Mr Benjamin Hartley: Ear, nose and throat surgery

Mr Benjamin Hartley

Ear, nose and throat surgery


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  • Paediatric

About me

Ben Hartley was educated in West Sussex and entered medical school in London in 1984. After completing his medical school training (including a honours degree in biochemistry) he commenced a surgical training rotation at St George's Hospital, London. He passed the Applied Basic Science examination (Primary FRCS) and was awarded the Hallet Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons of England as the highest scoring candidate in the UK.

Following this he was appointed to The North Thames regional training program in otolaryngology and completed the six year training program as an otolaryngologist (ENT surgeon). In this period he was based at The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Charing Cross Hospital and Northwick Park Hospital.

During this time he became interested in children's ENT and head and neck disorders and decide to undergo further subspecialty training. He took the American equivalent of his medical examinations (ECFMG) and went to work with the leading expert in paediatric ENT in the USA ( Dr Robin Cotton in Cincinnati, Ohio). He spent a very busy year as clinical fellow in Cincinnati performing many complex surgical procedures under the direction of Dr Cotton. Following that he returned to the UK and was was appointed consultant paediatric otolaryngologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London in 2001. He has continued to specialize exclusively in children's ENT and head and neck disorders.

He is married with four children. He is a keen sailor and cyclist.

Areas of interest

Otitis media ('glue ear'); Paediatric ENT; Cochlear implantation;
tonsillectomy; adenoidectomy; speech and hearing problems; snoring; ear infections; breathing problems; voice problems; airway and Laryngology;Head and neck surgery. Thyroglossal and Branchial cysts. Cystic hygromas and vascular malformations.

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Procedures completed

  • F3480

    Adenotonsillectomy (and bilateral) - (5-50)

    (5-50) (1-5)

  • E2010

    Adenoidectomy - (5-50)


  • D1510

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

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • D0702

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


  • E2500

    Diagnostic nasolaryngopharyngoscopy +/- biopsy as sole procedure - (5-50)


  • E2501

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


  • E3520

    Microlaryngoscopy/laryngoscopy +/- endoscopic excision of lesion of larynx - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • D1530

    Myringotomy (and bilateral) - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • E5180

    Diagnostic bronchoscopy +/- biopsy - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • D1520

    Suction clearance of middle ear (as sole procedure) - (1-5)


  • D1420

    Myringoplasty - (1-5)

  • F4430

    Partial excision of parotid gland and preservation of facial nerve - (1-5)


  • S4740

    Drainage of large subcutaneous abscess/haematoma - (1-5)


  • D0210

    Excision of lesion of pinna - (1-5)

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