Consultant Profile

Mr James Tysome

Mr James Tysome MB BS, MA, PhD, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Balance disorders
    • Head and neck surgery
    • Hearing loss
    • Neurotology
    • Otology
    • Paediatric otolaryngology
    • Sinus Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Adult and paediatric general ENT
Cochlear Implantation
Ear disease
Endoscopic sinus surgery
Parotid and neck surgery
Skull Base surgery
Neck surgery

Research interests:

Molecular therapeutics for skullbase/head and neck tumours
Hearing implantation

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Skull Base Society
British Association of Head and Neck Oncology
Medial Defence Union

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01223 266990
Thursday morning or evening and Wednesday morning
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Tysome read preclinical medicine at Cambridge University and clinical medicine at University College London. His ENT training took place in the London region including Guy’s and St. Thomas’, St.Bartholomew’s and The Royal London and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. He undertook a Skull Base fellowship at Cambridge University Hospitals before working as a Clinical Instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine in California, USA, where he gained further experience of skull base surgery, cochlear implants and transoral robotic surgery.

Since his comprehensive skull base training included advanced otology, endoscopic rhinology and open head and neck surgery, he is well equipped to deal with any ENT disease in both adults and children. He is also one of the few ENT surgeons in the UK trained to use the da Vinci robot for transoral robotic surgery.

Mr Tysome has won many academic prizes over his career including the gold medal from the Royal Society of Medicine for his ranking as 1st in the ENT examination taken by all ENT surgeons at the completion of training. He has edited two ENT books, published over 30 research papers and presented his work internationally on numerous occasions.

Personal profile:

Mr Tysome spends most of his spare time with his wife and two young children. He also enjoys swimming, cycling and mountaineering and has competed in triathlons, marathons, long distance cycling and mountain climbing events and the infamous Tough Guy!

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Mr James Tysome

Mr James Tysome Ear, nose and throat Consultant, Cambridge, private hospital specialist.

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