Professor Martin Birchall

Professor Martin Birchall

MA(Hons Cantab) MB BChir MD(Cantab) FRCS(Gen) FRCS(Otol) FRCS(ORL) F Med Sci

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 6 specialists
37 years of experience
26 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

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5

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5

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5

Top feedback

“I felt I was in very safe hands.“
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Subspecialties

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

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3014279
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £300

    Follow-up appointment: £225

    Practices worked at

    Platinum Medical Centre

    15-17 Lodge Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    2,233 reviews

    King Edward VII's Hospital

    5-10 Beaumont St, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6AA
    1,992 reviews

    About

    Professor Martin Birchall is a Consultant Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgeon and Professor of Laryngology with more than two decades of expertise in treating and managing ENT problems, particularly swallowing, airway, and voice problems. He is renowned for being a forerunner in the surgical applications of tissue engineering, soft robotics, and transplantation. He sees private patients at the Nuffield Health Bristol and the Platinum Medical Centre in St Johns Wood.

    Professor Birchall received his medical degree in 1984 from the University of Cambridge before completing basic and specialist training at University College Hospitals and other prestigious London hospitals. He was appointed consultant and entered the specialised registry in 1996.

    Professor Birchall is a world pioneer in otolaryngology, leading a large research team that develops biomedical technologies to help treat and manage airway problems. He also co-led the team that performed the world's first stem cell-based organ transplant in 2008, and he was later part of the team that performed the world's second laryngeal transplant at UC Davis in California.

    Professor Birchall specialises in the treatment of vocal cord weakness and has developed methods to restore function to the damaged vocal cords by utilising intact nerves (laryngeal reinnervation). His work is aided by speech therapists to guarantee that his patients achieve a full recovery.

    Procedures

    • Airway Reconstruction
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Cyst Removal
    • Ear Wax Removal
    • Excision of Lymph Nodes
    • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Laryngoscopy
    • Lesion Biopsy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy
    • Microlaryngoscopy
    • Microscopic Laryngeal Surgery
    • Septoplasty
    • Stopping Nose Bleeds (Nasal Cautery)
    • Surgery of the Larynx for Cancer
    • Thyroglossal Duct Surgery
    • Tonsillectomy
    • Tracheostomy
    • Video Consultation
    • Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Voice Problems
    • Vocal Cord Disorders
    • Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)
    • Neck Lumps
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    Education

    Education:

    • BChir 1984 University of Cambridge
    • MB 1985 University of Cambridge
    • FRCS 1988, 1989, 1994 (England)
    • MD (Cantab) 1994
    • F Med Sci (2010)
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Voice Problems
    9/14
    Vocal Cord Disorders
    5/14
    Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)
    4/14
    Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
    1/14
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    I felt I was in very safe hands.
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    Martin Birchall is very experienced and friendly, the best doctor I've come across :)
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    Excellent consultation, review, explanation and course of action.
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    He is excellent and very respective Professor
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    Excellent, extremely friendly, compassionate and honest with his comments
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    I felt extremely happy and confident in the Professor’s care
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    Prof Birchall was outstanding in his approach to understand my issues and what was needed to investigate and what exactly he would do and then to explain details on front of the scans. I could not have asked for a more qualified individual in the context of my problem.
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    Prof Birchall was excellent. All my conditions were perfectly explained. I had also a diagnostic test during the consultation and he explained and showed me everything he did. I highly recommend prof Birchall to anyone needing an ENT consultant.
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    very nice man and very happy with my consultation
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    Excellent consultant. Caring and understanding. Treated me with respect.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 6 specialists
    Mr S. Alam Hannan
    Mr S. Alam Hannan
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)
    Is a colleague

    "I am very lucky to have Martin as a senior colleague at UCLH, considering that he is one of the leading academic laryngologists in the world. Most of his practice is naturally tertiary-level, as most of us refer our challenging laryngological cases to him. For sure, Martin is my veritable go-to-guy in this regard, both in the NHS and privately."

    14-11-2020

    Recommended for:
    Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia), Noisy Breathing, GORD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
    Mr Vik Veer
    Mr Vik Veer
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)
    Is a colleague

    "A lovely gentleman and does his very best for his patients."

    21-08-2019

    Recommended for:
    Head & Neck Tumours
    Professor Howard Branley
    Professor Howard Branley
    Respiratory Medicine
    Is a colleague

    "Professor Birchall is an excellent ENT specialist who has helped many of my patients with vocal cord/throat problems. First class."

    26-04-2019

    Recommended for:
    Voice Problems, Vocal Cord Disorders
    Dr. Vinay Sehgal
    Dr. Vinay Sehgal
    Gastroenterology
    I have referred patients to them

    "I am delighted to recommend Professor Martin Birchall which is an excellent and highly regarded Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist. I regularly refer patients to Professor Birchall and would have no hesitation in recommending him to family and friends."

    27-09-2021

    Recommended for:
    Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia), Vocal Cord Disorders

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