Isabelle Nibelle

Assistant Professor Dr. Isabelle Viala-Nibelle is a French Board-Certified and UK GMC registered ENT and Head and Neck Consultant Surgeon with over 20 years of experience in her field. Following her graduation, she did her fellowship in France in Strasbourg. After 10 years of practice in France, she moved to the UAE in 2011. In France, she implemented the newborn hearing screening in her hospital, had a special interest in hearing loss in children (assessment and care), and was the referee for Paediatric ENT. She also developed a swallowing clinic with fiber optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing, set up a sleep apnoea clinic with sleep endoscopy, led the tracheostomy team care, and has been involved in the tinnitus clinic. Her special interest is in pediatrics: hearing disorders, speech delay, breathing disorders, recurrent upper respiratory tract infection/tonsillitis, chronic childhood diseases, vertigo, prominent ear. She uses the coblation technique for oropharyngolaryngeal procedures.

Spoken Languages : English, French
Types of Physician : Full-time
DHA License : Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon
Branches : American Hospital Dubai


  • DES Otolaryngology, Strasbourg, France,
  • DESC Head and Neck Surgery, Strasbourg, France,
  • DU Microsurgery, Nancy, France,
  • DU Pediatric Audio phonology, Paris, France,
  • DIU Rhinology, Paris, France,
  • DU ENT Oncology, Lyon, France,

Professional Associations:

  • French Medical Council
  • French Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • ENT UK

Professional Experience:

  • ENT Consultant, Tawam Hospital, UAE,
  • ENT Consultant, HOD- D/HOD, Al Ain Hospital, UAE,
  • ENT Consultant, HOD, Annecy Genevois Hospital, France,
  • A/ENT Consultant, Groupe Hospitalier Le Havre, France,
  • Senior Registrar, Strasbourg University Hospital, France,
  • Senior Registrar, Colmar Louis-Pasteur Hospital, France,

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered:

  • Ear, nose, throat, neck pediatric illness
  • Speech delay, hearing loss
  • Vertigo, tinnitus
  • Snoring, sleep apnoea
  • Dysphonia, swallowing disorders
  • Coblation technique for oropharyngolaryngeal procedures (adenoids, tonsils, vocal cord, Snoring, sleep apnoea)
  • Septoplasty, turbinate surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (maxillary sinus, anterior ethmoid)
  • Head and Neck surgery, lump removal, neck dissection
  • Micro laryngoscopy diagnostic and therapeutic
  • Myringotomy, grommet/ear tube, myringoplasty
  • Otoplasty/ Prominent ear correction
  • Facial skin lesion, laser treatment of hypertrophic ear scar