Professor Bhik Kotecha



GMC number: 2987181

Practising since: 1984


ENT (Otolaryngology)

Consultation times

  • Weekly Monday 16:00 - 19:00
  • Weekly Thursday 09:00 - 12:00
  • 2nd & 4th Saturday 14:00-17:00
  • 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday 10:00-13:00
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Professor Bhik Kotecha is a Consultant ENT Surgeon at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital. He has been a consultant ENT surgeon for over 25 years.  He treats both adults and children with all ENT disorders including voice and swallowing problems, tonsillitis, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, glue ear, otitis externa and media, hearing and balance problems.  These include: Ears:  Wax removal, ear infections, glue ear, hearing loss, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus.  Nose:  Sinusitis, deviated nasal septum, smell disorders, hay fever, rhinitis, nasal congestion, epistaxis, allergies.  Throat: Tonsillitis, hoarseness & voice disorders, swallowing problems, neck lumps.  Sleep disorders: Snoring, obstructive sleep apnoea, sleep studies.

Professor Kotecha has recently retired from the NHS but used to work at both The Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital, London and at Queen’s Hospital, Romford.  Now that he has retired from the NHS, it has freed up time for him to deliver more educational talks and lectures, as well as continuing his private practice. As a leader in the field of ENT, Prof Kotecha has developed a special interest in the management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea and offers expert advice and management.  He has published numerous articles and research studies and made TV appearances discussing the topic.   More information can be found at

Professor Kotecha's paediatric ENT training was at Great Ormond Street Hospital and at The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.  

Professor Kotecha is the past President of the Sleep Medicine Section at The Royal Society of Medicine (2009-11).

Professor Bhik Kotecha has been awarded the title of Honorary Clinical Professor in the Institute of Health Sciences Education with Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London.

Special interests

These include:

  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Paediatric ENT problems
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Voice and ear disorders
  • Rhinitis
  • Hearing and Balance problems

Other interests

Professor Kotecha deals with all common adult and paediatric ENT problems but has a particular interest in managing patients presenting with symptoms of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. He provides a comprehensive management plan for these patients starting from evaluation with sleep study and including all range of conservative and surgical treatment options. He has published widely and has been instrumental in innovating various evaluation techniques to assess the upper airway as well as modifying various surgical techniques including laser assisted Palatoplasty and radiofrequency surgery to the soft palate and tongue.

Personal interests

Travelling, tennis, badminton

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Bhik Kotecha at Nuffield Health

  • Polypectomy
  • Sleep study and investigations
  • Ear pinning cosmetic surgery (Pinnaplasty)
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Antral washout
  • Palatoplasty
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Frenotomy
  • Rhinoplasty (or nose reshaping)
  • Thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy)
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Larynx diagnostic endoscopy (or laryngoscopy)
  • Adult audiology hearing aid provision
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Mastoid surgery
  • Submandibular gland removal
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Grommet insertion
  • Middle ear surgery

Locations Professor Bhik Kotecha works with

Related experience

Other posts held

  • Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital, part of University College London Hospitals
  • Barking, Havering & Redbridge NHS Trust

Insurers Professor Bhik Kotecha works with

Professor Bhik Kotecha works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Professor Bhik Kotecha does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Bhik Kotecha does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Bhik Kotecha does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.