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Ear, nose & throat (ENT) surgery

Private Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgery at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead in Glasgow.

At Ross Hall Clinic Braehead, the experienced consultant ENT surgical team are able to offer an extensive range of services, including accurate diagnostics, non-surgical management and surgery for the treatment of most ear, nose and throat related conditions.

The ENT team is highly experienced with both child and adult patients and the expert consultants we work with are qualified in a wide range of sub-specialties within the field. Whether you are booking a consultation to discuss something common like tonsillitis or a potentially rarer condition that will require our state of the art diagnostic equipment, our team will find you an exceptionally qualified specialist.

In order to provide this leading medical service, the consultants work together with the wider team of Nurses, Theatre Practitioners and Radiographers, as well as consultants from other specialities including speech and language therapy, audiology and plastic surgery.

We offer quick and easy access to investigative diagnostics and treatments with cutting-edge technology and modern facilities, including a state-of-the-art theatre for ENT surgery, excellent imaging facilities and dedicated Audiologist equipment.

Ross Hall Clinic Braehead offers appointments at times to suit you, scheduled to observe changes to conditions and to allow adjustments to your tailored treatment plan when necessary.

Book your initial appointment at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead’s comprehensive ENT surgical facility today.

Ear Nose and Throat surgeons (sometimes called otorhinolaryngologist, head and neck surgeons) diagnose, manage and treat a comprehensive range of medical problems affecting the ears, nose or throat.

ENT surgeons commonly treat conditions affecting the senses, such as smell and taste problems or hearing and balance disorders. They also manage patients with conditions that affect breathing and swallowing as well as assessing and treating those patients with head and neck tumours.

ENT consultants manage people of all ages. Children (3 plus) are commonly seen by consultants for assessment of hearing loss or to treat recurrent problems with tonsils and adenoids.

The type of treatment you will receive will be tailored to you and depend on your symptoms, age, lifestyle and other health factors. If further diagnostic tests or treatments are required, these will be explained to you during your consultation.

Adults are regularly referred by a GP for the following conditions:

  • Tonsillitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Blocked nose
  • Facial pain
  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus
  • Throat pain
  • Lump in throat and swallowing disorders
  • Lumps in neck
  • Swallowing disorders

Ear - Adult patients may suffer from hearing loss that requires ENT treatment caused by age, wax impaction, tympanic membrane perforations, trauma and infections.

Nose - Nasal obstruction, nasal crusting, diminished sense of smell, facial discomfort and a watery nose are the commonest symptoms to be reviewed by an ENT Surgeon.

Throat - Throat conditions managed by ENT surgeons include sore throat, hoarseness, pain in the neck and swallowing disorders. ENT surgeons also manage conditions that affect the thyroid gland.

Your consultant will be able to discuss the appropriate investigations required for a fast and accurate diagnosis. We routinely conduct investigations on patients utilising a range of imaging equipment, including ultrasound, CT scan, MRI scan and flexible endoscopy.

When you book an initial ENT consultation at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead, our enquiries team will give you all the information you need to choose the right specialist for your specific needs and offer an appointment at a time to suit you.


During your initial consultation, your consultant will learn about your medical history to get a clear picture of the problem and perform a thorough symptom directed physical examination.


Depending on your specific symptoms or condition, your ENT specialist may request some further investigative tests to assess your condition. In some cases, it might be possible for you to have a scan or test on the same day as your initial consultation, but usually, we would arrange the test for a few days to a couple of weeks after your initial appointment at a time and day that suits you. 


At Ross Hall Clinic Braehead, our patients have access to the most comprehensive service for private ENT diagnostics and treatments, all under one roof. With cutting-edge facilities, you’ll always benefit from a quick and accurate diagnosis.

Ear - Depending on your symptoms, a number of hearing tests may be requested including:

  • Pure tone audiometry test - Used to test an individual’s hearing across a range of pitches
  • Speech audiometry
  • Acoustic reflex testing

Inner ear problems are often associated with balance disturbance, and to diagnose the exact cause of this symptom audiometry, directed examination and imaging may be required.

Nose - Problems in the nasal cavity can often be accurately diagnosed from a simple headlight examination. Sometimes a flexible nasal endoscopy under local anaesthesia is required to give an improved view. Imaging with a CT scan or MRI scan may be required depending on the problem.

