- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Head & neck oncology
- Video and telephone consultations
Miss Ekpemi Irune -
MBChB MSc DOHNS FRCS (ORL-HNS)
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 -
Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
Salivary gland disease and surgery
Cancer of the Head & Neck
LASER surgery for the voice box
Tonsillitis and Tonsil surgery
Facial plastics -
Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty
Wrinkle management - Botox and filler treatments
Out-Patient procedures -
Flexible Nasal Laryngoscopy
Rigid Nasal Endoscopy
Trans-Nasal Oesophagoscopy (TNO)
Botox and Filler treatments
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Sunil Wijetilleka Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ear Nose & Throat, Head & Neck, Thyroid and Rhinoplasty surgeon at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.
Head & Neck Oncology
Outcomes following Head & Neck oncological treatment
Mixed reality technology in surgery
Impact of COVID 19 on voice / airway and other ENT manifestations
Courses offered to GPs
Talks to GP:
1. "A feeling of a lump in my throat..." and the role of Trans-Nasal Oesophagoscopy.
2. Hearing the diagnosis: remote consultations in ENT
3. Neck lumps
Reference number 6079747
- 30 New RoadImpingtonCAMBRIDGECB24 9EL
- 09:00 - 12:30
- 020 3002 6772
- 5 Devonshire PlaceLondonW1G 6HL
- 09:00 - 17:00
- 020 3002 6772
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Fibre optic examination of the pharynx +/- biopsy/removal of foreign body - (5-50)
Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (5-50)
Initial out-patient consultation - remote - (1-5)
Suction clearance of middle ear (as sole procedure) - (1-5)
Rigid oesophagoscopy (including biopsy, laser or diathermy destruction of lesions) - (1-5)
London Clinic (1-5)
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