Mr John Watkinson | Head And Neck Surgeon, Birmingham | Medstars
Mr John Watkinson Consultant ENT/ Head & Neck & Thyroid Surgeon

MR JOHN WATKINSON

MBBS MSc MS FRCS DLO

Consultant ENT/ Head & Neck & Thyroid Surgeon

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Birmingham

MEDSTARS SAYS

John is a renowned head and neck surgeon, specialising in thyroid and parathyroid problems, and head and neck cancers. He has outstanding patient feedback, had a play written about him by a patient, and has carried out thousands of successful operations. He is also editor of a seminal ENT textbook.

"I love to travel, spend time with my family, watching sport, fishing and fine wine. I'm one of the co-founders of a charity (The Get A-Head Charitable Trust) that has raised millions supporting patients with head and neck diseases, especially cancer."

3 Testimonials

Expertise

  • Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery including Cancer

  • All Aspects of Head & Neck Surgery

  • Adult Tonsillectomy

  • Routine Ear Surgery to Include Grommet Insertion

  • Routine Nasal Surgery for Nasal Obstruction

Interests

  • Head & Neck Surgery

  • Thyroid Disease

  • Thyroid Cancer

  • Parathyroid Disorders

  • General ENT

Regulatory Body

  • General Medical Council

    General Medical Council

    No. 2494661

  • Consultant

  • University Coventry & Warwick Hospital and GOSH (London)

  • Warwickshire & London

TESTIMONIALS


"I really wish everyone going through cancer had a doctor like John."

"John was my surgeon for thyroid cancer in 2015. He suggested I have a biopsy on a suspicious thyroid nodule and then per..."

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Laura, Birmingham

Nov 2018


"He looked after me in a fantastic way "

"The standard of care with John was like moving from the conference league of football to world cup finals. He looked aft..."

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Phil, Tamworth

Nov 2018


"The care he afforded me was first class"

"The care he afforded me was first class. Right from the start, I had every confidence in John's abilities. He is also bl..."

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Amanda, Birmingham

Jan 2019

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EDUCATION

MB BS University of London 1979

LANGUAGES

English


I qualified from the University of London and trained in ENT, Head and Neck and Plastic Surgery at Guys Hospital and the Royal Marsden. I am currently a consultant ENT, Head and Neck and Thyroid surgeon at Coventry and Warwick University Hospital, The Royal Marsden Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital. I was a Consultant ENT, Head and Neck and Thyroid surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of Birmingham NHS Trust, until 2017. I specialise in ENT, head and neck, thyroid and parathyroid surgery (and can offer minimally invasive techniques) including benign thyroid disease and thyroid cancer. I have a large thyroid practice and carried out approximately 5,000 head and neck treatments and 3,000 thyroidectomies. I actively contribute to thyroid research programmes with numerous publications on all aspects of head and neck surgery in peer reviewed journals. Patient safety is of paramount importance to me and so I am involved in making recommendations for a number of National guidelines including, NICE, BTA, BEHNO, DAHNO and ENT-UK. I love to teach and want to raise standards in medical education for future generations of doctors. I was a honorary senior clinical lecturer at University Hospital Birmingham and now, a teacher of anatomy at University College London. This role complements my role as the Chief Editor of Stell and Maran, textbook of head and neck surgery and Scott-Brown's Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery textbook. Together with Mr Adrian Drake-Lee, the late Roy Castle and Peter Scudamore, I helped establish the ‘Get-A-Head’ Charitable Trust which to date has raised over eight million pounds and has helped fund the purchase of vital equipment, research and education. Further information can be obtained at www.getahead.org

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3 Testimonials

Expertise

  • Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery including Cancer

  • All Aspects of Head & Neck Surgery

  • Adult Tonsillectomy

  • Routine Ear Surgery to Include Grommet Insertion

  • Routine Nasal Surgery for Nasal Obstruction

Interests

  • Head & Neck Surgery

  • Thyroid Disease

  • Thyroid Cancer

  • Parathyroid Disorders

  • General ENT

Regulatory Body

  • General Medical Council

    General Medical Council

    No. 2494661

  • Consultant

  • University Coventry & Warwick Hospital and GOSH (London)

  • Warwickshire & London

ABOUT
EDUCATION

MB BS University of London 1979

LANGUAGES

English


I qualified from the University of London and trained in ENT, Head and Neck and Plastic Surgery at Guys Hospital and the Royal Marsden. I am currently a consultant ENT, Head and Neck and Thyroid surgeon at Coventry and Warwick University Hospital, The Royal Marsden Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital. I was a Consultant ENT, Head and Neck and Thyroid surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of Birmingham NHS Trust, until 2017. I specialise in ENT, head and neck, thyroid and parathyroid surgery (and can offer minimally invasive techniques) including benign thyroid disease and thyroid cancer. I have a large thyroid practice and carried out approximately 5,000 head and neck treatments and 3,000 thyroidectomies. I actively contribute to thyroid research programmes with numerous publications on all aspects of head and neck surgery in peer reviewed journals. Patient safety is of paramount importance to me and so I am involved in making recommendations for a number of National guidelines including, NICE, BTA, BEHNO, DAHNO and ENT-UK. I love to teach and want to raise standards in medical education for future generations of doctors. I was a honorary senior clinical lecturer at University Hospital Birmingham and now, a teacher of anatomy at University College London. This role complements my role as the Chief Editor of Stell and Maran, textbook of head and neck surgery and Scott-Brown's Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery textbook. Together with Mr Adrian Drake-Lee, the late Roy Castle and Peter Scudamore, I helped establish the ‘Get-A-Head’ Charitable Trust which to date has raised over eight million pounds and has helped fund the purchase of vital equipment, research and education. Further information can be obtained at www.getahead.org

INSURERS
  • Aviva Healthcare
    Aviva Healthcare
  • Simplyhealth Group Limited
    Simplyhealth Group Limited
  • PruHealth
    PruHealth
  • PatientChoice Medical Insurance
    PatientChoice Medical Insurance
  • Legal and General
    Legal and General
  • Saga Health Insurance
    Saga Health Insurance
  • Western Provident Association Health Insurance
    Western Provident Association Health Insurance
  • Police Mutual Assurance Society
    Police Mutual Assurance Society
  • Lloyds TSB Insurance Limited
    Lloyds TSB Insurance Limited
  • BUPA Fee Assured
    BUPA Fee Assured
  • Norwich Union Healthcare
    Norwich Union Healthcare
  • CS Healthcare
    CS Healthcare
  • Freedom Health Insurance
    Freedom Health Insurance
  • Standard Life Health Insurance
    Standard Life Health Insurance
  • Healix
    Healix
  • Cigna HealthCare
    Cigna HealthCare
  • Allianz
    Allianz
  • Vitality
    Vitality
  • Exeter Friendly Society
    Exeter Friendly Society
  • BUPA
    BUPA
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TESTIMONIALS


"I really wish everyone going through cancer had a doctor like John."

"John was my surgeon for thyroid cancer in 2015. He suggested I have a biopsy on a suspicious thyroid nodule and then per..."

Show more

Laura, Birmingham

Nov 2018


"He looked after me in a fantastic way "

"The standard of care with John was like moving from the conference league of football to world cup finals. He looked aft..."

Show more

male face

Phil, Tamworth

Nov 2018


"The care he afforded me was first class"

"The care he afforded me was first class. Right from the start, I had every confidence in John's abilities. He is also bl..."

Show more

Amanda, Birmingham

Jan 2019