Mr James Rainsbury: Ear, nose and throat surgery

Mr James Rainsbury

Rainsbury Partners

Ear, nose and throat surgery

  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Adult
  • Paediatric

About me

Mr James Rainsbury graduated from University of Nottingham Medical School and completed his ENT higher surgical training on the West Midlands training programme including Paediatric ENT surgery at Birmingham Childrens' Hospital.

James is a consultant ENT surgeon at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth treating all aspects of general and paediatric ENT conditions and has specialist interests in paediatric ENT, disorders of the ear and Eustachian tube. He gained fellowship sub-specialty training in Otology at Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

He was awarded the Intercollegiate Gold Medal for ranking 1st in that sitting of the FRCS ORL-HNS final consultant examination. His international training has also taken him to the Causse Ear Clinic, Beziers, France, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and the IWK paediatric hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature and presented his work internationally.

In addition to his clinical work he is currently Training Programme Director for Peninsula ENT trainees.

Areas of interest

Adult ENT; Paediatric ENT; Hearing loss; Sinusitis; Tinnitus; Balance; Ear pain; Ear ache; Blocked Ears; Tonsillitis; Tonsillectomy; Adenoidectomy; Deafness; Ear discharge; Ear infection; Ear wax; Otitis externa; Glue ear; Ear drum perforation; Grommets; Eustachian tube; Dilation of the Eustachian tube; balloon Eustachian tuboplasty; Ossiculoplasty; exostoses (surfer's ear); Facial palsy; Bone anchored hearing aid; Tinnitus; Pulsatile tinnitus; Vertigo; Dizziness and balance; Menieres disease; BPPV; Labyrinthitis; Cholesteatoma; obstructive sleep apnoea in children; children's airway problems; laryngomalacia (floppy larynx); subglottic stenosis; laryngeal papillomas; drooling; Rhinology (nasal disorders); Blocked nose; Post-nasal drip; Nosebleeds; Nasal allergies; Rhinitis; Nasal polyps; Nasal blockage; Loss of smell; Snoring; Sleep apnoea; Sinus surgery; Nasal polypectomy; Septoplasty; Deviated septum; Neck lumps; Irritation of throat; Diagnostic endoscopy; Persistent cough

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Procedures completed

  • D0702

    Aural toilet (including microsuction and/or suction of exteriorised mastoid cavity) including bilateral - (1-5)


  • E2500

    Diagnostic nasolaryngopharyngoscopy +/- biopsy as sole procedure - (1-5)


  • D1020

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


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