Mr Tony McGilligan


Consultant ENT Surgeon
Nasal surgery
Sinus surgery

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Sub Speciality

  • Nasal surgery
  • Sinus surgery

Clinical interests

  • Allergy
  • Hearing and tinnitus problems
  • Rhinology
  • Sinus surgery
  • Sleep disorders
  • Snoring
  • Thyroid problems

Current memberships

  • Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Medical Association (BMA)
  • ENT-UK
  • British Rhinology Society
  • British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngologists
  • Medical Defence Union (MDU)

Professional Profile

James Anthony McGilligan, known as Tony McGilligan, trained at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School London and completed training in surgery to acquire FRCS in General Surgery and ENT postgraduate training in North Thames (St Mary’s, Bart’s, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital and Charing Cross) completing a research fellowship in Boston at MIT and New England Medical Center as well as a clinical fellowship at the Royal Marsden. The time at MIT was spent developing early cancer diagnostic and treatment techniques using lasers. He has enjoyed a sabbatical at Great Ormond St Hospital renewing friendships and professional ties with some of the world's top paediatric ENT surgeons.

Since being appointed at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in 2000 he has continued a busy clinical and academic practice having been invited to lecture at numerous venues including New York, San Antonio, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Cannes, Naples, Marrakech, Istanbul and other centres throughout Europe and North Africa. Currently he is an examiner for the Intercollegiate MRCS board of the royal colleges of surgery of the British Isles; he now also examines for the European Board Examination in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. In Brighton he conducts the undergraduate ENT teaching programme at BSMS and is part of the RCS education dept for overseeing national standards in undergraduate teaching of ENT.

In Mr McGIlligan’s clinical practice he sees both adult and paediatric patients (note paediatric service is not currently available at The Montefiore Hospital) providing experience and insight derived from a career honed both in the UK and overseas. Although he sees the full extent of ENT he specialises in sinus surgery - an area in which he regularly collaborates with both Ophthalmology and Neurosurgery colleagues in the treatment of challenging eye problems and brain tumours.

Personal Profile

An enthusiastic cyclist and skier, Tony and his wife have spent many years sharing this enthusiasm with their four children and now gently watch them as the children hurtle past them.

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