Practices worked at
Professor Bruce provides specialist Paediatric ENT and Adult & Paediatric Otology services.
1. Paediatric ENT
Professor Bruce completed a Paediatric ENT Fellowship at the Evelina Children's Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital, London. He completed the remainder of his ENT training in Manchester. As a specialist Paediatric ENT surgeon he manages all aspects of ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders in children in his NHS practice at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. He is regularly asked to deliver invited lectures at major international medical conferences reflecting his reputation as a leading Paediatric ENT surgeon. He is a member of the Standing Scientific Committee of the European Society for Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO)
2. Adult & Paediatric Otology
Professor Bruce provides a service for adults and children with hearing loss, imbalance, ear infections and other ear problems. He provides a comprehensive hearing implant service, including Cochlear Implants and Bone Conduction Implants/Bone Anchored Hearing Aids. He is the deputy editor of the Cochlear Implants International journal.
- Ventilation Tubes (grommets)
- Tongue tie division
- Myringoplasty for eardrum perforation
- Mastoidectomy for cholesteatoma
- Combined Approach Tympanoplasty (CAT) for cholesteatoma
- Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA)
- Bone Conduction Implants (BCI)
- Cochlear Implants
- Preauricular sinus excision
- Pinnaplasty for prominent ears
- Excision of neck lumps in children
- Excision of congenital neck abnormalities (e.g. thyroglossal duct cysts)
- Rigid Airway Endoscopy (MLB/DLTB)
- Manipulation of fractured/broken nose
Childhood Ear, Nose & Throat (Paediatric ENT) Problems
- Implantable Hearing Devices (Cochlear Implants & BAHA)
- Correction of prominent ears
- Tongue tie
- Tonsillitis and recurrent throat infections
- Ear infections
- Neck lumps
- Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
- Hearing Loss
- Nasal Allergy
- Nasal Obstruction
- Nasal Discharge
- Voice problems
- Airway problems (noisy breathing)
- Cholesteatoma surgery
Adult Ear Problems (Otology)
- Hearing loss
- Ear infections
- Implantable Hearing Devices (Cochlear Implants & BAHA)
- Cholesteatoma surgery
- University of Manchester - MBChB
- British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology (BAPO)
- European Society for Paediatric Otolaryngology (ESPO)
- British Cochlear Implant Group (BCIG)
- Honorary Member, South African Society of ORL,HNS
- Fellow Royal College of Surgeons
I had an excellent experience with Prof Bruce. My son had an ear infection and after trying to get it sorted with the GP with no success we were lucky to land under his practice. He is a very good professional and gave an excellent treatment to my son. Highly recommended
From our first visit with Professor Iain Bruce we knew we were in the best hands with our 7 year old. He is amazing and super lovely with our daughter. He performed a tonsillectomy, adenoids and put grommets in. I cannot recommendation him enough! The difference in my little girl has been life changing and I can’t thank him enough!
Very grateful to Professor Bruce and his expertise. Even as an adult patient surgery is no less daunting but Iain made the process simple, straightforward and was very reassuring. Would highly recommend to anyone needing ENT advice/surgery.
clearly explained the procedure giving us options throughout. Kind and compassionate
My daughter came to Professor Bruce due to having polyps in her left side of her face causing her to struggle with breathing through her nose and smelling, after the first assessment and scan an appointment was made to have the polyp removed. My daughter was well looked after by all staff. Professor Bruce was fantastic and professional making my daughter like and trust him. Surgery was successful and I would recommend Professor Bruce and his Team.
Just a great consultant, very reassuring without being too pushy. Empathetic, great with our daughter and obviously a skilled surgeon as she is greatly improved following her procedure. Top chap.
We have seen Professor Iain Bruce since my son was younger for glue ear. He has aways been extremely professional and helpful. No question is ever too silly and he is always more than happy to spend time going through any concerns and queries you have as parents. My son was always happy to see him and his bedside manner was excellent. He even went out of his way to query something with his colleagues and took the time to get back to me after our follow up consultation. An amazing Dr and one I would highly recommend.
