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Mr Neil Donnelly

Consultant Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon
MBBS, BSc(1st Hons), MSc(Dist Hons), FRCS (ORL-HNS)

Practising at

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Neil Donnelly at Spire include:

Other treatments

Hearing loss, Dizziness, Vertigo, Balance Disorder, Ear Infections, Ear Wax, Cochlear Implants, Middle Ear Implants, Skull Base Tumours, Vestibular Schwannoma, Pituitary Tumour

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Professional profile

Neil Donnelly has been a Consultant ENT surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2009. He completed his Undergraduate and Postgraduate training in London. He has gained wide experience in ENT working in a number of major teaching hospitals including Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals, Great Ormond Street and the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery. He has been awarded three prestigious Fellowships that have provided specialist training in Skull Base Surgery, Otology, Hearing Implantation Surgery and Balance Disorders. His interest in hearing and balance disorders is augmented by a Masters in Audiovestibular Medicine from University College London. He is Clinical Lead for the Department of Otolaryngology at Cambridge University Hospitals and the Cambridge Regional Balance Service. He completed Undergraduate and Postgraduate training in London. Fellowship training in Skull Base Surgery, Otology and Hearing Implantation was undertaken in the UK and Australia. He has a Masters degree in Audiovestibular Medicine. His research interests are in the fields of vestibular implantation, vestibular schwannomas, Ménière's disease, cholesteatoma surgery and hearing implantation outcomes.

As a Consultant at Cambridge University Hospitals, he is a member of a dedicated team delivering high quality care in Anterior and Lateral Skull Base Surgery, Complex Ear Disease, Balance Disorders and Hearing Implantation. He has been involved in establishing 360º Skull Base Surgery in Cambridge and a Middle Ear Hearing Implant Programme.

Over the past 15 years he has performed over 1,000 major ear operations, over 500 cochlear implants, over 150 vestibular schwannoma resections and over 150 pituitary tumour resections.

His research interests are in the fields of vestibular implantation, vestibular schwannomas, Ménière's disease, cholesteatoma surgery and hearing implantation outcomes. He has published over 40 papers in peer reviewed journals, edited journals and books in addition to writing over 10 books chapters.

Clinical Interests

Balance disorders
Hearing loss
Audiological medicine
Ear, nose and throat
Balance disorders
Allergy
Hearing loss
Laryngology
Neurotology
Otology
Paediatric otolaryngology
Rhinology
Sinus surgery
Sleep disorders
Snoring
Voice disorders
ENT
ENT radiology

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Journals

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Media Coverage

Hearing loss and cochlear implantation
June 2017

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University of London / 1997
 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery


Professional memberships

British Skull Base Society
British Cochlear Implant Group
ENT UK


Professional leadership

Mr Donnelly is Clinical Lead for the Department of ENT at Cambridge University Hospitals.
Mr Donnelly is Treasurer of the Politzer Society, a international society with the mission to improve the surgery and science of ear surgery.
He is a former Council Member of the British Skull Base Society.

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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 Donnelly is married and has two children. A majority of his spare time is spent enjoying the company of his family. He is an enthusiastic cyclist and runner. It remains a lifetime goal to learn to speak passable Spanish.

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Financial Interests

No financial interests or part-time positions held at Spire Healthcare.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01223 266990
Email cambridgehearing.balance@gmail.com
Website www.cambridgehearingandbalance.co.uk
Private secretary Marjan Adlington
Private secretary telephone 01223 911288
Private secretary email cambridgehearing.balance@gmail.com