Consultant Profile

Professor  Bhik Kotecha

Professor  Bhik Kotecha MB BCh, MPhil, FRCS (Ed, Eng, Orl), DLO
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital, Spire Roding Hospital
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Paediatric otolaryngology
    • Rhinology
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Sleep disorders / snoring
  • Paediatric medicine
    • ENT
  • Paediatric surgery
    • Paediatric otolaryngology
Special clinical interests:

Snoring and sleep disorders, sleep apnoea, paediatric ENT surgery, middle ear surgery, allergic rhinitis, functional endoscopic sinus surgery, voice disorders

Research interests:

Treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
Consultant ENT Surgeon, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Clinical Director for Specialist Surgery, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

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

Examiner for The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Fellow of British Association of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member of Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons of England
President of Sleep Medicine Section at The Royal Society of Medicine
Winner of Hospital Doctor Team of the Year Award 2004 for Sleep Medicine Section

Background Information 
Professional profile:

Professor Bhik Kotecha is a consultant ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgeon at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex and Spire Roding private hospital, Redbridge, also in Essex, offering ENT treatment, care and surgery in our clean and comfortable hospitals.

Born in Kenya, Professor Kotecha moved to England in 1972 and began his surgical career as a surgical house officer with a professorial unit in Cardiff, after attending the University of Wales. He has held many positions including Registrar in Otolaryngology at Hope Hospital / Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, University of Manchester School of Medicine and Senior Registrar in ENT at The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London and Great Ormond Street hospital for children.

Bhik Kotecha is a widely published consultant ENT surgeon who lectures nationally and internationally and has a special interest in the management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea is defined as not breathing for ten seconds or more during sleep.

In order to heighten awareness of problems that patients face, Mr Kotecha has appeared on national television discussing assessment and management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.
In 2004 Professor Kotecha and his team at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London won the Hospital Doctor award in the category of ‘Sleep Medicine Team of the Year’.

As a private ENT surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital and Spire Roding Hospital, Bhik Kotecha sees patients with general ear, nose and throat problems, including children.

It has been estimated that 40% of the adult population snore, and of these 10% have sleep apnoea. For patients (and their partners) who are concerned about snoring problems and the possibility of sleep apnoea, his snoring clinic includes an overnight sleep study followed by examination of the upper airway under sedation the next morning. Professor Kotecha offers a full evaluation and treatment of snoring and sleep apnoea at Spire Hartswood Hospital.

If you choose to see Professor Kotecha for a private ENT consultation at Spire Hartswood Hospital or Spire Roding Hospital, you can expect a thorough and comprehensive assessment of the problem, followed by an individually tailored treatment plan.

Personal profile:

I live in Loughton, Essex with my wife and two daughters. I enjoy playing all sports especially cricket and squash. I was a regular member of the Medical School 1st XI cricket team and also represented the school senior chess team. My more sedentary interests include music and philately.

I also enjoy charity work and have recently held an ENT diagnostic camp in India.

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Professor  Bhik Kotecha

Mr Bhik Kotecha, ENT surgery, easr, nose, throat, Spire Roding Hospital, Essex, East London, private hospital.

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