Miss Emma Stapleton

Miss Emma Stapleton

Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Adult ear surgery
  • Hearing implants / cochlear implants
  • Stapedectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Dizziness and balance

Also available for:

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I’m a Consultant ENT Surgeon working at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, where I am clinical lead for the Manchester Cochlear Implant Programme. I am one of the busiest sub-specialist ear surgeons in the UK.

My clinical practice incorporates all types of ear conditions including hearing loss, tinnitus, hearing implants including cochlear implants, middle ear implants and bone conduction implants; stapedectomy, eardrum repair and cholesteatoma surgery. I receive referrals for second opinions and revision surgery from other centres, and I run a complex dizziness and balance service with my audiology colleagues. Communication and respect are at the centre of everything I do, and I pride myself in providing respectful, personalised, patient-centred care.

I was appointed to my Consultant post in 2018. I graduated from the University of Edinburgh medical school in 2000 and have undertaken sub-specialist ear surgery fellowship training in Glasgow, Manchester, USA, Canada and Australia. My current research interests include hearing loss, cochlear implants, ear infections, deaf awareness, and mentorship in surgery.

I’m an enthusiastic educator, regularly invited to teach and lecture nationally and internationally. I’m a Regional Surgical Adviser for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Council of Younger Fellows. I’m also Patron of the Manchester Foundation Surgical Society. I’m currently President of the North of England Otolaryngology Society, and Co-Chair of Women in ENT (WENTS UK) where I lead the national mentoring programme in ENT. I’m also Editor of the ENT UK Newsletter, Associate Editor of ENT and Audiology News magazine, and a Trustee of The TWJ Foundation.

My commitment to providing excellent clinical care, as well as high quality education, research and leadership has been recognised with an NHS National Clinical Excellence award.


General Medical Council Number: C4699042

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Emma Stapleton at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Other treatments

  • Bone anchored hearing aids
  • Bone conduction implants
  • Bonebridge implant surgery
  • Cholesteatoma surgery
  • Cochlear implant surgery
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing implants
  • Myringoplasty/tympanoplasty (eardrum repair)
  • Osia implant surgery
  • Ossiculoplasty
  • Stapedectomy

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Additional information

Ear, nose and throat

Stapedectomy, cholesteatoma, cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids

Consultant Otolaryngologist and Cochlear Implant Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University

I have an interest in Global Health, and I’m a volunteer surgeon at the BRINOS Ear Hospital, Nepal. I’m also a Trustee of Helping Uganda Schools (HUGS) Charity, which supports education for the poorest children in Uganda, including children with hearing loss and other disabilities. I enjoy outdoors activities including running, walking, cycling and climbing. I am married with two sons.