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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 A somewhat outdated, but nevertheless commonly used, term for this speciality is ENT (ear, nose and throat).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 balance clinic at Leigh Infirmary on Monday afternoon. Mr Izzat is at the Thomas Linacre Centre, Wigan all day Tuesday and Theatre all day on Thursday.

Contact Details
Leigh: Mrs H Riley 01942 264063
Wigan: Mrs A King 01942 822546

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.

Contact Details
Leigh: Mrs H Riley 01942 264063
Wigan: Mrs A King 01942 822546

Mr V B Pothula

Holds a Specialist Oncology clinic (Wednesday am) at the Thomas Linacre Centre and a general ENT clinic on Wednesday pm at the Thomas Linacre Centre. Mr Pothula is in Wigan Theatre all day Monday.

Contact Details
Wigan: Mrs L Hanmer 01942 773546

There is one Staff Grade Surgeon, Dr Ananth and the department is also supported by a Specialist Registrar, a Research Fellow and three SHO’s. Our ENT Nurse Practitioners are Sister Cath Cameron, Sister Angela Wright and Sister Jennifer Mulhall.

Our Outpatient Clinics are based at Leigh Infirmary and the Thomas Linacre Centre.

Leigh Infirmary Clinics:
Monday am & pm
Tuesday pm.

Thomas Linacre Centre Clinics:
Monday am
Tuesday am & pm
Wednesday am & pm
Thursday pm
Friday am