Accurate diagnosis is absolutely essential for determining the possible treatment options and the optimum solution for each individual patient. The Harley Street ENT Clinic has a highly professional medical team of specialist doctors, audiologists, scientists and ENT practice nurses who can carry out the complete range of vestibular (balance) and other tests which may be required for detailed assessment of each patient’s dizziness and balance problem. These sophisticated tests can be undertaken on the same day as the initial consultation by prior arrangement, enabling comprehensive evaluation of the dizzy patient in a single working day. This option is often preferred by patients living a long distance away or resident abroad.
Certain hearing (audiometry) tests, blood pressure and blood tests may also be required. These tests are usually available at the time of the consultation with the specialist, so that the patient can receive as much medical information about their condition as soon and efficiently as possible.
All test results are available in a digital format. Patients are given both a printed copy of their results and as digital files on a USB stick on completion of their investigations.
As part of our on-going commitment to providing high standards of treatment to our patients, we are proud to be registered with the Care Quality Commission under the Care Standards Act 2000.
You can view the report on our latest checks here.
Dr Gerald Brookes is regularly consulted by the media for his expertise. He has been interviewed by the Daily Mail, featured on Channel 4's Embarassing Bodies, looked after The X-Factor contestants and recently, appeared on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans.
Media: Channel 4
Adele was experiencing dizziness and balance problems so severe that she could barely function. In desperation, after consulting her GP to no avail, she got in touch with Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies team. The show then contacted Dr Gerald Brookes, who was able to diagnose her rare condition as Basilar Migraine.
Catherine Eade was having dizzy spells and balance problems. When inexplicably she started suffering memory loss too, she consulted Dr Gerald Brookes at The Harley Street ENT Clinic who correctly diagnosed her problem as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
The Harley Street ENT Clinic looked after The X-Factor TV show contestants for many seasons. At the end of the 2010 season, Dr Gerald Brookes was interviewed by Nicky Broyd of Boots WebMD on the perils of high pressure performing.