4LZ
- 01705 6655121
Video and telephone consultations
- Offers video and telephone consultations
Current NHS consultant posts held
Pennine Acute Trust, Northern Care alliance
Royal Oldham Hospital
Fairfield Hospital, Bury
Patient Outcomes after Nasal Surgery
Training Techniques in Surgery
Nasal function in sport and facial sports injuries
My interests are wide ranging having tried most hobbies.The ones that have stuck though are Family And Food. Sport can be an obsession with Golf (badly), and Hockey has been revisited with a passion both playing and coaching .
Trainer of the Year ( runner up) - Pennine Acute Trust 2018
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Bengali - Native or bilingual
Trends in the prescribing of topical nasal agents Using an NHS England data base
H.S. Saeed R.B. Wright S.K. Ghosh, Clinical Otolaryngology 2018
Consenting Practice of ENT Trainees: To what extent is Trainee involvement Disclosed Yang W, Wallis S, Ghosh S. Otolaryngologia Polska. 2015
Persistant parasthesia after Total Thyroidectomy- A drug reaction
Prowse S, Sethi N, Ghosh S. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 2012
A double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, feasibility phase III clinical trial of peri-operative immune-enhancing enteral nutrition in patients undergoing surgery for advanced head and neck cancer
Samit Ghosh, Ged Dempsey, Rachel Skelly, et al, e-SPEN Journal, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages e107-e114. May 15th 2012
Raman Spectroscopy in Head and Neck Cancer.Harris AT, Rennie A, Waqar-Uddin H, Wheatley SR, Ghosh SK, Martin-Hirsch DP, Fisher SE, High AS, Kirkham J, Upile T. Head Neck Oncol. 2010 Oct 5;2:26. Review.
Extranasal Angiofibroma- An Unusual Case- Wallis S, Ghosh SK. The Otorhinolaryngologist May 2012
Extensive neck node metastases (N3) in head and neck squamous carcinoma: is radical treatment warranted? Jones AS, Goodyear PW, Ghosh S, et al Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Jan;144(1):29-35.
The Unknown Primary in Head and Neck Cancer Ghosh S, Gunasekaran S. The Otorhinolaryngologist March 2012
Nutrition. Talwar B, Donnelly, R, Skelly R, Donaldson M, Ghosh S. Head And Neck Cancer , Multidisciplinary Management Guidelines. September 2011. Chapter
Is POSSUM predictive of morbidity and mortality in laryngectomy patients?Lancaster J, Jones BF, Ghosh SK, et al. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2011 Jun;38(3):381-6. Epub 2011 Jan 28.
Detection of synchronous lung tumors in patients presenting with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Ghosh SK et al. Head Neck. 2009 Dec;31(12):1563-70.
The Implications of the European Working Time Directive in the Medium and Smaller Sized Craft Specialities Samit Ghosh et al Clinical Otolaryngology June 2009
Fine-needle aspiration cytology in a regional head and neck cancer center: comparison with a systematic review and meta-analysis S.Tandon, R.Shahab, S.Ghosh, et al Head and Neck 2008 Sep;30(9):1246-52
An Evaluation of marking excision margins for superficial facial skin cancer lesions S.Ghosh et al.Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2009 Feb;123(2):195-8
Courses offered to GPs
1) what's new in the nose?- function and structure
2) Red flags in Head and Neck
3) Snotty Kids and other paediatric issues
4) Snoring and Sleep disordered Breathing
5) Hearing and balance
6) General ENT Q&A
Septal Perforation closure success rate of 80%- For closing holes in the nose, up to 2cm, with surgical techniques
Revision Rhinoplasty rate of 2% - this is in patients who I have operated on personally previously- over 500 Rhinoplasties in consultant Practice
- MBChB University of Liverpool 1998
- FRCS ORL-HNS Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2009
Reference number 4551036
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Secretary North of England ENT Society 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- Otolaryngology, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
Facial Plastic Society
British Rhinological Society
North of England Otolaryngology Society
- BMI The Highfield Hospital
- 08:30 - 12:30
- 01706 766601
- BMI The Highfield Hospital
- 14:00 - 16:00
- 01706 766601
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
BMI The Highfield