Mr Oliver Dale 
Consultant ENT, Head & Neck and Thyroid Surgeon


Mr Oliver Dale is a consultant ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon based at University Hospitals Bristol, The Spire Hospital in Bristol and at The Bristol Nuffield Hospital. He provides a full range of general ENT services, and has a specialist practice in nose, sinus, throat, and thyroid surgery. Mr Dale trained in Oxford and Bristol before undertaking a Fellowship in advanced head and neck surgery in Adelaide, Australia.



"Mr Dale did a really superb job and I’ve ended up with a fantastic result. He is clearly extremely skilled and I highly recommend him."

Ear and hearing specialist in Bristol


Hearing loss



Ear wax

Ear infections


Blocked nose

Runny nose

Nose bleeds


Septal deviation

Reduced sense of smell


Voice or swallowing problems


Snoring & sleep apnoea

Neck lumps

Salivary gland disease

Head & neck cancer


Thyroid nodules

Multinodular goitre

Retrosternal goitre

Thyroid cancer

Surgery for Graves' disease


Mr Oliver Dale BMBS BSc FRCS PhD

I am a Consultant ENT, Head & Neck and Thyroid Surgeon at University Hospitals Bristol. I treat a full range of ear, nose and throat problems in adults and children. I have a specialist practice in head and neck surgery, which includes the treatment of neck and thyroid lumps, as well as voice and swallowing problems, throat cancer and salivary gland disorders.


I also have a special interest in the treatment of nose and sinus problems, including endoscopic sinus surgery for sinusitis, and septoplasty and turbinate surgery for nasal blockage. 

​I qualified as a Doctor in 2006 from the University of Nottingham, and started specialist training in ear, nose and throat surgery in 2010. I completed my specialist training in ENT surgery in Bristol and Oxford, before undertaking an international fellowship in Australia, where I had the opportunity to work with world leading experts in the field of advanced head & neck cancer and robotic surgery. 


I am a core member of the Head & Neck and Thyroid Multidisciplinary Team at University Hospitals Bristol, which provides rapid assessment, diagnosis and treatment for people with thyroid and head and neck cancer. I also work closely with the Neurosurgical team at Southmead Hospital in Bristol to treat adults and children with tumours of the nose, sinuses and skull base. 


I have a strong interest in research, and was awarded a PhD for my work into head & neck cancer biology in 2016. I have presented my research at national and international meetings, and in 2015 was awarded the scientific prize at the annual meeting of the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists.


ENT specialist at Bristol Nuffield Hospital

The Bristol Nuffield Hospital

Clinic times:

Mondays 08.00 - 12.30

ENT specialist st The Spire Hospital in Bristol

The Spire Hospital, Bristol

Clinic times:

Thursdays 13.30 - 20.00


Mr Dale offers private appointments at The Spire Hospital in Bristol and at The Bristol Nuffield Hospital.

To arrange an appointment, or for further information, call Mr Dale’s private secretary on 01179 041 117 or email Chloe.Jones@nuffieldhealth.com

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