Consultant Profile

Mr Alex Bennett

Mr Alex Bennett MBBS, DLO, FRCS (ORL-HNS), MEd, DIC
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Balance disorders
    • Hearing loss
    • Neurotology
    • Otology
    • Paediatric otolaryngology
    • Rhinology
    • Sinus Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Adult and childhood ear infections, hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness 

Research interests:

Hearing implants
Mastoid obliteration
Intra-tympanic therapy for sudden hearing loss and Menieres disease

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Otolaryngology, University of Edinburgh

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

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Faculty of surgical Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Otolaryngology Surgical Specialty Group, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 
ENT UK: British Association of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
British Society of Otology
British Medical Association
National Deaf Children’s
Society External Advisor for Scottish Consultant Appointment Committees, Academy of Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Monday evening, Thursday afternoons and early evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

After I qualified from Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, London I had extensive Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) training in London and East Anglia, including an Otology Fellowship in Cambridge. I was appointed an ENT consultant in Edinburgh in 2010.

I was responsible for setting up NHS Lothian’s Specialist Multidisciplinary Balance Service and this experience in vertigo also benefits my private patients.

I am privileged to receive tertiary referrals for complex ear surgery from surgeons throughout Scotland and perform approximately 150 complex ear cases per year. I am the only surgeon in the region performing stapedectomy and middle ear implants.

We pioneered combining Hearing Implant Surgery with ear reconstruction in the UK within the Scottish National Service and I was the first surgeon in the UK to perform the BoneBridge Hearing Implant in 2012 which was featured in a BBC Scotland documentary.

I run an International course at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to teach ear surgery to other doctors.

Surgical procedures undertaken include: intratympanic therapy, hearing implants, ossiculoplasty, stapedectomy, mastoid surgery, myringoplasty, grommet insertion, septoplasty, functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), micro-laryngoscopy, oesophagoscopy, adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy.

Personal profile:

I am married with two children. When not working I enjoy cycling, camping and playing the trombone with the Edinburgh Open Orchestra. 

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Mr Alex Bennett

Mr Alex Bennett Ear, nose and throat Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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