Mr David Gatland

Consultant ENT surgeon


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I have been a consultant ENT surgeon for 27 years. I specialise in disorders of the nose and ear (rhinology and otology). I provided a sub-specialist service in advanced and complex rhinology and otology to Southend University Hospital until last year when I left full-time employment, but still work part time in the NHS in addition to my private practice.

I have for many years been on the faculty of the advanced rhinoplasty course in Dundee and also the sinus anatomy and surgery courses in Cambridge and Bristol which demonstrate my interest and expertise in rhinology.

I specialise in general and paediatric ENT surgery with a special interest in rhinology and otology.

Over the last 30 years I have performed thousands of rhinoplasty and sinus surgery cases and was instrumental in developing extended applications of endoscopic sinus and nasal surgery, including the surgery of the watery eye (lacrymal apparatus) and severe nosebleed. I currently carry out rhinoplasty/septorhinoplasty surgery for nasal deformity or functional nasal problems, but not purely cosmetic cases. I continue to provide a sub-specialist service in otology particularly middle ear and mastoid surgery, as well as the rhinology specified and paediatric cases; especially hearing, tonsil and adenoid problems.

I was the chair of the ENT department at Southend University Hospital until last year. I sit on the Medical Advisory Committee of the Spire Wellesley Hospital.

I am a clinical reviewer for the invited review mechanism of the RCSI and I am faculty on two national training courses in rhinology.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP letter of referral. Please call 01702 447 926 for more information.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr David Gatland at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Paediatrics - ENT

Other treatments

  • Adenoidectomy¬†
  • Adult audiology Hearing aid provision
  • Antral washout
  • Balloon sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Ear drum repair (Myringoplasty)
  • Ear wax removal
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Hearing loss
  • Lacrimal surgery
  • Larynx diagnostic endoscopy
  • Mastoid surgery
  • Microsuction of ear canal
  • Middle ear surgery
  • Nasal polypectomy¬†
  • Septorhinoplasty
  • Sinuplasty
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Tinnitus

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Additional information

Qualification and professional memberships

FRCS / London / 1984
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons

Professional memberships

Royal Society of Medicine

Royal College of Surgeons

Professional leadership

Clinical Reviewer for the RCS invited review mechanism
Faculty member

Research and publications


Book Chapter: Ear Nose and Throat Malpractice

Current NHS posts

Consultant ENT surgeon, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Personal profile

When not working I like to listen to classical music, cycle, ski, play golf, travel and combine these interests on overseas trips, preferably with my wife.

Financial interests

100% ownership an audiometer used at Spire Wellesley Hospital.

Contact information

Telephone Spire Wellesley insured patients: 01702 447 921, Spire Wellesley self pay patients: 01702 447 926
Private secretary Helen Frankel
Private secretary telephone 07968 312 069
Private secretary fax 01702 414 883
Private secretary email