Professor Bruce has treated my son in 2015 and daughter in 2019 , both times Mr Bruce has been empathetic and informative giving us time to think about our options. Professor Bruce is excellent with children and made both my son and daughter feel comfortable and instilled confidence in us in what was an extremely anxious time.
Patient seen for:Grommet insertionTonsillectomyOtitis Media (Glue Ear)Adenoidectomy
Professor Bruce has treated both our daughters over the last 2 years and we have been really impressed both with the level of care but also the outstanding results. We thank Professor Bruce and all the supporting Dr’s and staff for the service they have provided us. I would recommend Professor Bruce to my friends and family.
Myself and my partner took our 6 month old baby girl to see Professor Iain Bruce today at Spire hospital Manchester
She was severely tongue tied. She was having trouble drinking her formula, dribbling and vomiting after her bottles. We could never get more than 2oz of formula down her within one hour.
The doctor with the help of a lovely paediatric nurse explained our options. Also informing us that our daughter was not only tongue tied but also suffering from reflux due to this.
We chose to allow him to perform a tongue tie diversion. He was lovely. So confident. Reassuring. Professional but warm .
He made a very nervous mum and dad feel like they were making a good decision that would benefit their little girl.
The procedure was over within minutes and our baby girl had a full 7oz bottle for the first time ever just hours later.
Could not be more grateful to him and the nurse who assisted.
Would 100% recommend this man
After months of my daughter suffering pains in her ears and being dismissed by other health care professionals, Prof Bruce diagnosed her condition straight away and recommended the right treatment. The operation he conducted to install grommets in my daughter's ears was done efficiently and to a very high standard, and now her pain has completely disappeared. She's also regained her full hearing. I would highly recommend anyone who is suffering with any ear canal trouble to seek out help from Prof Bruce. His care and attention was fantastic!
Very impressed with Prof Bruce right from the start. In particular he spoke to my 11 year old daughter. She was the patient and he treated her with respect and gave her trust. At all times we were fully informed about the procedures and what to expect. My husband, daughter and I all had complete confidence and trust in Prof Bruce and his team.
We saw Professor Bruce when our daughter was having hearing issues due to glue ear. We couldn’t be happier with the service, we only waited a week between consultation and the operation. He was professional, easy to talk to and reassuring. Professor Bruce was fantastic with our 4 year old daughter and put her at ease straight away. We would highly recommend.
Our four year old daughter had the adenotonsillectomy coblation procedure done to remover her tonsils and adenoids due to problems with her breathing and sleeping. The whole process was seamless, where Prof Bruce explained the entire process and gave us different options we could go with to remove her tonsils and adenoids. He took his time to explain things in a way that we could understand as we have no medical background. He was also very patient and answered all our questions leaving no stones unturned. We were then booked in for the procedure, where we meet nurses Sara, Karen, and Sue as well as our anaesthetist Pete Ashford. They were all exceptional; Pete took his time to explain and put us all at ease about the whole process. The nurses were beyond amazing with our daughter and us, they made sure that she had everything she needed and more. My daughter was so at ease as the SPIRE hospital paediatrics facilities and team were absolutely fantastic with great decor and a playroom. It did not feel like we were in a hospital; our daughter was so calm and distracted. We did not feel rushed by anyone and honestly at a time where we felt so vulnerable, we felt fortunate to have such a great team of people looking after us both before and after the procedure.
All the staff that attended to us in the paediatrics department were exceptional, and we are incredibly grateful. We are lucky to have a medical cover that offset the cost of the treatment. Nevertheless, we were a little surprised upon receiving the bill. We were expecting a much higher statement considering the exceptional level of care we received. I would urge everyone to look into it; you will be surprised that the cost is not as much as you deem it to be. Plus you get to choose a time and date convenient to you. Professor Bruce, Anasthesist Pete, Nurses Sara, Karen and Sue as well as all the members of staff that attended to us; thank you a million times. You will always hold a special place in our hearts as we can now enjoy uninterrupted sleep and a happy rested baby. This procedure has changed our lives forever, and our daughter is so much happier and energetic.
Professor Bruce was absolutely fantastic with both my Children one of whom has learning difficulties, the appointments were all arranged quickly at a time to suit us and with minimal waiting times audiology test done there and then rather than waiting for another appointment. Professor Bruce kept us informed at all times and listened to our concerns and made special arrangements for our daughter who struggles with certain aspects of a hospital visit. the nursing staff on the ward are also excellent the entire team in the hospital went above and beyond to meet our specific needs which made the whole experience far less stressful than previous experiences. Thank You
We visited Iain’s clinic at the Manchester Spire Hospital with our five week old son who had a tongue tie. Prior to attending to see Iain we were confused about the severity and impact on feeding. We’d received conflicting advice that left us searching for additional help.
I found Iain by searching local consultants and saw him the same day. Our confusion was immediately quelled by Iain who is a calm, professional, and extremely knowledgable surgeon. He put my partner and me at ease, explained everything very clearly, and on doing so we made the decision for our son to have his tongue tie removed. We felt comfortable thought the procedure due to Iain and the team at the Spire.
We can not recommend Iain enough. Money well spent. Thanks Iain.
Definitely the best decision we made for our daughter. Not the news we wanted but we now have a way forward. Excellent service and very understanding. Thank you
After many years of having trouble with persistent wax and constant irritation of dry skin and seeing numerous GP's I contacted Professor Bruce. With only after one appointment he identified an on going issue and has treated and arranged relevant investigations to solve the problem. I would strongly recommend Professor Bruce to anyone who is looking for answers to their problems.
