Professor Paul Chatrath

Professor Paul Chatrath

Consultant Rhinologist/ENT Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Adult and children’s ENT
  • Septorhinoplasty
  • Cosmetic rhinoplasty
  • Ear pinning
  • Balloon sinuplasty for chronic sinusitis

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I have been a Consultant ENT Surgeon for over 11 years and have particular expertise in nasal and sinus surgery, including nose and ear cosmetic surgery, as well as snoring and paediatric ENT. I specialise in ENT surgery in particular, with a special interest in rhinology and paediatric ENT.

My main areas of expertise include cosmetic and functional septorhinoplasty surgery – of which I undertake over 100 procedures per year, as well as sinus surgery, including modern, minimally invasive techniques, such as balloon sinuplasty for chronic sinusitis. I am one of the few surgeons in the UK to specialise in nasal reconstruction and nasal valve surgery, including titanium breathe implants and minimally invasive intranasal Z-plasty surgery.

To date, I have undertaken nearly 1,000 rhinoplasty operations, over 1,500 paediatric ENT procedures (including tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, insertion grommets), over 150 cosmetic ear procedures (including pinnaplasty) and approximately 250 operations for snoring assessment and treatment, carried out over a 10 year period in both the NHS and private sectors.

I am currently a Professor of Rhinology at Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent. I have previously been Clinical Audit Lead for ENT at Queen’s Hospital, and Surgical Tutor jointly appointed between Queen’s Hospital and The Royal College of Surgeons of England (2012-2016), subsequently at Charing Cross and St Mary’s Hospitals (Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust).

In addition to my clinical roles, I maintain various academic appointments, including Visiting Professor in Rhinology/ENT at Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford. I practice privately at Spire Hartswood Hospital, Brentwood, Essex and Spire London East Hospital, Redbridge, Essex.


General Medical Council Number: C4194530

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Paul Chatrath at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Cosmetic surgery

Paediatrics - ENT

Other treatments

  • Cosmetic surgery: nose, face, eyes, ears
  • Diagnostic Nasendoscopy and/or Pharyngo-oesophagoscopy for swallowing difficulties
  • Ear, nose and throat: head and neck surgery, Laryngology, Rhinology, sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, investigations and surgery for snoring, salivary gland problems, thyroid disorders, deafness, facial surgery
  • Nasal valve surgery including titanium breathe implant
  • Non-surgical cosmetic facial treatments
  • Surgery for allergic rhinitis
  • Paediatric ENT

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Additional information

Paediatric otolaryngology

MA (Cantab) / University of Cambridge / 1992
Master Degree

MBBS / University of London / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / London / 2005
Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

MD / London / 2006
Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

British Rhinological Society (BRS)

European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS)


Professional leadership

Professor of Rhinology at Canterbury Christ Church University Kent
Surgical Tutor, Queen’s Hospital (2012-2016) / Royal College of Surgeons of England
Examiner, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London
Council Member, Royal Society of Medicine (Section of Laryngology & Rhinology), London
Member, Clinical Audit & Practice Advisory Group, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London

During my final years of training I completed a higher research degree (MD) in the diagnosis of benign versus malignant laryngeal pathology. I also undertook further training in specialist rhinology units in Chicago and Amsterdam, following which I have developed a clinically based research interest in nasal airflow and the sensation of a blocked nose. I have over 40 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, including several book chapters.

I regularly review ENT articles for Clinical Otolaryngology and Laryngoscope.


Me and My operation: The magic tube that helped me breathe again
September 2010

An evidence based review of botulinum toxin (Botox) applications in non-cosmetic head and neck conditions. JRSM Short Reports 2013;4(2): 10

Impact of unilateral vocal fold mobility impairment on laryngopulmonary physiology. Clin Oto 2014; 39(4): 210-215

A prospective, single blind, crossover study comparing three nasal hygiene systems and corresponding patient preference for such devices. J Laryngol Otol 2014; 14(1): 1-5

Quantifying the impact of unilateral vocal immobility impairment on airway physiology: implication for functional laryngeal surveillance. European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2014;40:S3

Non-invasive Assessment and Symptomatic Improvement of the Obstructed Nose (NASION): a physiology-based patient-centred approach. Accepted for publication Clin Oto

Media Coverage

Balloon Sinuplasty - official website of medical device company, Acclarent, Inc

A patient's journey at Spire Hartswood Hospital with Mr Paul Chatrath and his patient Tony Lilley

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital (Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust).

Honorary Consultant ENT Surgeon, BHRUT.

I live locally and enjoy the life that Essex offers. I have two lovely daughters who keep me quite busy. In my spare time, my interests include collecting wine, Greek and Indian cooking and using my rowing machine to try and keep fit.

Professor Paul Chatrath is Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at Spire Hartswood Hospital. Their role is to provide senior professional advice to the Hospital Director and Director of Clinical Services in order to support effective medical governance and oversight. They are paid £12,000 per annum for this role and are also entitled to receive the following fees for the provision of additional ad hoc services: (i) £750 for chairing a Professional Review Committee; (ii) £500 for each annual medical appraisal undertaken for a doctor designating to Spire for the purposes of revalidation; and (iii) £200 per hour for the preparation of an independent report (up to a maximum of £500 per report) upon request by the Medical Director or Chief Medical Officer.