Dr James William Fairley
Hospital Information

Hospital: One Ashford Hospital

Tel: 01233 423 303

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James William Fairley


Consultant ENT Surgeon


Year Qualified



Clinical Interests

Otology (ears), Deafness, Hearing Loss, Ear infections, Discharging Ear, Ear Pressure, Ear Wax, Perforated ear drum, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Glue ear, Grommets, Tinnitus, Cholesteatoma, BAHA, Auditory Implants, Balance disorders, Dizziness, Vertigo, Rhinology (nasal disorders), Laser surgery, Nasal polyps, Blocked nose, Congestion, Allergic rhinitis, Allergies, Sinusitis, Deviated nasal septum, Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty / nose surgery, Sinus procedures, FESS, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Baloon Sinuplasty, Sore Throat, Lump in Throat, Swallowing problems, Snoring, Tonsils, Adenoids, Otoneurology, Mastoid disease


Specialising In

  • ENT
  • Otolaryngology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • ORL
  • Otology
  • Rhinology
  • Laryngology


Professional Profile

Mr James William Fairley is an established Consultant Ear Nose and Throat Specialist with over 30 years’ clinical experience.  In private medical practice since 1993, together with his wife Sylvia (a Nightingale nurse) their ENT Kent Partnership is highly rated by patients, parents and carers for providing an excellent clinical service, backed by a very efficient administration.


Mr James Fairley graduated from the University of London in 1978, with a BSc in Pharmacology.  He carried out drug development research in Sandoz, Basel, Switzerland and a Core Clinical Clerkship at Harvard University, before qualifying as a doctor from St Thomas’ in 1981, winning the Hadden Prize in Microbiology.


Following postgraduate medical and surgical training at St Thomas’, University College and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital in London, he gained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Otolaryngology) in 1988.  As Senior Registrar at the Sheffield Children’s and Royal Hallamshire Hospitals, he achieved his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in 1993 while working on his Master of Surgery thesis, based on the Nasal Research Clinic which he founded in 1990.  He also developed skills in complex middle ear surgery and Stapes surgery with a TWJ fellowship to the Causse Clinic, Beziers, France.


From 1993 – 2014 he worked as Consultant ENT Surgeon to East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust and since September 2014 he has been exclusively in private practice.


Mr James William Fairley offers diagnosis and assessment in all aspects of ENT/Head and Neck Surgery.


Children and Young People

Mr Fairley sees patients from birth for consultations.


Personal Profile

Married with three grown up children and five grandchildren


Patient Reviews

Please see reviews from patients on independent website i Want Great Care here


NHS Base

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust