Mr Tony McGilligan


FRCS (Ed), FRCS Eng (Otol), FRCS (ORL-HNS)

GMC number: 3206555

Practising since: 1987


ENT (Otolaryngology)

Consultation times

  • Weekly Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00 (Haywards Heath)
  • Weekly Thursday 14:00 - 17:00 (Haywards Heath)
  • Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening (Brighton)
  • Other times available by arrangement
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Tony McGilligan trained at St Mary’s Hospital, London before embarking on his surgical career first becoming FRCS in General Surgery as a prelude to higher training in ENT.  This encompassed work in the major London teaching hospitals of St Mary’s, St Georges, Bart’s, the Royal London, Charing Cross and The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital. He was then awarded a Fellowship to conduct research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT and New England Medical Center.  Upon his return to the UK he undertook further surgical training at the Royal Marsden before taking his consultant post in Brighton. He has in this time taken a sabbatical to work at Great Ormond Street. This training has focused on all aspects of adult ENT including laser treatment and diagnosis of cancer. 

He has won prizes awarded by the Royal Society of Medicine, The Special Trustees of the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital as well as a variety of Research Bodies.

Other interests

All aspects of adult ENT with a particular interest in sinus and nasal surgery.

Personal interests

The bulk of his free time is spent with his wife and four children with running, cycling and skiing completing his interests.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Tony McGilligan at Nuffield Health

  • Polypectomy
  • Ear pinning cosmetic surgery (Pinnaplasty)
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Deviated septum (Septoplasty)
  • Head and neck oncology
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Antral washout
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Palatoplasty
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Rhinoplasty (or nose reshaping)
  • Adult audiology hearing aid provision
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Submandibular gland removal
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Grommet insertion
  • Middle ear surgery

Locations Mr Tony McGilligan works with

Related experience


Tony McGilligan has published clinical research in ENT and basic scientific journals being one of the few practising surgeons in the UK to have co-authored a paper in Nature. He has presented his research across the world from Texas to Hong Kong and Australia.


  • British Medical Association
  • ENT UK
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) (Ed)
  • British Rhinological Society
  • British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngologists

Other posts held

  • Consultant ENT Surgeon, Brighton &amp
  • Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Insurers Mr Tony McGilligan works with

Mr Tony McGilligan works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


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

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

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