Mr Max Whittaker

Mr Max Whittaker

Consultant ENT Surgeon


"The Spire London East team have been fantastic in providing high quality of care for my patients. The atmosphere is friendly, supportive and collaborative with a focus on the entire patient journey."

Specialises in

  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Allergies
  • Hearing loss, dizziness and balance disorders in adults and children
  • General and emergency otolaryngology conditions

Languages spoken

English, French

I am a Consultant ENT Surgeon treating general ear, nose and throat conditions, with a specialist interest in complex otology and balance disorders in both adults and children.

I graduated from University College London in 2003 and am a UK otolaryngology CCT holder. I completed specialist training in London and the South East of England, and a subsequent Fellowship in Advanced Otology and Skull Base Surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas' Hospitals. I attended Observerships at the world-renowned House Institute in California, and Toronto General Hospital focusing on endoscopic ear surgery, and now routinely provide minimally invasive ear surgery.

In 2018 I was appointed as Consultant ENT Surgeon at the Homerton Hospital, where I am currently Clinical Lead. My practice consists of general ENT in both adults and children, with subspecialty focus in otology.

I am a founding member of London Surgeons. This group of consultant surgeons works with the aim of providing high quality care covering all aspects of ear, nose and throat surgery. The team brings together leaders in the ENT field and offers a down to earth, patient centred approach using evidence-based practice and latest advances in the field.

I have pioneered the North East London Teleotology programme. This revolutionary approach enables remote consultations conveniently timed around work and life commitments, and has proved extremely effective in reducing time to diagnosis and treatment.

Patient reviews


General Medical Council Number: C6077271

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Max Whittaker at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Other treatments

  • Balloon eustachian tuboplasty
  • Cholesteatoma surgery (mastoidectomy / combined approach tympanoplasty)
  • Ossiculoplasty
  • Tympanoplasty / myringoplasty (ear drum repair)

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Additional information

Ear, nose and throat
Balance disorders
Hearing loss
Paediatric otolaryngology

Special clinical interests: Otology: balance disorders, ear wax, ear infections, endoscopic ear surgery, hearing loss, tinnitus. Paediatric ENT: ear infections, hearing loss, tonsillitis, snoring / nasal blockage. Rhinology: deviated nasal septum, nasal blockage, nasal polyps, sinus disease.

MB BS / University College London / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

I enjoy spending my spare time with my wife and two daughters, and I have a particular passion for rock climbing, SCUBA diving and travel.

I'm fluent in French, and conversational Spanish.

Private secretary Branka Jevtic
Private secretary telephone 020 3950 7678
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