Professor Manohar Bance

Professor of Otology and Skull Base Surgery


"Spire Cambridge Lea allows me to deliver the personalised service that patients deserve."

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I have been a subspecialist in diseases and surgery of the ear for 21 years. I have been actively involved in research in middle ear surgery and how to optimise hearing results for 15 years. I have run a Eustachian tube disorders clinic for 12 years, and am currently involved in research into how to optimise cochlear implant and middle ear implant hearing results. I bring a long history of trying to optimise clinical results by trying to understand the underlying principles and science behind how treatments work. I have been an invited speaker at hundreds of meetings around the world in lecturing on diseases of the ear. I have long experience in revision surgery in many diseases of the ear, having been a tertiary care (ie referral doctor) for other general ENT doctors working on the ear.

I specialise in diseases of the ear, specifically middle ear hearing loss (middle ear or inner ear) such as otosclerosis, chronic ear disease, perforations of the eardrum. I repair all of these, as well as implant bone conduction hearing devices such as Baha, vibrant or Bonebridge for these conditions; Inner ear hearing loss such as genetic hearing loss, severe and profound hearing loss from any cause that might be amenable to cochlear implants; Destructive diseases of the ear and mastoid such as cholesteatoma, treated with mastoidectomy; Tumors of the middle and inner ear such as vestibular schwannoma, glomus tumors; Vertigo from diseases such as Meniere's Disease, BPPV, Vestibular Migraine; Superior Canal Dehiscence Eustachian tube disorders such as Patulous Eustachian Tube, Balloon Dilatation of Eustachian Tube.

I estimate I have performed more than 3,000 major ear surgeries in my 21 year career in Toronto and Halifax (Canada) in university positions.

I am the clinical otology liaison to the Emmeline Centre at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

In addition to my clinical work, I am a Professor at the University of Cambridge.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Manohar Bance at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Other treatments

Ear surgery, hearing reconstruction surgery, cochlear implants, bone conduction hearing implants, mastoidectomy, eustachian tube surgery, tympanoplasty, stapedotomy, vertigo and imbalance.

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Additional information

Ear, nose and throat
Balance disorders
Hearing loss

MB, ChB / University of Manchester / 1985
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Degree given to physicians after completing medical school

Professional memberships

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (Board Certified)

Subspeciality Boards in Neurotology in American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Royal Society of Medicine

British Society of Otology

Professional leadership

Past Professor and Head, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Scientific Officer, Politzer Society (international ear surgery society)

Professor of Otology and Skull Base Surgery, University of Cambridge.

Honorary Consultant ENT, Addenbrooke's Hospital.

I grew up and finished Medical School in the UK, but then went to Canada and finished my specialty training in Toronto, and lived there for over 30 years. I have recently moved back to the UK, and am enjoying cycling around Cambridge, and the beautiful countryside around Cambridge.

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