Mr James Tysome

Mr James Tysome

Consultant ENT Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Hearing
  • Eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Balance
  • Sinusitis
  • Paediatric ENT

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I am a Consultant ENT Surgeon based at Cambridge University Hospital I treat both children and adults with general ENT problems, specialising in hearing and balance issues, Eustachian tube dysfunction, sinusitis, paediatric ENT problems, hearing implantation and skull base surgery.

I pioneered the introduction of balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube in the UK and regularly see patients with complex ENT problems referred from other ENT surgeons.

I have worked in London, Cambridge and California and have won many academic prizes. I am an Affiliated Associate Professor at the University of Cambridge where I supervises PhD students. I am NHS England National Clinical Lead for Specialised Ear Surgery, Vice-Chair of the NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) Interventional Procedures Committee which is responsible for evaluating and recommending new operations in England.

I have published 150 research papers and am Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Otolaryngology, a leading academic ENT journal. I hold national leadership positions in education and research at the Royal Society of Medicine, British Skull Base Society and ENT UK.


General Medical Council Number: C4716723

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr James Tysome at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Other treatments

  • Cochlear implants
  • Dizziness and balance
  • Ear infections
  • Eustachian tube balloon dilation
  • Paediatric ENT
  • Sinusitis
  • Skull base tumours
  • Snoring
  • Tonsillitis

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Additional information

Hearing loss and ear surgery, balance, paediatric ENT, sinusitis, tinnitus, cochlear implantation, medico-legal including personal injury and clinical negligence, skull base surgery.

MB BS / University of London / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MA / University of Cambridge / 2001
Master of Arts

PhD / University of London / 2008
Doctor of philosophy

FRCS (ORL-HNS) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2009
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England


Royal Society of Medicine

British Skull Base Society

British Society of Otology

British Association of Head and Neck Oncology

Professional leadership

Clinical Lead of Cambridge Skull Base Unit
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Interventional Procedures Committee Member
National Institute for Health Research Eastern Region Deputy Specialty Lead for ENT
Cambridge University Health Partners Innovation Committee Member

Mr Tysome runs an active research group investigating new treatments for Eustachian tube dysfunction, vestibular schwannomas and vestibular implants He is also the Chief Investigator of Multi-Centre clinical trials investigating a novel therapy to treat tinnitus. He has received several research grants and supervises PhD and MPhil students. He is the National Health Institute for Research Eastern region deputy lead for ENT, is invited to speak internationally at conferences and scientific meetings and has published over 40 papers.

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

I spend most of my spare time with my wife and three young children. I also enjoy swimming, cycling and running and I regularly compete in triathlons, marathons and other endurance events.

Telephone 01223 266 990
Private secretary Laura Tysome
Private secretary telephone 01223 969 714
Private secretary fax 01223 790 588
Private secretary email