Professor Martin Birchall

Professor Martin Birchall

MA(Hons Cantab) MB BChir MD(Cantab) FRCS(Gen) FRCS(Otol) FRCS(ORL) F Med Sci

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

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4 specialists

35 years of experience
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Overall Rating

Overall

5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Professor Birchall was extremely helpful and friendly. He spent quality time understanding my situation and assessing my needs. I have nothing but good things to say about the fabulous care we received from him!“
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Subspecialties

  • Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3014279
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £300

    Follow-up appointment: £225

    Practices worked at

    Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre

    Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostic Centre,102 Sydney Street Chelsea, London, United Kingdom, SW3 6NR
    70 reviews

    Platinum Medical Centre

    15-17 Lodge Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    1523 reviews

    About

    Professor Birchall is one of the world's leading laryngeal specialists with 150 papers and £2M in laryngeal related grant income every year.
    He trained in London, Liverpool and Australia and was Professor in Bristol, Liverpool and now UCL London, as well as having an honorary position at the University of California Davis, where he co-led the team which performed the world's second documented laryngeal and tracheal transplant.

    He is one of only four ENT surgeons listed in the Sunday Times 'Top 100 Surgeons' list, 2011, and was Briton of the Year (Science and Technology), 2008.
    He leads a cutting-edge research group working on stem cell and transplantation approaches to serious airway disease. He led the groups which performed the world's first stem cell-based organ transplants in an adult (2008) and children (2010-17).
    He has published on the effects of reflux on the throat, as well as on many aspects of head and neck disease. In clinic, he uses the latest in imaging technology to view the throat of patients with voice, swallowing and breathing problems. He also sees patients with chronic cough and is an expert in treating pharyngeal pouches, with 75% of my practice being patients referred from other consultants due to the difficult nature of their problems.
    He is a highly experienced expert witness available for legal cases involving the head and neck, voice and throat issues.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Laryngology
    • Head and neck surgery
    • Pharyngeal Pouch Surgery (Zenkers Diverticulum)
    • Vocal cord paralysis surgery
    • Vocal cord injections
    • Laryngeal reinnervation
    • Transnasal oesophagoscopy

     

    • Voice
    • Swallowing
    • Airway
    • Chronic cough
    • Neck lumps
    • Vocal cord paralysis
    • Pharyngeal pouch (Zenkers diverticulum)
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    Medical procedures

    • Airway Reconstruction
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Ear Wax Removal
    • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery
    • Surgery of the Larynx for Cancer
    • Video Consultation
    • Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Voice Problems
    • Vocal Cord Disorders
    • Head & Neck Lumps
    • Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)
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    Education

    Education:

    • BChir 1984 University of Cambridge
    • MB 1985 University of Cambridge
    • FRCS 1988, 1989, 1994 (England)
    • MD (Cantab) 1994
    • F Med Sci (2010)
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Voice Problems
    2/3
    Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
    1/3
    Vocal Cord Disorders
    1/3
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Voice Problems
    Professor Birchall was extremely helpful and friendly. He spent quality time understanding my situation and assessing my needs. I have nothing but good things to say about the fabulous care we received from him!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Vocal Cord Disorders Voice Problems
    Very friendly and engaging and helpful.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
    I was supported by Professor Birchall, for an ongoing sinus problem which has been affecting me for the past year. Professor Birchall was extremely reassuring and with his professional manner and excellent knowledge has made this a very positive experience for me. Thank you!
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    4

    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    Mr S. Alam Hannan
    Mr S. Alam Hannan
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    14-11-2020

    I am very lucky to have Martin as a senior colleague at UCLH, considering that he is one of the leading academic laryngologists in the world. Most of his practice is naturally tertiary-level, as most of us refer our challenging laryngological cases to him. For sure, Martin is my veritable go-to-guy in this regard, both in the NHS and privately.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia), Noisy Breathing, GORD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), Vocal Cord Disorders, Laryngitis
    For procedures: Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery, Laryngoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Vik Veer
    Mr Vik Veer
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    21-08-2019

    A lovely gentleman and does his very best for his patients.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Head & Neck Tumours
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Professor Howard Branley
    Professor Howard Branley
    Respiratory Medicine

    26-04-2019

    Professor Birchall is an excellent ENT specialist who has helped many of my patients with vocal cord/throat problems. First class.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Voice Problems, Vocal Cord Disorders
    For procedures: Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Professor Ruth Whitby
    Professor Ruth Whitby
    General Practice (GP)

    22-10-2018

    Martin is both an expert in his field and a compassionate, approachable colleague whom my patients consistently report upon highly I feel confident to refer to Marin as a reliable, conscientious and expert opinion

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Voice Problems, Vocal Cord Disorders, Nasal Disease
    Connection: Is a colleague

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