Ear, Nose and Throat and Skull Base

Tumours that grow in the base of the skull are typically some of the most challenging to treat, owing to their close proximity to critical nerves and blood vessels in the brain, neck and spinal cord.

ENT and skull base surgery in Queen Square

Tumours that grow in the base of the skull are typically some of the most challenging to treat, owing to their close proximity to critical nerves and blood vessels in the brain, neck and spinal cord.  Even benign (non-cancerous) lesions have the potential to cause significant complications when located in this area including vision or hearing loss, effects on growth and hormone production, fertility and balance.

Leading Edge Treatment

Our specialist ENT and skull base consultants in Queen Square offer a comprehensive service to patients with disorders of the ear and skull base.  Conditions treated include:

  • Meningiomas
  • Pituitary Tumours
  • Acoustic Neuromas (or vestibular schwannoma)
  • Nerve sheath tumours
  • Paragangliomas
  • Chordomas
  • Haemangioblastoma
  • Tumours of the orbit
  • Epidermoid and dermoid tumours
  • Malignant tumours

The consultant led service in Queen Square is committed to pioneering and utilising the safest and most comprehensive surgical treatment options, including new minimally invasive surgical techniques and Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

Multidisciplinary Care

Our multidisciplinary approach to skull base conditions ensures that patients will benefit from a comprehensive treatment plan devised by any number of specialist from the fields on neuro-otology, radiation oncology, neurosurgery, medical oncology, pathology and therapy.  The multidisciplinary team will work towards the best possible outcome from surgery, and an effective ongoing rehabilitation.

Patient testimonial


I really cannot thank you enough for the enormous kindness you and your staff showed me when I came in for my MRI last week. I was extremely nervous, having panicked during an MRI scan before at another hospital. However, your staff put me at ease from the first moment I stepped foot in your department. I have now had my MRI done, and can go back to see my consultant with all of the information he needs. Thank you.