Mr Brian Fish

Mr Brian Fish

MBChB FRCS(csig) FRCS(orl-hns)

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)

Offers video consultation
32 years of experience
19 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Mr Fish is an extremely skilled surgeon with an exceptional bedside manner. He explained everything to me thoroughly and didn’t mind me asking questions which he answered with patience and kindness. “
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Subspecialties

  • Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Paediatric (Pediatric) Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Rhinology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3459274
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £140

    Practices worked at

    Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

    30 New Road Impington, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB24 9EL
    251 reviews

    Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital

    4 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB2 8AF
    189 reviews

    About

    Mr Brian Fish graduated from Birmingham University Medical school. Having then passed his initial Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons exams he took a year to travel the world before returning to complete his surgical studies and become a Fellow of the College. He decided to specialise in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery and undertook his registrar training in Liverpool working primarily at the three main teaching hospitals there, the Royal Liverpool Hospital, the renowned head and neck centre at Aintree and at Alder Hay Children' Hospital. He then undertook a Fellowship for a year at the Royal Brisbane  and Womens' and Childrens' Hospital in Brisbane Australia.

    Having completed his fellowship he secured a Consultant appointment at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge where he has now worked for 17 years. He set up and continues to run the Voice clinic with the speech therapy team and has been a core member of the thyroid and head and neck cancer multidisciplinary teams throughout this time. During this time the ENT department has taken over all of the thyroid and parathyroid surgery in the hospital and Mr Fish is a high volume surgeon who regularly performs in excess of 100 of each procedure per year.

    Mr Fish was clinical director of the ENT department for 4 years and then clinical director for the business unit compromising ENT, Plastic and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dermatology for a further 4 years. He is also an advisor to the Parliamentary Ombudsman for Health.

    His current research interests are optimum imaging in parathyroid surgery and the genetics of thyroid cancer.


    He is married with three children and a menagerie of pets to keep him busy at home. Away from work he enjoys skiing, tennis, windsurfing, mountain-biking, scuba-diving and foreign travel, preferably in combination and all with more enthusiasm than skill.

    Website: cambridgeent.co.uk



    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Parotidectomy
    • Submandibular gland excision
    • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
    • Functional nasal surgery
    • Grommet insertion
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Rhinitis Sinusitis 
    • Snoring problems
    • Swallowing disorder (dysphagia)
    • Thyroid Problems

    Procedures

    • Thyroidectomy
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Balloon Sinuplasty
    • Branchial Cleft Cyst Surgery
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Ear Wax Removal
    • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
    • Functional Nasal Surgery
    • Grommet Insertion
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery
    • Septoplasty
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Stopping Nose Bleeds (Nasal Cautery)
    • Surgery of the Larynx for Cancer
    • Thyroglossal Duct Surgery
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Video Consultation
    • Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Head & Neck Tumours
    • Thyroid Problems
    • Deviated Septum
    • Ear Infections
    • Ear Wax
    • Epistaxis (Nose Bleeding)
    • Hoarseness and Other Voice Disorders
    • Laryngitis
    • Nasal Blockage
    • Nasal Polyps
    • Neck Lumps
    • Rhinitis
    • Sinusitis
    • Snoring Problems
    • Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Tonsil and Adenoid Infections
    • Tonsillitis
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    Education

    • British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
    • British Voice Association
    • British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists
    • ENT-UK
    • Royal Society of Medicine
    • Medical Protection Society

     

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Thyroidectomy
    4/13
    Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
    1/13
    Head & Neck Tumours
    1/13
    Head and Neck Surgery
    1/13
    Thyroid Problems
    1/13
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Fish is an extremely skilled surgeon with an exceptional bedside manner. He explained everything to me thoroughly and didn’t mind me asking questions which he answered with patience and kindness.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Brian has been looking after me a year to the day. When I first arrived I was sat down and explained clearly steps to be taking regarding my Treatment. Always reassuring and willing to be available at any time. Feel in safe hands. Top of his profession always willing listed as well as advise. Happy for this review to be shown any where. Kind Regards David
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr. Fish explained clearly the treatment I was having and what to expect after the operation. He was very thorough and reassuring and eased any anxiety I might have been feeling.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I was made to feel totally relaxed and able to ask any questions. He explained the procedure thoroughly and saw me before and after the operation and also introduced the anaesthetist.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Mr Fish did my surgery to remove half my thyroid, there is barely a scar there and it was only two and a half weeks ago. He was very reassuring as I was terrified of having surgery, but he made me feel confident. Recovery has been good, he really is excellent.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    He is EXCELLENT from start to finish as he takes great care to explain everything regarding your condition, your options, and finally is a great surgeon. Thank you so much for all that you did to improve my quality of life as it is greatly appreciated.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    From my brief (24 hour) procedure with Mr Fish, I have only positive feedback to give. He did everything he promised with an extremely good outcome.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Mr Fish was recommended to me by another ENT surgeon and he was available instantly for a consultation. He was very patient, empathetic and listened to all my concerns. He was the first to put me at ease when I was referred to have thyroidectomy due to possible cancer. He reassured me, did extra tests and agreed with me to try steroid and non-steroid treatment before the surgery. Few days later I had no lumps on my thyroid and he was the only one who cared to listen to my gut feeling and agreed to that treatment. Thanks to him I avoided unnecessary surgery. I can't describe in words how grateful I am to him and his secretary for their care. And if I ever needed to go ahead with that surgery, I know I would be in best hands.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    He has always been very welcoming and professional. He explained the various treatment options and discussed the advantages and potential disadvantages of all as appropriate. I have felt confident and fully informed at all times. Pre surgery I was sure that I would be safe in his hands and have a good outcome. The surgery was an overwhelming success with an excellent prognosis and the scar an excellent piece of work. He has continued to care for me post surgery.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very professional with a quiet sense of total authority and knowledge, which was very comforting. Explained the procedures (and any very unlikely potential complications) concisely and I KNEW I was in good hands.
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