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Last updated: 30 Apr 2020
- Head & neck oncology
Mr Neil De Zoysa is a Consultant Ear, Nose, Throat and Thyroid Surgeon who works in Poole, Bournemouth and Dorchester hospitals. In his undergraduate and postgraduate training, he has won a number of prestigious academic prizes.
He undertook specialist training at some of the most renowned hospitals in London and Australia where he developed a comprehensive range of specialist skills and expertise in the management of adult and children’s Ear, Nose and Throat conditions. His Practice represents a combination of up to date thinking with a versatile and precise surgical technique underpinned by a personable approach.
In his dedicated ENT Consulting Suite, he runs a weekly Ear Clinic for the management of hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and ear infections. This includes comprehensive hearing testing (including bone conduction and masking for an accurate and reliable result).
Mr De Zoysa’s international training has provided him with skills of minimal access or ‘keyhole’ techniques. This allows patients to experience less pain and enjoy a shorter recovery time with minimal blood loss. These include the use of endoscopes, lasers, microscopes and robotics.
He has a special interest and expertise in the management of patients complaining of nasal symptoms such as blockage and catarrh. He has also developed his skills the treatment of sinus disorders which includes diagnosis, medical treatment, and when needed, an ability to perform advanced sinus surgery.
As a qualified Head and Neck Surgeon Mr De Zoysa has significant experience in the early diagnosis and prevention of Head and Neck cancer, with a special interest in the throat and voice box where patients can present with change in their voice and a feeling of a lump in their throat. He has specialist skills in the management of thyroid and other neck conditions such as the salivary glands. He uses advanced energy devices to minimise blood loss and neuromonitoring to protect important nerves.
Mr De Zoysa has a comprehensive experience in children’s ENT which allows him to use specialist coblation surgery in selected cases for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy with less pain and bleeding than traditional methods. He can also use this technique to treat tonsil stones and snoring.
Areas of interest
Snoring; Sleep Apnea; Sinusitis; Nasal polyps; Perforated Ear Drum; Glue ear; Tonsillitis; Quinsy; Neck Abscess; Branchial Cyst; Thyroid; Head & Neck; Head & Neck Cancer; Thyroglossal cyst; Salivary surgery; Parotid; Submandibular gland; Keloid; Otoplasty; Pinnaplasty; Protruding ears; Blocked nose; Hoarse Voice; Laryngology, Voice; Tongue Tie
- Terri Kendall
- PA to Mr N De Zoysa Chestnuts Suite Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital 65 Lansdowne Road Bournemouth BH1 1RW
- 01202 310777
- 01202 318996
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Nigel White Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant ENT Head & Neck and Thyroid Surgeon
Poole Hospital NHS Trust
Dorchester County Hospital
Mr De Zoysa has written over 20 academic papers on nasal surgery, voice, cancer and sleep apnoea. He is now a reviewer for new research papers submitted to academic journals.
Having enjoyed excellent training, Mr De Zoysa is passionate about the development of upcoming surgeons and plays a crucial role in the career development of future surgical consultants. His skills as a trainer are well recognised and he is regularly invited to train other surgeons in operative technique at several international courses.
Mr De Zoysa has also been a charity volunteer in surgical outreach programmes, both for the rural aboriginal communities in the remote parts of Australia as well as in Sri Lanka following the tsunami.
In his spare time Mr De Zoysa, with his wife and children, enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Dorset countryside. He enjoys cycling, cricket, swimming, football and world cuisine - both cooking and eating!
Author of over 20 peer reviewed publications
Reviewer for 2 well known ENT research Journals
Courses offered to GPs
Im happy to speak to GPs and practice nurses on:
Snoring and sleep apnea
Dizziness and Vertigo
Head and Neck Cancer
- MB BS (hons) University College London 2006
- FRCS (Orl-HNS) Royal College of Surgeons 2015
- MSc (Dist) Imperial College London 2014
- BSc (hons) University College London 2003
- MRCS (Eng) Royal College of Surgeons 2008
- DOHNS (Eng) Royal College of Surgeons 2009
Reference number 6149131
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons
Ear Nose and Throat UK
British Medical Association
British Association of head and Neck Oncologists
British association of Paediatric Otolaryngologists
British association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
01202 310 777 During Office Hours
Out of Hours please contact ENT service via Poole Hospital