Mr James Tysome



GMC number: 4716723

Practising since: 2000


ENT (Otolaryngology)

Consultation times

  • Monthly Wednesday 10:00 - 13:00 or 14:00-17:00
  • Bi Weekly Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
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Mr Tysome is a Consultant ENT surgeon and is Head of both the ENT Department at Cambridge University Hospitals and the Regional Skull Base Unit. He treats both children and adults with general ENT problems, specialising in hearing and balance issues, sinusitis, Eustachian tube dysfunction, paediatric ENT problems, hearing implantation and skull base surgery. He pioneered introduction of balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube in the UK and regularly sees patients referred from other ENT surgeons.

Mr Tysome has worked in London, Cambridge and California and has won many academic prizes over his career including the Royal Society of Medicine Otology gold medal. He holds several national positions. He is the Chair of the NHS England clinical group that decides on how specialist ENT services are provided across the NHS. He is also a member of the NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) Interventional Procedures Committee who are responsible for evaluating and recommending operations across the NHS. He is also a member of Council of both the Royal Society of Medicine Otology section and the British Skull Base Society as well as the lead for ENT UK’s e-learning platform.

Other interests

  • Adult and paediatric general ENT
  • Otology
  • Hearing implants
  • Balance
  • Skull Base surgery
  • Nasal and sinus Surgery
  • Head and neck surgery

Personal interests

Mr Tysome spends most of his spare time with his wife and three young children. He also enjoys running, cycling and swimming and competes in long distance triathlons and ultramarathons.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr James Tysome at Nuffield Health

  • Polypectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Deviated septum (Septoplasty)
  • Head and neck oncology
  • Parotid surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Adult audiology hearing aid provision
  • Mastoid surgery
  • Submandibular gland removal
  • Grommet insertion
  • Skull base surgery
  • Middle ear surgery
  • Nasal polypectomy

Locations Mr James Tysome works with

Related experience


Mr Tysome, has an active research and teaching programme, being regularly invited to present his work internationally.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Otolaryngology, one of the world’s leading ENT journals, has edited four ENT books and published over 75 research papers.

Mr Tysome is an Associate Clinical Lecturer at the University of Cambridge Clinical School and a member of Cambridge University Health Partners Innovation Panel. He advises companies on product design and has received grant funding for early stage development of medical innovations.


  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • ENT UK
  • British Skull Base Society
  • British Society of Otology
  • British Association of Head and Neck Oncology
  • Medical Defence Union

Other posts held

  • Consultant ENT Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Mr James Tysome works with

Mr James Tysome works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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