Welcome to Kent ENT Partnership

Consultant ENT surgeons

Robert Hone and Ali Al-Lami are Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat specialists at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, One Ashford Hospital, KIMS Hospital, Maidstone, Sevenoaks Medical Centre and Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital. They have over 20 years of combined surgical experience and accept all ENT referrals.

About Kent ENT Partnership

Robert Hone

Robert Hone is a Consultant ENT surgeon working across Kent at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, One Ashford Hospital and KIMS Hospital (Maidstone). He has over 10 years surgical experience and trained throughout South East England in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Ali Al-lami

Ali Al-lami is a consultant ENT/Head and Neck surgeon based in Kent and the South East of England with over 10 years surgical experience.

Andriy Drypen

Andriy Drypen is an Audiologist with 16 years of experience in hearing and balance assessments and rehabilitation.

Hospital Sites

To view a full list of the hospital sites we work at, please click the map above, or button below.

Opening Hours


8.00 – 20.00


9:30 – 17:30


9:30 – 15:00

Services & Specialist Areas

hoarseness, swallowing disorders, benign throat symptoms, cough, excessive sputum, tonsillitis, snoring, throat clearing

thyroid & parathyroid disease, salivary gland disorders, head and neck cancer, neck lumps

tonsillitis, snoring, sleep apnoea, nasal obstruction, glue ear, ear infections, enlarged adenoids

hearing loss, wax, tinnitus, vertigo & balance disorders, glue ear, ear pain, skin cancer of the ear

rhinitis, hayfever, nose bleeds, sinusitis, nasal polyps, nasal blockage, loss of smell, nasal discharge, facial pain, skin cancer on the nose

Our Fees

Mr Robert Hone and Mr Al-lami are recognised providers for BUPA, Aviva, WPA, AXA PPP, Vitality, Cigna, Healix and Aetna.

Surgical Procedures

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Robert Hone And Ali Al-lami are both members of the British Association of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons and participate in the UK registry of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons National Database. Both are members of the East Kent thyroid multidisciplinary team meeting managing complex cases from across Kent. They have a weekly thyroid & parathyroid clinic and regularly see patients with thyroid cancer, enlargement (goitre), cysts, lumps & chronically high thyroid hormone levels (for example Graves’ Disease) and parathyroid problems.

Parotid and Salivary gland Surgery

Mr Hone and Mr Al-lami have a weekly head and neck clinic and are members of the East Kent head and neck multidisciplinary team meeting for complex cases and cancer. They see and treat patients with parotid and salivary gland conditions including salivary gland cancer, gland enlargement, inflammation, infections, dry mouth & throat, increased saliva and salivary gland stones.

Transoral throat and voice Surgery

Robert Hone and Ali Al-lami manage cancerous and non-cancerous conditions of the throat and voice box (larynx) in their clinics. They both perform advanced surgery through the mouth and complex airway surgery. Mr Hone was instrumental in the purchase of a new laser for surgery on the throat and voice box and is part of a team introducing head and neck robotic surgery to Kent. Conditions Mr Hone and Mr Al-lami see and treat includes hoarseness, tonsillitis, globus pharyngeus, indigestion/reflux, chronic cough, post nasal drip, sensation of something in the throat, throat tightness, sore throat, sleep apnoea & cancer of the throat & voice box. 

Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy and Grommets

Tonsillitis and sleep apnoea is a common condition in adults & children. Robert Hone and Ali Al-lami perform both traditional extracapsular and new coblation intracapsular tonsillectomy. Adenoidectomy is performed with suction diathermy for conditions such as snoring, sleep apnoea and  blocked nose but it can be done to help with glue ear, hearing problems and ear infections. They routinely inspect the adenoids during a Tonsillectomy or grommet insertion. A grommet is a small plastic tube inserted through the ear drum and is indicated for hearing loss with fluid behind the ear drum or ear infections.

Nasal and Sinus Surgery

Sinus surgery may be necessary for rhinosinutis, polyps, tumours, nasal blockage/discharge, recurrent sinusitis and occasionally, severe nose bleeds. It is performed using cameras up the nostrils to open the sinuses, help symptoms, medication distribution and clear the airways. The extent and type of sinus surgery depends on the severity and the type of condition being treated. Septal surgery is usually performed for a bend in the septum blocking the nose. This is usually following a nasal injury. Other nasal procedures include cautery for nose bleeds, buttons for holes (perforations) and cosmetic surgery.

Mr. Robert Hone

Mr. Ali Al-lami

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