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Mr Christopher J Skilbeck is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon working in London and Surrey. He is a Consultant at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Since graduating from King's College London in 2002, Mr Skilbeck has dedicated himself to obtaining the best available training in Otolaryngology. His early training was undertaken in South-East London, following which, as a specialist registrar, he worked in many of the major London Teaching Hospitals, including Guy’s & St Thomas, King's College, The Royal Marsden, Great Ormond Street, Charing Cross and The Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospitals.

During his specialist training he successfully passed the compulsory FRCS (ORL-HNS) exam in 2010 as well as demonstrating his operative skill in open competition at the Royal Society of Medicine National Temporal Bone Competition in 2012. Having completed his specialist Otolaryngology training Mr Skilbeck embarked on further training in Skull Base Surgery and advanced otology with prestigious 12-month fellowships in London and Cambridge. During his Cambridge fellowship Mr Skilbeck undertook a higher research degree exploring balance problems in patients with Neurofibromatosis type 2.

Whilst the majority of Mr Skilbeck's training has been in the UK, he has sought out training opportunities internationally. He was awarded the Nan Blofeld Award in 2009 which allowed travel to The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, USA. In 2013 The Royal Society of Medicine Section of Otology awarded a travelling scholarship to Mr Skilbeck which allowed him to visit Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII in Bergamo, Italy.

Having returned to London in 2014, Mr Skilbeck commenced his consultant work at Guy's & St Thomas. Mr Skilbeck's interest and expertise in the investigation and management of patients with Facial Nerve Palsy led to his appointment as the Lead Clinician in the Guy's & St Thomas Multidisciplinary Facial Nerve Team.

Most recently, he has been performing Balloon Eustachian Tuboplasty for patients with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction.

Mr Skilbeck is passionate about education and has written papers and book chapters as well as acting as a reviewer for medical journals. He is a regular faculty member of training courses and is responsible for the supervision of surgical trainees.

Professional Memberships

  • British Society of Otology
  • Facial Plastic Surgery UK
  • ENT UK
  • Royal Society Of Medicine: Section of Laryngology & Rhinology and Section of Otology

Clinical Interests

  • General ENT
  • Ear and hearing problems
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Palsy
  • Dizziness
  • Nasal disease including allergy
  • Skin lesion excision
  • Neck lump
  • Sinusitis
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Voice and airway problems

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