Mr John W Hamilton

Ear, nose and throat surgery 03124080

  • Fee assured
  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Adult
  • Paediatric


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

About me

His special interests remain with cholesteatoma, otosclerosis and other ear disease. He is the most experienced cholesteatoma surgeon in the UK, having performed nearly 2000 cholesteatoma operations, 600 of them in children. John performed research and runs courses that have led to the popularising of lasers for the treatment of cholesteatoma. He developed the surgical technique of laser removal of cholesteatoma from hearing bones in cholesteatoma surgery.

John has performed 500 stapedotomies (operations for otosclerosis). He has researched the variations that surgeons encounter during this operation to fine-tune his stapedotomy technique and outcomes. His research into the long term results of stapes surgery are unparalleled anywhere in the world and enable him to provided realistic advice for patients prior to surgery.

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He teaches these techniques to other consultants (see and trains an otology fellow (a qualified consultant planning to perform specialist ear surgery) in complex ear surgery in his NHS practice.

Areas of interest

Cholesteatoma ; stapedotomy ; Hearing bone repair ; ossiculoplasty ; Perforation of the eardrum ; myringoplasty ; tympanoplasty ; Menieres disease ; Benign Positional Vertigo ; CSF leaks ; Glue ear ; Retracted ear drums ; Narrow ear canals ; Eroded ear canals ; Ear canal exostoses ; ; Tonsillitis ; ; wax impaction ; ear infections ; otitis externa ; dizziness ; tinnitus

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