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Telephone: 01942 244 000

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head & neck disorders. The full name of the specialty is otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

Practitioners are called otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons, or sometimes otorhinolaryngologists (ORL). A somewhat outdated, but nevertheless commonly used, term for this speciality is ENT (ear, nose and throat).
Ear Nose and Throat or Otolaryngology

There are three consultants in our Otolaryngology Department:

Mr M Izzat

Holds a Specialist Voice clinic (alternate Thursday Lunchtimes) and a Specialist Vertigo Clinic (alternate Wednesday pm), both held at the Thomas Linacre Centre. Mr Izzat is in Wigan Theatre all day on Thursday and Leigh Theatre Monday morning.

Contact Details
Leigh Mrs J Oakes 01942 264063
Wigan Mrs C Waering 01942 773546

 Mr B N Kumar

Holds a Specialist Voice clinic (alternate Thursday Lunchtimes) and a Specialist Thyroid Clinic (alternate Thursday Lunchtimes), both held at the Thomas Linacre Centre. Mr Kumar is in Wigan Theatre all day on Wednesday and Leigh Theatre Tuesday morning.

Contact Details
Leigh Mrs J Oakes 01942 264063
Wigan Mrs A Finch 01942 822546

 Mr V B Pothula

Holds a Specialist Oncology clinic (Wednesday am) at the Thomas Linacre Centre. Mr Pothula is in Wigan Theatre all day Tuesday and Friday morning.

Contact Details
Leigh Mrs T McDonough 01942 264746
Wigan Mrs C Waering 01942 773546

There are two Staff Grade Surgeons, Dr Ananth and Dr Krishna. The Department is also supported by a Specialist Registrar, a Research Fellow and three SHO’s. Our ENT Nurse Practitioner is Sister Cath Cameron.

Our Outpatient Clinics are based at Leigh Infirmary and the Thomas Linacre Centre. Leigh Infirmary Clinics are on Monday am & pm, Tuesday pm and Wednesday pm and Thomas Linacre Centre Clinics are held on Monday am, Tuesday am & pm, Wednesday am and Thursday pm.