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Professor Iain Bruce
MbChB, BSc(hons), DLO, MD, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
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About

Professor Bruce provides specialist Paediatric ENT and Adult & Paediatric Otology services.

1. Paediatric ENT

Professor Bruce completed a Paediatric ENT Fellowship at the Evelina Children's Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital, London. He completed the remainder of his ENT training in Manchester. As a specialist Paediatric ENT surgeon he manages all aspects of ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders in children in his NHS practice at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. He is regularly asked to deliver invited lectures at major international medical conferences reflecting his reputation as a leading Paediatric ENT surgeon. He is a member of the Standing Scientific Committee of the European Society for Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO)

2. Adult & Paediatric Otology

Professor Bruce provides a service for adults and children with hearing loss, imbalance, ear infections and other ear problems. He provides a comprehensive hearing implant service, including Cochlear Implants and Bone Conduction Implants/Bone Anchored Hearing Aids. He is the deputy editor of the Cochlear Implants International journal.

Manchester Children's Ear Nose & Throat Clinic

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Medical Procedures

  • Ventilation Tubes (grommets)
  • Tongue tie division
  • Adenotonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Myringoplasty for eardrum perforation
  • Mastoidectomy for cholesteatoma
  • Combined Approach Tympanoplasty (CAT) for cholesteatoma
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA)
  • Bone Conduction Implants (BCI)
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Preauricular sinus excision
  • Pinnaplasty for prominent ears
  • Excision of neck lumps in children
  • Excision of congenital neck abnormalities (e.g. thyroglossal duct cysts)
  • Rigid Airway Endoscopy (MLB/DLTB)
  • Manipulation of fractured/broken nose

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Special Interests

Childhood Ear, Nose & Throat (Paediatric ENT) Problems

  • Implantable Hearing Devices (Cochlear Implants & BAHA)
  • Correction of prominent ears
  • Tongue tie
  • Tonsillitis and recurrent throat infections
  • Ear infections
  • Neck lumps
  • Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
  • Hearing Loss
  • Nasal Allergy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Discharge
  • Voice problems
  • Airway problems (noisy breathing)
  • Cholesteatoma surgery
  • Tinnitus


Adult Ear Problems (Otology)

  • Hearing loss
  • Ear infections
  • Implantable Hearing Devices (Cochlear Implants & BAHA)
  • Cholesteatoma surgery
  • Tinnitus

Education

Education

  • University of Manchester - MBChB


Memberships

  • British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology (BAPO)
  • ENT:UK
  • European Society for Paediatric Otolaryngology (ESPO)
  • British Cochlear Implant Group (BCIG)
  • Honorary Member, South African Society of ORL,HNS
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-01-2019
We have seen Prof Bruce twice with our young daughter and have been very impressed. He listened to our concerns and understood the situation. He is clearly passionate about hearing problems in children and wants to achieve the best for the children in his care. He is caring and approachable and gave clear and understandable explanations. Both he and his audiologist Adam engaged very well with our daughter. We strongly recommend them both.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-12-2018
My son saw Professor Bruce at the end of November following years of problems with glue ear, grommets and infections. He was friendly yet professional and made our son feel at ease immediately. He operated on him a few weeks later and again, reassured us and our son greatly. I would highly recommend!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-12-2018
Professor Bruce saw my little girl with a hearing problem, he was thorough in his examination, but calming and reassuring throughout. He was attentive and clearly cares for his patients. He explained everything to me clearly and reassured me with sound advice regarding further management. I would not hesitate to recommend Professor Bruce to anyone with ENT worries. The audiologist Adam Walker was also great with my little girl, she loved him!! A formidable pair whose work ethic and focus is quite clearly based solely on the children and families they treat.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

30-11-2018
Was able to get an appointment the next day for a posterior tongue tie for my 6 day old little girl. Professor Bruce was approachable and knowledgable and we felt completely at ease with him completing the procedure- despite it being very stressful! Would highly recommend!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-11-2018
Professor Bruce is exemplar in the ENT field and has provided my son with outstanding care since the age of 2. I’m am always confident and more importantly assured, that Professor Bruce and his team will always due their utmost, whether it be day to day outpatient care or surgical care. I have and do always recommend Professor Bruce.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-11-2018
Professor Bruce listened to all my concerns, carried out a very thorough examination of my two year old daughter and he was incredibly reassuring. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone seeking a Pawdiatric ENT Surgeon

