Mr Richard Hewitt
BSc DOHNS FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Consultant Paediatric ENT Surgeon
Richard Hewitt qualified from Guys’ and St. Thomas’ Medical School, London (MB, BS 1994-2000) & Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA (2000). During his training he undertook a BSc in Clinical Anatomy during which he undertook clinical research in conjunction with Harvard Medical School.
He completed his basic surgical training in London and entered specialty training in ENT, completing the six year programme in the North Thames Region. An interest in Paediatric ENT and Head & Neck surgery further developed with time spent at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Centre, Ohio under the instruction of Dr Robin Cotton (one of the most eminent experts in the field of paediatric ENT) & the Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital, New York under the instruction of Professor Jatin Shah. Following higher surgical training he undertook the Great Ormond Street Hospital Fellowship in Paediatric Otolaryngology. His practice encompasses all types of ear, nose and throat problems in children. He has special interests in the management of airway obstruction in children (including laryngotracheal reconstructive surgery), and in middle ear and mastoid surgery. His practice also includes the management of routine ENT conditions in children with other complex medical problems.
In 2012, He was appointed to the Consultant Staff of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London where he conducts his NHS practice. He undertakes independent practice in Harley Street, at the Portland Hospital and at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
His practice encompasses all types of ear, nose and throat problems in children and their surgical and non-surgical treatment options. These include common children’s ENT conditions such as tonsil and adenoid problems – recurrent tonsillitis, obstructive sleep apnoea, blocked nose and snoring; hearing problems; recurrent ear infections and ‘glue ear’.
Areas of sub-specialist interest and experience include children’s airway and laryngeal problems (including laryngotracheal reconstructive surgery, cricotracheal resection, tracheal resection and slide tracheoplasty surgery), children’s voice disorders, neck lumps, thyroglossal cysts, branchial cysts and sinuses; the treatment of haemangiomas, cystic hygromas and vascular malformations; and middle ear and mastoid surgery including cochlear implantation.
Tracheal and Complex Airways
Head and Neck Tumours
Council Member of the Section of Laryngology & Rhinology of the Royal Society of Medicine
Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London