Professor Simon Lloyd

Professor Simon Lloyd

MBBS, BSc (Hons), MPhil(Cantab), FRCS(ORL-HNS)

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

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2 specialists

23 years of experience
14 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall
4.86
Bedside Manner
4.9
Explanation
4.76

Top feedback

“Clear, very knowledgeable and felt safe in his care.“
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Subspecialties

  • Otology
  • Paediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4307835
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £220

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Wilmslow Hospital

    52 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, United Kingdom, SK9 1NY
    143 reviews

    About

    Professor Simon Lloyd is a consultant ENT surgeon at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and Salford Royal Hospital specializing in neuro-otology and skull base surgery. He is also Professor of ENT Surgery at Manchester University. Following his qualification in 1996, Prof Lloyd trained at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital in London and he undertook skull base surgery training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. Professor Lloyd also undertook several overseas fellowships. 

    He is part of the Manchester Skull Base team, the Manchester Auditory Implant team and the Manchester Neurofibromatosis type 2 and Paraganglioma (glomus) teams all of which are the busiest of their kind in the UK. Prof Lloyd’s practice is particularly focused on chronic middle ear disease, auditory implantation and diseases of the skull base including acoustic neuromas/vestibular schwannomas and is considered an international expert in his field. However, he manages all forms of ear, nose and throat conditions in adults and children. He uses the latest medical and surgical techniques including innovative middle ear injection therapy for the treatment of sudden hearing loss and dizziness and the state of the art surgical techniques including the use of endoscopes and lasers.

    Prof Lloyd is a council member of the Royal Society of Medicine, Secretary to the British Society of Otology, Secretary to the British Skull Base Society and a fellow of the European Academy of Otology and Neurotology. 

    He is the author of numerous scientific publications and the Royal Society of Medicine has recently awarded him a prize for the best researcher in ear surgery over the past 5 years. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Medical procedures

    • Auditory implantation (cochlear, middle ear and brainstem implants)
    • Hearing reconstructive surgery - ossiculoplasty 
    • Stapedectomy
    • Eardrum repair
    • Skull base surgery - cholesteatoma, acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas)
    • Tonsillectomy 

     

     

     

     

     

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    Special interests

    • Complex middle ear disease
    • Acute and chronic ear infection
    • Hearing loss
    • Otosclerosis
    • Balance disturbance (vertigo, dizziness) -  labyrinthitis, Meniere's disease, positional vertigo
    • Tinnitus
    • Diseases of the skull base - acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas, neurofibromatosis type 2) 
    • Recurrent tonsillitis
    • Nasal blockage
    • Sinusitis
    • Hay fever
    • Snoring
    • Hoarse voice
    • Meniere's disease
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    Education

    • BSc(Hons) - University of London - 1993. First class
    • MBBS - University of London - 1996
    • FRCS(ORL-HNS) - Royal College of Surgeons of England - 2006
    • MPhil - University of Cambridge - 2008
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    Reviews

    4.84 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Ear Infections
    2/21
    Hearing loss
    2/21
    Removal of Tumors of the Ear and Skull Base
    2/21
    Tinnitus
    2/21
    Tonsillectomy
    2/21
    Cholesteatoma
    1/21
    Deafness
    1/21
    Diziness, Ear Problems, Suspected Meniere's
    1/21
    Eardrum perforations
    1/21
    Intratympanic injection in left ear for Menieres
    1/21
    Meniere’s Disease
    1/21
    Nasal blockage
    1/21
    Tonsillitis
    1/21
    Treatment for Persistent Sore Throat
    1/21
    benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
    1/21
    bone conduction implant
    1/21
    bonebridge
    1/21
    eustachian
    1/21
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Tonsillectomy
    Clear, very knowledgeable and felt safe in his care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nasal blockage
    I have been thoroughly pleased with Professor Lloyd's handling of my problem. Exceedingly polite with a very pleasant manner as he gives clear and concise explanations of what is needed and why. I can do no other than highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cholesteatoma Ear Infections Deafness Tinnitus Eardrum perforations Hearing loss bone conduction implant bonebridge
    Professor Lloyd is the most incredible surgeon, subject matter expert and gentleman. Quite frankly, I was suffering with a life-long and debilitating condition that had affected my life for 20 years. I met Professor Lloyd in 2018 after a very quickly turned around diagnosis after my referral to him. He is calm (and calming), I am a hugely anxious patient and Professor Lloyd has made my health-journey so reassuring and has given me the best possible result for me. I went from having incredibly poor hearing to an incredible result. My case was complex and Professor Lloyd has not only saved my life, but made my quality of life superb. Professor Lloyd is a careful listener, with a kind-heart and always appreciative of patients' needs. I can only say the best things about him and I wouldn't have a bad word said about him. Professor Lloyd gives the very best advice taking in to account patient thoughts/needs/lifestyle. I am delighted with the result. I went from being absolutely terrified of my diagnosis and what it meant for me to being a new person at the end my surgeries. I will be forever in Professor Lloyd's debt. (Thank you Professor Lloyd! You have changed my whole existence and I will always be grateful to you and your expertise)
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
    A very professional consultation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Meniere’s Disease
    I have been receiving treatment for Menieres from Simon Lloyd on and off for quite a while. He has impressed me enormously with his calm manner, professionalism and reassuring approach. He listens carefully and explains both the options and treatment clearly and comprehensively. I have no hestitation in recommending him for ENT issues.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Prof Lloyd was straight to the point, conscientious and empathetic.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Removal of Tumors of the Ear and Skull Base
    Prof Lloyd and his PA have bent over backwards to assist my wife with her ear issues. We travel a long way to see him for treatment and I believe it is worth while as he is the best at what he does. We have received great assistance with the logistics of preparing for surgery, from arranging scans to dealing with our insurance company as well as many other things.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Excellent all round - genuinely cares
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ear Infections
    Professor Lloyd was thorough and clear with regards to the problem and we understood exactly what the next steps were with regards to the treatment of our 9 month old baby ear problems. We got an appointment within a good timescale and felt very pleased after our consultation
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I have seen Professor Lloyd in January for tinnitus. He s been very helpful and kind. He answered all my questions thoroughly and was very supportive.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Removal of Tumors of the Ear and Skull Base
    I have found Professor Lloyd to be an excellent ENT Consultant and all my dealings with him have been very good indeed. I would and have recommended him to friends.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (2/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Tinnitus
    He is a kind and genuine person and clearly highly knowledgeable. I always felt at ease with him. However, I felt he either could not or didn't want to give me detailed explanations of certain aspects of my condition.
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    Professor Simon Lloyd

