Professor Bhik Kotecha

Mr Bhik KotechaTel: 020 7915 1313

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

Ear, nose and throat services (ENT), Snoring and sleep disorder clinic

Professional background

I graduated from Cardiff in 1984 and started my training in ENT in Manchester as an SHO and a Registrar. I  then moved to Sussex University to complete my M.Phil. thesis on Ototoxicity before joining Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital as a Senior Registrar. I was appointed as an ENT Consultant in 1995 and have helped in establishing the Sleep disorder Unit at RNTNEH. In 2004, we were awarded the Hospital Doctor Team of the Year award for Sleep Medicine.

I am an examiner for MRCS at Royal College of Surgeons of England and an assistan Editor for Journal of Laryngology and Otology.  Iam the immediate past president of the Sleep Medicine Section at the Royal Society of Medicine(2009-2011).

Research interests

My main research interest is in the field of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.


  • S Sharma, H Kanona, G Kumar, B Kotecha. Latest trends in the assessment and management of snoring and sleep apnoea, Journal of laryngology and otology, 2016, 130:482-489
  • J Virk, B Kotecha. Otorhinolaryngological aspects of sleep-related breathing disorders. J Thorac Dis, 2016;8(2):9-17
  • A Arora, K Chaidas, A. Amlani, A Darzi, B Kotecha, N Tolley. Outcome of TORS to tongue base and epiglottis with OSA intolerant of conventional treatment. Sleep Breath, 2015, DOI:10.1007/S11325-0154-1293-9
  • A Lovato, B Kotecha, A Vianello, L Giacomelli, A Staffieri, R Marchese-Ragona. Nasal and oral snoring endoscopy: novel and promising diagnostic tools in OSAS patients. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol, 2015, DOI: 10.1007/S00405-014-3473-9
  • T Nicoli, S Gupta, B Kotecha.  Radiofrequency thermotherapy in the treatment of tongue base lymphoid hyperplasia. The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 2015, DOI: 10.1017/S0022215115000225
  • C Tornari, G Wong, A Arora, B Kotecha. A unique complication of radiofrequency therapy to the tongue base. Int J Surj Case Rep. 2015; 8C:9-12.
  • H Kanona, S Sharma, B Kotecha. Pulse oximetry – a necessary Investigation? The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 2015
  • H Powell, N Watson, B Kotecha. Pilot study assessing the efficacy of a novel treatment for sleep-related breathing disorders in patients undergoing sleep nasendoscopy: our experience. Clinical Otolaryngology, 2014, 39; 190-191.
  •  J.Virk, B Kotecha. Sneezing during drug induced sedation endoscopy. Sleep Breath 2014, 18:451-52.
  • B Kotecha, A Hall. Role of surgery in adult obstructive sleep apnoea. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 2014, 18: 405-413.
  • J Virk, R Nouraei, B Kotecha. Multilevel radiofrequency ablation to the soft palate and tongue base: tips and pitfalls. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol, 2014, 271: 1809-1813.
  • V Veer, W-Y Yang, R Green, B Kotecha. Long-term safety and efficacy of radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing: a meta-analysis. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol, 2014, 271: 2863-2870.
  • J Virk, G Kumar, D Al-Okati, B Kotecha. Radiofrequency ablation in snoring surgery: local tissue effects and safety measures. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol, 2014, 271:3313-3318.
  • A De Vito, M Carrasco Llatas, A Vanni, M Bosi, A Campanini, N de Vries, E Hamans, B Kotecha, C Vicini. European position paper on drug induced sedation endoscopy (DISE).Sleep Breath, 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s1132501409896.

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