Mr Matthew Clark

MBBS (London), BSc (Anatomy), FRCS (ORL-HNS)


Profile

Mr Clark qualified as a doctor in 1996 at 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 learned many of the specialised techniques that he practices today including the use of the laser for the removal of disease from the ear. 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.


Clinics

  • Weekly Monday evening
  • Tuesday afternoon clinics (weeks 2, 4 and 5 of the month)

Locations

Current posts

  • Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
  • Cheltenham General Hospital
  • Stroud General Hospital

Interests

Other interests

In addition to providing a general adult and paediatric ENT service, Mr Clark has a special interest in conditions that affect the ear (Otology). He uses the most cutting-edge techniques including laser-assisted surgery and endoscopic middle ear surgery that allow for the most minimally invasive approaches whilst preserving hearing where other techniques might impair it. Over recent years he has become one of the region’s leading surgeons in the endoscopic technique which allows for ear surgery to be performed more easily as a day case procedure and with reduced post-operative pain in many cases. His success at successfully closing ear drum perforations and completely removing cholesteatoma disease at the initial surgery are well above national average figures (determined by regular audit of results). He is also developing an interest in managing Eustachian tube dysfunction.

His work includes the management of:

  • Chronic middle ear disease (cholesteatoma, ear drum perforations, infections)
  • Hearing loss (children and adults)
  • Vertigo (dizziness related to the inner ear, including Ménière’s disease & BPPV)
  • Tinnitus
  • Facial palsy
  • Eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Diving associated medicine

In addition to performing a full range of ENT procedures, Mr. Clark specialises in ear surgery including that for:

  • Chronic middle ear disease (tympanoplasty, mastoidectomy, including revision procedures and laser assisted surgery)
  • Cholesteatoma: this is a challenging disease that is destructive in the ear. Mr Clark uses laser-assisted techniques to allow for disease removal with the preservation of the ossicular chain (bones of hearing). Where possible he also uses endoscopic middle ear techniques to allow for a minimally invasive approach
  • Hearing loss (ossiculoplasty, bone anchored hearing aids)
  • Ear drum perforations (myringoplasty) - success rate 94% (national average 79%)Conditions of the ear canal and external ear (canalplasty, prominent ear surgery, skin lesion excisions)

Personal interests

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.


Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Association of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • British Society of Otology
  • Politzer Society – the International Society for Otologic Surgery
  • South Western Laryngological Association

Research

Mr Clark is widely published within his field and 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 has been a Principle Investigator in several national clinical trials looking at novel treatments for Meniere’s disease.

He is the Specialty Tutor for the training of ENT doctors in the county. His current research includes the development of surgical simulators for training in ear surgery. His training role extends to voluntary work in Uganda and Nepal and he is the education and training lead of ENT UKs Global Health committee.

Mr Clark teaches on international specialist courses and lectures widely to GP groups and sister specialties.


Declaration

Mr Matthew Clark works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

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

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

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