MBBS (London) 1996
BSc (Anatomy) 1993
FRCS (ORL-HNS) 2006
Mr. Clark is an ear specialist whilst also providing a general adult and paediatric ENT service, managing nasal obstruction, sinus related conditions, recurrent tonsillitis and throat disorders.
He has a special interest in conditions that affect the ear (Otology). This includes the management of:
- Chronic middle ear disease (cholesteatoma, ear drum perforations and retractions, infections)
- Hearing loss in children and adults (glue ear, erosion of the hearing bones, impacted wax)
- Vertigo (dizziness related to the inner ear, including Ménière’s disease, labyrinthinitis & BPPV). Mr Clark leads a multidisciplinary team for the care of the patient with vertigo that includes physiotherapists, hearing therapists and audiologists, in the Gloucestershire Royal NHS Trust
- Facial palsy
- Eustachian tube dysfunction
Mr. Clark specialises in ear surgery for these conditions, including that for:
- Chronic middle ear disease (tympanoplasty, mastoidectomy, including revision procedures and laser assisted surgery)
- Hearing loss (grommet insertion, ossiculoplasty, bone anchored hearing aids)
- Ear drum perforations (myringoplasty)
- Vertigo (gentamicin ablation for Ménière’s disease, semi-circular canal occlusion)
- Conditions of the ear canal and external ear (canalplasty, prominent ear surgery, skin lesion excisions)
Endoscopic ear surgery: this technique, used for repair of ear drum perforations, some limited cholesteatoma cases and a range of other ear operations, is a technique Mr Clark has developed over the last few years and in which he has now gained a large amount of experience. It allows for minimally invasive surgery, preventing the need for an external scar, with reduced post-operative pain and with more patients being able to go home the same day without the need for a head bandage.
Balloon Eustachian Tuboplasty: this is a new technique for the treatment of Eustachian tube dysfunction – a condition many patients find frustrating and for which there is very limited treatment options. Performed under a brief general anaesthetic it is minimally invasive with international results indicating most patients get an improvement to their symptoms.
Private services provided at:
- Nuffield Hospital, Cheltenham
- Winfield Hospital, Gloucester
Children can be seen privately at the NHS hospitals listed below, through arrangement with the ENTRUST secretaries. All paediatric private operations are undertaken at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where paediatric private services are accommodated.
NHS services provided at:
- Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
- Cheltenham General Hospital
- Stroud General Hospital
Royal College of Surgeons of England ENT UK – the British Association of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery British Society of Otology Politzer Society – the International Society for Otologic Surgery South Western Laryngological Association
Mr Clark qualified as a doctor in 1996 from University College London, having also gained a degree in Anatomy in 1993. He attained membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2000 before starting specialist training in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat) surgery in Oxford. In 2008 he undertook a fellowship in Otology and Neurotology through the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Here he learnt many of the specialised techniques that he practices today including the use of the laser to help ensure disease eradication whilst preserving hearing. He gained specialist accreditation with the General Medical Council in 2009, when he moved to Gloucestershire for his current NHS consultant appointment.
Whilst Mr Clark practices general ENT treating a wide range of conditions in all age groups, his specialist interest is in Otology and the treatment of medical and surgical conditions of the ear. Mr Clark prides himself on being able to explain complex medical problems and on providing appropriate treatments with realistic goals.
Over the last few years Mr Clark has developed endoscopic ear surgery techniques to allow for minimally invasive procedures to the ear. He has also introduced novel treatments for Eustachian tube dysfunction to the county.
Mr Clark is widely published within his field and involved in a number of research projects. He acts both as a peer reviewer for key journals in this topic as well as being a member of the expert panel for ENT-UK, the national association for this branch of surgery. He is actively involved in the teaching and training of ENT doctors and is the Specialty Tutor for ENT trainees in the county. He also teaches techniques of middle ear surgery both nationally and internationally as an invited guest speaker. He helps to organise and attend training camps in the developing world, regularly visiting Uganda, Nepal and Cambodia. He is the Education and training lead for ENT UKs Global Health Committee. Mr Clark has also become a recognised expert witness for medico-legal matters relating to his specialty.
Mr Clark lives in Cheltenham with his wife and children. He enjoys sculpting in his spare time, being an active member of the Medical Art Society of the Royal Society of Medicine.