Mr Richard Hewitt

Mr Richard Hewitt


Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)

20 years of experience
9 years as a specialist
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  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Otology
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Interlingue
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  • General Medical Council: 4734873
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £230

    Follow-up appointment: £170


    Consultant Children’s ENT Specialist

    Richard Hewitt qualified from Guys’ and St. Thomas’ Medical School, London (MB, BS 1994-2000) & Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA (2000). During his training he undertook a BSc in Clinical Anatomy during which he undertook clinical research in conjunction with Harvard Medical School.

    He completed his basic surgical training in London and entered specialty training in ENT, completing the six year programme in the North Thames Region. An interest in Paediatric ENT and Head & Neck surgery further developed with time spent at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Centre, Ohio under the instruction of Dr Robin Cotton (one of the most eminent experts in the field of paediatric ENT) & the Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital, New York under the instruction of Professor Jatin Shah. Following higher surgical training he undertook the Great Ormond Street Hospital Fellowship in Paediatric Otolaryngology. His practice encompasses all types of ear, nose and throat problems in children. He has special interests in the management of airway obstruction in children (including laryngotracheal reconstructive surgery), and in middle ear and mastoid surgery. His practice also includes the management of routine ENT conditions in children with other complex medical problems.

    In 2012, he was appointed to the Consultant Staff of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London where he conducts his NHS practice. In 2017 was the recipient of  “The Great Ormond Street Hospital Surgical Consultant of the Year” Award. In 2019, Mr Hewitt was shortlisted for "Best Doctor of the Year" in the Sun Newspaper national awards for NHS Health Heros. He undertakes independent practice in Harley Street, at the Portland Hospital and at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

    His practice encompasses all types of ear, nose and throat problems in children and their surgical and non-surgical treatment options. These include common children’s ENT conditions such as tonsil and adenoid problems – recurrent tonsillitis, obstructive sleep apnoea, blocked nose and snoring; hearing problems; recurrent ear infections and ‘glue ear’.

    Areas of sub-specialist interest and experience include children’s airway and laryngeal problems (including laryngotracheal reconstructive surgery, cricotracheal resection, tracheal resection and slide tracheoplasty surgery), children’s voice disorders, neck lumps, thyroglossal cysts, branchial cysts and sinuses; the treatment of haemangiomas, cystic hygromas and vascular malformations; and middle ear and mastoid surgery including cochlear implantation.

    Mr Hewitt has published over 65 peer-reviewed articles and multiple chapters in textbooks. He directs the nationwide airway service - “The Tracheal Team” at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is also involved extensively with undergraduate and postgraduate training in the field and is an Associate Professor/ Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London (UCL) & The Institute of Child Health (ICH). He is a Council Member of the Section of Laryngology & Rhinology of the Royal Society of Medicine.

    He is married with three children.

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    • Adenoidectomy
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Airway Reconstruction
    • Branchial Cleft Cyst Surgery
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Cochlear Implants
    • Ear Wax Removal
    • Endoscopic Anterior Skull Base Surgery
    • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
    • Functional Nasal Surgery
    • Grommet Insertion
    • Grommet Insertion
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Mastoidectomy
    • Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery
    • Removal of Tumors of the Ear and Skull Base
    • Septoplasty
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Stopping Nose Bleeds (Nasal Cautery)
    • Surgery for Nasal Blockage & Polyps
    • Thyroglossal Duct Surgery
    • Thyroglossal Duct Surgery
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Tympanoplasty
    • Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy
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    • 2000 MBBS at Guys and St Thomas Hospital
    • BSc Clinical Anatomy at Harvard Medical School
    • Diploma in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery


    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons for Head and Neck Surgery (FRCS-HNS)
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