About John Shotton

Mr John Shotton is a highly-skilled Ear, Mr John Shotton, ENT ConsultantNose & Throat (ENT) Consultant Surgeon based at the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust for over 25 years where he is the senior ENT Surgeon and a core member and chairman of the Thyroid and core member of the Head and Neck multidisciplinary teams.

He has wide experience including Paediatric ENT conditions and undertakes both straightforward and complex surgery for nose/sinus (including FESS), tonsil and throat disorders including tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy by coblation together with thyroid/ parathyroid and salivary including parotid  interventions.

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Mr Shotton graduated in 1980 and undertook postgraduate training in central London principally at Kings College Hospital, but also at the Royal Marsden Hospital and the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square.  Further experience gained in Tunbridge Wells and the Regional Plastic Surgery Unit at the Queen Victoria Hospital,  East Grinstead. A surgical fellowship at the University Hospital in Zurich was undertaken as a senior trainee and Mr Shotton spent time with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in West  Australia as a medical student.

He sees private patients at Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells, Spire Hospital Tunbridge Wells, KIMS Hospital Maidstone, The Wells Suite Pembury Hospital and Genesis Care in Kings Hill.

Mr Shotton is father to 5 children. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, squash, tennis and sailing/surfing as well as caring for three pet sheep. He loves old cars, especially his 1967 Beetle.

Qualifications

FRCS, Otolaryngology, London 1986
FRCS, Otolaryngology, Edinburgh 1986
MB BCh, Wales 1980

Research & Publications

How we do it: Implementing change – a multi-centre audit of an evidence based protocol on post thyroidectomy calcium maintenance.
Gillett D, Fahmy F, Liew L, Massey S, Shotton J C
Accepted by Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences January 2006

Management of serum calcium levels in post-thyroidectomy patients
Fahmy F F, Gillett D, Lolen Y, Shotton J C
Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences (2004) 29(6), 735-739

Intramuscular capillary hamartoma of the tongue
Gillett D, Fahmy F, Eveson J W, Shotton J C
Journal of Otolaryngology (2003) 117(9) 734-735 (2)

Adjuvant radiotherapy for primary mucosal malignant melanoma of the larynx
Asare-Owusu L, Shotton J C, Schofield J B
Journal of Laryngology and Otology (1999) 113(10) 932-934

An unusual cutaneous presentation of Hodgkin’s disease
De-Grip A, Schofield J B, Shotton J C
Journal of Laryngology and Otology (1999) 113(8) 765-768

Rapidly invading sebaceous carcinoma of the external auditory canal
Ray J, Worley G A, Schofield J B, Shotton J C, Al-Ayoubi A
Journal of Laryngology and Otology (1999) 113(6) 578-580

Vocal fold palsy following vinca alkaloid treatment
Burns B V, Shotton J C
Journal of Laryngology and Otology, (1998) 112(5) 485-487

A rare case of salmonella neck abscess
Ray J, Shotton J C, Lobo V J
Journal of Laryngology and Otology (1997) 111(5) 489-490

Actinomycosis of the posterior triangle: a case report and review of the literature
Burns B V, Al-Ayoubi A, Ray J, Shotton J C, Schofield J B
Journal of Laryngology and Otology (1997) 111(11) 1082-1085

Invited comment (book review) – Paediatric Otolaryngology, 3rd edition
Bluestone C D, Stool S E and Kenna M A
Journal of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery, October 1996

Blind biopsy of the nasopharynx makes a comeback?
Letter to the editor
Melchor C, Shotton J C
Journal of Laryngology and Otology (1996) 110(10) 996-997

An unusual migrating foreign body from pharynx to mediastinum
Sinha A, Shotton J C
Journal of Laryngology and Otology (1996) 110(3) 279-280

Long term results of the use of cultured autologous epithelial cell grafting to mastoid cavities
Shotton J C, Woodward B E, Helm D, Milton C M, Sergeant R J
Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences (1996) 21, 490-491

Rapid communication: Extra-pharyngeal neck pathology complicating pharyngeal pouch management
Shotton J C, Russell G M, Milton C M, Sergeant R J
Journal of Laryngology and Otology (1993) 107, 1163-1164

Lateral temporal bone resection for extensive pinnal malignancy. Has the outlook changed in forty years?
Shotton J C, Sergeant R J, Tanner N S B, Allen J P
Journal of Laryngology and Otology (1993) 107(1) 510-513

A new technique for the management of Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasis (Osler-Rendu-Weber syndrome) using cultured autologous epithelial cells
Milton C M, Shotton J C, Premchandra D J, Woodward B E, Sergeant R J , Fabre J W
Journal of Laryngology and Otology (1993) 107(6) 510-513

Clinical and vestibulometric status following labyrinthectomy or vestibular nerve section for Meniere’s disease
Shotton J C, Gresty M G, Ludman H, Metcalfe T
Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences (1992) 17(4) 332-336

Multiple ganglioneuroma of the neck
Shotton J C, Milton C M, Allen J P
Journal of Laryngology and Otology (1992) 106 277-278

The infra-temporal fossa approach for adenoid cystic carcinoma of the skull base and nasopharynx
Shotton J C, Schmid S, Fisch U
Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America (1991) 24(6) 1445-1464

Mesenchumal tumours of the skull base with special reference to surgical management and outcome
Shotton J C, Kuhwoede R, Fisch U
Skull Base Surgery 2:2 112-118

Persisting nystagmus following vestibular nerve section for Meniere’s disease
Shotton J C, Ludman H, Davies R
Journal of Laryngology and Otology (1989) 103(3) 263-268

A temporal bone venous anomaly of surgical significance
Shotton J C, Ludman H, Cox T C
Journal of Laryngology and Otology (1989) 103(1) 101-106

Stab wounds of the neck. Observations on management
Shotton J C
Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences (1988) 13(5) 335-339)

Malignant triton tumour of the palate. A case report.
Shotton J C, Stafford N D, Breach N M
British Journal of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery (1988) 26(2) 120-123

Multiple glomus tumours
Shotton J C, Davidson T I, Westbury G
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (1987) 80(10) 647-648

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