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Mr James Tysome

Mr James Tysome

Consultant ENT Surgeon
MB BS, MA, PhD, FRCS (ORL-HNS)

Practising at

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

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Treatment information

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

Other treatments

Hearing loss Dizziness and balance Paediatric ENT Sinusitis Snoring Ear infections Tonsillitis Cochlear implants Skull base tumours

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Professional profile

Mr Tysome was appointed as a Consultant ENT surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals in 2012. He specialises in hearing and balance and sinus problems in both adults and children. He performs complex ear and sinus surgery including hearing implantation and skull base surgery. He has pioneered introduction of Balloon Dilatation of the Eustachian tube in the UK, is the clinical lead of Cambridge regional skull base unit and a member of the hearing implant, head and neck, neurofibromatosis type 2 and pituitary multidisciplinary teams providing high quality specialist care.

Mr Tysome treats patients both children and adults with general ENT problems. He specialises in hearing and balance issues, sinusitis, paediatric ENT problems as well as hearing implantation and skull base surgery. See treatments section for a comprehensive list of operations that he performs.

Mr Tysome has won many academic prizes over his career including the gold medal from the Royal Society of Medicine for his ranking as 1st in the ENT examination taken by all ENT surgeons at the completion of training. He has edited two ENT books, published over 30 research papers and presented his work internationally on numerous occasions.

Mr Tysome is the clinical lead of the Cambridge regional skull base unit. We are one of the largest skull base units in the UK and offer a 360 o skull base service, managing patients as a comprehensive multidisciplinary team.

Mr Tysome is interested in Medical Innovation, particularly the development of robotics in ENT surgery. He is an advisory member of Cambridge University Health Partners Innovation Hub. He is a member of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Interventional Procedures Committee. This group are responsible for evaluating and recommending new treatments across the NHS.


Clinical Interests


Hearing loss and ear surgery Balance Paediatric ENT Sinusitis Tinnitus Cochlear implantation Medico-legal including personal injury and clinical negligence Skull base surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

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
ENT UK
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

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Current NHS posts

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

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Personal Profile

Mr Tysome spends most of his spare time with his wife and three young children. He also enjoys swimming, cycling and running and competes regularly in triathlons, marathons and other endurance events.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01223 266990
Email tysome@gmail.com
Website http://www.cambridgehearingandbalance.co.uk
Private secretary Laura Tysome
Private secretary telephone 01223 969714
Private secretary fax 01223 790588
Private secretary email tysome@gmail.com