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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Head & neck oncology
I am Lead Clinician for Head and Neck Cancer at both The Christie and Manchester Royal Infirmary, where I have been a consultant otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon since 2002. My practice focuses on surgery for head and neck cancers, thyroid problems, skull base tumours, and head and neck dystonias.
I have established several innovative clinics at these hospitals, including the regional head and neck dystonia clinic, a neck/thyroid lump clinic with surgeon delivered ultrasound, transoral laser microsurgery for head and neck cancers, and a comprehensive skull base oncology service.
An international authority on ENT/head and neck surgery, I present at national and international conferences and am clinical chair of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at the Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre.
Areas of interest
General Adult ENT
Ear problems; ear correction; pinnaplasty; hearing problems; deafness; otalgia; labyrinthitis; tinnitus; grommets; ear infections; microsuction.
Dizziness; vertigo; BPPV.
Nasal disease; rhinoplasty; nose reshaping surgery; Sinus disease; sinusitis; nasal polyps; inferior turbinate reduction; septoplasty; septal surgery; septorhinoplasty; deviated nasal septum; broken nose; fractured nose; FESS - Endoscopic sinus surgery; rhinitis.
Tonsillectomy; tonsillitis; swallowing problems; dysphagia; dysphonia; salivary gland surgery; hoarseness; voice problems.
Thyroid surgery; neck lumps; thyroid cysts; thyroidectomy; hemithyroidectomy; goitre.
Parotid gland surgery; parotidectomy.
Snoring; sleep apnoea.
Reflux symptoms; muscle tension.
Anaesthetists worked with
- Professor Akbar Vohra Fee Assured
- Dr Tim Strang Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck/Thyroid Surgeon/ Hon Clinical Professor in Otoilaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Head and Neck Cancer
National Bronze Award
Honorary Clinical Chair (University of Manchester)
>100 peer reviewed publications
Courses offered to GPs
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1994
- BMedSci (Hons) The University of Nottingham 1989
- FRCS (ORL-NHS) Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Ireland 2000
- BMBS The University of Nottingham 1991
- MD The University of Hull 2001
- Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Training Fellowship Pricess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane 2001
Reference number 3544172
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST, 2002
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeonsof Edinburgh
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
01565 872543 - Secretary, Louise
0161 428 3656- Alexandra Hospital (24 hours)