Dr Bruce conducted a pinnaplasty on my 8 year old son. I could not recommend more highly the skill of Dr Bruce, the transformation is incredible and my son is delighted with the results. Dr Bruce ensured that my son was fully involved in the decision making from the first consultation to the last after care meeting. Thank you for giving him back his confidence and putting him at ease throughout this experience.
Dr Bruce completed pinnaplasty on my 8 year old son. Prior to the operation my sons ears were uneven in shape and stuck out terribly. The surgery was a great success, the transformation is incredible and I could not recommend the skills of Dr Bruce more highly. Throughout the consultation process, prior to surgery and aftercare follow up appointments Dr Bruce made sure that my son was the in charge of making decisions which in turn put him completely at ease and excited about the results.
We had seen Professor Iain Bruce, What a credit he is. Very knowledgeable, calm and professional. He had exceeded my expectations. Thank you once again.
Very knowledgeable. Explained everything clearly. Answered all the annoying questions I had!! Nothing too much trouble
We took our almost 4 month old to see Prof Bruce regarding difficulties breast feeding due to our daughters tongue tie. Prof Bruce was very approachable, making us feel at ease throughout the appointment. He was very insightful and informative regarding the procedure. He was very gentle with our daughter and in putting any anxieties we had at ease. He offered excellent follow-up and after care if we felt this was needed. Thank you very much, we can’t speak highly enough of this service and would completely recommend to others.
Amazing consultant. So patient with children. Extremely knowledgeable and gives you confidence in the decisions to be made.
Very happy with Professor Bruce and the whole experience. Incredibly thorough and professional.
My little boy had been suffering with persistent ear infections since he was 3 months old. After misdiagnosis from GPs and multiple oral antibiotics his condition was giving him fever and sickness through infection. After months of watching him suffer we decided to search for a consultant that specialises in this area and found Professor Bruce. Professor Bruce instantly diagnosed the problem and resolved his issues within weeks of the initial consultation, it would have been within 2 weeks but due to hospital regulations we had to wait until his first birthday to operate. I highly recommend Professor Bruce if you have a young child with ear related issues he is the best doctor we have seen by far across a few private hospitals and his knowledge and bedside manner is fantastic. A very happy patient as my son can now hear perfectly and is developing speech at a much faster rate!
This is the third time we have dealt with Professor Iain Bruce and the service was exemplary. He has carried out minor operations on both of our children for tongue tie and more recently undertaken a tonsillectomy on our 4-year-old. Oskar was sitting in bed eating his tea couple of hours after the operation. Professor Bruce went out of his way to pop his head in the room and check on Oskar a couple of time before we left hospital. I could not recommend him more.
Professor Bruce operated on my 10 year old son Marcus a couple of weeks ago and I can honestly say from start to finish he was brilliant. On the initial consultant he made my son and us feel at ease. He explained everything to us thoroughly, he was professional but friendly at the same time. On the day of the procedure he came to see us and again made Marcus feel at ease, even when we went to theatre his manner was lovely . After the procedure he came to see us a couple of times, he explained everything in detail to Marcus and even said we could contact him over the weekend should we need him. I would highly recommend Professor Bruce and his team, his p.a Joe was so helpful she made sure that everything ran smoothly for us. She even came to say hello to us just before the procedure. Even the pre op assessment was so friendly and professional at the same time thanks to Carmel one of the nurses at the Spire Manchester. She even came to check on my son when we went for his follow up appointment. I would like to sincerely thank Professor Bruce and his team
As parents, our experience of Professor Iain Bruce was exemplary. Professor Bruce was an excellent communicator with us, both most importantly with our son. He performed a tonsillectomy for our son, which from initial consultation, admission, surgery, to our final consultation was incredible. We felt reassured to be in great hands, safe and informed. Our son, really liked Professor Bruce, they had real fun together. He felt he could ask him anything, and he did. Our pre-op check was highly competently delivered, the team on the day of surgery, especially the nurses and the anaesthetist were brilliant. We are really happy to recommend Professor Bruce. He was recommended to us, and now we know why. Surgery is a big decision for parents, so do this with only the best surgeon.
