Mr Oliver Dale

Mr Oliver Dale

BMBS BSc FRCS PhD

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

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3 specialists

15 years of experience
11 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

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5

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5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“I have been struggling with breathing issues for many years and have seen many specialists, all of which were unsuccessful. The decision to visit Dr Dale and receive a thorough investigation, explanation and cure was a great relief. His diagnosis and route to cure were very uncomplicated and gave me faith that he could work with me until the issue was resolved.“
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Subspecialties

  • Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Rhinology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6147388
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    Practices worked at

    Nuffield Health Bristol

    The Chesterfield, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 1BN
    12 reviews

    Spire Bristol Hospital

    Redland Hill Durdham Down, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS6 6UT
    0 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    08:30 - 12:30
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
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    Thu
    14:00 - 20:00
    Fri
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    About

    www.oliverdalebristolent.co.uk

    Mr. Oliver Dale is a Consultant ENT and Thyroid Surgeon in Bristol, with experience in treating a wide range of ear, nose and throat disorders in adults and children. His specialist interests include the treatment of sinus disease and nasal blockage, thyroid and salivary gland disorders, voice and swallowing problems and head and neck (throat) cancer.

    Mr. Dale completed his training in ENT surgery in Oxford and Bristol, and was appointed as a consultant at University Hospitals Bristol in 2019. In addition to his clinical practice, Mr. Dale has a strong interest in research and gained a PhD for his work in head and neck cancer in 2016. In 2018, he undertook a Fellowship in advanced head and neck oncology surgery and robotics in Adelaide, Australia.

    Mr. Dale is a core member of the Thyroid and Head and Neck multidisciplinary teams at University Hospitals Bristol. He works with colleagues in other specialties including paediatrics and neurosurgery to provide a tertiary referral service for complex cases from across the South West, and understands the importance of multidisciplinary healthcare in the treatment of his patients.

    Mr. Dale has won several prestigious awards including the Margaret Witt Scholarship for Clinical Excellence and the Modi Research Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons.

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    Procedures

    • Sinus Surgery
    • Septoplasty
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Thyroglossal Duct Surgery
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Sinusitis
    • Deviated Septum
    • Nasal Blockage
    • Nasal Polyps
    • Thyroid Problems
    • Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)
    • Voice Problems
    • Tonsil and Adenoid Infections
    • Vocal Cord Disorders
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    Education

    • Advanced Fellowship in Head & Neck Oncology Surgery and Robotics Royal Adelaide Hospital 2018
    • FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2017
    • PhD University of Nottingham 2016
    • CertMedEd University of Glasgow 2010
    • MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2009
    • DOHNS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2009
    • BMBS University of Nottingham 2006
    • BSc University of Nottingham 2006

    Memberships:

    • Royal College of Surgeons of England
    • British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
    3/18
    Deviated Septum
    3/18
    Laryngoscopy
    3/18
    Sinusitis
    2/18
    Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    1/18
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    (5/5)
    I have been struggling with breathing issues for many years and have seen many specialists, all of which were unsuccessful. The decision to visit Dr Dale and receive a thorough investigation, explanation and cure was a great relief. His diagnosis and route to cure were very uncomplicated and gave me faith that he could work with me until the issue was resolved.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I immediately felt at ease and was able to explain my symptoms. Although this first consultation was scheduled to last 20 minutes and included a variety of tests at no time did it feel rushed. Mr Dale was able to clearly detail all that he was doing and looking for. When the examination was concluded an MRI was recommended and arranged. I feel very fortunate to have found such an impressive consultant. I would have no hesitation in receiving further treatment from him or indeed recommending him to others.
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    (5/5)
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    Very thorough exam resulted in accurate diagnosis. Recommended CT scan which clearly showed the extend of the problem. Surgery was maybe not a joyous, but a pleasant experience. Zero pain and clear indication of what would happen
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    (5/5)
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    My procedure ended up being more complicated than expected, but Mr Dale did a really superb job and I’ve ended up with a fantastic result. He is clearly extremely skilled and I highly recommend him.
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    (5/5)
    Mr Dale was very clear in his explanation and answered my questions clearly
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    My overall experience with Mr Dale was excellent, the consultation/examination was very thorough and findings explained really well, not rushed, lovely manner, I left feeling really reassured, highly recommend for anyone looking for ENT specialist review.
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    (5/5)
    He was calm. Assuring when needed. Caring. And proactive. The latter was particularly encouraging.
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    I can highly recommend Mr Dale and his team following a very thorough, reassuring and successful patient experience. Following a thyroid nodule ultrasound and biopsy through the NHS I received an indeterminate result. I was left feeling unsure of next steps and nervous about surgery due to other health concerns. I contacted Mr Dale to explore my options and he clearly explained the pros and cons of my options based on the latest research, from this I was able to come to an informed decision which I felt comfortable with. I decided the partial thyroidectomy surgery was my best option. As expected the surgery went smoothly and I had minimal discomfort afterwards. The care from Mr Dale and his team was excellent, I felt in very safe hands. The incision site is small and is healing very well, once fully healed I’m sure it will be barely noticeable. Finally the communications from Mr Dale, Chloe and the rest of the team were faultless throughout. The consultations and surgery were self funded but worth every penny - I can not recommend Mr Dale highly enough.
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    I feel very comfortable
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    (5/5)
    Mr Dale was really clear and prepared me for everything I was going to experience e.g. physical examination and nasal investigation. He thoroughly explained what was causing my symptoms and provided a treatment plan going forward.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    Mr Roland Hettige
    Mr Roland Hettige
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    12-04-2021

    A well-trained, professional surgeon. Expert at all aspects of H&M surgery. Friendly, approachable manner.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For procedures: Head and Neck Surgery, Sinus Surgery
    Connection: We trained together
    Mr Thomas Mawby
    Mr Thomas Mawby
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    12-04-2021

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For procedures: Head and Neck Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Septoplasty
    Mr Joseph Manjaly
    Mr Joseph Manjaly
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    18-08-2021

    I have known Oli Dale for more than 12 years, going back to our early training years through which I was always grateful for his time and generosity in going out of the way to pass on advice. He has a great reputation wherever he has worked since then, not only for being a fantastic surgeon trained to the highest levels, but also for his trustworthy and affable character - I would happily recommend him to treat any member of my family. I am delighted to see him appointed to his prestigious ENT position in Bristol.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For procedures: Head and Neck Surgery
    Connection: We trained together

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