Mr David Albert

Mr David Albert

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

41 years of experience
37 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“He was very good, great with my daughter and explained everything. I was having nerves the week before and both my husband and I had a call with him and he reassured us.“
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Subspecialty

  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2503763
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The Portland Hospital

    234 Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom, W1W 5QT
    1256 reviews

    About

    Mr David Albert is a leading Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon (ENT) practising in the London area. He has been a pioneer in paediatric (children's) ENT for many years now in the UK, initially training at Great Ormond St Hospital in London and in Cincinnati, USA with Dr Robin Cotton.

    He was the first ENT surgeon in the UK to specialise exclusively in children and has been involved in many pioneering developments in airway, tonsil and adenoid surgery. His interests span the whole range of paediatric ENT conditions, from decision making in glue ear to complex surgery for airway stenosis (narrowing of the airways). He has a special interest in airway surgery, choanal atresia (congenital disorder where the back of the nasal passage is blocked), mastoid surgery and the best techniques for tonsil and adenoid surgery. 

    Currently he is Senior ENT Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and a long standing member of the Medical Advisory Council at the Portland Hospital, London. He has served the Royal Society of Medicine, the American Society for Paediatric Otolaryngology, the European Society for Paediatric Otolaryngology and was President of the British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology. He has published widely and is invited to lecture around the world. 

    Mr David Albert's plethora of experience means he is now a leading surgeon in his field and is able to provide the highest standards of care and treatment to all his patients. 


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Common conditions

    • Glue ear
    • Ear infections
    • Tonsils
    • Adenoids
    • Sleep apnoea
    Specialist Conditions

    • Airway surgery
    • Laryngeal reconstruction
    • Choanal atresia
    • Mastoid surgery
    • Perforated Ear Drum
    • .Cleft Larynx
    • Thyroglossal Duct Cysts

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    Medical procedures

    • Adenoidectomy
    • Grommet Insertion
    • Tracheostomy
    • Airway Reconstruction
    • Bone Conduction Implant (BCI)
    • Branchial Cleft Cyst Surgery
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Ear Wax Removal
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Mastoidectomy
    • Middle Ear Implant (MEI)
    • Stopping Nose Bleeds (Nasal Cautery)
    • Thyroglossal Duct Surgery
    • Tympanoplasty
    • Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    • Complex Congenital Disorders
    • Deafness
    • Ear Wax
    • Eardrum Perforations
    • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)
    • Hearing Loss
    • Hoarseness and Other Voice Disorders
    • Nasal Blockage
    • Noisy Breathing
    • Otitis Media (Glue Ear)
    • Tonsillitis
    • Vocal Cord Disorders
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    Education

    Primary Medical Qualification

    MB BS 1979 University of London

    Specialist Register entry date

    Paediatric Otolaryngology From 26 Jun 1996

    I do not see patients over 16 years as I am a pure paediatric ENT specialist

    Career Achievements

    1982

    David Albert became fascinated with children's ENT problems while in training at King's College Hospital in London, England

    1983

    He studied the effects of intubation on the neonatal larynx

    1984/9

    He completed a comprehensive training in paediatric ENT at the prestigious
    Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street.

    1986/9

    He spent 2 fellowships at Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, USA and was Director of Paediatric ENT Research

    1989

    Appointed as Paediatric ENT Consultant at Great Ormond Street
    - First full time paediatric ENT consultant in UK

    1991

    First Single stage laryngeal reconstruction in UK

    1991

    Developed Osseo-integration program with Mr. Bailey

    1992

    First Cochlear Implant at Great Ormond Street

    1995

    Developed bipolar diathermy tonsillectomy and suction diathermy adenoidectomy in the UK

    1996

    First paediatric crico-tracheal resection in UK (in Sheffield with Mr. Peter Bull)

    2004

    First UK endoscopic resection of subglottic haemangioma

    2007

    First UK endoscopic cricoid split

    2010

    First UK Endoscopic posterior laryngeal graft

    2012

    Developing Indications for Partial Intracapsular Tonsillectomy

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Adenoidectomy
    2/3
    Grommet Insertion
    1/3
    Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    1/3
    Tracheostomy
    1/3
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Tracheostomy
    He was very good, great with my daughter and explained everything. I was having nerves the week before and both my husband and I had a call with him and he reassured us.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Adenoidectomy Grommet Insertion Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    From the first consultation we have had, the problem was diagnosed and surgery booked. Very attentive and caring doctor, who listened to our concerns and made us feel that our child is in the best hands. We are extremely grateful that we found Mr Albert. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Adenoidectomy
    thank you very much doctor our daughter is already much better from today we thank her with all our heart for your wonderful work you have done on our daughter you have made them smile like the sun now thank you a thousand times thanks to everyone also in the nurses ward they were very kind and we were very happy for everything from all your staff thank you very much ❤ ❤ ❤ Thank you
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