Professor Bruce provided a consultation and tongue tie division procedure for my newborn daughter. He was knowledgeable, reassuring and gave us ample time to ask questions. Would recommend highly.
Would like to Thank Pr Bruce for his Fab job and helping our little boy!
Professor Bruce was first class from start to finish.
Professor Bruce has treated my son in 2015 and daughter in 2019 , both times Mr Bruce has been empathetic and informative giving us time to think about our options. Professor Bruce is excellent with children and made both my son and daughter feel comfortable and instilled confidence in us in what was an extremely anxious time.
Professor Bruce has treated both our daughters over the last 2 years and we have been really impressed both with the level of care but also the outstanding results. We thank Professor Bruce and all the supporting Dr’s and staff for the service they have provided us. I would recommend Professor Bruce to my friends and family.
Myself and my partner took our 6 month old baby girl to see Professor Iain Bruce today at Spire hospital Manchester She was severely tongue tied. She was having trouble drinking her formula, dribbling and vomiting after her bottles. We could never get more than 2oz of formula down her within one hour. The doctor with the help of a lovely paediatric nurse explained our options. Also informing us that our daughter was not only tongue tied but also suffering from reflux due to this. We chose to allow him to perform a tongue tie diversion. He was lovely. So confident. Reassuring. Professional but warm . He made a very nervous mum and dad feel like they were making a good decision that would benefit their little girl. The procedure was over within minutes and our baby girl had a full 7oz bottle for the first time ever just hours later. Could not be more grateful to him and the nurse who assisted. Would 100% recommend this man
After months of my daughter suffering pains in her ears and being dismissed by other health care professionals, Prof Bruce diagnosed her condition straight away and recommended the right treatment. The operation he conducted to install grommets in my daughter's ears was done efficiently and to a very high standard, and now her pain has completely disappeared. She's also regained her full hearing. I would highly recommend anyone who is suffering with any ear canal trouble to seek out help from Prof Bruce. His care and attention was fantastic!
Very impressed with Prof Bruce right from the start. In particular he spoke to my 11 year old daughter. She was the patient and he treated her with respect and gave her trust. At all times we were fully informed about the procedures and what to expect. My husband, daughter and I all had complete confidence and trust in Prof Bruce and his team.
We saw Professor Bruce when our daughter was having hearing issues due to glue ear. We couldn’t be happier with the service, we only waited a week between consultation and the operation. He was professional, easy to talk to and reassuring. Professor Bruce was fantastic with our 4 year old daughter and put her at ease straight away. We would highly recommend.
Our four year old daughter had the adenotonsillectomy coblation procedure done to remover her tonsils and adenoids due to problems with her breathing and sleeping. The whole process was seamless, where Prof Bruce explained the entire process and gave us different options we could go with to remove her tonsils and adenoids. He took his time to explain things in a way that we could understand as we have no medical background. He was also very patient and answered all our questions leaving no stones unturned. We were then booked in for the procedure, where we meet nurses Sara, Karen, and Sue as well as our anaesthetist Pete Ashford. They were all exceptional; Pete took his time to explain and put us all at ease about the whole process. The nurses were beyond amazing with our daughter and us, they made sure that she had everything she needed and more. My daughter was so at ease as the SPIRE hospital paediatrics facilities and team were absolutely fantastic with great decor and a playroom. It did not feel like we were in a hospital; our daughter was so calm and distracted. We did not feel rushed by anyone and honestly at a time where we felt so vulnerable, we felt fortunate to have such a great team of people looking after us both before and after the procedure. All the staff that attended to us in the paediatrics department were exceptional, and we are incredibly grateful. We are lucky to have a medical cover that offset the cost of the treatment. Nevertheless, we were a little surprised upon receiving the bill. We were expecting a much higher statement considering the exceptional level of care we received. I would urge everyone to look into it; you will be surprised that the cost is not as much as you deem it to be. Plus you get to choose a time and date convenient to you. Professor Bruce, Anasthesist Pete, Nurses Sara, Karen and Sue as well as all the members of staff that attended to us; thank you a million times. You will always hold a special place in our hearts as we can now enjoy uninterrupted sleep and a happy rested baby. This procedure has changed our lives forever, and our daughter is so much happier and energetic.
