Mastoid Surgery

This is usually performed for a skin cyst (cholesteatoma) in the space behind the ear drum, which can grow into the bone behind the ear (mastoid bone). This can cause a foul-smelling discharge from the ear, hearing loss and occasionally dizziness. 

In order to remove the skin cyst, surgery is required to drill away the bone around the ear (mastoidectomy) followed by reconstruction of the ear drum and the hearing mechanism if possible.

What to expect

Your appointment will take place in a comfortable setting at either hospital. A detailed history of your symptoms will be taken and a thorough examination, which may include a flexible scope examination or examination under the microscope.

Depending on the nature of your condition, an appropriate management plan will be developed with your wishes being at the centre of it.


Mr Carr is an approved healthcare provider for AXA-PPP, BUPA, Aviva, CIGNA, Healix Health Services, Pru Health, Simply Health and WPA and has agreed on rates with these insurers. You will require a pre-authorisation code to be issued by your insurer before a consultation. The contractual agreement for settling fees is between you and Mr Carr.

For further information please contact Sheffield ENT.

Initial Consultation
Subsequent Consultation

Practice Locations

Claremont Hospital Claremont Hospital
401 Sandygate Road
S10 5UB
Thornbury Hospital Thornbury Hospital
312 Fulwood Road
South Yorkshire
S10 3BR

Making an Appointment

If you would like make an enquiry, please contact me via email or via the form opposite. In order to make an appointment, please contact the hospital directly:
Claremont - 0114 263 2114
Thornbury - 0114 266 1133

If you are self-paying, this can be settled at the time of the hospital appointment or I will invoice you separately. If you are insured, please contact the insurance company prior to your appointment to request a pre-authorisation code.

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  • Opening Times
    Thornbury - All day Tuesday
    Claremont - Monday morning and Tuesday evening

Make an Appointment

Sheffield ENT is an approved healthcare provider for: