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Last updated: 9 Jun 2020
Mr Ananth Vijendren is a Consultant ENT Surgeon with a sub-specialty interest in adult and paediatric ear-related diseases, balance and hearing reconstruction.
He qualified from the University of Southampton and undertook his foundation training in Basingstoke, where he first developed interest for ENT disorders. He was then recruited into postgraduate surgical and ENT training within the East of England after ranking amongst the top nationally. Since then, he has been privileged to work in renowned centres under the guidance of experts within the field. He was awarded the internationally prestigious Otology and Hearing Implant fellowship at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, where he gained further experience in complex ear, hearing reconstruction and cochlear implantation surgery before joining the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust in 2019. He is one of the few trainees in the country to have gained all competencies and finished his training 6 months ahead of schedule.
Mr Vijendren has a busy NHS practice. This is based at the Lister Hospital (Stevenage), New QE2 Hospital (Welwyn Garden City) and Hertford County Hospital (Hertford) where he sees and treats a variety of ear presentations including tympanic membrane perforations, cholesteatoma, hearing loss and balance disorders. He frequently undertakes tympanomastoid, middle ear and hearing reconstructive surgeries amongst other operations. He is also a core member of the regional Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire head and neck cancer multidisciplinary team where he works closely with expert colleagues to treat patients with benign and cancerous head and neck lumps.
In addition to his clinical work, Mr Vijendren is enthusiastic about advancements and research within the field of ENT. This has led him to complete a PhD focusing on occupational hazards affecting ENT surgeons and the resultant consequence on clinical performance. His academic passion has resulted in him publishing articles in journals and book chapters, many of which he has presented around the globe and won awards for. His keen interest in teaching and training the next generation of clinicians had led him to co-author and develop the www.entsho.com website, an online freely accessible ENT textbook for health professionals.
Mr Vijendren is often described as organised, efficient and a compassionate communicator. He firmly believes in practising evidence-based medicine, personalising it for every individual patient to deliver the best quality of care with the utmost respect for patient choice and satisfaction.
Areas of interest
Adult; Paediatrics; Otology; Hearing ; Balance ; Ear pain; Ear discharge; Wax removal; Tinnitus; Vertigo; BPPV; Menniere's disease; Eustachian tube dusfunction; Cholesteatoma; Glue ear; Grommets; Tympanoplasty; Mastoid surgery; Hearing implants; Stapes surgery; Nasal polyps; Chronic rhinosinusitis; Septoplasty; Sinus Surgery (FESS); Tonsillitis; Tonsillectomy; Neck lumps; Voice disorders; Thyroid disorders; Head and neck cancer; Throat disorders; Snoring; Obstructive sleep apnoea; Adenoidectomy
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Current NHS consultant posts held
East and North Herts NHS Trust
Otology; Hearing reconstruction; Balance; Ergonomics and work-related postures
In his spare time, Mr Vijendren enjoys spending time with his young family, cooking and travelling. He is an ardent sports fan and finds playing the guitar an excellent way to wind down at the end of the day.
Oral presentation prize at MSO-HNS 2019, Malaysia, June 2019
Ethicon Foundation Fund Travel Award, June 2019
Matthew Yung short paper prize, RSM, March 2019
Best Poster Prize, BACO, July 2018
Conchal Bowl Prize, Guys Hospital FRCS course, March 2018
BAETS /Thyroid, Head and Neck fellowship, Hamburg, January 2018
Research Poster Finalist at the Education and Training
Awards, October 2015
Laparoscopic VR simulator Award, October 2010
Best Surgical Audit, Basingstoke Hospital July 2010
Mr Vijendren has written and contributed to book chapters, published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is a journal reviewer for multiple high impact factor journals.
A list of some of his publications can be found at
Courses offered to GPs
Mr Vijendren regularly teaches GPs and GP trainees on common ENT disorders encountered in general practice. He also leads the team developing the www.ENT4GP.com website, free online ENT resource for GPs.
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2012
- Bachelor of Medicine University of Southampton 2009
- MRCS (ENT) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2012
- FRCS (ORL-HNS) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2018
- PhD University of Antwerp 2018
- Regional Otology and Hearing Implant Fellow Cambridge University Hospital Trusts 2019
Reference number 7042604
Details of entry to specialist register
- Otolaryngology, 2019
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Otology
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Medical Association
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