Mr Tim Mitchell

Mr Tim Mitchell

Consultant Otolaryngologist


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I have been a Consultant ENT Surgeon for 15 years. My sub specialty area of expertise is diseases of the middle and inner ear. I undertake cochlear implant and bone-anchored hearing aid surgery as part of the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service.

I specialise in the management of ear disease, including hearing loss in children and adults, tinnitus, repeated infections and balance disorders. I undertake a range of ear operations for cholesteatoma and other conditions. As the link with the Community Paediatric Audiology service, the management of hearing loss in children and grommet surgery is a major part of my practice.

I have performed over 1,000 middle ear and mastoid operations in adults and children and have performed over 250 cochlear implant operations in 15 years as a Consultant in both my NHS and private practice.

As Chairman of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, I have responsibility for overseeing the MRCS and Diploma of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery exams. I am an invited member of the Council of the College, chair the Court of Examiners Executive Committee and sit on the Dental and Surgical Examinations Committee. I represent the College on intercollegiate committees involving the surgical Colleges of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Ireland. I am the Convener for MRCS exams in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where I have been external examiner for the University of Colombo MD in Otolaryngology on three occasions. I am a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee overseeing the training of ENT Surgeons. I am the Liaison Member for the training programme in Northern Ireland and a member of the National Selection Committee.

I am a member of the Clinical Reference Group for Specialised Ear Services which has input to the national commissioning process for cochlear implants and other auditory implants. I am very proud to be part of the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service, which is one of the leading cochlear implant and other auditory implant services in the UK, having recently implanted our 1000th cochlear implant patient.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Tim Mitchell at Spire include:

Other treatments

ENT: Paediatric otolaryngology, Otology, Neurotology, Hearing loss, Balance disorders

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Additional information

BM BCh / University of Oxford / 1989
Bachelor or Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
This is the degree awarded at the end of six years as a medical student, before starting as a junior doctor.

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - Invited Member of Council

Royal Society of Medicine

Oxford and Cambridge Club


Professional leadership

Chairman of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Chairman of a Medical Advisory Committee
Member of Specialist Advisory Committee overseeing training of ENT Registrars in the UK.
Chairman of Compton and Shawford Lawn Tennis Club

I have had recent publications in the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Cochlear Implants International, Clinical Otolaryngology and Health Technology Assessments. I have a reviewer for the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

I enjoy playing tennis - both singles and doubles - and in recent years have become increasingly involved with my local tennis club, of which I am currently Chairman. I enjoy watching cricket and hope to follow an Ashes tour to Australia when I have more time. I am married to a local GP and have two grown up children, one of whom is a medical student at my old University.

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group Plc
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