Mr Michael O'Connell

BSc, MB, BS, FRCS, MPhil

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Facial plastic surgery
Nasal surgery
Sinus surgery

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Sub Speciality

Cosmetic and plastic surgery

  • Nose
  • Ears

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery

  • Allergy
  • Balance disorders
  • Hearing loss
  • Rhinology
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep disorders / snoring

Clinical interests

  • Cosmetic:  pinnaplasty, rhinoplasty and nose reshaping
  • Ear conditions: ear infections/ear discharge, hearing loss, tinnitus/noise in ears, vertigo/balance problems, Epley maneouvre, prominent ears/ear reshaping/Pinnaplasty, ,locked ears/Eustachian tube problems, itchy ears, wax clearing/Microsuction, middle ear fluid/grommets, SCUBA ear problems.
  • Nose and sinus conditions: sinusitis, rhinitis, post nasal drip, nasal blockge/congestion/septoplasty, snoring, allergic rhinitis, loss of smell/taste, facial pain, endoscopic sinus surgery/FESS/balloon sinuplasty, nasal trauma/broken nose/septorhinoplasty, cosmetic nasal problems/rhinoplasty, nasal polyps, nose bleeding, nose crusting and infections, nose lumps/bumps/lesions, nasal endoscopy, adenoid problems
  • Mouth, neck and throat conditions: tonsil problems/tonsillectomy, adenoid problems, neck lumps, voice problems, swallowing problems/dysphagia, lump in throat, sore throat.

Current memberships

  • British Medical Association (BMA)
  • Medical Defence Union (MDU)
  • European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Sussex Association of Consultants

Professional Profile

Michael O'Connell is a Consultant ENT Surgeon with over 16 years experience in Brighton, Sussex and Surrey and brings an expert, modern and professional approach to his patients. His aim is to make your consultation comprehensive, straightforward and as easy as possible to resolve your problems and quickly return you to health.

Training at centres of excellence in London in both Ear Nose and Throat and Plastic surgery he then complimented this extensive training by winning scholarships to work and learn with leading surgeons in France, Germany and America. He undertook his research thesis at the University of Sussex and was subsequently awarded the Royal Society of Medicine prize for this body of work. Since then he has published on a number of topics including rhinoplasty, facial surgery and ear disease.

He performs a wide range of ear, nose, throat and neck procedures and treats all general ENT conditions in adults and children. Michael has a special interest in nose disease and nasal reconstruction. His private practice mainly involves cosmetic nose and ear surgery, sinusitis, nasal problems, ear conditions and paediatric ENT care.

Mr O'Connell maintains a keen interest in surgical innovation and travels internationally to learn new techniques. He is currently at the forefront of balloon sinuplasty in the UK, the latest development in sinus surgery, which has significantly advanced our surgical ability to manage sinusitis.

Personal Profile

Outside of work he is a keen family man with three small children, including twins. He also enjoys skiing, SCUBA diving, travel, music, art and making the most of Brighton and the coast.

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