Mr Paul Kirkland

Mr Paul Kirkland

Ear, nose and throat surgery 03335534


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network


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

About me

I am a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) / Head and Neck surgeon working in Kent and East Sussex. I have been providing specialist ENT treatment for adults and children as a Consultant for over 20 years. Whilst I treat all general ENT conditions, I have specialised in the treatment of the sinuses, thyroid, parathyroid and skin lesions. My NHS practice is at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, working from the Conquest and Eastbourne Hospitals.

I qualified at St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London in 1989 and completed specialist ENT training in London and the South Thames region. I am on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register (GMC number 3335534). I undertook specialist training in Head and Neck surgery at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, and advanced training in thyroid and parathyroid surgery at the Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals, London. I was awarded a Fellowship by the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and trained at two centres of excellence in Amsterdam and Stuttgart.

I was awarded Clinical Excellence Awards in 2008, 2011 and 2015 and received a National award in 2018 from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists for the introduction of the first One-Stop Swallow Disorder Clinic in the UK.

I am committed to providing the best possible care and outcomes for my patients. I achieve this by listening carefully to my patients’ concerns and involving them in the decision-making process regarding their treatment. I also work closely with Consultant colleagues, as a member of the Sussex Thyroid Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) and the East Sussex Parathyroid MDT.

In my surgical practice, I offer minimally invasive and endoscopic surgical techniques, to speed up the post-operative recovery and reduce the time spent in hospital. This includes Balloon Sinuplasty to treat sinusitis and minimally invasive Parathyroidectomy for hyperparathyroidism.

I have performed approximately 150 thyroid and parathyroid operations each year for the last ten years and as a result, I am one of the highest volume endocrine (thyroid/parathyroid) surgeons in the country.

I have been involved with clinical research in the areas of ENT and endocrine surgery and have published extensively in the medical literature. Please go to my website ( to view a list of my publications.

Areas of interest

Rhinology (nasal disorders) Sinus procedures (functional endoscopic sinus surgery or FESS) Balloon Sinuplasty; Balloon Eustachian Tube Dilation; Parathyroid gland surgery (minimally invasive) Thyroid disorders / surgery Neck lumps Salivary gland disease Facial / neck skin lesion surgery; Voice disorders; Swallowing difficulty; Hearing difficulty; Tinnitus; Balance disorders; Nasal cautery (for nose bleeding); Microsuction (for ear wax); Tonsillectomy (for adults); Laryngoscopy

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Procedures completed

  • E2501

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

  • 20230

    Impedance audiogram - (5-50)

  • D0702

    Aural toilet (including microsuction and/or suction of exteriorised mastoid cavity) including bilateral - (5-50)

  • F3440

    Tonsillectomy - adult (and bilateral) - (5-50)

  • E0380

    Nasal septum cauterisation (and bilateral) - (1-5)

  • E1432

    FESS: excision uncinate process and anterior ethmoid bulla, antrostomy/antral puncture, simple polypectomy and attention to turbinates (bilateral) - (1-5)

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