Mr Richard Adamson

Mr Richard Adamson

Consultant Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck surgeon

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Adamson at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

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Professional profile

Availability - Spire Murrayfield: Thursday 8am-11am, alternate weeks 10am-12noon.

I trained in medicine at Newcastle University and spent my Basic Surgical Training time in the North-East of England. I then moved to Edinburgh to undertake my ENT specialist training. This advanced training was augmented by time spent in Dundee, Iowa (USA) and Christchurch (New Zealand).

I was then appointed as a Consultant Head and Neck surgeon in Fife for two years prior to taking up my current appointment as lead clinician for Head and Neck Cancer Services in the Department of Otolaryngology in Edinburgh.

I am fully trained in all aspects of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery. My main practice and expertise is in Head and Neck Surgery. This deals with benign and cancerous conditions in the head and neck region, as well as disease of the thyroid and salivary glands.

My research background is in problems of voice and swallowing and I completed a Masters degree in Advanced Speech and Swallowing Research at Newcastle University.

Clinical Interests

Ear, nose and throat
Voice disorders
Head and neck surgery

Disorders of voice and swallowing/laryngology, head and neck surgery (benign and malignant), thyroid disease and salivary gland disorders.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Association of Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Scottish Otolaryngologist Society
University Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon, University Department of ENT Surgery, Lauriston Buildings, Edinburgh

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Financial Interests

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Private secretary fax 0131 667 4205