Mr Michael Pringle
Mr Pringle is an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon based in Portsmouth.
Mr Pringle qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School, London in 1983. He then gained experience in ENT and the related specialties of neurosurgery, plastic surgery and general surgery gaining the General Surgical Fellowship in 1988, before embarking on ENT training in 1989. He trained at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London and also in Bristol and Exeter, after which he undertook a year's Fellowship in Melbourne working in the department of Professor Graeme Clarke, inventor of the Nucleus Cochlear Implant.
In 1997 Mr Pringle was appointed as Consultant ENT Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth and Consultant Otologist (ear specialist) to the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS). He is now the senior cochlear implant surgeon at USAIS and has performed over 400 cochlear implants on patients from 7 months old to 90 years old. He has introduced new implantable hearing devices to the UK. He has experience in all General adult and paediatric ENT with a special interest in ear surgery and the surgical management of deafness (grommets, stapedectomy, ossiculoplasty).
Mr Pringle has performed over 1500 major ear operations. He also sees patients with balance problems and tinnitus. He has an interest is snoring management and also sees patients with sore throat, tonsillitis, rhinitis and nasal obstruction. He is involved in research and the evaluation of various hearing devices. He has written a website for his patients with information about ENT conditions: www.earsandhearinguk.com
Mr Pringle was Clinical Director of the ENT Department of Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth for four years. He is now the Educational Supervisor for the ENT trainee doctors. He runs a temporal bone course for trainee ENT surgeons. He regularly attends international conferences and keeps up to date with the latest developments and innovations in ENT.
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