Mr Philip Robinson

Ear, nose and throat surgery


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Last updated: 15 Jul 2020

Specialises in

  • Adult
  • Paediatric

About me

I am a Consultant Adult and Paediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon based at University Hospitals Bristol working at St Michaels hospital, Bristol Royal Infirmary and the Royal Hospital for Children in Bristol, as well as working privately at the Spire Bristol Hospital.

I am President of the British Society of Otology (Ear Surgeons) and will be President of the section of Otology at the Royal Society of Medicine in 2020/2021.

I work with both adults and children, and I have sub-specialty interests in the management and surgery of ear diseases and nose and sinuses surgery. In addition I have sub-specialty experience in Paediatric ENT and regularly look after very young children. I am the Director and Founder of the West of England Cochlear Implant Programme, and also established the Tinnitus Clinic at Southmead Hospital.

I have developed very close links with a group of other professionals, such as a Hearing Therapist, Voice Therapists, dedicated theatre nurses and very experienced adult and paediatric Anaesthetists, as well as other Consultants, to provide a multi-disciplinary team approach to my patients’ care. I have worked with Fiona Watts, the Hearing Therapist since 1994 and she supports my day time clinics. All my clinics have audiological support for hearing tests.

I come from a medical family and I qualified in medicine from the University of Bristol in 1981. After House jobs in Bristol, I spent a year teaching anatomy at the University of Bristol. I completed my basic surgical training at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and the Bristol Children’s Hospital.

My specialist surgical training in ENT was carried out at University College Hospital and the Middlesex Hospitals, London, as well as Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

I had additional sub-specialist training with a Fellowship in Paediatric ENT at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, a Fellowship in Otology and Cochlear Research at the University of Michigan in the USA, and a Fellowship in Rhinoplasty, Facial Plastic Surgery and Sinus Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

I was appointed as a Consultant in 1994, and I have developed a specialist practice in complex ear disease and deafness, receiving many tertiary referrals from other Consultants. I have also developed a specialist practice in nose and sinus surgery and all aspects of paediatric ENT. I continue to carry out general ear, nose and throat clinics and surgery as well.

I am very involved in the training of ENT Surgeons, and I was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons Specialist advisory committee for training registrars in Otolaryngology from 2012 -2017. I was previously the Chairman of the Regional Specialist Training Committee. I continue to be active in clinical research, particularly related to cochlear implants and regularly lecture, both nationally, and internationally.

I am a family man and an enthusiastic skier, sailor and mountain walker.

Areas of interest

Adult ENT;
Paediatric ENT;
Ear, nose and throat disorders;
Ear (Otology : disease of ears, ear infections, hearing loss, deafness, tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo, complex ear surgery, mastoidectomy, ear perforation, stapedectomy, cochlear implants);
Nose ( Rhinology: nasal and sinus disorders, nose and sinus surgery, nasal blockage, sinusitis);
Endoscopic sinus surgery procedures; Septorhinoplasty;
Throat disorders ( tonsillitis, tonsillectomy, swallowing problems, hoarseness);
Paediatric ENT especially ear / hearing problems, glue ear, hearing loss, tonsillitis, grommets, adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy;
Cochlear implantation;
General Adult ENT conditions;
Disorders of voice;
Medicolegal reports.
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Procedures completed

  • E2501

    Fibre optic examination of the pharynx +/- biopsy/removal of foreign body - (5-50)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (5-50)

  • D0702

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

    Spire Bristol Hospital (5-50)

  • E1780

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

    Spire Bristol Hospital (5-50)

  • E0360

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

    Spire Bristol Hospital (5-50)

  • E1432

    FESS: excision uncinate process and anterior ethmoid bulla, antrostomy/antral puncture, simple polypectomy and attention to turbinates (bilateral) - (5-50)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (5-50)

  • D1510

    Myringotomy and insertion of tube through tympanic membrane (and bilateral) - (5-50)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (5-50)

  • E0420

    Reduction turbinates of nose (trim, radical excision) - (1-5)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (1-5)

  • G1900

    Rigid oesophagoscopy (including biopsy, laser or diathermy destruction of lesions) - (1-5)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (1-5)

  • F3480

    Adenotonsillectomy (and bilateral) - (1-5)

    Spire Bristol Hospital (1-5)

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