Children’s ENT Consultant Surgeon at The Evelina Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust for 10 years
Specialist Children’s ENT and General ENT Training included
- 1 ½ years at Great Ormond Street Hospital (this was Specialist Training purely in Children’s ENT Problems)
- 2 ½ years at The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital.
- 2 ½ years at The Royal Free Hospital
- 2 years at St Bartholomew’s Hospital
- MSc in Evidenced-Based Healthcare from Oxford University.
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
- Member of the Royal Society of Medicine.
- Member of ENTUK.
- Member of The British Medical Association.
- Member of the European Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology.
Glue Ear and Grommets
The commonest cause of hearing loss in children is glue ear. This most often happens when a child has a cold, with swelling of the lining of the tube which communicates between the back of the nose and the ear
Tonsils and Tonsillectomy
Tonsils are glands at the back of the throat. There is one on either side, inside the muscles. They can be seen by looking into the mouth, one on either side of the uvula (which people, sometimes refer to as
Blocked Breathing, Sleep Aponea
Blockage of breathing when asleep, i.e. Snoring, Disturbed Restless Sleep, and Sleep Aponea (a word used to describe breathing which blocks completely). This happens because the throat is made of muscles.
These can be extremely troublesome, particularly at night with blood found on the pillows and sheets. Sometimes children are sent home from school. The commonest cause is weak blood vessels at the front of the nose.
Adenoids and Adenoidectomy
Adenoids are glands, just like tonsils in the throat, or the glands in the neck. They sit just behind the back of the nose, and can contribute to nasal blockage. If large they can also contribute to upper airway
Tongue tie is where the connection between the underside of the tongue and the floor of the mouth is very short. This can interfere with feeding in newborn babies. My approach is to work closely