Mr Gerald Brookes

Mr Gerald Brookes

MBChB FRCS

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

45 years of experience
24 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.81
Bedside Manner
4.87
Explanation
4.8

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“Dr Brookes is an expert in his field and applies latest medical research in his treatment plan. He explains thoroughly the context in light of the symptoms presented. His assessment is taken with greatest care and expertise. Dr Brookes outlines the treatment plan in such a way that you fully understand the reason why and the benefits of the medication applied. “
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Subspecialties

  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 1729658
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £160

    Practices worked at

    The Harley Street ENT Clinic

    109 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6AN
    223 reviews

    The London Clinic

    5 Devonshire Place, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6HL
    199 reviews

    About

    After graduating from University of Sheffield, Dr Gerald Brookes trained in general Ear, Nose & Throat surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary and King’s College Hospital in London. Afterwards, he underwent specialised training in Otology, Neuro-Otology and Skull Base Surgery at The London Hospital and the University of Michigan, USA.

    In 1984 he was appointed as Consultant Neuro-Otologist, ENT & Skull Base Surgeon at The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square and The Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital, London. Subsequently he was appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer in Otolaryngology at the Institute of Neurology and Institute of Laryngology and Otology. 

    He has published well over 100 original articles and eight book chapters especially on Ear and Balance disorders including Meniere’s disease, Acoustic Neuroma and other Skull Base conditions, and neurologically related ENT disorders including Laryngeal Dystonia.

    Dr Brookes founded The Harley Street ENT Clinic in 2004 with Dr Natalie Brookes, his wife and Consultant Rhinologist and ENT Surgeon. 

    Dr Gerald Brookes is regularly consulted by the media for his expertise. He has been interviewed by the Daily Mail, featured on Channel 4's Embarassing Bodies, looked after The X-Factor contestants and recently, appeared on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans.

     

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    Special interests

    • Ear and Balance disorders 

    • Meniere’s disease 

    • Acoustic neuroma 

    • Laryngeal dystonia

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    Education

    MB ChB – Sheffield University Medical School, 1974

    FRCS Otolaryngology – Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1979

    SAC accreditation – Surgical Advisory Committee accreditation in Otolaryngology, 1983

    Professional bodies

    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

    • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

    • The British Association of Otolaryngologists-Head & Neck Surgeons

    • The American Neurotological Society

    • The British Society of Otology

    • The British & European Skull Base Societies 

    • Member of the Otorhinolaryngology Research (ORS) Society

    • Medical Advisor to the British Acoustic Neuroma Association (BANA)

     

    Awards 

    • Down’s Travelling Scholarship – Royal Society of Medicine, 1981

    • Runner-up in BUPA sponsored ‘Doctor of the Year’ competition, 1981

    (Subject: Nutrition in head and neck cancer)

    • TWJ Clinical & Research Fellowship Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery – University of Michigan, USA, 1982.

     

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    Reviews

    Overall
    2
    Explanation
    1
    Bedside Manner
    3

    Provided very little insight. Initial diagnosis does not factor in primary symptoms or history. No diagnostic plan given.

    Patient seen for:
    Ear Infections
    24-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr Brookes is an expert in his field and applies latest medical research in his treatment plan. He explains thoroughly the context in light of the symptoms presented. His assessment is taken with greatest care and expertise. Dr Brookes outlines the treatment plan in such a way that you fully understand the reason why and the benefits of the medication applied.

    Patient seen for:
    Tonsillitis
    Tonsil and adenoid infections
    17-09-2020
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4

    The doctor was very honest and very helpful. His explanation was helpful.

    Patient seen for:
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    Nasal blockage
    16-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Brookes is an excellent doctor, very thorough, listens well and highly professional, with a nice manner. I felt I was in good hands! I also appreciated the holistic service available.

    Patient seen for:
    Meniere’s Disease
    Sinusitis
    Nasal blockage
    14-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Brookes is obviously extremely knowledgeable, took the time to listen, was friendly and thoroughly investigated my problem. His report is very helpful and has given me a way forward. I'm very grateful for his time and expertise.

    Patient seen for:
    Blocked nose at night time preventing me from getting a good night sleep
    13-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    First class. Very impressive.

    Patient seen for:
    Hearing loss
    04-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Profesional

    Patient seen for:
    Ear wax
    04-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    4
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very nice man, knowledgeable thorough, precise and accommodating Maybe a little more explanation would be good during first consultation. However I appreciate will possibly get more of that in the follow up once tests results are back. In any case I feel like I am in good hands

    Patient seen for:
    Tinnitus
    Ear wax
    03-09-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    A very warm and engaging man. Made one feel safe and comfortable. Clearly very experienced and knows his field well.