I can’t recommend Mr Bruce enough! He genuinely cares about each of his patients and we wouldn’t go to any other doctor! He has helped my daughter so much for which we are very grateful!
Prof Bruce and the full team were outstanding. My son had grommets fitted. The consultations, procedure and aftercare were 5 star. Very highly recommended
Professor Iain Bruce was very helpful, clear, concise and friendly. He reassured us no end and we left feeling very happy with the service and care we had been provided.
We have twice now sought Professor Bruce’s professional opinion on two separate occasions for ENT related conditions with our toddler. Our experience has been excellent both times on unrelated conditions. Professor Bruce is thorough, methodical, he understands how to relate what can seem to be confusing or concerning conditions so that they make sense to a medical layman like me! He has a great manner and disposition with children, putting them at ease in his care. I have every confidence in his professional opinion, judgements and advice and have felt completely reassured by our consultations with him that our daughter is receiving the most appropriate medical course she needs.
I am eternally grateful for the professional, no nonsense, expert care my daughter received recently.
She clearly needed intervention but due to delays with the NHS we were able to get prompt intervention provided through Spire Healthcare.
As a parent I was obviously nervous about my daughter having to go for surgery but all the staff were wonderful. I was reassured that a specialist paediatric ward was available and my daughter was looked after with complete care and attention.
Prof Bruce was brilliant. He assessed and took action within a week based on clinical findings. My daughter has benefited so much.
listened to our concerns and answered our questions. Very thorough.
Professor Bruce couldn’t have been more helpful during our initial consultation explaining all the aspects of the procedure. He was excellent and friendly with my 3 year old and kept us informed throughout the stages of surgery of what to expect and any issues that may occur in recovery.
Thoroughly pleased with the service he provided.
I took my one week old daughter to see Professor Iain Bruce at his Spire clinic regarding a tongue-tie. The care she received from Iain and the rest of the team at Manchester Children's ENT Clinic was outstanding. We would definitely recommend them.
Professor Bruce was very efficient and thorough in his assessment and treatment of my son’s tongue tie. He and his staff were extremely kind and professional throughout and I highly recommend him for any clinical need of which he may expertise.
Professor Bruce was excellent with our 1 year old son whilst he examined his ears. He explained everything fully in a way that we understood. From initial consultation right through to post op follow up appointments the care he received was excellent and we are so glad we travelled from outside the Manchester area to see Professor Bruce. I would definitely return to see him should we need anything else for our son.
Absolutely delighted with the treatment and care that Prof Bruce offered my daughter. From the first consultation he put her at her ease and sorted out her ear problems.. thorougly recommend him
Professor Bruce has helped my 5 year old son twice in the past 18 months, once for a tonsillectomy, and again to fit grommets. I would 100% recommend him to anyone needing any type of ENT surgery or consultation. He has a calm and friendly manner and a wealth of knowledge that gave myself and my wife the confidence to put our child under his care twice. He will be our first point of call if anyone in our family need help again in this field.
We first met Professor Bruce two years ago when our 4 year had been having repeated problems with his tonsils. We discussed a tonsillectomy with him and agreed to go ahead. We were booked in within a couple of weeks and our son had fully recovered within a week after the operation in time for starting school. Throughout the entire process from our first meeting through to post op follow up Professor Bruce was friendly, welcoming and patient. His wealth of knowledge and expertise in his field put us at ease straight away and we had 100% confidence in our choice for him to do our son's surgery. He had time for us, he welcomed our questions we never felt rushed or stupid (and we asked him many, many questions!).
He came to visit us on the ward before and after surgery which was fantastic as he cured any last minute worries we had and made us feel confident about recovery.
Although he must be incredibly busy he always had a smile and made us feel our choices, questions and worries were important to him.
2 years later our son needed grommets and we were delighted to meet with Professor Bruce again who gave us straight answers within minutes of seeing our son, provided options swiftly, listened to us as worried parents and made us feel that everything was our choice along the whole process. We never felt pressured at any time and when we decided to go ahead with grommets we were quickly booked in and the procedure was swift and expertly done, again seeing us before and after surgery.
We would not hesitate to recommend Professor Bruce to absolutely anyone.
Thank you so much.
Courteous, efficient & an excellent care provider. Gave my 2 year old daughter a tonsillectomy in 01.19.
Very nice person and a professional doctor. Looked after my son with great care and diligence. I am very happy with his service.
Very nice person and a professional doctor. Looked after my son with great care and diligence!
I am very happy with his service.
Courteous, friendly and clear. Iain was a pleasure to deal with
Professor Bruce saw my son in clinic today and for the first time in a long time I felt like my mind had been put at ease!Very professional, very thorough in his assessment and took the time to come up with a plan that was best for my son - which I am very happy with. Took the time to explain all options and answer questions. Would highly recommended to anyone, fantastic with my son - doing any examination on him is near impossible but Professor Bruce managed no problem. Thank you!
Excellent care received from Professor Iain Bruce whislt assessing and treating my daughter for tongue tie. He took time to explain the procedure carefully and ensured I understand all the risks to help me make an informed decision as to procede. I felt very reassured that my daughter was in excellent hands and was being well looked after. We have had no problems after to quick procedure and it has greatly helped with her feeding. I would not hesitate to recomend his services.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Pleasant experience and comprehensive service as expected when going private.
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.
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.
Friendly, professional and very reassuring. Only took one day from ringing to the procedure being done. I would recommend this service to anyone!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Very reassuring and understanding.
Brilliant with children.