Consultant Profile

Mr Philip Robinson

Mr Philip Robinson MB, Ch.B, FRCS, FRCS (Oto)
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Allergy
    • Laryngology
    • Neurotology
    • Otology
    • Paediatric otolaryngology
    • Rhinology
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Sleep disorders / snoring
    • Voice disorders
  • Paediatric surgery
    • Paediatric otolaryngology
Special clinical interests:

Otology (ear disease, deafness, tinnitus, vertigo, ear surgery)
Cochlear Implants
Rhinology (nasal & sinus disease, endoscopic sinus surgery)
Paediatric ENT
Adult ENT
Voice problems and laryngology
Medicolegal reports

Research interests:

Cochlear implantation
Paediatric hearing loss

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Otolaryngologist St Michael's Hospital
Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
Director of the West of England Cochlear Implant Programme
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Otolaryngology at the University of Bristol

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Chairman of the South West Regional Specialty Training Committee in ENT

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0117 980 4070
Private secretary telephone number:
0117 980 4050
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am a Consultant Adult and Paediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon at the Spire Bristol Hospital and also at the University Hospitals Bristol NHS trust working at St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol Royal Infirmary, the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and Southmead Hospital.

I work with both adults and children, and I have sub-specialty interests in ear disease and diseases of the nose and sinuses.  I am the Director and Founder of the West of England Cochlear Implant Programme, and also established the Tinnitus Clinic at Southmead Hospital.

I have developed very close links with a group of other professionals, such as a Hearing Therapist, Voice Therapists, dedicated theatre nurse and very experienced adult and paediatric Anaesthetists, as well as other Consultants, to provide a multi-disciplinary team approach to my patients’ care.  I have worked with Fiona Watts, the Hearing Therapist since 1994 and she supports all my day time clinics.  All my clinics have audiological support for hearing tests.

I come from a medical family and qualified in medicine from the University of Bristol in 1981.  After House jobs in Bristol, I spent a year teaching anatomy at the University of Bristol.  I completed my basic surgical training at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and the Bristol Children’s Hospital.   

My specialist surgical training in ENT was carried out at University College Hospital and the Middlesex Hospitals, London, as well as Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

I had additional sub-specialist training with a Fellowship in Paediatric ENT at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, a Fellowship in Otology and Cochlear Research at the University of Michigan in the USA, and a Fellowship in Rhinoplasty, Facial Plastic Surgery and Sinus Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

I was appointed as a Consultant in 1994, and I have developed a specialist practice in complex ear disease and deafness, receiving many tertiary referrals from other Consultants.  I have also developed a specialist practice in nose and sinus surgery and all aspects of paediatric ENT.  I continue to carry out general ear, nose and throat clinics and surgery as well.

I have been very involved in the training of ENT Surgeons, and I am now the Chairman of the Regional Specialist Training Committee.  I continue to be active in clinical research, particularly related to cochlear implants and regularly lecture, both nationally, and internationally.

I am a family man and an enthusiastic skier, sailor and mountain walker.

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Mr Philip Robinson

Mr Philip Robinson Paediatric surgery & Ear, nose and throat Consultant, Bristol, private hospital specialist.

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