Consultant Profile

Mr Erik Nilssen

Mr Erik Nilssen MB ChB (UCT), FCS (ORL) SA, FRCS ORL, DLO
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Nose
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Allergy
    • Rhinology
    • Sinus Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Chronic facial pain
Congestion and nasal blockage
Disorders of smell and taste
Epistaxis (Nose bleeds)
Endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
Extended applications of endoscopic surgery for nasal and lacrimal disorders
Nasal polyposis
Nasal skin lesions
Rhinoplastic surgery
Wide experience with Advanced open (external) and closed rhinoplasty approaches

Research interests:

The aging nose

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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

Member of the British & European Rhinological Societies
Member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
Member of the British Association of Otolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeon
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
European Rhinoplasty Association

Financial interests/shares:

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

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
023 9245 6050
Private secretary:
Carol Longland
Private secretary telephone number:
023 9245 6050
Background Information 
Professional profile:
Mr Nilssen graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1987. He completed ENT training programmes both in South Africa and Scotland with a special interest in Rhinology. He was appointed as a Consultant ENT Surgeon in Portsmouth in 2000.
Mr Nilssen has a general ENT practice with a special emphasis on medical and surgical conditions of the nose. His practice includes Nasal Plastic and Reconstruction surgery of the nose as well as Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (ESS) and extended applications thereof, including nasal and sinus treatments as well as lacrimal conditions in both adults and children.
Personal profile:

Mr Nilssen is married with two daughters. He regularly plays badminton and enjoys personal fitness. His outside interests include cycling and following cricket and rugby as a spectator. Mr Nilssen is also an enthusiastic cook.

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Mr Erik Nilssen

Mr Erik Nilssen Cosmetic Surgery & Ear, nose and throat Consultant, Portsmouth, private hospital specialist.

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