Mr Gerard Kelly

Mr Gerard Kelly

Consultant ENT surgeon

Practising at

Spire Leeds Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Gerard Kelly at Spire include:

Other treatments

Major ear surgery including repair of ear drum perforations and cholesteatoma surgery
Surgery to restore hearing including stapedectomy and bone anchored hearing aid surgery
Surgery and medical treatment for glue ear and children’s ear conditions
Surgery and medical treatment of otitis externa (swimmer ear / dermatitis of the ear and ear canal) Surgery and medical treatment of acoustic neuromas
Treatment of nasal allergy, nasal polyps and sinusitis including FESS and balloon sinuplasty
Surgery for nasal obstruction including septoplasty and turbinectomy
Treatment of balance disorders and Meniere’s syndrome (including chemical and bony labyrinthectomy and endolymphatic sac decompression)
Treatment of globus and disorders of swallowing including pharyngeal pouch endoscopic surgery Treatment of dysphonia (hoarseness) including laryngeal microsurgery
Tongue tie

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Professional profile

I have been working as a consultant ENT and skull base surgeon in Leeds since 2001. As well as a surgeon with a busy clinical practice I am an honorary lecturer in otolaryngology at the University of Leeds. I have completed a Masters of Education degree and I teach regularly, both post graduates and undergraduates. I have a sub-specialist and general ENT practice for adults and children’s surgery and the medical treatment of ENT conditions.

I specialise in adult and children’s surgery and the non-surgical management of non-cancerous ENT conditions. I have a special interest in the treatment of acoustic neuromas and other complex ear and skull base conditions. I trained in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London and carried out a fellowship year in neuro-otology under Professor R T Ramsden in Manchester. I have developed treatment for sinusitis and carry out key hole, minimally invasive sinus surgery, including balloon sinuplasty treatment. My MD thesis was in research on the facial nerve. I have researched the training of junior ENT surgeons and I have a Masters of Education degree. I keep all patients’ medical notes encrypted on computer (data protection compliant) and therefore when I see a patient I never suffer the common problem of not having the medical notes instantly available. I try to treat every patient like I would want to be treated myself, if I was sitting in front of a doctor.

I carry several hundred operations per year. I carry out both general and sub-specialist surgeries.

I am a former clinical director of ENT in the Leeds Teaching Hospital and the Otology Section Editor for the ENT UK e-learning program.

I am the secretary of the Mackenzie Society, medical error prevention society.

I am the lead appraiser for the ENT, maxillo-facial and ophthalmology departments in Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust and I was one of the first doctors in the hospital to undergo revalidation.

I have a significant medico-legal practice and I have carried out reports and opinions for the police the coroner and I frequently give opinions on negligence cases as well as personal injury and noise induced deafness cases.

Clinical Interests

Ear, nose and throat
Balance disorders
Head and neck surgery
Hearing loss
Paediatric otolaryngology

Special Clinical Interests: Balloon sinuplasty, Otology, Neuro-otology, Acoustic neuromas, Paediatric ENT, Childhood ear infections, Nasal allergy, Balance disorders, Vertigo, Hearing loss, Deafness, Otosclerosis, Tympanic membrane perforation (ear drum perforation), Sinusitis, Nasal blockage, Tonsillitis, Globus, Swallowing problems, Pharyngeal pouch, Hoarseness.

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Operation proves a breath of fresh air

How one minute made a big difference to the life of this tot

Tiny op that made a big difference

Small op made a big difference

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB ChB / Glasgow / 1990
Batchelor of Medicine, Batchelor of Surgery

MD / Edinburgh / 2002
Doctor of Medicine

MEd / Leeds / 2007
Master of Education

FRCS (Surgery) / Edinburgh / 1994
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons

FRCS (Otolaryngology) / Edinburgh / 1996
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons

FRCS (ORL-HNS) / Edinburgh / 1999
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships

British Association of Otolaryngologists
Head and Neck Surgeons
British Association of Otolaryngologists
North of England Otolaryngology Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Honorary lecturer in otolaryngology, University of Leeds

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Personal Profile

I have three wonderful small children (two girls and a boy) who keep me occupied. When I am not doing clinical work, I like to play tennis and golf and I have even started taking an interest in the garden!

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Private contact details

Telephone 0113 218 5908 or 0113 218 5909
Private secretary Maureen Maye
Private secretary telephone 07881 603652
Private secretary fax 0113 245 5965
Private secretary email

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