Throat - When patients present with problems related to the throat a simple history and headlight examination may resolve the issue. If the problem is hoarseness or a lump in the throat, a very fine endoscope attached to a small camera may be inserted into the nose to allow a close inspection of the troublesome area. This procedure is conducted under local anaesthesia in the clinic.

Patients visiting Ross Hall Clinic Braehead for concerning lumps in the neck will receive rapid assessment and reassurance, as the majority of neck lumps are benign. An ultrasound will usually be performed by skilled Radiologists and is often available within a week.


  • Ultrasound - Sound waves are used to produce internal images. Very good to assess neck lumps and the thyroid gland.

  • MRI scan - A magnetic field is used to produce detailed imaging of your head, neck, and face area. An MRI scan is very good for examining soft tissue.

  • CT scan - This is similar to an MRI scan but is particularly good at showing bony problems.

  • Endoscopy - A very fine endoscope attached to a small camera is inserted into the nose and throat to provide a refined examination of these areas.

Once the tests have been completed, and the results are ready, a follow-up appointment will be arranged with your consultant to discuss the results and determine the best form of tailored treatment for you. Whether this requires further testing, surgery, physiotherapy or referral to another specialist within the hospital, we’ll provide clarity and answer any questions you might have.

Ross Hall Clinic Braehead works with leading ENT consultants who work in unison with an experienced team to ensure you receive accurate diagnostics and tailored treatment. They are there to comfort and reassure you from initial consultation and diagnosis, to treatment and throughout your recovery.

We offer quick and easy access to investigative diagnostics and treatments with cutting-edge technology, modern facilities, including a state-of-the-art theatre for ENT surgery, excellent imaging facilities and dedicated Audiologist equipment.

All of our diagnostic procedures and treatments may be booked immediately following your initial consultation to ensure you can receive the treatment you need as quickly as possible.

At Ross Hall Clinic Braehead, we are proud of our prompt, safe and high-quality care for patients. We offer:

  • A multidisciplinary team - At Ross Hall Hospital, we utilise a forward-thinking and multidisciplinary approach to ensure you receive the best treatment possible. The ENT specialists work alongside consultants from other specialities, including Speech and Language Therapists, Audiologists and Radiologists, to ensure we can consistently offer fast, comprehensive treatment with appointment times to suit you.

  • Comprehensive ENT treatment for children - While ENT surgeons treat people of all ages, They see more children than most other surgeons. Children (3 plus) are commonly seen by consultants for a wide variety of issues relating to hearing loss and developmental problems and are able to receive comprehensive treatment thanks to the specialist ENT consultants and facilities at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead (the only private hospital in Scotland able to perform ENT surgical procedures on children from 3 years of age).

  • Fast access to diagnosis and treatment - We understand that certain ENT related conditions can cause severe discomfort and stop you from going about your daily life, which is why at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead, we are usually able to offer patients an appointment with the relevant consultant within 48 hours, ensuring your diagnosis and treatment can get started quickly.

Our professional team is here to help you through every stage of your journey. Give us a call or go online today to book your initial consultation with a leading ENT specialist.

Specialists offering Ear, nose & throat (ENT) surgery

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Mr David Ellul

Consultant ENT Surgeon


Ross Hall Hospital 1 more Ross Hall Clinic Braehead

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Mr Murray Stewart

Consultant Otolaryngologist and Head & Neck Surgeon


Ross Hall Hospital 1 more Ross Hall Clinic Braehead

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Mr Arunachalam Iyer

Consultant ENT Surgeon

MBBS, MS (ENT),  DLO RCS (Eng), FRCS (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ireland), FRCS (ORL)

Ross Hall Hospital 1 more Ross Hall Clinic Braehead

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Mr Stuart Robertson

Consultant ENT & Head & Neck Surgeon


Ross Hall Hospital 1 more Ross Hall Clinic Braehead

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Mr Craig Murray

Consultant Otolaryngologist

BSc (Hons), MB ChB, FRCS (ORL)

Ross Hall Hospital 1 more Ross Hall Clinic Braehead

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Mr Alasdair Robertson

Consultant ENT Surgeon


Ross Hall Hospital 1 more Ross Hall Clinic Braehead

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