Mr Roland Hettige
Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon
MBBS, BSc, DOHNS, FRCS (ORL-HNS), MSc
"The Spire Hospital's commitment to excellence really ensures my patients get the very best of specialist care in a timely manner."
Mr Hettige is a fully trained Ear, Nose & Throat consultant surgeon. He specialises in Rhinology which encompasses Rhinoplasty (functional due to nasal blockage & purely cosmetic); blocked & runny noses; nasal allergy; sinus problems and polyps; loss of smell; sinus headaches; chronic ear aches; snoring and sleep apnoea. He is also fully trained in general ENT and Children and Young Person's ENT conditions.
Mr Hettige has acquired key specialist surgical skills having operated: - 250+ Rhinoplasties: external and closed (no scar); functional and cosmetic; primary and revisions; with grafting and reconstruction with donor rib cartilage (Tutoplast) - 750+ Sinuses: advanced polyps and extended procedures, including Frontal and Sinus Balloon Dilations - 400+ Nasal Airway Septal straightening procedures: including primary and revisions - 750+ Tonsil and Adenoid procedures: adults and paediatrics; modern techniques (Coblation); tonsillotomy and tonsillectomy; for recurrent tonsillitis and obstructive sleep apnoea.
He has spent the last 10 years gaining super-specialist expertise in advanced nasal and sinus surgery both in London and Oxford. When he took up his current consultant post at Wexham Park Hospital he became the lead surgeon responsible for the Rhinology service. He routinely accepts referrals from other colleagues to perform difficult and revision surgery and his unique skills and experience now attract referrals throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and the London boroughs.
Mr Hettige is on the Clinical Effectiveness and Audit Committee (CEAC) for the local NHS Trust. He is on the executive panel for SFOUK (Student and Foundation Otolaryngology UK), a National Body designed at promoting ENT as a career and educating junior doctors and medical students, and is also on the executive committee of the electronic data-management system of the Trust.
In addition to his clinical work, he was proud to be part of the faculty of this years hugely successful European Rhinological Conference in London.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Roland Hettige at Spire include:
Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
MBBS / Imperial College, London / 2006
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Executive Committee for Electronic Database Management System at Wexham Park
Wexham Park and Heatherwood Hospitals, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
I am a keen footballer and tennis player and although surgery is my passion, I still make time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life such as baking and spending time with my young family.