Welcome to Kent ENT Partnership

Leading Consultant ENT Surgeons Providing Outstanding Specialist Care

Robert Hone, Ali Al-Lami and Codruta Neumann are Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat specialists. They offer an exceptional standard of patient care across Kent and are extremely experienced in the diagnosis and management of ENT conditions. Referrals are accepted for both adults and children. Call 01622 232880 for further information.

About Kent ENT Partnership

Robert Hone

Robert Hone is a Consultant ENT surgeon working across Kent at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust in Ashford & Canterbury, One Ashford Hospital and KIMS Hospital (Maidstone). He has vast ENT experience, has outstanding surgical & communication skills and is one of the most prominent ENT surgeons in the region.

Ali Al-lami

Ali Al-lami is a consultant ENT/Head and Neck surgeon based in Kent and the South East of England with extensive surgical experience working in KIMS Hospital (Maidstone), One Ashford Hospital, Sevenoaks Medical Centre and Spire Tunbridge Wells. He is at the forefront of regional service changes, provides exceptional quality care and is one of the most renowned ENT surgeons in Kent.

Codruta Neumann

Codruta Neumann is an internationally respected ENT Consultant with a specialist interest in Otology and Paediatric ENT based in Kent. She is based in Canterbury and Ashford as part of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust and works privately at One Ashford Hospital and The Chaucer Hospital, Canterbury. She associated with Kent ENT Partnership in 2023.

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.

Clinic Availability

One Ashford Hospital –
Monday, Tuesday, Friday

KIMS Hospital –
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Sevenoaks Medical Centre – Wednesday and Friday

Spire Tunbridge Wells –

The Chaucer Hospital –

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 and parathyroid clinic and regularly see patients with thyroid cancer, thyroid enlargement (goitre), cysts, lumps and 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 and 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 include voice hoarseness, tonsillitis, globus pharyngeus, indigestion/reflux, chronic cough, post nasal drip, sensation of something in the throat, throat tightness, sore throat, sleep apnoea and cancer of the throat and voice box. 

Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy and Grommets

Tonsillitis and sleep apnoea is a common condition in adults and 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.

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Mr. Ali Al-lami

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