Mr Arthur Henderson
MBBS MSc FRCS (ORL-HNS) DOccMed
UK leading specialist for barotrauma problems in military and civilian divers and aviation
Aviation/flying related ENT
Ear, Nose & Throat Consultant
Specialist interest in Otology (ear surgery)
Perforated ear drums
General Medical Council
Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member of ENT UK
South West Laryngological Association
British Society of Otology
I am a consultant ENT surgeon with a specialist interest in otology and neurotology, encompassing all problems affecting the ear, including ear infections, hearing loss and balance. I also have a specialist interest in all aspects of ENT related to diving, underwater medicine, and aviation, being the lead surgeon for ENT in the Royal Navy. I am the national advisor to Defence on Diving and Aviation related ENT conditions, as well as advisor to the HSE on occupational diving and ENT.
I qualified with distinction from Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London, with further training in Bristol, Southampton, and the South-West, before undertaking a fellowship in lateral skull base surgery, otology and neurotology at the internationally renowned Rotary hearing centre in St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver.
Alongside this I completed a Master’s degree with distinction in leadership, the Diploma in Occupational Medicine, and received both the Royal Society of Medicine Otology gold medal, and the Alan Gibb Prize for temporal bone surgery.
As a Royal Navy Medical Officer I deployed with HMS Ark Royal and HMS Ocean along with Harrier 1(F) squadron and 814 NAS Merlin helicopters. I also spent time with the Fleet diving group as a diving medical officer, working as an instructor at the Submarine Escape Training Tank and as a member of the Submarine Parachute Assistance Group.
I am married with two children, and in my spare time am a keen gardener and amateur cider maker.