Mr Kelly was really approachable and had a great manner with my toddler. He explained everything clearly and answered all my questions. Felt like my son was in safe hands.
Mr Kelly has supported our little boy as well as us as parents. Our little one needs an adenotonsillectomy and we have complete faith in Mr Kelly. We know that our little boy is already comfortable with Mr Kelly (as was seen after initial consultation) which is just as important to us as parents as his wonderful medical knowledge. From my perspective, as a mum, just knowing that our little boy is in great hands is a weight off my shoulders and I'm sure our little boy will love to continue his conversation about Peppa Pig with him! We are awaiting the operation but I know already he will be in safe hands. Thank you so much for not only your support in the initial consultation but the after support via email, I can't thank you enough.
For the past 6 years or so, I have noticed a deterioration in my hearing. At first, it was trouble hearing friends or family when out for a meal but then it started affecting my ability to do my job properly. I was pretty certain I had not damaged my hearing through excessive noise etc but getting the root of the issue has taken many years. Whilst my GP did diagnose Eustachian Tube Dysfunction early on, the solution of using steroid spray and trying to manage it through home remedies in the end proved futile. I did have an appointment with a local ENT specialist who suggested my hearing was well above average but I knew there was something not right. In the few months prior to the procedure, the ear pressure was becoming unbearable and it was in danger of making me become reclusive. If you are reading this and have been diagnosed with this condition, you will know where I am coming from. After a lot of saving and a big dose of bravery for me, I got in touch with Mr Kelly and outlined the issues I have with my hearing. I had read a bit about the success rates of having a Eustachian Tube Dilation procedure but they were mainly American websites and I took the success rates with a pinch of salt. As I am up in Edinburgh and Mr Kelly is based in Leeds, I was only able to have a virtual consultation. Mr Kelly was very thorough in asking the history of my issues and then outlined the various options I had available. I did not hesitate to go with the Eustachian Tube Dilation procedure. The day on the procedure went like clockwork, I opted to have my procedure done at the Leeds Nuffield hospital and I cannot rate the staff highly enough. On the day of the procedure, Mr Kelly performed a hearing test with me and also told me I had a mild high tone inner ear hearing loss. He explained that my hearing would not be improved by his operation, nor would the itching which was likely due to an ear infection. My pressure symptoms should be improved as a result of the procedure and on that basis, we went ahead. In all honesty, this was a gamble and I knew it but I just had a feeling this procedure was going to make a huge difference. The procedure itself went very well, the worst part was the waiting. I experienced no pain or discomfort and Mr Kelly was on hand before and after to chat. Following the procedure, I was expecting to get instant results. There is very little information on the internet as to what to expect and in fairness, I should have asked. I did notice a slight improvement following the procedure but not the huge improvement I was expecting. At first I thought, perhaps my hearing is damaged. I also experienced mild nosebleeds and minor pain from below my ears. Fast forward 3 weeks, all pain has gone and my hearing is well and truly restored. I honestly cannot describe in words how nice it is to be able to listen to my favourite music, hear conversations when out for a meal and to be able to do my job properly. It is so much of a shock to the senses, I have to ask my other half to lower her voice! I really appreciate Mr Kelly's professionalism, honesty and skill in looking after me. I am very grateful to have been able to have had this procedure done and I would thoroughly recommend Mr Kelly if you require an ENT specialist. As for the procedure itself, it really is nothing to worry about and I cannot recommend it and Mr Kelly highly enough.
Very quickly got an appointment with Mr Kelly. During the appointment a concise but comprehensive assessment led to a diagnosis and treatment plan. Due to his assessment and thorough history taking on the road to recovery.
Mr Gerard Kelly was awarded the iWantGreatCare certificate of excellence in 2023 for delivering outstanding care.
Gerard Kelly is a Consultant ENT surgeon in Leeds, he specialises in otology, neuro-otology and sinus surgery and treats both adults and children. He works in Leeds General Infirmary in NHS practice. He qualified in 1990 and became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1994. He trained in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London and Manchester. He became a consultant ENT and skull base surgeon in 2001, in Leeds.
In private practice her works in the Spire Hospital, Leeds and The Leeds Nuffield Hospital. He sees only private patients in the private sector (whereas some consultants see both NHS and private patients in private hospitals). He is a member of the council of the British Society of Otology (BSO, part of ENTUK) and runs the BSO balance course.
He has an MD (Docorate of Medicine) and an MEd (Masters of Education degree) as well as his primary medical degree.
Short link to review Mr Gerard Kelly: http://iwgc.net/e3oa