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Mr John Shotton

Mr John Shotton
John
Shotton
FRCS, MB BCh, ENT Consultant Surgeon

Languages spoken

English

Expert in

Head, neck, and thyroid cancer

 

Interested in

General and Paediatric ENT Surgery. Sinus, throat and voice conditions

Overview

Centres

Maidstone
Maidstone

17 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4UA

51.27660, 0.39425
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+44 (0)1732 207 000
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Specialises in

Head & neck cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Head and neck cancer
Thyroid cancer
Condition
Condition/Cancer
Condition/Cancer/Thyroid cancer

Treatments

Blood tests
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Pathology tests and procedures
Service/Cancer/Pathology tests and procedures/Blood test
CT Scanning
Service
Service/Cancer
Service/Cancer/Diagnostics imaging scans
Service/Cancer/Diagnostics imaging scans/CT scanning

Mr John Shotton is a highly-skilled Ear, Nose & 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 core member of the Head and Neck Multi-disciplinary Team, and Chairman of the Thyroid MDT for Kent Oncology Maidstone.

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.

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.

Career positions

Current position(s)

  • ENT Consultant Surgeon

Education

Universities

  • Kings College Hospital
  • Royal Marsden Hospital
  • National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square

 

Fellowship

  • University Hospital in Zurich

 

Residencies

 
  • Queen Victoria Hospital
  • Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells
  • Spire Hospital Tunbridge Wells
  • KIMS Hospital Maidstone
  • The Wells Suite Pembury Hospital
  • Genesis Care in Kings Hill

 

Expertise and interests

Expertise

Interests

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • General and Paediatric ENT Surgery; Sinus, throat and voice conditions; 
  • Thyroid and salivary/ Parotid disorders and assessment of neck lumps; 
  • Wide range of surgery undertaken including FESS endoscopic sinus surgery including balloon sinoplasty tonsil/adenoid removal including use of Coblation technique; 
  • Thyroid/ parathyroid and parotid interventions.

Professional association

  • British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons

Accomplishments

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