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Mr Gavin Watters

Mr Gavin Watters

Consultant ENT Surgeon (Ear, nose and throat)
BM, Bch, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (ORL)

Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Gavin Watters at Spire include:

Other treatments

Hearing tests

Wax removal

Assessment of dizzy patients

Skin excision of malignant lesions if on the head and neck

Mole, cyst, wart and skin tag removal if on the head and neck

Allergy testing via Southend Hospital

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Professional profile

I trained in ENT surgery in Oxford, London and Portsmouth. I also received specialist training in Head and Neck Oncology while Senior Registrar at the Royal Marsden hospital. I spent a year as ENT Fellow at the Royal Darwin Hospital in Australia, where I gained considerable experience from managing severe and unusual pathology in the Aboriginal population, particularly chronic middle ear disease.

I was appointed as a consultant at Southend Hospital in 1999 and I am currently head of department. I was Head and Neck lead clinician for the South Essex Cancer Network from 2000-08. I was clinical lead for ENT services in Essex from 2008-2012.

I have performed over 300 major ear/mastoid operations

In addition to my clinical responsibilities in Southend I am Royal College of Surgeons regional specialty advisor and sit on the council of the Laryngology and Rhinology section of the Royal society of medicine.

I provide a comprehensive service in all aspects of paediatric and adult ENT surgery. I am a member of both the Thyroid and Skin cancer multidisciplinary teams for Essex. I also have a particular interest in chronic middle ear disease and am currently one of the few ENT surgeons in Essex undertaking major ear surgery.

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


Clinical Interests

Balance disorders
Hearing loss
Balance disorders
Head and neck pathology
Head and neck surgery
Hearing loss
Laryngology
Otology
Paediatric otolaryngology
Parathyroid disease
Sinus surgery
Snoring
Thyroid surgery
Voice disorders


Private contact details

Telephone Private appointments: 01702 447 921 Self-funding appointments and enquiries: 01702 447 926
Website http://www.thames-ent.co.uk
Private secretary Lisa Monk
Private secretary telephone 01702 385 431
Private secretary email info@thames-ent.co.uk
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Qualification and professional memberships

BMBch / Oxford / 1987
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery,
Basic Medical qualification


Professional memberships

ENT UK (Council Member)
BAETS (British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons)
RSM (Royal Society of Medicine Council Member)


Professional leadership

I am the Royal College of Surgeons Regional Speciality Advisor
I am an ENT UK Council Member
Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Laryngology/Rhinology Council Member

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Current NHS posts

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

I have an interest in art, including art history. Through this I enjoy travel and have attempted to learn Italian. I have two daughters, so when family commitments allow, I enjoy playing golf and watching football. As a life-long Aberdeen supporter I try to get to Pittodrie at least once a year, but I am able to go to Roots Hall more regularly.  I also enjoy music and play the guitar for relaxation.

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