    I am sorry that you felt that the explanations I gave weren't clear. I would be more than happy to speak to you again to try and answer any outstanding questions you might have.

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I have been under the care of Prof Simon Lloyd for over two years now and I have found him to be excellent in his management of my ENT issues. He has an excellent reassuring manner, is able to put treatment options to me in in a clear, non-confusing manner and I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    eustachian
    Very good service at all times
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Diziness, Ear Problems, Suspected Meniere's
    I sought a referral to a specialist after suffering from various spells of on/off dizziness/ear/head pressure over the last 5 years that I had never managed to receive a satisfactory diagnosis for. Previously I had been diagnosed with a health anxiety and although this was definitely a contributing factor I was never entirely convinced with this diagnosis. I felt more as if my condition was causing anxiety rather than the other way around. After this I'd sort of just lived with it for years. After visiting my GP after another episode, Meniere's disease was given as a suspected cause and at that point I was determined to get confirmation from a specialist given how serious it can be. I spent some time researching consultants via the BUPA website and Professor Lloyd was the consultant I felt best placed to help me given his qualifications and experience. This proved to be right. Professor Lloyd really took the time to listen to me and consider everything I told him. After also having a hearing test I was told it was almost certainly not Meniere's disease and was more than likely a combination of factors, including previous Labyrinthitis/Vestibular Neuritis from which my brain had never fully recovered psychologically. PPPD was the main diagnosis which finally gave me an answer to my problems. I was referred to a Vestibular Psychologist which unfortunately due to the current global pandemic I have not followed up on yet. However, migraines were also cited as a possible cause and since cutting out caffeine completely, and with the knowledge that I can actually receive treatment for this, I have not had any further major episodes having previously had 2 major episodes within a month. Although my meeting with Professor Lloyd was brief, he listened fully to me and really considered everything I said before giving me, what I believe, is a diagnosis that has been missed by other doctors and consultants. I am very glad I chose to see Professor Lloyd.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Tonsillitis
    So far we have only exchanged emails and had a telephone consultation, however so far the experience has been exceptional, quick responses and very helpful and understanding
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Tonsillectomy
    Very personable and friendly approach, reassuring and detailed explanation of operation and aftercare.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Felt really reassured about my symptoms after seeing Prof Lloyd and he advised me about what treatment options I had. Went beyond what I expected
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Treatment for Persistent Sore Throat
    Pleasant and very helpful and carried out a thorough local examination with reassuring results
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    Overall
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Intratympanic injection in left ear for Menieres
    Very professional and welcoming. I value the calm manner and clear explanation
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    Mr Scott Rutherford
    Mr Scott Rutherford
    Neurosurgery

    15-07-2020

    Acoustic neuroma surgery

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Acoustic Neuroma
    For procedures: Cochlear Implants
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr David Selvadurai
    Mr David Selvadurai
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    17-07-2020

    Excellent opinion in Otology and skull base surgery

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Hearing loss
    For procedures: Tympanoplasty
    Connection: Is a colleague

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