Professor Bruce was absolutely fantastic with both my Children one of whom has learning difficulties, the appointments were all arranged quickly at a time to suit us and with minimal waiting times audiology test done there and then rather than waiting for another appointment. Professor Bruce kept us informed at all times and listened to our concerns and made special arrangements for our daughter who struggles with certain aspects of a hospital visit. the nursing staff on the ward are also excellent the entire team in the hospital went above and beyond to meet our specific needs which made the whole experience far less stressful than previous experiences. Thank You
We visited Iain’s clinic at the Manchester Spire Hospital with our five week old son who had a tongue tie. Prior to attending to see Iain we were confused about the severity and impact on feeding. We’d received conflicting advice that left us searching for additional help. I found Iain by searching local consultants and saw him the same day. Our confusion was immediately quelled by Iain who is a calm, professional, and extremely knowledgable surgeon. He put my partner and me at ease, explained everything very clearly, and on doing so we made the decision for our son to have his tongue tie removed. We felt comfortable thought the procedure due to Iain and the team at the Spire. We can not recommend Iain enough. Money well spent. Thanks Iain.
Definitely the best decision we made for our daughter. Not the news we wanted but we now have a way forward. Excellent service and very understanding. Thank you
After many years of having trouble with persistent wax and constant irritation of dry skin and seeing numerous GP's I contacted Professor Bruce. With only after one appointment he identified an on going issue and has treated and arranged relevant investigations to solve the problem. I would strongly recommend Professor Bruce to anyone who is looking for answers to their problems.
I can’t recommend Mr Bruce enough! He genuinely cares about each of his patients and we wouldn’t go to any other doctor! He has helped my daughter so much for which we are very grateful!
Prof Bruce and the full team were outstanding. My son had grommets fitted. The consultations, procedure and aftercare were 5 star. Very highly recommended
Professor Iain Bruce was very helpful, clear, concise and friendly. He reassured us no end and we left feeling very happy with the service and care we had been provided.
We have twice now sought Professor Bruce’s professional opinion on two separate occasions for ENT related conditions with our toddler. Our experience has been excellent both times on unrelated conditions. Professor Bruce is thorough, methodical, he understands how to relate what can seem to be confusing or concerning conditions so that they make sense to a medical layman like me! He has a great manner and disposition with children, putting them at ease in his care. I have every confidence in his professional opinion, judgements and advice and have felt completely reassured by our consultations with him that our daughter is receiving the most appropriate medical course she needs.
I am eternally grateful for the professional, no nonsense, expert care my daughter received recently. She clearly needed intervention but due to delays with the NHS we were able to get prompt intervention provided through Spire Healthcare. As a parent I was obviously nervous about my daughter having to go for surgery but all the staff were wonderful. I was reassured that a specialist paediatric ward was available and my daughter was looked after with complete care and attention. Prof Bruce was brilliant. He assessed and took action within a week based on clinical findings. My daughter has benefited so much. Eternally grateful.
listened to our concerns and answered our questions. Very thorough.
Professor Bruce couldn’t have been more helpful during our initial consultation explaining all the aspects of the procedure. He was excellent and friendly with my 3 year old and kept us informed throughout the stages of surgery of what to expect and any issues that may occur in recovery. Thoroughly pleased with the service he provided.
