Professor Ali Al-Hussaini



GMC number: 7049637

Practising since: 2009


ENT (Otolaryngology)

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Professor Ali Al-Hussaini is a highly experienced Consultant ENT and Facial Plastic Surgeon, with 15 years of experience, and has performed over 12,000 surgical procedures. He is proficient in all aspects of adult and paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat surgery and cosmetic facial surgery, in addition to extensive expertise in non-surgical facial, body and skin aesthetics. He has specialist interests in Paediatric ENT, Facial Plastic Surgery, Snoring and Sleep Apnoea, Voice Disorders and Transnasal Oesophagoscopy. He is passionate about providing world-class evidence-based compassionate care to his patients.

Professor Al-Hussaini consults regarding and offers a variety of procedures, including Ear Pinning Cosmetic Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Septorhinoplasty, Complex Open Revision Septorhinoplasty, Tonsillectomy, Septoplasty, Snoring Surgery including Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UVPPP), Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Nasal Polypectomy, Adenoidectomy, Grommet Insertion, Ear Drum Repair, all Paediatric ENT procedures, Larynx Diagnostic Endoscopy and many more procedures.

Professor Al-Hussaini obtained his MBBS from Imperial College London in 2009 with Distinctions in Medical Science and Clinical Practice. He subsequently completed specialist surgical training around the UK. He is fully accredited by the General Medical Council and is on the Specialist Register. He is also on the Royal College of Surgeons National Register of Cosmetic Surgeons and is a nationally recognised Certified Cosmetic Consultant Surgeon specialising in cosmetic surgery of the face, nose, periorbital region, ears and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. He is one of the principal ENT Consultants for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

He has achieved several prestigious awards, including the Surgeon in Training Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the coveted International ENT Masterclass Gold Medal. He also attained a Surgical Research Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2016, for his work on immune responses to head and neck cancer. In addition, Professor Al-Hussaini has been involved in pioneering research in the field and has published a staggering forty peer-reviewed articles and papers in Medical Journals. He has also delivered several international keynote lectures at the ENT World Congress, in addition to a plethora of national and international presentations. He is the co-author of a free ENT iBook for medical students that has been downloaded over 50,000 times over the last nine years. He is a reviewer for journals such as Clinical Otolaryngology and the Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, and is also the Section Editor for Current Otorhinolaryngology. He is the Health and Care Research Wales Joint Specialty Lead for Otolaryngology.

In recognition of the remarkable contribution to his field and medical education, he was awarded an Honorary Professorship in Medical Sciences from the International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education.

Personal websites:-  AA ENT - Consultant ENT & Facial Plastic Surgeon in Cardiff & Mr Ali Al-Hussaini | ENT Surgeon in Cardiff - Doctify

Special interests

  • Adult and Children’s ENT
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Ear pinning surgery (pinnaplasty)
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Complex open septorhinoplasty
  • Revision rhinoplasty
  • Snoring
  • Glue ear
  • Hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness
  • Ear infections
  • Nasal obstruction/ Snoring/ Sleep Apnoea
  • Nose bleeds
  • Facial pain
  • Throat symptoms
  • Recurrent tonsillitis
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Voice disorders

Other interests

  • Sinusitis/ endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Salivary gland disorders

Personal interests

Professor Al-Hussaini enjoys running, and undertook the London Marathon in 2016 to raise money for The Royal College of Surgeons of England Surgical Research Fund. He is also a keen tennis player

Languages spoken

English, Arabic

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Ali Al-Hussaini at Nuffield Health

  • Ear pinning cosmetic surgery (Pinnaplasty)
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Deviated septum (Septoplasty)
  • Ear drum repair (Myringoplasty)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Paediatric medicine
  • Rhinoplasty (or nose reshaping)
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Larynx diagnostic endoscopy (or laryngoscopy)
  • Otoplasty (ear correction / ear repositioning)
  • Microsuction earwax removal
  • Grommet insertion
  • Septorhinoplasty

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Professor Al-Hussaini is extremely passionate about high-quality research with the fundamental belief that excellence in research directly leads to better care and outcomes for patients. He remains very active in pursuing research including basic science and clinical research with 40 peer-reviewed publications to date and a strong international ENT research portfolio. He is the Research and Development Lead for the ENT Department at the University Hospital of Wales. He has a wide array of research interests and collaborations with world-class units that include pioneering work on how the immune system interacts with head and neck cancer, and how this could inform novel treatments.

He has multiple international keynote lectures and received multiple awards and grants for outstanding research including the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England Saven Research and Development Grant.

Professor Al-Hussaini is the Principal Investigator for multiple clinical studies including the National Airway Intervention Registry and the OptiNose 3205 study, an international multi-centre randomised controlled trial assessing the efficacy of a novel nasal spray system in chronic rhinosinusitis.


  • Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngology
  • ENT Wales
  • ENT UK and British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery

Insurers Professor Ali Al-Hussaini works with

Professor Ali Al-Hussaini works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • PHC
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Healix
  • Healthcare RM


Professor Ali Al-Hussaini does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Ali Al-Hussaini does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Ali Al-Hussaini does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.