Mr Max Whittaker


MBBS, FRCS(ORL-HNS), MSc (Distinction), BSc

GMC number: 6077271


ENT (Otolaryngology)

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Mr Whittaker was appointed as Consultant ENT Surgeon at the Homerton Hospital in 2018, where he is now Clinical lead. His practice includes general Ear, Nose & Throat conditions in both adults and children, with a subspecialty interest in complex Otology, balance disorders, and minimally invasive ear surgery.

He graduated from University College London in 2003, where he was also awarded a Masters with Distinction in Audiovestibular Medicine, and is a UK Otolaryngology CCT holder. He completed specialist training in London and the South East of England, and a subsequent Fellowship in Otology & Skull Base Surgery at Guy’s & St Thomas Hospitals. He attended Observerships at the world-renowned House Institute in California, and Toronto General Hospital focusing on Endoscopic Ear Surgery.

Mr Whittaker is a founding member of London Surgeons.

This group of Consultant surgeons is working with the aim of providing high-quality care covering all aspects of Ear, Nose & Throat surgery. The team brings together leaders in the ENT field and offers a down-to-earth, patient centered approach using evidence-based practice and the latest advances in the field.

Mr Whittaker has pioneered the North East London Teleotology programme. This revolutionary approach enables remote consultations conveniently timed around work and life commitments, and has proved extremely effective in reducing time to diagnosis and treatment.

Special interests

  • Otology: Hearing loss, ear infections, tinnitus, balance disorders, ear wax, eustachian tube dysfunction, endoscopic ear surgery
  • Paediatric ENT: tonsillitis, hearing loss, ear infections, snoring / nasal blockage
  • Rhinology: nasal blockage, deviated nasal septum, sinus disease, nasal polyps

Languages spoken

French, Spanish

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Max Whittaker at Nuffield Health

  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Deviated septum (Septoplasty)
  • Ear drum repair (Myringoplasty)
  • Larynx diagnostic endoscopy (or laryngoscopy)
  • Grommet insertion
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Nasal polypectomy

Locations Mr Max Whittaker works with

Related experience


  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • General Medical Council
  • Medical Protection Society

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