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Mr Elias Francis-Khoury

Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist - Head & Neck Surgeon


Practices at: BMI The Harbour Hospital

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Mr Francis-Khoury practices as a consultant in Otolaryngology (ENT) and Head and Neck surgery. Elias practices in all areas of otolaryngology/ENT surgery and is an advocate of minimal access surgery (of the ear and sinus) and will offer an external incision-free and local anaesthetic option wherever possible to minimise risk and inconvenience.

Mr Francis-Khoury's areas of fellowship-level training are in Ear Surgery, Complex Rhinoplasty & Sinus Surgery and in Paediatric ENT surgery. These, in addition to Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (a complication of Snoring) remain his principal areas of interest.

His most senior qualifications are Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, and Fellowship of the European Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck surgery (passing the latter with the highest awarded written examination grade of the year).

After his specialist training, Elias undertook two years of surgical fellowship (further training to develop an advanced aspect of practice in a leading international centre), at the Toulouse Hospitals, France and at Guys & St Thomas’ / Evelina Children’s Hospitals.

His specialist training was in London (Great Ormond St, UCLH/Royal National ENT hospital, St Mary’s, Charing Cross, Royal Free and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals) and his general surgical training was on the Oxford rotation. He studied at Kings College, University of London and Caius College, University of Cambridge.

Outside of his usual work, Elias has enjoyed being a university lecturer and a medical volunteer in warzones and in developing countries. He has co-authored several chapters in leading medical textbooks (on Rhinoplasty and Sinus Surgery) and published numerous scientific articles.

Fellowship training

  • Otology & Hearing Implant Fellow (Paediatrics and Adult) (Guys & St Thomas' Hospitals, London 1yr)
  • Otology, Paediatric ENT & Skull base surgery (University Hospitals of Toulouse, 1yr)
  • Facial Plastics and Sinus Surgery (Imperial College Hospitals, London, 6 months- registrar upgrade)

Higher surgical training

  • London rotation: Inc Imperial College, University College, Barts & the London & Great Ormond Street Hospital

Basic Surgical Training

  • Oxford rotation

Clinical Interests

Subspecialty fellowship (optional post-specialisation) training in:
  • Otology (ear and balance)
  • Paediatric ENT
  • Rhinology (nose and sinuses)
  • Rhinoplasty (functional and cosmetic)

Specialist interests

Examples of special interest to which Elias applies such local anaesthetic or more minimal practice include:

  • Ear surgery: repairing perforated eardrums (tympanoplasty), bones of hearing (ossiculoplasty & stapes surgery/stapedecomy) and all more minor ear procedures
  • Sinus surgery: Balloon Sinuplasty (a minimally invasive treatment for sinus disease with longer term benefit in selected cases)
  • Snoring surgery
  • Balloon sinuplasty (a minimally invasive treatment for sinus disease under local anaethesia)
  • Coblation tonsillectomy (a technique of tonsillectomy aiming to reduce post-operative pain and bleeding risk)
  • Pinnaplasty/Otoplasty (cosmetic correction of prominent ears) incisionless in selected cases
  • Rhinoplasty (for cosmesis or better breathing)

Research Interests

Dr Elias Francis-Khoury is co-author of the following surgical textbook chapters:

  • Management of Cerebrospinal fluid leaks (from nasal sinuses) in Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery - 2nd Edition
  • Otitis externa (outer ear infections), Facial nerve paralysis, Skull base tumours (Vestibular Schwannoma) in “Pocket Tutor - Otolaryngology”
  • Author of numerous peer reviewed scientific research publications
  • Closed Rhinoplasty in “Facial Surgery: Plastic and Reconstructive”

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Poole & Bournemouth Hospitals

Professional Memberships

  • British Association for Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology
  • British Cochlear Implant Group
  • British Medical Association
  • Fellow of the European Board of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

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