Mr James McGilligan: Ear, nose and throat surgery

Mr James McGilligan


Ear, nose and throat surgery

  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Adult
  • Paediatric

About me

Tony is a Senior ENT Consultant in Brighton and Haywards Heath having trained at St Mary's Hospital, London (now Imperial) and completing his general surgery FRCS whilst undertaking post graduate ENT training in North Thames (St Mary's Charing Cross, Bart's Royal National Throat Nose and Ear, Great Ormond St, Royal Marsden).

Tony spent a year completing Laser Research in pioneering methods of early cancer diagnosis at MIT resulting in his being published in Nature, as well as other medical journals.Through these years he was awarded a number of prizes.

Tony is committed to academic rigour in his roles as Lead Lecturer in Undergraduate ENT at BSMS. He is an examiner for BM BS finals, for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for MRCS and for the European Board of ENT in Vienna. He is regularly invited to lecture at National and International meetings for ENT and more recently on the History of Art at the Royal Society of Medicine. Much of his current practice is undertaken with minimally invasive endoscopic collaborative surgery with both eye surgeons and neurosurgeons in decompressing the orbit and removal of skull base brain tumours.

Away from medicine he is an enthusiastic skier and cyclist with quieter time spent reading, doing crosswords and in art galleries. Tony is married with 4 children.

Areas of interest

General, adult and paediatric ENT.
Sub specialist interest in endoscopic management of complex nasal and sinus disease.
Paediatric: ear infections; glue ear and hearing loss; nose bleeds; tonsillitis; sleep apnoea; neck lumps; allergy.
Adult: hearing problems; tinnitus; dizziness; ear infections and perforations; nasal obstruction and allergy problems; facial pain; sinusitis; nosebleeds; catarrh; throat and neck lumps and pain; voice change including hoarseness;.

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Procedures completed

  • E3680

    Endoscopic laryngo-pharyngoscopy as sole outpatient procedure +/- stroboscopy - (>50)

    (5-50) (5-50) (1-5)

  • D0702

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

    (5-50) (1-5) (1-5)

  • E0380

    Nasal septum cauterisation (and bilateral) - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • E2501

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

    (1-5) (1-5) (1-5)

  • F3440

    Tonsillectomy - adult (and bilateral) - (5-50)

  • E0360

    Septoplasty of nose (including attention to turbinates) - (1-5)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • E1432

    FESS: excision uncinate process and anterior ethmoid bulla, antrostomy/antral puncture, simple polypectomy and attention to turbinates (bilateral) - (1-5)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • F4440

    Excision of submandibular gland - (1-5)

  • E2500

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

  • D2822

    Examination of ear under general anaesthetic (as sole procedure) - (1-5)


  • E0850

    Removal of foreign body from cavity of nose - (1-5)

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