Mr Lindsey Knight

Mr Lindsey Knight

Consultant ENT Surgeon


Specialises in

  • General adult and children ENT
  • Sinus disease
  • Throat problems
  • Hearing loss and tinnitus
  • Nasal blockages and nose reshaping

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I have been a teaching hospital consultant ENT surgeon for over 20 years and have vast experience of diagnosing and treating problems and diseases of the ear, nose and throat in both adults and children. I receive many referrals from other consultants and colleagues and provide specialist regional opinions and services especially for difficult paediatric ENT problems.

I deal with most problems of the ear, nose, throat and neck and this includes: nasal blockage, septoplasty, rhinitis, sinusitis, balloon sinuplasty, nasal polyps, nose bleeds, closed rhinoplasty, functional septorhinoplasty, minimally invasive ENT surgery, FESS sinus surgery, allergy treatment, hearing loss, balance and vertigo, tinnitus, deafness, hearing tests, grommets, middle ear microscopic surgery, myringoplasty, tympanoplasty, mastoid surgery, tonsillectomy, snoring treatments, tongue tie, throat and voice problems, salivary gland problems.

I see and treat more children than most ENT surgeons because of my specialist children’s skills and the regional services I provide. I am one of the busiest surgeons in the region with over 30 years of practical and academic experience. NHS and private audit shows minimal complication rates and I keep up-to-date with continuing medial education and research.

Previously I have led the Leeds ENT department as lead clinician twice, and as clinical director. Currently my energy is directed solely to clinical work.

I have trained in both the UK and the USA and spent time in research posts. I pride myself on giving comprehensive but straight forward explanations of problems and treatment options. Although an experienced and skilled surgeon many ENT complaints can be treated medically. Only by listening to the patients’ history and undertaking appropriate examinations and investigations can the best treatment plans be advised.


General Medical Council Number: C3079991

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Lindsey Knight at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)


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Additional information

Ear, nose and throat
Paediatric otolaryngology

For many years I have researched the interaction between the nose and the ear and I have significant experience in this area. My research is itemised on my website. My NHS work includes providing general and specialist adult ENT advice and treatment particularly in day case nasal and ear surgery. My specialist paediatric interests include treating all the complex paediatric referrals sent in from the region to Leeds. Particularly in the assessment and treatment of breathing problems such as stridor.

MBBCh / Wales / 1985
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

MPhil / Wales / 1989
Master of Philosophy

FRCS (Ed) / Edinburgh / 1989
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

FRCS (Eng) / England / 1991
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

FRCS (Orl) / England / 1993
Specialist Fellowship in Otorhinolayryngology

Professional leadership

Previous lead ENT clinician, Leeds
Previous clinical director of ENT, Leeds

I have published over 30 scientific papers and also available on Researchgate.

Consultant ENT surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Honorary senior lecturer, University of Leeds.

I am married with children, who have mostly grown up so it allows me some time to indulge in my hobbies. I have always been a practical dexterous person and enjoy woodwork, furniture making and repair, and all varieties of DIY. I have a great passion for sailing and have owned various dinghies and yachts. I enjoy sailing, racing and all aspects of boat maintenance. I think I have now given up golf for good! I enjoy walking especially with the dog.

I am a member of Alliance Surgical and hold less than 0.1% of the issued share capital of Spire Healthcare Group plc
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