Medstars in their Eyes | Mr Michael Kuo

Michael Kuo in theatre
Michael Kuo in theatre

Medstars met with expert ENT surgeon Michael Kuo and we were lucky enough to watch him perform coblation at his Birmingham practice. Coblation is a form of tonsillectomy that uses a saline jet to gently dissolve tonsil tissue and remove the infected or enlarged tonsils.

The operation took just over 30 minutes and watching Michael at work, it was clear he has years of experience and countless operations under his belt; most notable was how at ease Michael’s colleagues and patients appeared in his presence.

In between operations, we managed to find out more about the man himself and aside from his obvious medical expertise it turns out he’s a pretty big Spider-Man fan.

So, let’s find out about the man behind the scrubs…


My colleagues describe me as…

“An enthusiastic, agile, game changer.” (Michael himself claimed to “move with the agility of a gazelle around the operating theatre” and we must say, we agree!)

If I wasn’t an ENT surgeon, I would be an…

“Orchestral conductor.”

If I was stranded on a desert island, my belonging of choice would be a…
“Piano.” (It might not be the most practical of items but it would certainly pass the time!)
My hero is…

“Spider-Man.” (Michael even has Spider-Man socks and a Spider-Man skiing buff to prove it.)

Michael Kuo and his patient wearing matching Spider-Man socks Michael Kuo and his patient wearing matching Spider-Man socks
If I could only eat one meal for the rest of my life (breakfast, lunch and dinner) it would be…

“Avocado and egg.”

believe the one thing everyone should do in their life is…

“Learn to ride a bike.”

If I had a tattoo, it would be…

“A single line drawing of a bicycle – or maybe some skis!”

Medstars' colleague Demi Sanders in theatre with Michael Kuo
Medstars’ colleague Demi Sanders in theatre with Michael Kuo

You can book a consultation with Mr Michael Kuo, who also has specific expertise in paediatric head and neck diseases, thyroid swellings, abnormalities of voice, breathing problems and hearing disorders, here.

Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon

First Visit £220

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