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-11-2018
A very personable Professional individual whom I would highly recommend to care for your child. It is very difficult to take a toddler into a hospital environment to have tests, and Professor Iain and his Audiologist Adam, made the whole experience effortless and uncomplicated.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-10-2018
Mr Ian Bruce was very welcoming and such a nice guy, he also fully explained the advantages / disadvantages and outcomes of the operation and things he could and couldn’t promise, everything was perfectly explained! Me and my fiancé felt fully satisfied after the appointment for our baby, and I’ve never felt more looked after before, than this experience!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-10-2018
Professor Bruce was simply the most knowledgeable, respectful, and informative Doctor I have ever come across. He explained the biology of the ear so both myself and my son understood, and went through the current Guidelines in relation to treatment options. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone whose child needs to see ENT.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-10-2018
Really professional service. Friendly and approachable; took time to explain the diagnosis and proposed treatment; made me feel thoroughly comfortable and at ease and left me in no doubt that he knew exactly what he was talking about.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-10-2018
Thank you to Prof Bruce and all his team. Our three year old has had her second round of grommets in his care and I can only speak highly of his level of care, professionalism, kind and open approach ("call me Iain"). He has presented many options for my daughters treatment honestly and with diplomacy - even suggesting that "doing nothing" for a couple of months would do her no harm. Just a great, highly knowledgeable, honest and likeable guy and a true credit to his profession.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-10-2018
This was our second tongue tie procedure with Professor Bruce as we were so confident and comfortable with him after our first born. He is calming and highly knowledgeable and provided us with all the necessary information and our options. We were very happy knowing our child was in such good hands.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-10-2018
We saw Professor Bruce for our newborn son at the Manchester Children's ENT Clinic at The Spine in Manchester. Our son had tongue tie which was significantly affecting breastfeeding. The whole process was very easy - The Spire reception staff booked us in urgently on his next clinic day and Professor Bruce was amazing! It was such a relief to have everything sorted out so quickly. We are medical ourselves so knew how important it was to see the right person and it has made such a difference even in the first feed after his tongue tie was divided. We highly recommend Professor Bruce for both his professionalism and above all his care.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-10-2018
My 2 years old had Tonsillectomy by Prof. Bruce. Professional all the way from initial consultation to post operative clinic follow up. My older child's surgery was also done under his care in the NHS and my younger one was done privately. We had similar treatment in both times which indicate his honesty and professionalism, I can not recommend him enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-10-2018
Placing our granddaughter in the care of Professor Bruce was an experience we've never experienced before, he is kind and gentle and we felt 100% sure that our granddaughter got the right care that she so desperately needed we were completely reassured that she was safe. He came to see us prior to going down to theatre, after the operation, later that evening before he left the hospital and again first thing in the following morning. His dedication to his patients is his priority and we are privileged to have had him as our consultant. Both Professor Bruce and the Paediatric team at Spire Hospital Manchester made sure that we comfortable during our stay and we thank them all for that we also highly recommend this consultant and the hospital.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-10-2018
The treatment I have received from Professor Bruce has been outstanding. Throughout my journey as one of his patients I’ve been very well looked after and treated with a very successful outcome that has significantly improved my hearing . He’s an expert in his field and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-10-2018
Prof Bruce was great with both of my daughters put them at ease and was open to numerous questions from concern parents. He always had time for us and never appeared rushed. pre & post operation he was calm and reassuring which put us all at ease explaining the procedure etc. For my other daughter he remained open and was not pushing for surgery which gain gave us great confidence that my daughters health and wellbeing was and is the priority

