Tony Jacob: Profile

After graduating in 1991, Mr Tony Jacob became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1997. He underwent higher surgical training in the south east of England and was awarded the gold medal by the Royal Society of Medicine in 2003 for an outstanding performance at the intercollegiate exit exam for Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery.

Mr Jacob spent a year in advanced research into laryngeal cancer culminating in a Masters degree awarded by the University of Bristol. He was awarded travelling fellowships by the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal College of Surgeons of England and used them to gain clinical experience from centres of excellence in North America.

Mr Jacob now works at University Hospital, Lewisham, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich as a full time ENT Consultant. He is involved in teaching and training junior doctors and is on various teaching faculties. He is a member of the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons, British Association of Otolaryngologists, British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngologists and the Royal Society of Medicine.

In addition to extensive experience in the medical and surgical management of General ENT conditions, he also has areas of special interest to include all aspects of paediatric ENT that is borne from experience of working at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He also has special expertise in thyroid disorders, salivary gland disease and the diagnosis and management of head and neck cancers. He is the lead thyroid surgeon for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

Training

After graduating in 1991, Mr Jacob became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1997. He underwent higher surgical training in the south east of England rotating through London teaching hospitals and acquiring specialist training in all major subspecialty niches of ENT. He was awarded the gold medal by the Royal Society of Medicine in 2003 for an outstanding performance at the intercollegiate exit exam for Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery.

Mr Jacob spent a year in advanced research into laryngeal cancer and has published many peer-reviewed papers documenting his work. This also culminated in a major thesis for which a Masters degree was awarded by the University of Bristol. He was awarded travelling fellowships by the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal College of Surgeons of England and used them to gain clinical experience from centres of expertise in North America.

Private practice 

Mr Jacob works privately as part of a group of eight ENT surgeons, drawing from 100 plus years of combined NHS experience, providing expertise in all areas of Ear, Nose and Throat disorders.

Together the London ENT Surgeons have admitting privileges at over eight premier private hospitals, spread across London and the south, including Harley Street, allowing them to provide care for their patients as close to home as possible.

Clinical interests

Children’s services

  • Glue ear
  • Grommets
  • Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea in children
  • Tonsils surgery
  • Adenoid surgery
  • Surgery for prominent ears

Conditions of the nose

  • Nasal allergy / allergic rhinitis
  • Nasal obstruction / blockage

Conditions of the ear

  • Ear infections 

Further areas of interest

  • General ENT conditions
  • Paediatric ENT
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Salivary gland disease
  • Diagnosis and management of head and neck cancers

Research interests

Head and neck problems

  • Swallowing difficulties / dysphagia
  • Hoarse voice
  • Submandibular gland surgery
  • Parotid gland surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Head and neck cancer