An ENT specialist is a highly trained doctor who specialises in disorders affecting the ears, nose, and throat (ENT). ENT doctors are also experts in balance disorders and other conditions affecting the head and neck. An ENT surgeon can diagnose and treat these conditions, including performing surgery if necessary.
Visiting a private clinic gives you more control over your treatment. You can choose the clinic and ENT specialist who will provide your care. It will also be easier to get appointments quickly at times that suit you. You will receive the highest quality of care and be treated in a modern, welcoming clinic with all of the best facilities.
You do not need health insurance to see a private ENT specialist. The Harley Street ENT Clinic accepts both self-pay and insured patients. If you are planning to cover the cost of your care with health insurance, make sure that you check your insurer’s requirements. Some insurers will only cover specialist care if you get a referral from your GP and you may need to contact the company before your first consultation at the clinic in London. You should also make sure that you bring your insurance details to the clinic when you visit.
Surgery will only be recommended if your ENT doctor believes that it is the best treatment option for you, but it is your decision whether to have the procedure. The risks and benefits will be explained in detail so that you are able to make an informed decision.
Each procedure performed at the ENT clinic in London has its own particular risks, which will be explained in detail by the doctor. All operations also pose a risk of infection, blood loss, blood clots, and allergic reactions to the anaesthetic. The risks are small and complications can often be managed successfully.
Long term nasal obstruction can be caused by a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates or nasal polyps. Surgery may be required to correct these problems.
Signs of hearing loss include difficulty following conversations in noisy places, frequently asking people to repeat themselves, and having trouble understanding the radio or TV. If you have any degree of hearing loss, it is a good idea to consult an ENT doctor to find out if a hearing aid could help you. Even a small amount of hearing loss can have a big impact on your life, so you should seek help as early as possible. The Harley Street ENT Clinic has an associated unit called the Harley Hearing Centre where you can see a hearing aid specialist.
Head and neck cancer comes in different forms, but possible warning signs include sores or lumps, difficulty chewing or swallowing, bleeding, and red or white patches in the mouth. If you notice any unusual changes or symptoms, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible.
Vertigo and dizziness can be signs of balance disorders, which are linked to the vestibular system in your ears. The vestibular system can be affected by colds, ear infections, or conditions such as Ménière's disease. However, other conditions that are not linked to the vestibular system can sometimes cause similar symptoms.

Self-pay and insured patients are welcome

The Harley Street ENT Clinic has agreed contractual rates with most health insurance companies such as United Healthcare Global, Aviva, Allianz Worldwide Care, Bupa, CIGNA, Simplyhealth, Standard Life (PruHealth), Aetna International and WPA amongst others.

We also deal directly with the insurance companies saving you the trouble of paying first and then reclaiming.

Patients funding their own treatment will be provided with consultation fees and the potential cost of onward treatment at the time of booking their appointment.