Mr Alistair Melville Balfour

Personal profile

Mr Alistair Balfour is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat / Head and Neck / Thyroid Surgeon for the East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust. He graduated from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals Medical School in 1997 and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Mr Balfour trained as a Specialist Registrar in London, based at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, including sub-specialist training in Paediatric ENT surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He received sub-specialist training in Head and Neck and Thyroid Surgery at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital.

Before moving to Kent he did a year’s Fellowship in Head and Neck and Thyroid Surgery at Guy’s Hospital. Mr Balfour treats all aspects of adult and paediatric Ear, Nose and Throad disease.

Professional Membership



  • BMA

  • British Association of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

  • British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeries

  • British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists

Clinical Interests



  • Thyroid surgery

  • Head and neck oncology

  • Voice surgery

  • Swallowing disorders

  • Nose/sinus surgery

  • Paediatric ENT

  • Snoring/sleep apnoea

  • Salivary gland surgery

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