Mr Azhar Shaida

Consultant ENT and Cochlear Implant Surgeon

BM BCh (Oxford), MA (Cambridge), FRCS ORL-HNS (England), MD (London)


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I was awarded a scholarship to read Medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge University. After completing the Medical Sciences Tripos I transferred to New College, Oxford to complete the clinical course and qualified as a doctor in 1990. I passed the General Surgery fellowship exams before specializing in ENT, completed higher surgical training in Cambridge and East Anglia, and passed the FRCS ORL-HNS examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2000. I was appointed as Consultant ENT Surgeon with a special interest in cochlear implants at the prestigious Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in 2002.

In addition to my medical and surgical qualifications I have an MA in Experimental Psychology from Cambridge, and was awarded an MD from the University of London for my research into rhinitis and matrix metalloproteinases. I have written journal articles and book chapters, teach on local and national courses, and I'm an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Otolaryngology.

I specialize in all forms of ear surgery, including complex mastoid and middle ear surgery, stapedectomy and auditory and cochlear implants, and frequently deals with tertiary referrals and complex revision cases. I also have dedicated Paediatric ENT clinics and theatre sessions at the RNTNEH. I am experienced in sinus and nasal surgery. In ENT, the majority of patients do not require surgery, and I take a particular interest in exploring all treatment options for my patients, including non-surgical options.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Azhar Shaida at Spire include:

Other treatments

Ear, nose and throat: Neurotology, Otology, Rhinology
Paediatric medicine: ENT
Paediatric surgery: Paediatric otolaryngology

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Clinical interests

Ear, nose and throat
Head and neck surgery
Rhinology
Otology
Neurotology
Sinus surgery
Paediatric otolaryngology

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons England

British Medical Association

Royal Society of Medicine

British Cochlear Implant Group

British BAHA Professionals Group

Research and publications

Restoration of hearing, implantable hearing devices including cochlear implants, BAHA's, middle ear implants.

Current NHS posts

Consultant ENT and Cochlear Implant Surgeon at The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital

Personal profile

I believe in advances in hearing surgery should be available to all, and am collaborating with centres in developing countries to help them start up their cochlear implant programmes and to ensure that the latest and best techniques are disseminated.
I am a keen sportsman, and I enjoy playing football, cricket and tennis. I also enjoy travel and experiencing different locations and cultures.  

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