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Mr Pavol Surda is a Consultant ENT Surgeon based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals as well as holding practising privileges at London Bridge Hospital. Mr Surda covers the whole breadth of rhinology with a specific focus on the management of snoring, sleep-disordered breathing, nasal deformities, advanced sinus surgery and skull base surgery. He has postgraduate training covering all aspects of ENT surgery that took place in the UK, Czech Republic and the Netherlands. As a result of his training, Mr Surda has a wealth of international experience and is fluent in English, Slovak, Czech and Dutch. After finishing speciality training, he undertook a year-long fellowship in rhinology & facial plastics at St George’s University Hospital, London under Mr Abbad Toma and Mr Mehmet Manisali. Following his fellowship, he gained further experience in anterior skull base surgery through a fellowship at the Academic Medical Centre University Hospital in Amsterdam under Prof. Wytske Fokkens.
Mr Surda’s professional interests align with research and education. To this end, he is a co-author of SurgTech (offering crowdsourced surgical training videos), a regular faculty member on various instructional courses and he has presented at multiple international conferences. Mr Surda sits on the executive board of the European Rhinologic Society and is frequently the responsible officer for research programmes at major international congresses. His PhD research is primarily focussed on “rhinitis in athletes” and he has written or co-authored 34 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 5 book chapters (https://goo.gl/VDbyMC). Mr Surda has been awarded several academic prizes for his research, including the European Rhinologic Society travel grant and Ilorin Award of Excellence.
Mr Surda’s background as a former professional triathlete has instilled a passion for perfectionism and has taught him the principle of fair play. Both of these attributes were reflected in the Fair Play prize awarded by the Olympic Committee.
Sinus infection; Sinus headache; Post nasal drip; Nasal polyps; Hay fever and allergy; Blocked, runny and stuffy nose; Septoplasty; Deviated septum; Rhinitis; Nasal congestion; Tonsillitis; Tonsil stones; Throat infection; Sore throat; Dysphagia; Pharyngitis; Quinsy; Nose bleeds; Broken nose; Snoring; Sleep apnea; Ringing in ears; Tinnitus; Earache; Ear
infection; Vertigo and dizziness;
Primary Medical Qualification
Licence to practise Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2009
PhD - Rhinitis in Athletes, Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (ongoing)
Specialist Register entry date
Czech Board Certification as Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (UK CCT equivalent) in 2015
General Medical Council as a specialist for Otolaryngology 2015
Professional medical specialist societies
British Rhinologic Society
European Rhinologic Society
Czech Rhinologic Society
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
Pavol is a highly skilled surgeon who is considered in his approach to managing nasal and sinus issues. He has always been an impeccable colleague who works to the highest standards. Pavol has an excellent bedside manner I would recommend him without reservation.
Mr Surda is an extremely talented, dynamic ENT specialist with an international profile in his subspecialist field of Rhinology, minimal invasive skull base surgery and endoscopic sinus surgery. His excellent feedback bears testament to the absolute commitment and dedication with which he treats patients. He is an innovator of minimal access ENT surgery and a keen educator. He has an active research program and extensive clinical experience in the field of ENT.
Pavol is a colleague of mine at Guy´s Hospital. He is a brilliant surgeon and highly experienced in nasal and sinunasal surgery including sinunasal malignancies and skull base surgery. Highly recommended.
Pavol Surda is an expert and highly specialised rhinologist, and an authority on sinus disease with a great academic background. Very supportive of his patients.