Personal profile

Mr Ali was trained as a specialist at the University Hospitals of Belfast, Swansea, and Middlesbrough and as a clinical fellow in Head and Neck surgery at the Free University Hospital, Amsterdam. He is the most senior and experienced Consultant ENT surgeon in the area. Having completed several senior managerial, clinical, and academic positions in the NHS for over 31 years, he has acquired a large amount of experience, and practices ‘sensible’ medicine rather than strictly & scientific medicine.

After thorough investigations, he prides himself in explaining and reassuring the patient’s worries about their symptoms, which may include fear of contracting any serious illness. Mr Ali has in the past focused on major Head and Neck cancer and ear surgery for over 20 years. However, now he concentrates and specialises in children’s ENT and adult Rhinology (nose) problems and no longer practices Head and Neck Surgery.

Clinical Interests

  • Paediatric ENT (ear, nose and throat) problems
  • Tonsil and adenoid problems
  • Glue ears
  • Allergy of the nose
  • Nasal blockage, sinusitis and nasal polyps
  • Nasal catarrh and Post nasal drip
  • Smell and taste problems
  • Snoring and sleep apnoea issues
  • Ear infections
  • Hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo
  • Feeling of a lump in the throat and hoarseness of voice
  • Noise-induced hearing loss

Outpatient procedures:

  • Naso-endoscopy (assessment of nasal passages/ sinuses).
  • Laryngoscopy (assessment of larynx and pharynx).
  • Epley repositioning maneuver 
  • Hearing test (audiogram).
  • Tinnitus advice (coping strategies and masking advice).
  • Ear wax problems and suction clearance.
  • MRI, CT and ultra-sound scans of the head and neck area where appropriate

  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Grommets
  • Septoplasty
  • Nasal polypectomy
  • Sinus surgery

Professional Membership

  • Medical Defence Union
  • British Medical Association

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