Mr San Sunkaraneni: Ear, nose and throat surgery

Mr San Sunkaraneni


Ear, nose and throat surgery


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Specialises in

  • Adult
  • Paediatric

About me

Mr San Sunkaraneni is a Fellowship-trained Consultant ENT surgeon, and was appointed to the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK in 2012.

He graduated from Guy's and St Thomas's Medical School, London. During his medical school training, he spent a year undertaking a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Anatomy, where his interest in the anatomy and surgery of the head and neck region began.

He underwent his general ENT training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and in the Wessex Deanery on the south coast of England. He was then selected from a highly competitive international field to spend a year undergoing Fellowship training at the renowned St Paul’s Sinus Centre, Vancouver, Canada.

During this year, he gained substantial experience in rhinology, particularly computer assisted sinus surgery (CASS) and endoscopic (keyhole) skull base surgery, including the removal of sinonasal and brain tumours through the nose.

He was awarded the 2010 Travelling Prize by the Royal Society of Medicine, and in the same year was awarded the Travelling Fellowship by the British Rhinological Society.

Mr Sunkaraneni has been recognised and accredited specialist status by the specialist advisory committee in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and the General Medical Council.

With research interests in nasal and sinus disease, Mr Sunkaraneni is a Principal Investigator involved in a national multi-centre NIHR funded research programme, looking at the causes of sinusitis and new treatments for it. He peer reviews research papers for scientific journals and has lectured at major conferences in the UK and North America.

Mr Sunkaraneni is the Course Director of the Guildford Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Course, which he set up in 2013. With an active interest in medical education, he also teaches on other surgical courses in the UK and overseas. He is an Educational and Clinical Supervisor for Foundation Year trainees and has been a National Selection interviewer for ENT higher specialist training.

Areas of interest

Allergies; Paediatric ENT; Rhinology (nasal disorders); Runny nose (vidian neurectomy); Blocked nose; Sinusitis; Sinus tumours; Nasal polyps; Orbital decompression; Broken nose; Rhinoplasty; Septoplasty; Turbinate reduction; Facial plastic surgery; Skin cancer; Rhinophyma; Face and neck vein treatment; Scar revision; Facial laser treatment; Sinus procedures incl. Endoscopic Sinus surgery; Snoring; Sleep apnoea; Nosebleeds (epistaxis); Sphenopalatine artery ligation; Dizziness; Epley manoeuvre; Glue Ear; Pinnaplasty (prominent ear correction); Hearing Loss; Vertigo; Ear infections; Grommets; Tinnitus; Ear wax (microsuction); Sore throat; Tonsillitis; Tonsil stones; Tonsillectomy; Adenoidectomy; Swallowing problems (dysphagia); Hoarseness; Voice problems; Laryngopharyngeal reflux; Tongue tie.

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Procedures completed

  • E2500

    Diagnostic nasolaryngopharyngoscopy +/- biopsy as sole procedure - (>50)


  • D0702

    Aural toilet (including microsuction and/or suction of exteriorised mastoid cavity) including bilateral - (5-50)


  • E2501

    Fibre optic examination of the pharynx +/- biopsy/removal of foreign body - (5-50)


  • E1780

    Diagnostic endoscopy of sinus and bilateral (as sole procedure) - (5-50)


  • E1432

    FESS: excision uncinate process and anterior ethmoid bulla, antrostomy/antral puncture, simple polypectomy and attention to turbinates (bilateral) - (5-50)


  • E1480

    Endoscopic exploration frontal sinus beyond frontoethmoid recess and bilateral - (5-50)


  • D1510

    Myringotomy and insertion of tube through tympanic membrane (and bilateral) - (5-50)


  • E0360

    Septoplasty of nose (including attention to turbinates) - (1-5)


  • F3440

    Tonsillectomy - adult (and bilateral) - (1-5)


  • E0330

    Biopsy of septum of nose - (1-5)


  • F0200

    Excision of lesion of lip - (1-5)

  • F3400

    Tonsillectomy - child (and bilateral) - (1-5)

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