Mr Alasdair Robertson


MB ChB, MSc, DLO RCS (Eng), MRCS (Glas), FRCS (ORL)

GMC number: 4188623

Practising since: 1995


ENT (Otolaryngology)

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Alasdair Robertson is an ear,nose and throat surgeon based in the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow. He also works in the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock. He qualified in medicine at Glasgow University in 1995. He gained wide experience in ENT by working in various ENT departments in Scotland, then England and Wales before returning to Glasgow in 2009 to take up his current consultant post.

Mr Robertson has a special interest in diseases of the nose and sinuses (rhinology) however he still treats all general ENT conditions. His NHS practice includes adult and childhood ailments.
Innovation in surgical treatments is constantly improving patient outcomes. Mr Robertson is an enthusiastic proponent of cutting edge treatments. Balloon sinuplasty is a novel technique for treating chronic sinusitis. He has been to New York and Madrid to study this exciting new surgical procedure and has pioneered its introduction into NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
Nasal allergy affects 1 in 4 people in the UK, current medications are effective and safe however, they are not acceptable to everyone. Immunotherapy either by mouth or injection is an alternative treatment that Mr Robertson is able to advise on and administer.
Allergy testing is important in the management of nasal disease and can be easily carried out at an outpatient consultation.

Other interests

Alasdair Robertson is involved in surgical training and education. He has given lectures on ENT courses and has taught surgeons on the Glasgow sinus surgery course.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Alasdair Robertson at Nuffield Health

  • Turbinectomy
  • Polypectomy
  • Ear pinning cosmetic surgery (Pinnaplasty)
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Larynx diagnostic endoscopy (or laryngoscopy)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Grommet insertion

Locations Mr Alasdair Robertson works with

Related experience


Alasdair Robertson has published widely in professional journals. He maintains an interest in research and is currently the West of Scotland coordinator for the national chronic rhino sinusitis epidemiology study (C.R.E.S.). He has also been a  reviewer for the clinical anatomist journal and is an active member of the British Rhinological Society.


  • British Rhinological Society
  • British Association of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ENT-UK)
  • Scottish Otolaryngology Society
  • British Association of Clinical Anatomists

Other posts held

  • Consultant Otolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Insurers Mr Alasdair Robertson works with

Mr Alasdair Robertson works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Mr Alasdair Robertson does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Alasdair Robertson does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Alasdair Robertson does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.