Conditions Treated


An infection of the tonsils

Tonsillitis in an infection of the tonsils which are located on the sides of the throat. Tonsillitis can be either bacterial or viral.

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A collection of pus immediately adjacent to the tonsil

A quincy is a collection of pus immediately adjacent to the tonsil. Patients with this condition have pain on one side and significant difficult opening their mouth.

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A transmitted sound generated by turbulent airflow whilst sleeping

Snoring is a transmitted sound which is generated by turbulent airflow whilst sleeping.

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Nasal Obstruction

Nasal obstruction is an inability to breath through the nose at a required volume of air. Nasal obstruction is abnormal and in most cases can be treated.

The symptoms of nasal obstruction vary from the obvious sensation of having a blocked nose through to less obvious symptoms such as:

  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Snoring
  • Runny nose
  • Dry throat in the morning
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Inflammation of the paranasal sinus’s

Rhinosinusitis is inflammation of the paranasal sinus’s. Symptoms of rhinosinusitis include:

  • Nasal obstruction
  • Runny nose
  • Reduction in sense of smell
  • Facial pain / pressure
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Abnormal voice

Dysphonia means abnormal voice. This condition can be caused by multiple conditions however the most worrying is cancer. Anyone with dysphonia which does not get better after 3 weeks should see an ENT surgeon to exclude an underlying cancer.

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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer on the head and neck can be challenging to remove due to the multiple convexities and concavities of the face. Once the skin cancer is removed the reconstruction of the area may require a local flap. Dr Dowthwaite and Dr Robinson have spent a considerable amount of time training in the use of local flaps in cutaneous malignancy of the head and neck.

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