I took my one week old daughter to see Professor Iain Bruce at his Spire clinic regarding a tongue-tie. The care she received from Iain and the rest of the team at Manchester Children's ENT Clinic was outstanding. We would definitely recommend them.
Professor Bruce was very efficient and thorough in his assessment and treatment of my son’s tongue tie. He and his staff were extremely kind and professional throughout and I highly recommend him for any clinical need of which he may expertise.
Professor Bruce was excellent with our 1 year old son whilst he examined his ears. He explained everything fully in a way that we understood. From initial consultation right through to post op follow up appointments the care he received was excellent and we are so glad we travelled from outside the Manchester area to see Professor Bruce. I would definitely return to see him should we need anything else for our son.
Absolutely delighted with the treatment and care that Prof Bruce offered my daughter. From the first consultation he put her at her ease and sorted out her ear problems.. thorougly recommend him
Professor Bruce has helped my 5 year old son twice in the past 18 months, once for a tonsillectomy, and again to fit grommets. I would 100% recommend him to anyone needing any type of ENT surgery or consultation. He has a calm and friendly manner and a wealth of knowledge that gave myself and my wife the confidence to put our child under his care twice. He will be our first point of call if anyone in our family need help again in this field.
We first met Professor Bruce two years ago when our 4 year had been having repeated problems with his tonsils. We discussed a tonsillectomy with him and agreed to go ahead. We were booked in within a couple of weeks and our son had fully recovered within a week after the operation in time for starting school. Throughout the entire process from our first meeting through to post op follow up Professor Bruce was friendly, welcoming and patient. His wealth of knowledge and expertise in his field put us at ease straight away and we had 100% confidence in our choice for him to do our son's surgery. He had time for us, he welcomed our questions we never felt rushed or stupid (and we asked him many, many questions!). He came to visit us on the ward before and after surgery which was fantastic as he cured any last minute worries we had and made us feel confident about recovery. Although he must be incredibly busy he always had a smile and made us feel our choices, questions and worries were important to him. 2 years later our son needed grommets and we were delighted to meet with Professor Bruce again who gave us straight answers within minutes of seeing our son, provided options swiftly, listened to us as worried parents and made us feel that everything was our choice along the whole process. We never felt pressured at any time and when we decided to go ahead with grommets we were quickly booked in and the procedure was swift and expertly done, again seeing us before and after surgery. We would not hesitate to recommend Professor Bruce to absolutely anyone. Thank you so much.
Courteous, efficient & an excellent care provider. Gave my 2 year old daughter a tonsillectomy in 01.19.
Very nice person and a professional doctor. Looked after my son with great care and diligence. I am very happy with his service.
Very nice person and a professional doctor. Looked after my son with great care and diligence! I am very happy with his service.
Courteous, friendly and clear. Iain was a pleasure to deal with
Professor Bruce saw my son in clinic today and for the first time in a long time I felt like my mind had been put at ease!Very professional, very thorough in his assessment and took the time to come up with a plan that was best for my son - which I am very happy with. Took the time to explain all options and answer questions. Would highly recommended to anyone, fantastic with my son - doing any examination on him is near impossible but Professor Bruce managed no problem. Thank you!
Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
It is my pleasure to give recommendation for Prof Iain Bruce who is a renowned Ears, Nose and Throat surgeon with vast experience especially in Children but all other ENT disorders too. I have referred patients to him often as a colleague and the feedback from patients about their experience with was excellent.
Professor Bruce is one of the best ENT Consultants in Britain. He is exceptionally attentive to patients and caring, along with being incredibly skilled clinically and surgically.
Iain is an excellent Paediatric ENT surgeon and Otologist. He puts patients at the centre and has a demeanour that puts both children and adults at ease immediately.
Iain is an excellent surgeon and doctor with a wonderful patient manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.