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Mr Alex Bennett

Mr Alex Bennett

Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon
MBBS, DLO, FRCS (ORL-HNS), MEd, DIC

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Alex Bennett at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Ear surgery
  • Ear infections
  • Cholesteatoma surgery
  • Hearing implants
  • Hearing restoration surgery
  • Ossiculoplasty
  • Stapedectomy

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Professional profile

Availability - Spire Murrayfield: Monday 6pm-7.30pm, Thursday 2.30pm-5pm.

After I qualified from Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, London I had extensive Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) training in London and East Anglia, including an Otology Fellowship in Cambridge. I was appointed an ENT consultant in Edinburgh in 2010.

I was responsible for setting up NHS Lothian’s Specialist Multidisciplinary Balance Service and this experience in vertigo also benefits my private patients.

I am privileged to receive tertiary referrals for complex ear surgery from surgeons throughout Scotland and perform approximately 150 complex ear cases per year. I am the only surgeon in the region performing stapedectomy and middle ear implants.

We pioneered combining Hearing Implant Surgery with ear reconstruction in the UK within the Scottish National Service and I was the first surgeon in the UK to perform the BoneBridge Hearing Implant in 2012 which was featured in a BBC Scotland documentary.

I run an International course at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to teach ear surgery to other doctors.

Surgical procedures undertaken include: intratympanic therapy, hearing implants, ossiculoplasty, stapedectomy, mastoid surgery, myringoplasty, grommet insertion, septoplasty, functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), micro-laryngoscopy, oesophagoscopy, adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy.


Clinical Interests

Ear, nose and throat
Balance disorders
Hearing loss
Neurotology
Otology
Paediatric otolaryngology
Rhinology
Sinus surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Adult and childhood ear infections, hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness.

Private contact details

Telephone 0131 316 2530
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

National Deaf Childrens Society
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Medical Association
Faculty of surgical Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Society of Otology
ENT UK: British Association of Otolaryngologists Head & Neck Surgeons
Otolaryngology Surgical Specialty Group, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
External Advisor for Scottish Consultant Appointment Committees, Academy of Royal Colleges and Faculties in Scotland

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Current NHS posts

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Otolaryngology, University of Edinburgh

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Personal Profile

I am married with two children. When not working I enjoy cycling, camping and playing the trombone with the Edinburgh Open Orchestra.

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