Mr Gavin Watters

Mr Gavin Watters

Consultant ENT Surgeon (Ear, nose and throat)
BM, Bch, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (ORL)

Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Gavin Watters at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) at Spire Wellesley Hospital

Paediatrics - ENT at Spire Wellesley Hospital

Other treatments

  • Allergy testing via Southend Hospital
  • Assessment of dizzy patients
  • Hearing tests
  • Mole, cyst, wart and skin tag removal if on the head and neck
  • Skin excision of malignant lesions if on the head and neck
  • Wax removal

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Professional profile

I trained in ENT surgery in Oxford, London and Portsmouth. I also received specialist training in Head and Neck Oncology while Senior Registrar at the Royal Marsden hospital. I spent a year as ENT Fellow at the Royal Darwin Hospital in Australia, where I gained considerable experience from managing severe and unusual pathology in the Aboriginal population, particularly chronic middle ear disease.

I was appointed as a consultant at Southend Hospital in 1999 and I am currently head of department. I was head and neck lead clinician for the South Essex Cancer Network from 2000-08. I was clinical lead for ENT services in Essex from 2008-2012.

I have performed over 300 major ear/mastoid operations.

In addition to my clinical responsibilities in Southend, I am Royal College of Surgeons' regional specialty advisor and sit on the council of the laryngology and rhinology section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

I provide a comprehensive service in all aspects of paediatric and adult ENT surgery. I am a member of both the thyroid and skin cancer multidisciplinary teams for Essex. I also have a particular interest in chronic middle ear disease and am currently one of the few ENT surgeons in Essex undertaking major ear surgery.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP's letter of referral.

Clinical Interests

Balance disorders
Hearing loss
Head and neck pathology
Head and neck surgery
Paediatric otolaryngology
Sinus surgery
Voice disorders

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Qualification and professional memberships

BMBch / Oxford / 1987
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery,

Professional memberships

ENT UK (Council Member)
BAETS (British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons)
RSM (Royal Society of Medicine Council Member)

Professional leadership

I am the Royal College of Surgeons Regional Speciality Advisor
I am an ENT UK Council Member
Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Laryngology/Rhinology Council Member

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Current NHS posts

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

I have an interest in art, including art history. Through this I enjoy travel and have attempted to learn Italian. I have two daughters, so when family commitments allow, I enjoy playing golf and watching football. As a life-long Aberdeen supporter I try to get to Pittodrie at least once a year, but I am able to go to Roots Hall more regularly.  I also enjoy music and play the guitar for relaxation.

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Financial Interests

100% ownership an audiometer used at Spire Wellesley Hospital.

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Private contact details

Telephone Spire Wellesley insured patients: 01702 447 921, Spire Wellesley self pay patients: 01702 447 926
Private secretary Gina Dobbs
Private secretary telephone 07757 444 307
Private secretary email

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