Mr James Tysome



GMC number: 4716723

Practicing since: 2000


ENT (Otolaryngology)

Consultation times

  • Monthly Monday 18:00 - 20:00
  • Monthly Wednesday 13:30 - 17:00
  • Bi Weekly Thursday 11:30 - 13:30
  • Overview

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01223 370 922


Mr Tysome is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon. He works in the NHS at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and privately. As well as treating adult and paediatric patients with common ENT conditions, he has a specialist interest in ear surgery, cochlear implants and skull base surgery. Since his comprehensive skull base training included advanced otology, endoscopic rhinology and open head and neck surgery, he is well equipped to deal with any ENT disease. He is also one of the few ENT surgeons in the UK trained to use the da Vinci robot for transoral robotic surgery.

Mr Tysome read preclinical medicine at Cambridge University and clinical medicine at University College London. His ENT training took place in the London region including Guy’s and St. Thomas’, St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. He undertook a Skull Base fellowship at Cambridge University Hospitals before working as a Clinical Instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine in California, USA, where he gained further experience of skull base surgery, cochlear implants as well as training in transoral robotic surgery.

Mr Tysome has won many academic prizes over his career including the gold medal from the Royal Society of Medicine for his ranking as 1st in the ENT examination taken by all ENT surgeons at the completion of training. He has edited two ENT books and his research is widely published.

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 two young children. He also enjoys swimming, cycling and mountaineering and has competed in triathlons, marathons, long distance cycling and mountain climbing events and the infamous Tough Guy!

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr James Tysome at Nuffield Health

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

Locations Mr James Tysome works with

Related experience


Mr Tysome has an active academic career with two main research interests; developing novel targeted treatments and molecular imaging techniques for skull base/head and neck tumours and improving outcomes for patients with hearing implants. He continues to collaborate with clinicians and scientists both in the UK and internationally and has been a Visiting Associate Professor at the Sino-British Centre for Molecular Oncology, Zhengzhou University, China.

During his ENT training, he undertook a PhD developing a new treatment for head and neck cancer using targeted oncolytic viruses at the Centre for Molecular Oncology and Imaging, Barts and the London School of Medicine.

Mr Tysome has published over 30 research papers, often in high impact factor journals, presented his work internationally on numerous occasions and won many prizes from institutions including the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has also held research fellowships at Cancer Research UK and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has been the recipient of several research grants and is a reviewer for journals including Gene Therapy and Laryngoscope.


  • 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 post 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 PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • 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.