Mr Alasdair Robertson

Consultant ENT Surgeon


Professional Membership

  • British Rhinological Society

  • British Association of Otolaryngologists

  • Head and Neck Surgeons (ENT UK)

  • British Association of Clinical Anatomists

  • Scottish Otolaryngology Society

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Clinical Interests

  • Facial pain and headaches

  • Blocked nose and sinusitis

  • Nasal allergy and hayfever

  • General ENT problems

  • Balloon sinuplasty

  • Childhood ENT problems

  • Sore throats

  • Ear infections

  • Snoring

Personal profile

Mr Robertson is an ear, nose and throat surgeon based in the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow. He also works in the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock. He qualified in medicine at Glasgow University in 1995. He gained wide experience in ENT by working in various ENT departments in Scotland, then England and Wales before returning to Glasgow in 2009 to take up his current consultant post as Consultant Otolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon.

Mr Robertson has a special interest in diseases of the nose and sinuses (rhinology), however he still treats all general ENT conditions.

Innovation in surgical treatments is constantly improving patient outcomes. Mr Robertson is an enthusiastic proponent of cutting edge treatments. Balloon sinuplasty is a novel technique for treating chronic sinusitis. He has been to New York and Madrid to study this exciting new surgical procedure and has pioneered its introduction into NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Nasal allergy affects 1 in 4 people in the UK, current medications are effective and safe however, they are not acceptable to everyone. Immunotherapy either by mouth or injection is an alternative treatment that Mr Robertson is able to advise on and administer.
Allergy testing is important in the management of nasal disease and can be easily carried out at an outpatient consultation.

Mr Robertson has published widely in professional journals. He maintains an interest in research and is currently the West of Scotland coordinator for the national chronic rhino sinusitis epidemiology study (C.R.E.S.). He has also been a reviewer for the clinical anatomist journal and is an active member of the British Rhinological Society

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