Mr Assem Shayah


MD, MRCS, DOHNS, MSc, MD (Otolaryngology), FRCS (ORL-HNS)

GMC number: 6027900

Practising since: 1996


ENT (Otolaryngology)

Consultation times

  • Monday (9am to 1pm)
  • Alternate Wednesday (3.30pm to 5.30pm)
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Mr. Shayah works as a consultant in Ear, Nose, and Throat surgery at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS foundation trust.  He is fully accredited by the General Medical Councils and The Royal College of Surgeons.

He completed his training in Yorkshire. Mr. Shayah teaches at Hull and York Medical School, and he provides clinical and educational supervision for doctors in the foundation years program. He is published in many national and international medical journals.

Special interests

Mr Shayah' main interests are General Otolaryngology and Laryngology, with a special interest in Trans-Oral Laser surgery for benign laryngeal lesions and early laryngeal cancer. He has over 20 years experience in the management of general ENT conditions including chronic rhinosinusitis and endoscopic sinus surgery, nasal polypectomy, tonsillectomy, and snoring management. He has second special interest in the management of dizziness as he completed his research in the outcome measures on dizzy patients and supplemented his training at the American Institute of Balance, Florida, USA.

Other interests

Sub-Specialities include Laryngology and assessment/treatment for dizziness

Locations Mr Assem Shayah works with


    Haxby Road, York, YO31 8TA

    01904 233225
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Research (PubMed link to your research) 1: Wickstone L, Shayah A, Agada F. Risk of asphyxiation from Vernagel ingestion.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2018 Sep;100(7):e176-e177. doi: 10.1308/rcsann.2018.0104.

Epub 2018 Jun 18. PMID: 29909673; PMCID: PMC6214046.

2: Goomany A, Shayah A, Adams B, Coatesworth A. Eagle syndrome: elongated

stylohyoid-associated facial pain. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Mar 24;13(3):e234024. doi:

10.1136/bcr-2019-234024. PMID: 32209578; PMCID: PMC7103845.

3: Shayah A, Agada FO, Karsai L, Stafford N. Adult laryngeal rhabdomyosarcoma:

report of a case and literature review. Ann Afr Med. 2007 Dec;6(4):190-3. doi:

10.4103/1596-3519.55698. PMID: 18354945.

4: Shayah A, Wickstone L, Kershaw E, Agada F. The role of cross-sectional

imaging in suspected nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2019
May;101(5):325-327. doi: 10.1308/rcsann.2019.0025. Epub 2019 Mar 11. PMID:

30855169; PMCID: PMC6513359.

5: Bajaj Y, Sethi N, Shayah A, Harris AT, Henshaw P, Coatesworth AP, Nicolaides

AR. Vocal fold paralysis: role of bilateral transverse cordotomy. J Laryngol
Otol. 2009 Dec;123(12):1348-51. doi: 10.1017/S0022215109990983. Epub 2009 Sep

10. PMID: 19740454.

6: Shayah A, Loke D, Knight L. Is 2 weeks off work too generous after common ENT

operations? Clin Otolaryngol. 2008 Oct;33(5):512-3. doi:

10.1111/j.1749-4486.2008.01735.x. PMID: 18983411.

7: Bajaj Y, Shayah A, Sethi N, Harris AT, Bhatti I, Awobem A, Loke D, Woodhead

CJ. Clinical outcomes of total laryngectomy for laryngeal carcinoma. Kathmandu
Univ Med J (KUMJ). 2009 Jul-Sep;7(27):258-62. doi: 10.3126/kumj.v7i3.2734. PMID:


8: Shayah A, Coatesworth AP. Re: The role of ENT surgeons in snoring assessment:

some prospective preliminary evidence. Clin Otolaryngol. 2009 Apr;34(2):165;

author reply 165-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-4486.2009.01885.x. PMID: 19413620.

9: Bajaj Y, Shayah A, Loke D, Sethi N, Gunasekaran S, Woodhead CJ. Long-term

results with a simple technique of stoma creation after laryngectomy. Eur Arch
Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Jun;266(6):879-82. doi: 10.1007/s00405-008-0805-7. Epub

2008 Sep 20. PMID: 18807063.

10: Shayah A, Makura ZG. Re: A laser end piece for the treatment of Epistaxis

using the Pulsed Dye Laser. Clin Otolaryngol. 2008 Aug;33(4):371-2; author reply

372. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-4486.2008.01733.x. PMID: 18983353.

11: Shayah A, Agada FO, Gunasekaran S, Jassar P, England RJ. The quality of

operative note taking: an audit using the Royal College of Surgeons Guidelines
as the gold standard. Int J Clin Pract. 2007 Apr;61(4):677-9. doi:

10.1111/j.1742-1241.2007.01292.x. PMID: 17394439.

12: Bajaj Y, Sethi N, Shayah A, Coatesworth A. The use of Mitomycin C to reduce

adhesions and prevent restenosis of middle meatal antrostomy after FESS.

Rhinology. 2008 Sep;46(3):249; author reply 249. PMID: 18853881.

13: O'Donnell S, Shayah A, Makura ZG. Re: is secondary haemorrhage after

tonsillectomy in adults an infective condition? Clin Otolaryngol. 2007
Aug;32(4):307-8; author reply 309. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2273.2007.01498.x. PMID:



  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • British Association of Otolaryngology
  • British Laryngology Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant Ent Surgeon at York and Scarborough Hospitals

Insurers Mr Assem Shayah works with

Mr Assem Shayah works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA Health
  • Aetna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Aviva Health
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA