Mr Robert Hone

MBBS, BSc, MCH, FRCS

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Mr Robert Hone is a Consultant ENT Surgeon at One Ashford Hospital, specialising in voice (laryngology), swallowing disorders, thyroid surgery, paediatric ENT, rhinology, hearing loss and tinnitus.

Clinical Interests

  • Throat and voice disorder, including hoarseness, swallowing disorders, benign throat symptoms, cough, excessive sputum, tonsillitis, snoring and head and neck cancer.
  • Neck conditions, including thyroid and parathyroid disease and salivary gland disorders.
  • Paediatric ENT conditions, including tonsillitis, ear infection, nasal obstruction, hearing loss and enlarged adenoids.
  • Ear conditions, including hearing loss, wax, tinnitus, vertigo and balance disorders.
  • Nose conditions, including rhinitis, hayfever, nose bleeds, sinusitis, nasal polyps, nasal blockage, loss of smell and nasal discharge.

Year Qualified

2008

NHS Base

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust

Mr Robert Hone

MBBS, BSc, MCH, FRCS

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Professional Profile

Mr Robert Hone is a Consultant ENT Surgeon at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust and has approximately 10 years of surgical experience. He trained throughout South East England rotating through ENT units in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.  He undertook a prestigious nationally appointed advanced head and neck surgical oncology fellowship at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.  He completed his paediatric ENT training at Great Ormond St Hospital for children.

 

During training he completed a Masters of Surgery for which he attained a distinction as well as all necessary post graduate exams.  He qualified from Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas’ Hospital School of medicine in 2008 and completed an intercalated Bachelor of Science degree in physiology in 2005.  Mr Hone believes in the highest standard of care and places patients at the centre of the consultation and decision making process.  He takes time to listen and explore patients concerns and symptoms through a thorough history and examination.  His communication and surgical skills have consistently been highlighted as areas of excellence throughout the annual appraisals process.  The care he provides is of the highest standard.

Personal Profile

Mr Hone is married with two children. He is a keen sports fan having played to a high standard at school and university.

 

He also enjoys looking after a number of rescue animals he has re-homed.

Mr Robert Hone

MBBS, BSc, MCH, FRCS

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Reviews

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Here at One Ashford Hospital, we are always pleased to hear what our patients think of the service they have received.  Below is a snapshot of the some of the excellent feedback we have received for Mr Robert Hone

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Mr Hone was everything I look for in a doctor. He listened, and dealt with the problem in a very efficient manner. He put me at ease and gave time, which isn’t always available.

I took my son to see Mr Hone following a recommendation. My son came away saying ‘I wish all doctors spoke to me like that’ which was all I needed to hear to confirm we had seen the right doctor!

I found Mr Hone very easy to discuss my ailment with and he had a very relaxing manner as to finding the fault with my problem that has yet to be established later.

Mr Hone was very friendly and professional. He listened to my concerns and quickly diagnosed the problem and gave me the necessary treatment. I felt very comfortable with him as he has a very friendly manner.

Mr Robert Hone

MBBS, BSc, MCH, FRCS

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Mr Robert Hone

MBBS, BSc, MCH, FRCS

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Research & Publications

Mr Hone is a well-respected and recognised surgeon throughout ENT departments in the region.  He spent a year working for King’s College London as anatomy demonstrator where he still performs anatomy lectures every year as part of a bachelor of science degree programme.  He has set up local and regional teaching programmes, including compulsory anatomy training days for trainee surgeons within the Kent, Surrey and Sussex school of Surgery.  Furthermore he was the regional trainee academic and research representative throughout his training.

 

Mr Hone has presented his academic work at multiple national and international meetings.  He has numerous peer review publications including book chapters and papers from individual and collaborative work on hearing, thyroid and parathyroid disease, head and neck cancer, Meniere’s disease, surgical training and diseases of nose and sinuses. He continues to take an active role in research and is principle investigator in East Kent for the International Phase III Clinical Trial, PATHOS, which is subsequently leading to the foundation of a head and neck robotic programme for the Trust. His quality improvement and service development projects include a dozen audits and new departmental equipment for outpatients and theatre.

Mr Robert Hone

MBBS, BSc, MCH, FRCS

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Articles

Rhinosinusitis

Inflammation of the nose, nasal lining and sinuses is called rhinosinusitis. Rhinosinusitis is diagnosed when at least two symptoms are present. 

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Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid gland is found in the neck below the voice box and is shaped like a butterfly with a left and right side wrapping around the windpipe. It controls the body’s metabolism. Thyroid enlargement can occur due to general swelling or secondary to nodules (lumps), cysts or cancer.

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Mr Robert Hone

MBBS, BSc, MCH, FRCS

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Learn more on Mr Robert Hone, why he chose to become an ENT Surgeon and what he enjoys most about his job.

Mr Robert Hone, Consultant ENT Surgeon discusses Sinusitis, common causes, symptoms and available treatment options.

Mr Robert Hone, Consultant ENT Surgeon discusses thyroid disorders, common symptoms and available treatment options.

Mr Robert Hone, Consultant ENT Surgeon discussed tonsillectomy, typical disorders affecting the tonsils and when to consider surgery

Mr Robert Hone, Consultant ENT Surgeon at One Ashford Hospital in Kent
Hospital Information

Hospital: One Ashford Hospital

Tel: 01233 423 000

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