Consultant Profile

Mr William Hellier

Mr William Hellier MBChB, FRCS Eng, FRCS ORL-HNS, CCST
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Otology
    • Paediatric otolaryngology
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant ENT Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton
Consultant ENT Surgeon, Royal Hampshire County Hospital Winchester

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • British Association of Otolaryngologists - Head & Neck Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Medical Association
  • European Society of Otology and Otoneurology
  • British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngologists
Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Ms Janet Winstanley
Private secretary telephone number:
0800 077 8147
Private secretary fax:
023 8091 4478
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Hellier was appointed ENT Consultant to Southampton University Hospital in 2001 , and to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital Winchester in 2003. He also holds an honorary contract at Salisbury Hospital .

He undertook his postgraduate training in London including the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, St George’s Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurosurgery. He developed his paediatric interest with training at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children . He spent a year as the first English Otology / Ear Surgery Fellow at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne Australia, where he further developed his expertise in ear surgery . He was awarded the Journal of Laryngology and Otology Fellowship, the Lionel Colledge Fellowship, the Kings Fund Fellowship and the Ethicon Fellowship for further training at the Portmann Ear Institute, Bordeaux and the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles , USA .

Mr Hellier consults and operates on a wide range of general ENT problems . He has a special interest in ear conditions including hearing and balance disorders, tinnitus , chronic ear disease and cholesteatoma in both adults and children . He performs a wide range of ear surgery including open and closed cavity mastoid procedures and surgery for otosclerosis . He also has a special interest in children’s ENT including grommets , adenoid and tonsillar surgery , prominent ears ( pinnaplasty ) and airway disorders .

He continues to have research and teaching interests . He has written a book “ Essential ENT” published in the UK and many other countries worldwide, which won the Asher Prize for Medical Writers from the Society of Authors. He has contributed to a number of other ENT Textbooks and Journals and has been Deputy Editor of ENT NEWS .

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Mr William Hellier

Mr William Hellier, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Spire Southampton Hospital

Ear,Nose and Throat Group, Southampton

Ear Nose and Throat Group, Hampshire

Mr William Hellier is part of the Ear, Nose and Throat Group based at Spire Southampton Hospital. Please click here to visit their website.

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