Ear, nose and throat (ENT) services

Image of a child having his ear examined, a nose of a female and a man having his throat examined

The East Kent Hospitals ear, nose and throat (ENT) department provides specialist care for patients with those conditions. The department is based on all three main sites - Kent and Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, and William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

We offer a range of surgery and treatments including:

Conditions of the ear:

  • Conditions and surgery of the ear
  • Hearing and deafness
  • Hearing aids and how to get one
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Infections of the ear
  • Glue ear
  • Grommets
  • Perforated ear drum
  • Cholesteatoma / mastoid operations
  • Otosclerosis
  • Meniere's disease
  • Protruding ears / bat ears / pinnaplasty

Conditions of the throat:

  • Adenoid surgery

  • Tonsil surgery

  • Sore throat

  • Microlaryngoscopy

  • Oesophagoscopy

  • Bad breath (halitosis)

  • Hoarseness and laryngitis

  • Snoring and obstructive sleep apneoa

Conditions of the nose:

  • Sinus infection (sinusitis)
  • Rhino-sinusitus in children
  • Rhino-sinusitis and dairy allergy
  • Nasal injuries
  • Nasal polyps
  • Tumors of the nose
  • Nasal obstructions
  • Surgery on the nose - Rhinoplasty
  • Surgery on the nose - Septal surgery
  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

Conditions of the head and neck:

  • Facial skin lesions

  • Head and neck cancer

  • Parotid surgery

  • Submandibular gland surgery

  • Neck dissections

  • Thyroid surgery

Day case surgery is undertaken at all three main hospital sites: Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital and William Harvey Hospital.

Rotary Ward, William Harvey Hospital

ENT inpatients are based on the Rotary Ward at the William Harvey Hospital.

The Rotary Ward cares for ENT patients 24 hours a day and is open to visitors for a limited time each day. 

View information about visiting hours and contact details

  • Mr Joseph Wasson - Clinical Lead
  • Mandy Griffin - Service Manager

ENT consultants

  • Alistair Balfour - Head and Neck & Thyroid
  • Chris Theokli - Head and Neck & Thyroid
  • Vikram Dhar - Head and Neck & Thyroid
  • Rob Hone - Head and Neck & Thyroid and Robotics
  • Al Lami - Head and Neck & Thyroid and Robotics
  • Joseph Wasson - Otology
  • Codrutta Neumann - Otology
  • Henry Sharp - Rhinology
  • Bertram Fu - Rhinology

Information about our hospitals

Please click the links below for lots of information about visiting our hospitals (including travel and parking):

Who to contact

Outpatient Appointments across all sites

To change or amend your Outpatient Appointment, please call:

  • Tel: 01227 868686

Information about ear, nose and throat conditions can be found on the Royal College of Surgeons - ENT website.