Consultant Profile

Mr Michael O'Connell

Mr Michael O'Connell BSc, MB, BS, FRCS, MPhil
Practicing at:
The Montefiore Hospital
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Ears
    • Nose
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Allergy
    • Balance disorders
    • Hearing loss
    • Rhinology
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Sleep disorders / snoring
Special clinical interests:
  • Cosmetic rhinoplasty and nose reshaping, Cosmetic Ear Surgery – pinnaplasty
  • Nasal conditions: nasal blockage, deviated nasal septum, allergic nose conditions, loss of smell & taste, nose bleeding, nasal polyps, nasal discharge & drip
  • Sinusitis: sinusitis, facial pain, facial congestion, headache & nasal drip, endoscopic sinus surgery & balloon sinuplasty
  • Snoring
  • Ear conditions: hearing loss, balance disturbance/vertigo, tinnitus, ear infections/discharge/pain, blocked ears, perforated ear drum
  • Neck lumps
  • Swallowing problems
Research interests:
  • Aminoglycocide induced ototoxicity
  • Cosmetic nose surgery
  • Facial lesions and facial reconstruction
  • Sinuses
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals

  • Consultant Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgeon
  • Senior Lecturer to Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • BMA
  • MDU
  • European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Sussex Association of Consultants
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Michael O’Connell is a Consultant ENT Surgeon with over 16 years experience in Brighton, Sussex and Surrey and brings an expert, modern and professional approach to his patients. His aim is to make your consultation comprehensive, straightforward and as easy as possible to resolve your problems and quickly return you to health.

Training at centres of excellence in London in both Ear Nose and Throat and Plastic surgery he then complimented this extensive training by winning scholarships to work and learn with leading surgeons in France, Germany and America. He undertook his research thesis at the University of Sussex and was subsequently awarded the Royal Society of Medicine prize for this body of work. Since then he has published on a number of topics including rhinoplasty, facial surgery and ear disease.

He performs a wide range of ear, nose, throat and neck procedures and treats all general ENT conditions in adults and children. Michael has a special interest in nose disease and nasal reconstruction. His private practice mainly involves cosmetic nose and ear surgery, sinusitis, nasal problems, ear conditions and paediatric ENT care.

Mr O’Connell maintains a keen interest in surgical innovation and travels internationally to learn new techniques. He is currently at the forefront of balloon sinuplasty in the UK, the latest development in sinus surgery, which has significantly advanced our surgical ability to manage sinusitis.

Personal profile:

Outside of work he is a keen family man with three small children, including twins. He also enjoys skiing, SCUBA diving, travel, music, art and making the most of Brighton and the coast.

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