Mr Max Whittaker

Consultant ENT Surgeon


"The Spire London East team have been fantastic in providing high quality of care for my patients. The atmosphere is friendly, supportive and collaborative with a focus on the entire patient journey."

Specialises in

  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Allergies
  • Hearing loss, dizziness and balance disorders in adults and children
  • General and emergency Otolaryngology conditions

I am a Consultant and clinical lead in Otolaryngology at the Homerton University Hospital, London. I have extensive specialist experience in the treatment of ear infections, hearing loss, dizziness and balance disorders in adults and children. I also have a high level of clinical and surgical expertise in a wide range of general and emergency Otolaryngology conditions.

My current practice consists of regular adult and paediatric ENT clinics and operating sessions, with a specific focus in Otology and middle ear surgery. I specialise in general ENT with subspecialist expertise in Otology. These special interests include dizziness and balance disorders, ear infections, eustachian tube dysfunction and hearing loss.

To date I have performed over 150 mastoid operations, over 150 tympanoplasties (ear drum repair, including endoscopic approaches) and over 200 endoscopic nasal and sinus operations

After completing Specialist training across numerous centres of excellence in London and South East England, I undertook a Fellowship in Otology & Skull Base Surgery at Guys & St Thomas Hospitals, as well as Observerships at the world-renowned House Institute in California, and at Toronto General Hospital focusing on Endoscopic Ear Surgery.

I continued to pursue my research interests while achieving a Master Degree with Distinction in Audiovestibular Medicine at the Ear Institute, University College London. This has provided me with specific expertise in Neurotology and the management of dizziness and vertigo. My work has been presented at conferences both nationally and internationally.


General Medical Council Number: C6077271

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Max Whittaker at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Other treatments

  • Balloon eustachian tuboplasty
  • Cholesteatoma surgery (mastoidectomy / combined approach tympanoplasty)
  • Ossiculoplasty
  • Tympanoplasty / myringoplasty (ear drum repair)

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Additional information

Ear, nose and throat

Balance disorders Hearing loss Otology Paediatric otolaryngology Sinus surgery

MB BS / University College London / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

I enjoy spending my spare time with my wife and two daughters, and I have a particular passion for rock climbing, SCUBA diving and travel.
I'm fluent in French, and conversational Spanish.

Private secretary Diane Downey
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