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-09-2018
Dr Bruce operated on my daughter, he removed her tonsils and her adenoids during one opp. There was an issue with her ears also but he followed her up thoroughly until this was resolved. All her issues have been sorted, he was very quick in regards to getting it all sorted.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-09-2018
I saw Iain in Sept 2018. His approach is informal (‘call me Iain,) yet professional. He listened to me and gave not just advice but also offered choice and made recommendations. This felt like a proper consultation where we both talked and he helped me come to some decisions for the short and medium term approach to my daughters condition. I would highly recommend Iain if you want to fully understand your options and be reassured and listened to.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-09-2018
Bruce is one of the best doctors I have ever been treated by. He fit my surgery in on short notice as I was originally supposed to have had it done elsewhere. He stayed long after his 9-5 work day for my initial consultation and answered any questions or concerns I had with great detail. On the day of surgery he was the only staff member in the hospital that was capable of calming me to some degree as I was extremely nervous and stayed until after 9pm to check in on me once I woke from my sleep and yet was back again at 7am the next morning to do the same! He always swiftly responded to my emails in times of my unnecessary panic post surgery which was extremely reassuring! Overall he is a great doctor and surgeon who genuinely cares about his patients and will go the extra lengths to make sure you are getting the best treatment possible!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

31-08-2018
My 19 month old daughter had experienced recurring ear infections and through BUPA an appointment was made at the Spire Manchester. She attended an initial consultation, had grommets inserted as a day patient and had a follow up assessment. I cannot fault anything. Professor Bruce was excellent and made daughter feel at ease and explained the procedure clearly. The wider team were also fantastic including the staff on reception, the PA, the nurses on the ward and in the outpatient clinic, the anaesthetist and the audiologist. The facilities at the hospital are superb too; easy parking, excellent paediatric ward with toys and playrooms and the usual refreshments. Would definitely recommend.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-08-2018
Pleasant experience and comprehensive service as expected when going private.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-08-2018
My 10 year old had to go and see Prof Bruce this week for an ent appointment. The appointment was booked at Spire just a few days after contacting them. Professor Bruce was amazing with my daughter and reassured her as she knew she needed a camera up her nose before we went and was incredibly nervous. He was fantastic and so caring with her, explaining every step of the way what he was doing. I would recommend Spire hospital and Professor Bruce whole heartedly.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-08-2018
We initially were recommended Professor Bruce in relation to our son’s hearing loss. Professor Bruce was extremely efficient and prompt at responding to our enquiry and subsequently was able to arrange to see us at short notice. Our son’s assessment was extremely thorough and detailed examinations were made along with our concerns heard relating to our son's past history. There was no delays in sharing the results and then talking us through the issues and potential causes. Professor Bruce answered all of our questions with the utmost care, time and attention, especially as the clinic was experiencing a very busy! The level of empathy that was shown towards our son was exceptional and we cannot thank him enough. We highly recommend him! May I also take this opportunity to thank his colleague Adam Walker whom spent much time with our son undertaking tests and relaying the information, he is an inspiration and a credit to Professor Bruce's incredible team.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-08-2018
Friendly, professional and very reassuring. Only took one day from ringing to the procedure being done. I would recommend this service to anyone!!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-08-2018
My Daughter has recently undergone surgery to repair a hole in her ear drum, the care she received from Professor Bruce was second to none, he was professional, attentive and reassuring throughout the whole process. he explained everything clearly and in a way that we all understood including my little girl. Following a recent hearing test the surgery has been a massive success and finally for the first time in many years my little girl can hear clearly all thanks to Professor Bruce.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-08-2018
Professor Bruce was excellent. We took our 13 day old baby to be assessed for a tongue-tied procedure. Professor Bruce was extremely patient with our baby and handled our baby brilliantly. He fully explained the procedure, the research surrounding it and gave us all the information we needed to feel comfortable in our decision to go through with the procedure. Needless to say the rest of the staff were equally understanding and caring and we’re pleased to say that our baby has thrived since the procedure and has been feeding way better since.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-08-2018
We cannot thank Professor Bruce & Spire Manchester enough for the care our son has received, From the initial consultation through to the Surgery and aftercare. Our son was referred to him for a tonsillectomy & during his examination Prof Bruce discovered that he had a Cholesteatoma. Thanks to the professor this has now been removed & the operations were stress free for both my son and myself, he actually enjoyed his stay! We wouldn’t go to anyone else for ENT care, Professor Bruce is a straight talking true professional & we are truly grateful for the care he has shown to our son

