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Ben Hunter is a Consultant Rhinologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon in the NHS at St Georges Hospital, London and specialises in the full range of ENT conditions affecting both adults and children. He has a special interest in the nose and sinuses treating complex nasal conditions and works closely with his neurosurgical colleagues to carry out endoscopic skull base procedures.
Mr Hunter FRCS (ORL-HNS) trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School. He focused on Rhinology and Facial Plastic surgery early on in his training, spending time learning from eminent professors in Germany and Switzerland as well as the United Kingdom. He has completed the intercollegiate fellowship in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2009 and holds the post-graduate qualification in Aesthetic Surgery from the University of London. He has also been awarded the prestigious European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery fellowship and passed the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery board exams in Facial Plastic Surgery .
He performs hundreds of surgical operations annually as well as having many years of experience in non-surgical aesthetic treatments such as Botox and Dermal Fillers. He was featured in Red magazine for his work with botox.
He treats complex conditions of the nose and sinuses including nasal polyps, sinusitis, smell disorders and nasal tumours. He has a large practice in nasal septal reconstruction and is also involved in patients with snoring problems. He practises advanced rhinoplasty, using both his extensive cosmetic training as well as his experience in difficult nasal problems to deliver the best cosmetic and functional outcomes.
He is a member of the British Association of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgeons, The British Rhinological Society and the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons.
Areas of interest
General ENT both adult and children, nasal and sinus conditions, rhinoplasty/ nose reshaping, facial cosmetic surgery.
- Julia Brighton
- King Edward VII's Hospital 37 Devonshire Street London W1G 6QA
- 020 7760 7561
- 020 7760 7222
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Magnus Fraser Dunsire Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
St George's Hospital
Chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyps
Psychological effects of cosmetic surgery
(Additional) Languages spoken
Hunter, B, Vaz, F, Harries, M, (2003): “Chondrosarcoma: Therapeutic dilemma, Prophylactic laryngectomy vs permanent tracheostomy.” J Laryngol Otol 2003 Nov 117(11): 923.
Minovi, A, Basten, O, Hunter, B, Draf, W, Bockmuehl, U (2006): “Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours of the head and neck: Management of 10 cases and literature review”. Head and Neck Vol 29 (5):439-445.
Hunter, B, Alderson, D: “The Voxel-Man Virtual Reality Mastoid and Sinus Surgery Simulator”. ENT News Nov/Dec 2008 Vol 17 (5): 98-99.
B.G. Hunter & M.W. Bridger: “An out-patient study into the suitability of providing Ear, Nose & Throat patients with internet based information.”
The Internet Journal of Medical Informatics. 2008; Volume 3, Number 2.
Hunter, B, Desai, K, Vaz, F, Coehlo, J, Tysome, J, Geyer, M: “Re-Audit of the new format “An Introduction to ENT” course”. Clin Otol, July 2009 Vol 34 (Supp 1): 59.
Hunter B, Silva S, Youngs R, Saeed A, Varadarajan V: “Long term stenting for chronic frontal sinus disease: case series and literature review.” J Laryngol Otol. 2010 May 20: 1-7. (Epub ahead of print).
Hunter B, Hopkins C, Tharavaj S, Roberts D: “Permacol¬¬™ in augmentation rhinoplasty: how we do it”. Letter.
Clin Otol, August 2010 Vol 35 (4): 340-341.
Hopkins, Earnshaw, Hunter, Roberts: “ Review of complications of FESS”
Accepted for publication
Hilton, S, McDonald, S, Savage, J, Powell, R, Hunter, B, Repanos,C: “Singing exercises improve sleepiness and frequency of snoring among snorers - A randomised controlled trial” Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery (IJOHNS) 2013
Courses offered to GPs
Advances in Rhinitis and Sinusitis
General ENT update
Top tips in ENT
Readmission rate < 1%
Infection rate <1%
Mortality rate 0
- BSc Hons Human Physiology University of London 1996
- MB BS University of London 1999
- Diploma of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of England 2003
- FRCS (ORL-HNS) Intercollegiate Exam Board 2008
- Diploma in Aesthetic Surgery University of London 2009
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2002
- European Board Certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ECBFPRS 2015
- Interface Fellowship in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of England 2009
- Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery Fellow Guys Hospital 2010
- Facial Plastic Surgery Fellow European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery 2010
Reference number 4643319
Details of entry to specialist register
- Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 2010
Affiliations / memberships
BSc(Hons), MB BS, DOHNS, FRCS (ORL-HNS), PGDipAesSurg
- BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital, CR9 8AB
- 13:30 - 16:30
- 020 7761 7561
- King Edward VII's Hospital Sister Agnes, W1G 6AA
- 14:00 - 18:00
- 020 7760 7561
- Lister Hospital, SW1W 8RH
- 14:00 - 20:00
- 020 7760 7561
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