Mr Pavol Surda

Mr Pavol Surda

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

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4 specialists

8 years of experience
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.96
Bedside Manner
4.96
Explanation
4.94

Top feedback

“Dr Surda provided clear recommendations addressing not only the symptoms but the underlying cause resulting in a clear treatment plan. I was very satisfied with the care and advice he provided. “
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Subspecialties

  • Facial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • Slovak
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7279737
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    775 reviews

    120 Old Broad Street

    120 Old Broad Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2N 1AR
    8 reviews

    About

    For any emergency appointment, please do get in touch as we have the flexibility to accommodate you.

    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.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    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;

    • Nasal blockage 
    • Rhinitis 
    • Rhinology 
    • Snoring problems 
    • Sinusitis
    • Sleep-disordered breathing
    • Nasal deformities 
    • Tonsillitis
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    Medical procedures

    • Septoplasty
    • Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Adenoidectomy
    • Balloon Sinuplasty
    • Endoscopic Anterior Skull Base Surgery
    • Endoscopic Lacrimal (Tear Duct) Surgery
    • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
    • Functional Nasal Surgery
    • Grommet Insertion
    • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Laser Treatment for Nasal Blockage & Polyps
    • Removal of Tumors of the Ear and Skull Base
    • Stopping Nose Bleeds (Nasal Cautery)
    • Tonsillectomy
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    Special interests

    • Tonsillitis
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    • Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    • Broken Nose
    • Deviated Septum
    • Ear Infections
    • Ear Wax
    • Epistaxis (Nose Bleeding)
    • GORD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
    • Labyrinthitis
    • Nasal Blockage
    • Nasal Polyps
    • Noisy Breathing
    • Otitis Externa
    • Otitis Media (Glue Ear)
    • Rhinitis
    • Sinusitis
    • Smell Disorders
    • Snoring Problems
    • Swallowing Disorder (Dysphagia)
    • Tinnitus
    • Tonsil and Adenoid Infections
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    Education

    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

    ENT UK

    British Rhinologic Society

    European Rhinologic Society

    Czech Rhinologic Society

    Royal College of Surgeons of England 


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    Reviews

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Septoplasty
    9/54
    Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
    5/54
    Nasal blockage
    4/54
    Nasal and sinus disorder (sinusitis) treatment
    3/54
    Sinus Surgery
    3/54
    Deviated septum
    2/54
    Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    2/54
    Tonsillitis
    2/54
    Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever)
    1/54
    Audiology Test
    1/54
    Cysts
    1/54
    Endoscopic sinus surgery
    1/54
    Extreme ear pain
    1/54
    Functional nasal surgery
    1/54
    Hearing tests
    1/54
    Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    1/54
    Sinusitis
    1/54
    Strep Throat
    1/54
    anosmia
    1/54
    anosmia
    1/54
    fess on inverted papilloma
    1/54
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever) Septoplasty
    Dr Surda provided clear recommendations addressing not only the symptoms but the underlying cause resulting in a clear treatment plan. I was very satisfied with the care and advice he provided.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Septoplasty
    Very understanding and professional
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Septoplasty Sinus Surgery
    It’s like seeing the doctor from tv show HOUSE - Dr Surda is an excellent doctor
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Septoplasty
    Mr. Surda preformed two operations on my nose following a fall I suffered in December. The first was an adjustment, and the second was an open septorhinoplasty and scar revision. Each time he made feel totally at ease and assured. He explained the procedures in detail, and I always knew I was in good hands. He was excellent and carried out the procedures with great success. Under the current circumstances and uncertainties of Covid, I was very comfortable to be going through this process in the capable hands of Mr. Surda. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs an ENT specialist.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    Mr Pavol Surda was very professional. He listened carefully to the description of my conditions and provided excellent communication throughout my visit
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
    I reached out to Pavol for FESS after falling off the NHS waiting list. Pavol was helpful and insightful (and affable) from the moment I met him. He clearly explained the risks and was mindful from the beginning of the long-term outcome and my suitability. He took the initiative to get me back in the system at his own trouble and took the proper functioning of the system personally. The procedure itself was seamless from my perspective. It took longer than originally planned but Pavol explained his approach and judgements. Throughout the process, Pavol has been available to answer any questions, for which I am very grateful. One month on, the outcome of the procedure, after some initial worrisome days, has been an incredible success. I would say it has changed the character of my consciousness. I will trust Pavol as I endeavour to maintain my good health. Thank you Pavol.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) Audiology Test
    My visit at Mr Pavol Surda clinic was a very professional and was taken with full explanation of my hearing problems. Mr Pavol Surda after presented diagnosis stated plan what supposed to be done to have full and clear knowledge of my issues: audiology examination (already done) and MRI for which I'm still waiting.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Septoplasty Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    Very nice and professional septorhinoplasty that significantly eased my breathing! Pavol was also great at providing consultation and advice all along the way.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cysts
    I’d like to thank him very much of his dedicated care when I had problems with bleeding and always been so gentle
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nasal and sinus disorder (sinusitis) treatment
    Mr Surda was very professional, he explained everything clearly to me and I left the consultation feeling that he had done his utmost and felt reassured.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 4 doctors for:
    4

    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    Mr Raj Lakhani
    Mr Raj Lakhani
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    05-09-2019

    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.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For procedures: Sinus Surgery, Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Asit Arora
    Mr Asit Arora
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    29-06-2019

    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.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Head & Neck Tumours, Smell Disorders, Nasal Disease, Nasal Polyps
    For procedures: Nasal and Sinus Disorder (Sinusitis) Treatment, Sinus Surgery, Rhinoplasty (Nose Job), Balloon Sinuplasty, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Septoplasty, Minimally Invasive Balloon Sinuplasty, Removal of Tumors of the Ear and Skull Base
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Florian Bast
    Mr Florian Bast
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    30-06-2019

    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.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Smell Disorders, Nasal Disease, Nasal Polyps
    For procedures: Nasal and Sinus Disorder (Sinusitis) Treatment, Rhinoplasty (Nose Job), Balloon Sinuplasty, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Septoplasty, Minimally Invasive Balloon Sinuplasty
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Thomas Jacques
    Mr Thomas Jacques
    Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

    22-02-2021

    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.

    For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
    For conditions: Epistaxis (Nose Bleeding), Allergic Rhinitis (Hayfever), Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), Snoring Problems, Smell Disorders, Rhinitis, Broken Nose, Sinusitis, Nasal Polyps, Nasal Blockage, Deviated Septum, Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Sinus Surgery, Rhinoplasty (Nose Job), Septoplasty, Laser Treatment for Nasal Blockage & Polyps, Functional Nasal Surgery, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS), Balloon Sinuplasty, Adenoidectomy, Stopping Nose Bleeds (Nasal Cautery), Removal of Tumors of the Ear and Skull Base, Endoscopic Lacrimal (Tear Duct) Surgery, Endoscopic Anterior Skull Base Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague

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