About Us

A qualified and experienced team to handle any Thyroid Nodule or Neck Lump

Spire Southampton Hospital prides themselves on reaching the highest clinical excellence, with patient care at the heart of everything they do. The hospital combines the highest clinical excellence and expert care, with access to some of the latest facilities, treatments and diagnostic services. The state of the art facilities have an on-site multidisciplinary medical team supported by leading specialist consultants and a dedicated team of highly-trained compassionate professionals. 

 For Spire Southampton, it's more than just treating patients, it's about looking after people.

Learn more about our Ear, Nose and Throat Surgical Support Group

Mr Nimesh Patel
​ENT SUrgeon

Having trained in adult and paediatric general ENT surgery in the UK, Mr Nimesh Patel has undergone subspecialty training in the USA, Austrailia and UK.

He is pleased to care for patients with all kinds of ear, nose and throat problems, but Mr Patel has a special interest and expertise in; laser surgery, voice, snoring and sleep apnoea, head, neck and facial cancers, thyroid and salivary gland surgery and sinus surgery.

Dr Alex King
Consultant Radiologist

​​Dr Alex King is a Consultant Radiologist based in Southampton. Having completed his initial training in London and Australia he returned to the south coast to pursue  his career in Radiology. During this time he developed a keen interest and proficiency in image guided thermal ablation and now helps to provide one of the largest ablation practices in Europe. This particular interest, coupled with his expertise in thyroid ultrasound, make him ideally suited to develop percutaneous thyroid ablation in the UK.

Dr Liz Rutherford

Consultant Radiologist​ 

Dr Liz Rutherford qualified in London in 1995. She has worked as a Consultant Radiologist in Southampton for 10 years and has a broad range of general ultrasound and oncological imaging experience. Particular interests include gynaecological imaging, pelvic floor imaging and ultrasound of neck lumps and thyroid nodules. She plays an active role in the education of radiology trainees, particularly in ultrasound skills. Liz provides the ultrasound support to endocrinology and ENT one stop clinics and has extensive experience in thyroid lesion characterisation and intervention.

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