Mr Jonathan Philpott

Mr Jonathan Philpott

Consultant ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS (CSIG), FRCS (ENT), FRCS Otolaryngology Part III

Specialises in

  • Laryngoscopy investigation
  • Septoplasty surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Sinus surgery (functional endoscopic sinus surgery or FESS)
  • Balloon sinuplasty for chronic sinusitis

Also available for:

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I have 20 years’ experience in ENT and have been a consultant within the NHS for the past 10 years. I treat all general ear, nose and throat conditions.

I perform surgical procedures including tonsillectomy, grommets, endoscopic sinus surgery, septoplasty and polypectomy. I specialise in complex Head and Neck conditions including Thyroid and Voice problems.

My specialist training was in London, where I received training in all aspects of ENT namely Otology, Rhinology, Paediatrics and Head and Neck surgery. I undertook my subspecialty training in Head and Neck cancer surgery at the Royal Marsden, Charing Cross and University College Hospitals. I have been the clinical lead for Head and Neck cancer in Essex since 2012 leading the multidisciplinary team at Broomfield Hospital.

My NHS and private practice are similar. I have performed over 1,000 adenoid and tonsillectomy operations. I have carried out over five hundred complex head and neck procedures and over five hundred major rhinology procedures FESS, polypectomy and septoplasty. I perform forty thyroid/parathyroid procedures per year, my outcome data is recorded on the BAETS database.

I am the Chair of the Head and Neck Essex Cancer Network.

Below is feedback from some of my patients at Spire Wellesley Hospital: 

November 2021: 'Mr Philpott at all times explained the procedure, outcome and follow up treatment which gave me confidence to go ahead with the operation'. 

December 2021: The consultant took care to explain my procedure and answered all my questions. I felt comfortable and confident that I would be in safe hands and was reassured prior to the surgery.

December 2021: Mr Philpot was a joy to work with. He was very clear and caring and really took the time to understand my concerns and listen to my previous poor experience with another hospital, and why I wanted a different outcome this time round. He was able to not only suggest a way to correct the issue but also to look into a possible cause, something that no other doctor had done. 


General Medical Council Number: 4102638

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Jonathan Philpott at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Other treatments

  • Balloon sinuplasty treatment for chronic sinusitis

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Additional information

Balance disorders
Endocrine surgery
Head and neck pathology
Head and neck surgery
Hearing loss
Parathyroid disease
Sinus surgery
Skin cancer
Sleep disorders
Thyroid disease
Thyroid surgery
Voice disorders

MBBS / Royal London Hospital / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

British Medical Association

Royal College of Surgeons of England


The British Laryngological Association BLA

British Association of Endocrine Thyroid Surgeons BAETS

Professional leadership

I am clinical lead and chairman of Essex Head and Neck Cancer network.


Secondary trachea-oesophageal puncture using an endotracheal tube. Sharma SD, Abed T, Philpott J. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2014 Oct;96(7):558

Hoarseness in a 79 year old woman. Jacques T, Abed T, Philpott J. BMJ

Massively enlarged styloid process presenting as a submandibular mass. Langstaff LE, Abed T, Philpott J. BMJ

Audit if diathermy usage, readiness and complications in ENT theatres. Powell HR, Watters GW, Philpott JM. Clin Otolaryngol.

Metastatic Hurthle Cell Carcinoma of the thyroid presenting as a Breast Lump: A case report. Al-Abed Y, Gray E, Wolfe K, Watters GW, Philpott JM. Int Semin Surg Oncol.

Reducing referral-to-treatment waiting times in cancer patients using a multidisciplinary database. Nouraei SA, Philpott J, Nouraei SM, Maude DC, Sandhu GS, Sandison A, Clarke PM. Ann R Surg. Engl

Estimation of tracheostomy tube cuff pressure by pilot balloon palpation. Faris C, Koury E, Philpott J, Sharma S, Tolley N, Narula A. J Laryngol Otol

Airway obstruction: a rare complication of thrombolytic therapy. Ahmed J, Philpott J, Lew-Gor S, Blunt D. J Laryngol Otol
October 2005

Laryngeal cleft type 1: a novel method of repair using Bioplastique. Ahluwalia S, pothier D, Philpott J, Sengupta P, Frosh A. J Laryngol Otol.
August 2004

Raising of the mucoperichondrial flap in septal surgery. Philpott JM, Singh A, Mochloulis G. J Laryngol Otol.
May 2001

Consultant Otolaryngologist, Southend University NHS Foundation Trust

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family. I have three sons who have all been keen sportsmen which has allowed me to travel around watching them play cricket, rugby and football. I enjoy playing squash, keeping fit and renovating houses. When able I enjoy travelling to different parts of the world.