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Colin Butler

Paediatric Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon

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About Colin Butler

Mr Colin Butler  is a  Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust specialising in paediatric ENT care.

He graduated from University College London and completed his Specialist ENT training in London working at The Royal National Throat, Nose, and Ear hospital, Barts and The London, Imperial and Charing Cross Hospitals and the Marsden. 

After completing his training, he has undertaken prestigious specialist fellowships in Paediatric ENT at  Great Ormond Street Hospital and a Royal College of Surgeons approved fellowship in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery. 

During these fellowships, Mr Butler has obtained considerable experience in advanced airway surgery,  complex surgery for the trachea, and in head and neck.

Mr Butler obtained a Wellcome fellowship and completed PhD in Airway  epithelial stem cell biology from UCL  and continues to play an active role both in translational and clinical research.  He has a research group at the Institute of Child Health investigating ENT diseases in children with ENT problems. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, and presents regularly internationally. 



BSc (Hons) University College London

MB BS University College London 

DO HNS Royal College of Surgeons of England 

PhD University of London 

FRCS (ORL-HNS) Royal College of Surgeons of England  

Certificate of Completion of Training in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

Specialist training

Paediatric ENT fellowship Great Ormond Street Hospital

Royal College of Surgeons Fellowship in Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery


Conditions Treated

Problems in children 

Frequent ear infections
Difficulty in hearing
Glue ear

Speech delay 

Snoring and sleep apnoea

Nasal congestion and blockage


Specialist conditions in children 

Neck lumps
Dermoid cysts 
Thyroglossal ducts cyts
Branchial anomalies

Lymphatic malformations

Breathing problems in children 

Voice problems


Common operations in children

Grommets (ventilation tubes in the ears)


Specialist operations

Airway assessment of infants and children
- Microlaryngoscopy and Tracheobronchoscopy
- Endoscopic airway surgery


Airway surgery
- Laryngotracheal reconstruction
- Tracheal surgery


Head and Neck surgery  

- Salivary gland surgery 

- Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery 

Patient Info

Private Consultations

Mr Butler offers consultations at the The Portland Hospital Consulting Suite,
234 Portland Street and Great Ormond Street Hospital for children.

Video or Telephone Consultations may also be arranged 

234 Great Portland Street is located opposite The Portland Hospital.


Clinics at Great Ormond Street Hospital is in Caterpillar Out-Patients, 2nd floor of the Harris International Patient Centre, Octav Botnar Wing

To book an appointment at these clinics please contact
Angela Rush on 020 7390 8352
or by email:

Medical Insurance


Mr Butler is a registered provider with all major UK insurance companies including BUPA,  Aviva, 
AXA-PPP,  Vitality,  WPA, & Cigna

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Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm

234 Great Portland St,
United Kingdom

Angela Rush
020 7390 8352

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