Miss Ekpemi Irune

Miss Ekpemi Irune

Ear, nose and throat surgery 06079747


  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Adult
  • Head & neck oncology


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Miss Ekpemi Irune -

Miss Ekpemi Irune is Consultant Laryngology, Head & Neck and Thyroid Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. Her practice includes complex benign and malignant Head and Neck pathology (with reconstruction) which includes working within a highly skilled cancer multi-disciplinary team. She has a special interest in transoral laser micro-surgery and has trained in transoral robotic surgery. In light of the recent pandemic, she developed and leads a multi-specialist voice, swallow and upper airway clinic for sufferers of long COVID-19 in the NHS. She also undertakes research as Chief, Principal and co-investigator for studies in oncology and COVID-19. Miss Irune also has a successful rhinoplasty practice and performs non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures such as botox and dermal fillers.

Miss Irune completed her Higher Specialist Surgical Training in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery in major teaching hospitals in England. She has an MSc in Surgical Science from Imperial College, London. She undertook clinical research studying functional outcomes following treatment in Head & Neck cancer at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. Furthermore, she completed the European Academy Fellowship in Facial - Plastic Surgery at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam. In addition, she undertook the National Training Interface Group Fellowship in Aesthetic and Reconstructive surgery, working with surgeons in Plastic surgery, Rhinoplasty surgery, and Craniofacial surgery in London. She completed the Royal College of Surgeons of England Post-CCT Fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Imperial Hospitals NHS Trust. She has published in peer reviewed journals and written book chapters.

Miss Irune is actively involved in Higher Specialist Surgical Training and participates in national and international teaching programmes. She is an Examiner for the JCIE Intercollegiate Specialty Board Fellowship examinations in Otolaryngology. She has a keen interest in the application of Mixed Realty technology in surgery and is a founding member of the global network - The Holomedicine Association. She is also a member of the British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists where she sits on the Protocol & Guidance Committee; she is a member of the European Academy of Facial - Plastic Surgeons and the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons. She is a past president of Women in ENT Surgery UK and continues to advocate for diversity and equity amongst surgeons in the workplace. She also mentors a number of individuals in the public and private sector. Miss Irune provides professional opinions and surgical services on an adhoc basis to medical teams and patients in West Africa; she is an avid reader and loves horse riding.

Areas of interest

General ENT problems in adults

Head & Neck -
Neck lumps
Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
Salivary gland disease and surgery
Swallowing problems
Voice problems
Cancer of the Head & Neck
LASER surgery for the voice box
Tonsillitis and Tonsil surgery

Facial plastics -
Scar revision
Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty
Skin lesions
Wrinkle management - Botox and filler treatments

Out-Patient procedures -
Aural Microscopy
Flexible Nasal Laryngoscopy
Rigid Nasal Endoscopy
Trans-Nasal Oesophagoscopy (TNO)
Botox and Filler treatments

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Procedures completed

  • E2501

    Fibre optic examination of the pharynx +/- biopsy/removal of foreign body - (5-50)

    London Clinic (5-50) Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital (5-50)

  • 20365

    Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (5-50)

  • D1520

    Suction clearance of middle ear (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • E3520

    Microlaryngoscopy/laryngoscopy +/- biopsy, excision of lesion, polyp or cyst - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • 20355

    Initial out-patient consultation - remote - (1-5)

  • F3440

    Tonsillectomy - adult (and bilateral) - (1-5)

    London Clinic (1-5)

  • T8722

    Selective dissection of cervical lymph nodes, Levels 1 to 4 - (1-5)

    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital (1-5)

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