Mr Jonathan Joseph, ENT and Facial Plastic Surgeon

Mr Jonathan Joseph BSc (hons) MBBS DOHNS FRCS(ORL-HNS)

ENT and Facial Plastic Surgeon


Areas of expertise

  • All forms of adult and paediatric ENT disease
  • Nasal reconstruction, functional and cosmetic
  • Complex sinus disease, endoscopic (keyhole) and external approaches
  • In children Mr Joseph treats sleep apnoea, glue ear, recurrent tonsillitis, allergy, voice problems and other ENT problems

Recommendations for Mr Joseph

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Recommended by:

  • byDr Sheryl Michaela Kaplan, GP

    Mr Joseph is an excellent ENT Surgeon who I would happily refer to. He listens to his patients and develops joint management plans which are patient centred and evidence based.

  • byDr Sheryl Michaela Kaplan, GP

    Mr Joseph is an excellent ENT Surgeon who I would happily refer to. He listens to his patients and develops joint management plans which are patient centred and evidence based.

  • Address

  • Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth

    60 Grove End Road, St. John’s Wood, London, GB, NW8 9NH

  • Royal Free Hampstead Private Patient Unit

    Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, GB, NW3 2QG

  • Wellington Hospital

    15-17 Lodge Road, London, GB, NW8 7JA

  • Wellington Diagnostics

    Roman House, 296 Golders Green Road, London, GB, NW11 9PY

  • The London Clinic

    20 Devonshire Place, London, GB, W1G 6BW

  • Royal Free London Private Patients

    Hadley Wood, 52 Moxon Street, Barnet, GB, EN5 5TS

  • Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital (NHS)

    330 Gray's Inn Road, London, Greater London, WC1X 8DA

  • About Mr Jonathan Joseph

    GMC number: 6105465

    Year qualified: 2004

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Mr Jonathan Joseph is an experienced Consultant ENT Surgeon working at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth. His responsibilities include the treatment of all forms of ENT disease both in adults and children. He has a specialist interest in rhinological disease and he is the lead surgeon for sinonasal cancer treatment in his hospital. His training and experiences allow him to treat complex sinus disease, both medically and surgically. He also performs nasal reconstruction to treat inherited and acquired nasal deformity. Another aspect of his practice is to run specialist paediatric ENT clinics and surgical theatre lists. In children he treats sleep apnoea, glue ear, recurrent tonsillitis, allergy, voice problems and other ENT problems.

    Mr Joseph is conducting research in a number of areas. He is part of the team developing a device for providing accurate, reproducible measurement of nasal blockage. This will help with the decision on when to operate on patients and also to measure the success of surgery. Another area of research is in the management of psychological disease, in particular body dysmorphic disorder, in patients seeking nasal surgery. He has shown that collaboration with a psychologist is essential for such patients the value of screening questionnaires.

    What are the common symptoms your patients tend to present with?

    They tend to present with:
    • Nasal blockage.
    • Nasal discharge.
    • Facial pain, presumably due to sinusitis
    • Balance disorder
    • Hearing loss
    • Discharging ears with infections and other sensations in the ear such as ear crackling, popping ears.
    • Sore throats
    • Difficulty swallowing
    • Changes in the voice

    What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    In terms of initial medical treatments, for the nasal symptoms, it's usually a combination of various nasal sprays and nasal washes. If those fail, then we tend to proceed to surgical treatments – operations to improve nasal airflow.

    With the ears, I would often clean out any wax or discharge in the ear in the clinic and then administer topical treatments into the ears to help improve the condition of the ear.

    In terms of treatment for any throat infections, commonly patients have acid reflux which contributes to throat discomfort and I administer medical treatments for that.

    Other surgical treatments would be:
    • Recurrent tonsillitis – tonsillectomy.
    • Closure of eardrum perforations causing the cone infection – myringoplasty.

    What are your areas of subspecialist interest?

    My main interests are primarily diseases relating to the nose, like chronic sinus problems, structural problems with the nose itself, whether it's causing functional problems or cosmetic problems. Sometimes it's to do with birth defects. I'm looking at particular ways to solve those, whether it be medical or surgical.

    My other area of expertise is paediatric ENT, looking at all the various conditions that are more specific to children, such as glue ear, tonsillitis, snoring problems and sleep-disordered breathing.

    Areas of expertise

    • Tonsillectomy
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Grommet insertion
    • Septoplasty
    • Septorhinoplasty
    • FESS (functional endoscopic sinus surgery)
    • Neck lump excision
    • Microlaryngoscopy
    • Skin lesion excision and reconstruction

    Professional memberships

    Other specialists recommended by Mr Joseph

  • Dr Harsha Kariyawasam, Respiratory Specialist

    Dr Harsha Kariyawasam's main training was as a chest physician, but he's developed a specialist interest in allergy and also management of complex chest problems, often when it's related to ENT problems. He has a fantastic knowledge of this area.

  • Mr Elliot Benjamin, ENT Specialist

    Mr Elliot Benjamin provides an excellent service with recommendations from many colleagues and patients. His particular areas of interest are paediatric ENT and otology. He's an excellent clinician.

  • Dr Dawn Carnell, Oncologist

    Dr Dawn Carnell is someone I work with on the NHS, managing some of my nasal cancer patients. She's got vast experience. She's a recognised authority in the area and I'd recommend her.

  • Mr Peter Andrews, ENT Specialist

    Mr Peter Andrews is my senior colleague who provided a huge amount of my personal training. He's a person that I would ask questions of if I'm not sure about something.

  • Prof. Alan Salama, Renal Physician

    Prof. Alan Salama is someone I share a lot of patients with where there is a crossover between ENT and rheumatology. He's a recognised expert in rheumatology.

  • Simon Freilich,

    Dr Simon Freilich is very involved in research and, as a result, provides a very high level of care for his patients based on the latest evidence.

  • James Alexander Turnbull,

    Dr Jamie Turnbull is an excellent anaesthetist, providing very good service for me and also has a very good connection with his patients.

  • Dr Clive Onnie, Gastroenterologist

    Dr Clive Onnie is someone that I know well, who also has a good manner with his patients and provides good care.

  • Dr Daniel Ezra, Ophthalmologist

    Mr Daniel Ezra is someone I've shared patients with and is just a very good, well-recognised ophthalmologist.