Mr Paul Kirkland 03335534

Ear, nose and throat surgery


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About me

Paul Kirkland is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon at the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT), working at both the Conquest and Eastbourne District General Hospitals since 2005.

He qualified at St Thomas' Hospital Medical School, London in 1989 and received his specialist ENT training in London. He was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He is on the General Medical Council's Specialist Register.

He undertook further specialist training in head and neck surgery at the Royal Marsden Hospital and advance training thyroid and parathyroid surgery at the Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals.

He was also awarded a fellowship by the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and spent time training in two centres of excellence in Amsterdam and Stuttgart.

Whilst he treats all general ENT disorders affecting both adults and children, he specialises in treatment of the sinuses thyroid, parathyroid, salivary glands, and skin lesions of the face and neck.

In all of these conditions Paul offers minimally invasive and endoscopic surgical techniques. These have been clinically proven to speed up a patients post-operative recovery and also helps to reduce the time spent in hospital.

He was the ENT clinical lead at ESHT from 2013 to 2018. He is also a member of the Sussex Thyroid and East Sussex Parathyroid multidisciplinary teams.

He performs around 80 thyroid and 50 parathyroid operations each year. He enters his Thyroid and Parathyroid surgical outcomes data onto the national online database which can be viewed by the public at:

He has been awarded 5 clinical excellence awards (CEA's) by ESHT since 2008.

You will find Paul entered on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register (GMC number 3335534)

Areas of interest

• Paediatric ENT incl. tonsils, adenoids, grommets • Rhinology (nasal disorders) • Sinus procedures incl. endoscopic sinus surgery • Balloon Sinuplasty; Eustachian Tube Dilatation; Parathyroid gland surgery (minimally invasive) • Thyroid disorders / surgery • Neck lumps - benign • Salivary gland disease • Facial / neck skin lesion surgery; Voice disorders; Swallowing disorders; Hearing loss; Tinnitus

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Procedures completed

  • E2501

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

    Spire Sussex Hospital (1-5)

  • D0702

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

  • F3440

    Tonsillectomy - adult (and bilateral) - (1-5)

    Spire Sussex Hospital (1-5)

  • E1432

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

    Spire Sussex Hospital (1-5)

  • E0360

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

    Spire Sussex Hospital (1-5)

  • B0830

    Total thyroid lobectomy & isthmectomy - (1-5)

    Spire Sussex Hospital (1-5)

  • 20230

    Impedance audiogram - (1-5)

  • E2010

    Adenoidectomy - (1-5)

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