Mr John Michael O'Connell is an expert consultant ENT and nasal plastic surgeon based in Brighton, Sussex and Surrey. With over 17 years of experience, he specialises in a wide range of ear, nose, throat (ENT) and neck operations, including pinnaplasty, balloon sinuplasty, and rhinoplasty, and treats all general ENT conditions in adults and children. In his private practice, he mainly deals with cosmetic nose and ear surgery, sinusitis, nasal problems, ear conditions, tonsil problems and paediatric ENT.
He trained at centres of excellence in London in both ENT and plastic surgery. He won various scholarships to train and work with leading surgeons in Germany, France and America. He completed his masters at the University of Sussex and was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine Otology prize for his thesis. Following this, he published research on rhinoplasty, facial surgery and ear disease.
He is a UK leader in balloon sinuplasty, the latest development in sinus surgery, which has greatly improved the surgical ability to deal with sinusitis. He also introduced coblation adenotonsillotomy to the Royal Alexander Childrens Hospital, Brighton, which notably reduces both the post-operative pain and the risk of bleeding after surgery.