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

27-07-2018
I cannot recommend Professor Bruce enough he was so professional throughout my daughters tonsillectomy, we didn’t have any issues and he really made her feel at ease as she is really scared of hospitals and doctors.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-07-2018
What a great guy! Couldn’t have had anyone better to perform a pinnaplasty on our self conscious teen son. The care and professionalism were amazing, thanks Iain really appreciate it

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-07-2018
Prof Bruce is so lovely and kind and caring. Wonderful at explaining to children what is happening whilst speaking to them as if they are an adult. He is quick and efficient at treatment to cause them as little distress as possible. He is a wonderful man.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

23-07-2018
Professor was really good and patient with my 18 month old who had sore ears. He did an operation and put in gromits and now she is fine. Adam walker who did the hearing test was really good with my little girl and made her feel at ease

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-07-2018
Such a great experience with Professor Bruce I would highly recommend him. He explained everything so that it was easy to understand and all my questions were answered. He made me feel totally at ease with his friendly and approachable manner,

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-07-2018
Professor Bruce has just performed an adeno-tonsillectomy on my 4 year old son. The care he gave was second to none, he was reassuring and extremely pleasant to deal with. He was professional but absolutely sympathetic to our concerns and it was a pleasure to deal with him, I could not recommend this Doctor highly enough.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-07-2018
Went to see Professor Bruce yesterday with a hearing problem, I was completely blown away by his professionalism and attention to detail. He was extremely thorough and explained everything clearly. He treated my problem there and then - amazing service, would highly recommend.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-07-2018
Prof Bruce was amazing, really put my daughter at ease before her operation and explained everything to her in a manner she could understand. Follow up visit on the same night and again first thing in the morning with advice on aftercare. Top notch service and I would not hesitate to recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-06-2018
Fantastic. My 7 year old son had an adenoidectomy at The Spire Manchester, the whole thing from start to finish was brilliant, Professor Bruce and the whole team could not have been better, the hospital is pristine with everything you require, The surgery was quick and 20 minutes after the operation you wouldn't have guessed my son had had anything done to him sat up whilst eating crisps! Thank you to everyone involved

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-06-2018
The treatment and care my 3 year old son received from Prof Bruce was outstanding and second to none. We, as a family, cannot thank him enough for the massive improvement he has made to my son’s quality of life. My son had enlarged tonsils and adenoids, obstructive sleep apnoea and a moderate hearing loss due to glue ear. Shortly after Prof Bruce had removed his tonsils and adenoids and inserted grommets, we noticed a massive difference with my son’s hearing, speech and quality of sleep. He is fully recovered after just one week and we will be eternally grateful to Prof Bruce for everything he has done for our son. We can send him to school in September safe in the knowledge that he will have no more problems. I highly recommend Prof Bruce’s treatment and surgery.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-06-2018
Professor Bruce was brilliant with our young son who has suffered with recurrent nosebleeds for several years. He instantly put him at ease before cauterising his nose. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-06-2018
Very reassuring and understanding. Brilliant with children.

Peer Recommendations

BY mr Jay Goswamy

07-06-2018
Iain is an excellent Paediatric ENT surgeon and Otologist. He puts patients at the centre and has a demeanour that puts both children and adults at ease immediately.
For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague

BY mr Yakubu Karagama

11-06-2018
It is my pleasure to give recommendation for Prof Iain Bruce who is a renowned Ears, Nose and Throat surgeon with vast experience especially in Children but all other ENT disorders too. I have referred patients to him often as a colleague and the feedback from patients about their experience with was excellent.
For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague
Iain is an excellent surgeon and doctor with a wonderful patient manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
Connection: Is a colleague

BY mr Ian Hore

06-06-2018
Professor Bruce is one of the best ENT Consultants in Britain. He is exceptionally attentive to patients and caring, along with being incredibly skilled clinically and surgically.
For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
Connection: I trained them

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