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Mr Carl Watson

Consultant ENT Surgeon

I developed an interest in ENT early in my career largely because of the great variety of conditions and the wide age ranges of the patients.

I became interested in the ear after carrying out many anatomical dissections of the temporal bone some of which won prizes.

Since working in Darlington my main interest has been in chronic middle ear disease particularly the surgery of cholesteatoma.

I have an extensive experience in mastoid surgery.

I have developed some new techniques some of which have been published and continue to enjoy the challenges that this surgery presents.

My other main interest is in the management of deafness in children.

  • Department: Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
  • Speciality: Ear Nose & Throat
  • Based at Hospital site: Darlington Memorial Hospital
  • Special interests: Otology Paediatric ENT/Audiology
  • Training: Qualified University of Leeds. Registrar in ENT Norwich and Glasgow. Senior Registrar Yorkshire Regional Training Rotation Leeds Bradford and Hull. Appointed Consultant ENT Surgeon Darlington Memorial Hospital in 1993
  • Qualifications: MB.ChB. Leeds 1981 FRCS Edinburgh 1986 Cert. Completion Higher Surgical Training 1992
  • Date added to the specialist register: 1992
  • Training role: Member Northern Region Surgical Training Committee. Clinical Supervisor for Specialist Trainees. Research mainly in otological interests published in Clinical Otolaryngology Journal of Laryngology and Otology Otology and Neurotology and BMJ.
Mr Watson

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham