Mr John W Hamilton 03124080

Ear, nose and throat surgery

  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Adult
  • Paediatric

About me

John Hamilton sees all adult and children’s ENT conditions. Due to his research, surgical outcomes and large experience, he is internationally recognised as an expert ear surgeon.

His special interests remain with cholesteatoma, otosclerosis and other ear disease. He is the most experienced cholesteatoma surgeon in the UK, having performed nearly 2000 cholesteatoma operations, 600 of them in children. John performed research and runs courses that have led to the popularising of lasers for the treatment of cholesteatoma. He developed the surgical technique of laser removal of cholesteatoma from hearing bones in cholesteatoma surgery.

John has performed 500 stapedotomies (operations for otosclerosis). He has researched the variations that surgeons encounter during this operation to fine-tune his stapedotomy technique and outcomes. His research into the long term results of stapes surgery are unparalleled anywhere in the world and enable him to provided realistic advice for patients prior to surgery.

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He teaches these techniques to other consultants (see and trains an otology fellow (a qualified consultant planning to perform specialist ear surgery) in complex ear surgery in his NHS practice.

Areas of interest

Cholesteatoma ; stapedotomy ; Hearing bone repair ; ossiculoplasty ; Perforation of the eardrum ; myringoplasty ; tympanoplasty ; Ménière's disease ; Benign Positional Vertigo ; CSF leaks ; Glue ear ; Retracted ear drums ; Narrow ear canals ; Eroded ear canals ; Ear canal exostoses ; Adenoid enlargement ; Tonsillitis ; Tonsillar hypertrophy and sleep apnea in children ; nasal blockage ; Sinusitis ; Nasal polyps ; wax impaction ; ear infections ; otitis externa ; dizziness ; tinnitus

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