Consultant Profile

Mr Abir Bhattacharyya

Mr Abir Bhattacharyya MS, FACS, FRCS, FRCS (Orl)
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital, Spire Roding Hospital
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Allergy
    • Balance disorders
    • Head and neck surgery
    • Hearing loss
    • Laryngology
    • Neurotology
    • Otology
    • Paediatric otolaryngology
    • Rhinology
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Voice disorders
Special clinical interests:
  • Middle ear surgery
  • Surgical treatment of deafness
  • Sinus and nasal procedures including functional endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Voice Disorders & Laryngeal framework surgery
  • Rhinology – Allergy & Sinusitis
  • Balance Disorders (Vertigo)
  • Children's ENT diseases

Mr Bhattacharyya has a special interest in treating otological (ear) conditions for both adults and children and has extensive experience in management of complex otological diseases. This includes surgical management of hearing loss, e.g. stapedectomy for otosclerosis, ossiculoplasty, bone anchored hearing aids and surgery for cholesteatoma. His other interests in ENT are management of sinus disease and surgical treatment with functional endoscopic sinus surgery. 

He has a particular interest in management of Voice Disorders and has carried out a number of laryngeal framework procedures to improve vocal function.

Research interests:
  • Voice Disorders
  • Vocal Fold Biomechanics
  • Hearing reconstruction surgery
  • Otosclerosis
Current NHS and /or university posts:
  • Consultant Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon &  Associate Director of Medical Education (Surgery),
    Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Royal College Surgical Tutor, Whipps Cross University Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Barts and the London, University of London
  • Training Programme Director, Core Surgery, London (NE) UCL Partners
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Association of Otolaryngologists and Head and Neck Surgeons
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Member of the Court of Examiners Royal College of Surgeons of England
Examiner, Intercollegiate Board of Otolaryngology
Member of the British Laryngological Association
Member of the American Academy/College of Surgeons
Member of the British Medical Association
Member of the Medical Defence UnionAssociate
Editor, Journal of laryngology & Otology
Editor Book Review section, International Journal of Head and Neck Surgery

Financial interests/shares:

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
Please call 01277 266 766 to book an appointment or check availability.
Personal email address:
Mr Bhattacharyya is available for consultations on alternate Monday mornings and afternoons.
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr. Abir Bhattacharyya was appointed as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at Whipps Cross University Hospital (Barts Health) in 1997. He has been the Associate Director of Medical Education (2009) and Royal College Surgical Tutor at Whipps Cross University Hospital since 2010. He has recently (2015) been appointed the Training Programme Director (Core Surgery) for London (North – Central & East) by London Deanery/UCL. He has won numerous academic prizes during his undergraduate and postgraduate years and was awarded the Royal College Travelling Fellowship and other awards during his residency. He has also won recognition for his academic, clinical excellence and educational contributions as a consultant.

He has edited two postgraduate textbooks of Head and Neck Surgery and written a book for undergraduates and GPs (Highly commended and selected in the BMA Medical Book Awards 2012). In addition he has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Laryngology and Otology. He is a member of the court of examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 

Mr Bhattacharyya completed his Master of Surgery in Otolaryngology at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bombay and higher surgical training in the United Kingdom, during which he worked at centres of excellence including Institute of Laryngology and Otology, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital. 

In recognition of his contribution to the specialty he was awarded the Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) in 2007. He has been a guest speaker at a number of international conferences and is a faculty member, course tutor/organizer of postgraduate courses in otolaryngology in UK and abroad.

As a private Consultant ENT surgeon at Spire Roding Hospital and Spire Hartswood Hospital, Mr Abir Bhattacharyya sees patients with general ear, nose and throat problems, including children. As a senior consultant he has set very high standards of care delivered with compassion, tailored individually with a thorough assessment and clear explanations.

 Text Books (author/editor)

Undergraduate/GP/Foundation year Textbook:

1. Pocket Tutor in Otolaryngology Author(s): Abir Bhattacharyya & Nitesh Patel, (BMA Medical Book Awards 2012 - Highly Commended), Year: 2011, London ISSN 978-1-907816-11-6

 Postgraduate Textbooks: (Editor/Author)

1. Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery (6 volume series)

Editor, Laryngology Volume, Thieme Publishers, New York (2014) ISBN 978-93-82076-02-5

 2. Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery, Section Editor ‘Laryngology’

JP Publishers (1st Edition 2008 ; 2nd Edition due 2016 ) ISBN 978-81-8448-679-7

Personal profile:

I live locally in Woodford with my wife and two teenage children. I like nature and wild life photography, still quite an amateur  though improving with every assignment! I like to spend time with family, all of us are fond of scenic train journeys and at home we have a game of Scrabble with relaxing music. I used to be in the school and university cricket team but now enjoy the game as a spectator. 

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Mr Abir Bhattacharyya

Mr Abir Bhattacharyya Ear, nose and throat Consultant, Brentwood, Essex, private hospital specialist.

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