    Patient seen for:
    Nasal blockage
    Sinusitis
    29-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Dr G Brookes was really friendly, made me feel at ease, answered all my questions and ensured I started treatment asap

    Patient seen for:
    Hearing loss
    Tinnitus
    Deafness
    27-08-2020
    Overall
    3
    Explanation
    1
    Bedside Manner
    3

    Rushed through with no explanation of what my condition was or could be. Given pills and sent away. What do I do if the pills don't work

    Patient seen for:
    Ear Infections
    Tinnitus
    27-08-2020
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4

    Answered all my questions and where the answer wasn't straightforward explained why diagnosis can be difficult. Correctly highlighted that should have come to see him or another ENT specialist sooner which has made me a little annoyed with my GP and Specsavers who did my hearing test in not also stressing this. NHS referral has resulted in unacceptable delay which is why i self referred. Perhaps should have spent a little more time discussing initial medication prescribed that I am now taking e.g. potential side effects although staff were also trying to book MRI scan at this point so I was a little distracted.

    Patient seen for:
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    Tinnitus
    Hearing loss
    26-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Nice guy, trust his diagnosis

    Patient seen for:
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    Voice problems
    21-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent professional.

    Patient seen for:
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    Sinusitis
    Tonsillitis
    20-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Great personality, empathy, and thorough examination. Calm and open to discussion. Good listener, easy to talk to and willing to explain. I'm still undergoing examinations and have faith that Mr Gerald Brookes will diagnose me successfully and help me.

    Patient seen for:
    Ear Infections
    14-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Absolute clarity and empathy in abundance. I will be writing to Royal College about his excellent service.

    Patient seen for:
    Hearing loss
    11-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Brookes is very good doctor, this is the third time I’m seeing him . If I could give him 100 stars I would that’s how good of a doctor he is . Thank you Mr Brookes

    11-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Hopefully very helpful

    03-08-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Took the time to explain the situation. Very helpful.

    31-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4

    I felt I was listened to and properly examined. Time was taken for my medical history and when I expressed a worry about one of the medications prescribed.

    Patient seen for:
    Ongoing sore throat
    27-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Overall, a very good experience

    Patient seen for:
    very impaired hearing
    23-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Brookes was very thorough and professional, explaining every step of my treatment so I understood what he is trying to achieve as far as my diagnosis goes.

    20-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Great and friendly doctor. My treatment was quick and there was no pain from the suction.

    19-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very friendly and excellent

    17-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Professional, thorough examination and equally clear explanation of medical plan

    14-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    MR BROOKES SHOWED KIND CARE AND ATTENTION IN ASCERTAINING THE SOURCE OF MY PAIN. HE WAS THOROUGH IN MAKING SURE THAT HE UNDERSTOOD ALL OF MY SYMPTOMS AND PROVIDED A CLEARLY EXPLAINED TREATMENT PLAN GOING FORWARD. WHICH I REALLY DO APPRECIATE.

    Patient seen for:
    Ear Infections
    13-07-2020
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    4
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Assessment was fine, no issues.

    Patient seen for:
    Tonsillitis
    10-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent all round experience . Maid me feel totally at ease .

    10-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    First class and in total command of his subject. I came away feeling fully informed and confident of his conclusion.

    07-07-2020
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4

    Cheerful, knowledgeable and put me at ease

    Patient seen for:
    Tinnitus
    06-07-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Brookes was very friendly and professional and took his time to explain both the procedures being undertaken and the potential causes of my symptoms. The level of knowledge and expertise was very reassuring.

    Patient seen for:
    Hearing problems
    27-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent treatment

    Patient seen for:
    Voice problems
    26-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    💯 satisfied with him as he examined me very throughly and advised me accordingly.

    24-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    thorough and clear and good bedside manner

    24-06-2020
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    4
    Bedside Manner
    4

    The doctor was very professional

    22-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Mr Brookes is patient, supportive and great.

    Patient seen for:
    Ear
    18-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Great professional

    18-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent experience and I very much appreciated Gerald Brookes' expertise, patience and kindness.

    13-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    he has been my ENT specialist for the past 25 years and i have nothing but admiration and confidence in Mr Brookes. my daughter is also a long-standing patient of his.

    09-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    It was a great comfort to have the chance to talk with him about my condition

    04-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very knowledgeable and provided great explanation on my issues

    03-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very friendly, made me feel very comfortable and at ease

    Patient seen for:
    Tinnitus
    02-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Brilliant, please see my previous comments.

    Patient seen for:
    Treatment for Persistent Sore Throat
    02-06-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Superb, thank you.

    Patient seen for:
    Tinnitus Assessment and Management
    29-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    It was great

    26-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    4
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Great care taken, very friendly and easy to talk to. Thank you

    26-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very experienced doctor and I will definitely see him again if I have a throat problem

    26-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    I found Mr Gerald Brookes to be friendly, professional and sympathetic. Mr Brookes was quick to diagnose my condition and find a resolution and explained a long term solution to my on going issues.

    Patient seen for:
    Microsuction (ear wax removal)
    26-05-2020
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very kind and inform!

    20-05-2020
    Overall
    3
    Explanation
    2
    Bedside Manner
    3

    Seemed disinterested and wanted the consultation over quickly. Also given the current climate the world is currently in, he was wearing no ppe, no gloves or face mask.

    15-05-2020

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