Mr Oliver Dale

Mr Oliver Dale

BMBS BSc FRCS PhD

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)

Recommended by 3 specialists
16 years of experience
4 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.95

Bedside Manner

4.95

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“A pleasant experience that resulted in my problem being successfully resolved by surgery without pain or discomfort, and without swelling or any marks. 10 out of 10.“
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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

    Spire Bristol Hospital

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

    Nuffield Health Bristol

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

    Specialist's working hours

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

    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.

    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

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.95
    Bedside Manner
    4.95
    Explanation
    4.95
    Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
    5/22
    Deviated Septum
    4/22
    Laryngoscopy
    3/22
    Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    2/22
    Sinusitis
    2/22
    Nasal Polyps
    1/22
    Sinus Surgery
    1/22
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    A pleasant experience that resulted in my problem being successfully resolved by surgery without pain or discomfort, and without swelling or any marks. 10 out of 10.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Very thorough, felt completely at ease with mr dale always wants the best for his patients and I feel takes his time with me and not feel rushed at all. Today I could have easily been discharged after a successful operation done by mr dale instead he took the time to clear my nose out of crusting and also to keep up regular appointments to ensure my operation is a success for my long term condition so I am absolutely over the moon with mr dale he is lovely patient and explains everything so well
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Oliver Dale saved my life, he explained clearly where my cancer was, the realistic benefits and complications that could be the result. There was a chance I could have not been able to talk, drink or eat. Where as now I am talking, drinking and eating soft foods and this is all within 3 months of my operation. I am truly grateful for everything that Mr Oliver done has done. My scars are barely visible and everything he had done for me was done with the greatest of care and outstanding ability. After the 12 Operation he still took the time to phone my partner and answer all her questions. He never makes you feel rushed and is always happy to explain things clearly. He has a relaxing, calm, knowledgable and caring manner. With my cancer journey he has got to know me as a person and not just a patient, which has helped me more than I can explain in my recovery. It is extremely apparent that he is passionate about doing his very best for his patients in a professional caring manner. I will be eternally grateful for the rest of my life, that thanks to him I have
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (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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    Overall Experience (4/5)
    Bedside Manner (4/5)
    Explanation (4/5)
    Showed me the MRI scan and explained in detail the areas concerned.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (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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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (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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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (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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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Dale was very clear in his explanation and answered my questions clearly
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (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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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 specialists
    Mr Roland Hettige
    Mr Roland Hettige
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)
    We trained together

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

    12-04-2021

    Mr Thomas Mawby
    Mr Thomas Mawby
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)
    Mr Joseph Manjaly
    Mr Joseph Manjaly
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)
    We trained together

    "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."

    18-08-2021

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