Mr Raj Bhalla

Mr Raj Bhalla

Consultant ENT Surgeon/Rhinologist & Skull Base

BSc(Hons), MD, FRCS

Specialises in

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Nasal polyps
  • Loss of smell
  • Blocked nose
  • Nasal allergy

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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.


General Medical Council Number: C4182029

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Raj Bhalla at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Other treatments

  • Rhinoplasty including revision
  • Sinus surgery, including complex
  • Balloon sinuplasty
  • Allergies treatment

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Additional information


Special clinical interests: Technology in sinus surgery, local anaesthetic rhinological surgery.

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

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England


British Rhinological Society

British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery

European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery

Royal Society of Medicine

General Medical Council

British Skull Base Society

Professional leadership

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

Telephone 0161 447 6700
Private secretary Karen Pollitt
Private secretary telephone 01204 416186 / 01204 774142