Professor Bhik Kotecha

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

Spire Roding Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Bhik Kotecha at Spire include:

Other treatments

Sleep disorders, Sleep apnoea, Middle ear surgery, allergic rhinitis, Voice disorders

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Professional profile

I have been an ENT Consultant for more than 20 years and my main NHS base is at the Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital, UCLH in London and at Queens Hospital in Romford, Essex. I am also a Senior Lecturer at UCL and an Associate Professor at AUC Medical School. I treat both adults and children and deal with most ENT disorders but my main passion is evaluating and treating patients with sleep related breathing disorders especially snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. I have been invited on various national television channels to heighten the awareness of this sub-speciality. I have published extensively (more than 100) including two text books, 8 chapters in various text books and numerous articles in peer reviewed journals.

I deal with most ENT disorders affecting children and adults. My main sub-special interest is in managing patients both adults and children suffering from sleep related breathing disorders such as snoring and upper airway obstruction as well as obstructive sleep apnoea. I have a special interest in dealing with patients with voice and swallowing disorders

I am Clinical Lead in ENT at BHRUT, and Clinical Lead for Sleep Unit at Royal National, Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital, London.

I am Hon Senior Lecturer at UCL, Associate Professor at AUC Medical School and Member of the Court of Examiners at Royal College of Surgeons of England.

I am Assistant Editor for Journal of Laryngology and Otology, and President of the Sleep Medicine Section at the Royal Society of Medicine - 2009-2011.

I have written numerous articles on treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea in the "Daily Mail" and been interviewed on LBC Radio and radio Phoenix FM.

Clinical Interests

Balance disorders
Hearing loss
Head and neck surgery
Head and neck pathology
Paediatric otolaryngology
Sinus surgery
Sleep disorders
Voice disorders
Sleep disorders
Sleep therapy

Snoring and sleep disorders, Sleep apnoea, Paediatric ENT surgery, Middle ear surgery, Allergic rhinitis, Functional endoscopic sinus surgery, Voice disorders.

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Hartswood 01277 266 766 or Spire Roding 0208 709 7817


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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBCh / Cardiff / 1984
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
Medical degree

Professional memberships

Examiner for The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Fellow of British Association of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England
President of Sleep Medicine Section at The Royal Society of Medicine
Winner of Hospital Doctor Team of the Year Award 2004 for Sleep Medicine Section
British Medical Association,
Royal Society of Medicine
Member of Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Current NHS posts

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and Queens Hospital, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Clinical Director for Specialist Surgery, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Research and Publication


Role of Surgery in Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Sleep Medicine Reviews

Radiofrequency ablation in snoring surgery in Europoean Archives of Otorhinolaryngology

The nose, snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea in Rhinology

Laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty in Clinical Otolaryngology

The Kotecha technique for laser palatoplasty

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Personal Profile

I live in Loughton, Essex with my wife and two daughters. I enjoy playing all sports especially cricket and squash. I was a regular member of the Medical School 1st XI cricket team and also represented the school senior chess team. My more sedentary interests include music and philately.

I also enjoy charity work and have recently held an ENT diagnostic camp in India.

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