Mr  Philip Robinson

Mr Philip Robinson

Consultant Otolaryngologist
MB, Ch.B, FRCS, FRCS (Oto)

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Philip Robinson at Spire include:

Other treatments

Laryngology, neurotology, otology, paediatric otolaryngology, rhinology, voice disorders.

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Professional profile

I am a consultant adult and paediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon at the Spire Bristol Hospital and also at the University Hospitals Bristol NHS trust working at St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol Royal Infirmary, the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and Southmead Hospital.

I work with both adults and children, and I have sub-specialty interests in ear disease and diseases of the nose and sinuses. I am the director and founder of the West of England Cochlear Implant Programme, and also established the Tinnitus Clinic at Southmead Hospital.

I have developed very close links with a group of other professionals, such as a hearing therapist, voice therapists, dedicated theatre nurse and very experienced adult and paediatric anaesthetists, as well as other consultants, to provide a multi-disciplinary team approach to my patients’ care. I have worked with Fiona Watts, the Hearing Therapist since 1994 and she supports all my day time clinics. All my clinics have audiological support for hearing tests.

I come from a medical family and qualified in medicine from the University of Bristol in 1981. After house jobs in Bristol, I spent a year teaching anatomy at the University of Bristol. I completed my basic surgical training at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and the Bristol Children’s Hospital.

My specialist surgical training in ENT was carried out at University College Hospital and the Middlesex Hospitals, London, as well as Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. I had additional sub-specialist training with a fellowship in paediatric ENT at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, a fellowship in otology and cochlear research at the University of Michigan in the USA, and a fellowship in rhinoplasty, facial plastic surgery and sinus surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

I was appointed as a consultant in 1994, and I have developed a specialist practice in complex ear disease and deafness, receiving many tertiary referrals from other consultants. I have also developed a specialist practice in nose and sinus surgery and all aspects of paediatric ENT. I continue to carry out general ear, nose and throat clinics and surgery as well.

I have been very involved in the training of ENT surgeons, and I am now the chairman of the Regional Specialist Training Committee. I continue to be active in clinical research, particularly related to cochlear implants and regularly lecture, both nationally, and internationally.

Clinical Interests

Balance disorders
Hearing loss
Paediatric otolaryngology
Sinus surgery
Sleep disorders
Voice disorders

Otology (ear disease, deafness, tinnitus, vertigo, ear surgery), cochlear Implants, rhinology (nasal & sinus disease, endoscopic sinus surgery), paediatric ENT, tonsillectomy, rhinoplasty, adult ENT, snoring, voice problems and laryngology, medicolegal reports,

Private contact details

Telephone 0117 980 4070
Private secretary Lorraine Goulder
Private secretary telephone 01179 804050
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Chairman of the South West Regional Specialty Training Committee in ENT

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Current NHS posts

Consultant otolaryngologist, St Michael's Hospital Bristol
Consultant paediatric otolaryngologist, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
Director of the West of England Cochlear Implant Programme
Honorary senior lecturer in Otolaryngology, University of Bristol

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Personal Profile

I am a family man and an enthusiastic skier, sailor and mountain walker.

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