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

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3 specialists

34 years of experience
Video consultation available


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

  • English
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Registered with

General Medical Council: 3014279

Consultation fees

New appointment: £300

Follow-up appointment: £225

Practices worked at

Nuffield Health Bristol

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

Platinum Medical Centre

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

Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre

Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostic Centre,102 Sydney Street Chelsea, London, United Kingdom, SW3 6NR
12 reviews


Professor Birchall is one of the world's leading laryngeal specialists with 150 papers and £2M in laryngeal related grant income every year.
He trained in London, Liverpool and Australia and was Professor in Bristol, Liverpool and now UCL London, as well as having an honorary position at the University of California Davis, where he co-led the team which performed the world's second documented laryngeal and tracheal transplant.

He is one of only four ENT surgeons listed in the Sunday Times 'Top 100 Surgeons' list, 2011, and was Briton of the Year (Science and Technology), 2008.
He leads a cutting-edge research group working on stem cell and transplantation approaches to serious airway disease. He led the groups which performed the world's first stem cell-based organ transplants in an adult (2008) and children (2010-17).
He has published on the effects of reflux on the throat, as well as on many aspects of head and neck disease. In clinic, he uses the latest in imaging technology to view the throat of patients with voice, swallowing and breathing problems. He also sees patients with chronic cough and is an expert in treating pharyngeal pouches, with 75% of my practice being patients referred from other consultants due to the difficult nature of their problems.
He is a highly experienced expert witness available for legal cases involving the head and neck, voice and throat issues.
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Medical procedures

  • Laryngology
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Pharyngeal Pouch Surgery (Zenkers Diverticulum)
  • Vocal cord paralysis surgery
  • Vocal cord injections
  • Laryngeal reinnervation
  • Transnasal oesophagoscopy


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Special interests

  • Voice
  • Swallowing
  • Airway
  • Chronic cough
  • Neck lumps
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Pharyngeal pouch (Zenkers diverticulum)
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  • 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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Peer recommendations

Recommended by 3 doctors for:

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

Mr Vik Veer
Mr Vik Veer
Ear Nose & Throat Surgery


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

For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
For conditions: Head and neck tumours
Connection: Is a colleague
Professor Howard Branley
Professor Howard Branley
Respiratory Medicine


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

For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
For conditions: Voice problems, Vocal cord disorders
For procedures: Vocal Fold/Laryngoscopy
Connection: Is a colleague
Dr Ruth Whitby
Dr Ruth Whitby
General Practice


Martin is both an expert in his field and a compassionate, approachable colleague whom my patients consistently report upon highly I feel confident to refer to Marin as a reliable, conscientious and expert opinion

For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
For conditions: Voice problems, Vocal cord disorders, Nasal disease
Connection: Is a colleague