Professor Bhik Kotecha

Professor Bhik Kotecha

Consultant ENT Surgeon


Specialises in

  • General adult ENT
  • Snoring / obstructive sleep disorders
  • Voice and swallowing disorders
  • Hearing disorders
  • Tonsillitis

I have been an ENT Consultant for more than 20 years. 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-specialty.

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.

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 Clinical Lead in ENT at BHRUT, and Clinical Lead for the Sleep Unit at Royal National, Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital, London. I am Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL, Associate Professor at AUC Medical School.

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 published extensively (more than 100) including two text books, eight chapters in various text books and numerous articles in peer reviewed journals. 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.


General Medical Council Number: C2987181

Treatment information

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

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Paediatrics - ENT

Other treatments

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Middle ear surgery
  • Peadiatrics
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Sleep disorders
  • Voice disorders

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Additional information

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

Special Clinical Interests: Sleep apnoea, paediatric ENT surgery, middle ear surgery, allergic rhinitis, functional endoscopic sinus surgery.

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

Published in various journals such as Sleep Medicine Reviews, Sleep and Breathing, Sleep, European Archive of Otorhinolaryngology, Clinical Otolaryngology, Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Laryngoscope and Rhinology. Assistant Editor of Journal of Laryngology and Otology.


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

Radiofrequency ablation in snoring surgery in European Archives of Otorhinolaryngology

The nose, snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea in Rhinology

Laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty in Clinical Otolaryngology

The Kotecha technique for laser palatoplasty

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.

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.