Mr Raj Bhalla
Consultant ENT Surgeon/Rhinologist & Skull Base
BSc(Hons), MD, FRCS
I am a Consultant ENT Surgeon with a special interest in diseases of the nose, sinuses and base of skull. I work at two major UK teaching hospitals. I support the Eye Hospital and Children's’ Hospital in Manchester with my clinical skills and advice.
The main aspects of my work are rhinoplasty (primary and revision), sinus surgery (polyps, frontal sinus disease, watery eye, smell disorders, sinus headache), blocked nose (septum, turbinates), and skull base surgery (pituitary tumours, skull base brain tumours eg chordoma, meningioma, olfactory neuroblastoma, papilloma). I am one of the busiest rhinoplasty surgeons in the UK as shown by 2019 GIRFT data.
I receive referrals for nose, sinus and skull base conditions from Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Merseyside, Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales. As well as European countries (Sweden, Denmark, Moldova, Estonia, Slovenia, Switzerland, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Iceland, Norway and Poland) and internationally (Dubai, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Israel, Pakistan, India, Australia and New Zealand).
I am an academic ENT surgeon, which means that I write and edit book chapters and journal publications. I also run and teach on sinus and rhinoplasty training courses in Manchester, across the UK and internationally.
I have also recently been elected next President of the British Rhinological Society.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Raj Bhalla at Spire include:
Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Manchester Hospital.
BSc(Hons) First Class / Leicester / 1992
Bachelor of Science Honours
MBChB / Leicester / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
FRCS / RCS England / 2006
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons
MD / Liverpool / 2010
Doctor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre, University of Manchester
Council, British Rhinological Society
Education Lead, British Society of Facial Plastics Surgery
Secretary, Royal Society of Medicine
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Salford Royal Hospital
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Royal Manchester Childrens’ Hospital
University of Manchester