Mr John Tighe

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

BDS, FDS RCS, FRCS (OMFS), MB BS (Hons)


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Mr John Tighe is a Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital. He qualified in dentistry in Bristol in 1986 and medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1995. He holds full surgical fellowships from the London Royal College of Surgeons in both dental and general surgery as well as the intercollegiate exit fellowship in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Mr Tinghe was appointed as Consultant Surgeon at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead in 2002 with a special interest in head and neck cancer surgery and is a core member of the Brighton head and neck cancer multidisciplinary team. He is currently lead clinician in his department and the hospital Clinical Director of Head and Neck Services at East Grinstead.

Mr Tighe is widely experienced in all aspects of oral surgery and has particular interests in dental implantology, head and neck surgical dermatology, management of disorders of the salivary glands and head and neck malignancy.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr John Tighe at Spire include:

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Clinical interests

Head and neck surgery
Maxillofacial surgery
Oral surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Dental implants, impacted teeth, salivary gland surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists

Current NHS posts

Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust, East Grinstead. NHS sessions at Brighton, Uckfield and East Surrey Hospital

Personal profile

I live in Sussex with my wife and 4 children. I am the Chairman of the Crowborough Runners, as a keen runner myself I take part in approximately 30 competitive races a year including spring and autumn marathons.    

Contact information

Telephone 01342 837 072
Private secretary Jacqui O'Sullivan
Private secretary fax 01342 837 072
Private secretary email jacquiosullivan@btinternet.com