Consultant Profile

Mr Richard Adamson

Mr Richard Adamson MB BS, FRCSEd(ORL-HNS), MSc, DMI
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Head and neck surgery
    • Laryngology
    • Thyroid disease
    • Voice disorders
Special clinical interests:

Disorders of voice and swallowing/Laryngology
Head and neck surgery (benign and malignant)
Thyroid disease
Salivary gland disorders

Research interests:

Voice and swallowing disorders
Connective tissue diseases of salivary glands
Rehabilitation following treatment for head and neck cancer
Medical informatics

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, University Department of ENT Surgery, Lauriston Buildings, Edinburgh

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

British Association of Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Scottish Otolaryngologist Society                                                                                                        University Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary fax:
0131 667 4205
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I trained in medicine at Newcastle University and spent my Basic Surgical Training time in the North-East of England. I then moved to Edinburgh to undertake my ENT specialist training. This advanced training was augmented by time spent in Dundee, Iowa (USA) and Christchurch (New Zealand).

I was then appointed as a Consultant Head and Neck surgeon in Fife for two years prior to taking up my current appointment as lead clinician for Head and Neck Cancer Services in the Department of Otolaryngology in Edinburgh.

I am fully trained in all aspects of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery. My main practice and expertise is in Head and Neck Surgery. This deals with benign and cancerous conditions in the head and neck region, as well as disease of the thyroid and salivary glands.

My research background is in problems of voice and swallowing and I completed a Masters degree in Advanced Speech and Swallowing Research at Newcastle University.

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Mr Richard Adamson

Mr Richard Adamson Ear, nose and throat Consultant, private hospital specialist.

Specialist services

Neck Lump Clinic

Mr Richard Adamson runs the Neck Lump Clinic at Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Edinburgh. Click here for more information about this clinic.

Ear wax removal service

Mr Adamson also provides a specialist ear wax removal service at Spire Murrayfield Hospital. Click here to find out how to make an appointment.

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