Mr Pavol Surda

Mr Pavol Surda

Ear Nose & Throat Surgery

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3 specialists

8 years of experience
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Overall Rating

Overall
4.96
Bedside Manner
4.96
Explanation
4.94

Top feedback

“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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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
    375 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.

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    Medical procedures

    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;

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    Special interests

    • Nasal blockage 
    • Rhinitis 
    • Rhinology 
    • Snoring problems 
    • Sinusitis
    • Sleep-disordered breathing
    • Nasal deformities 
    • Tonsillitis
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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
    Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
    5/50
    Septoplasty
    5/50
    Nasal blockage
    4/50
    Nasal and sinus disorder (sinusitis) treatment
    3/50
    Deviated septum
    2/50
    Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
    2/50
    Sinus Surgery
    2/50
    Tonsillitis
    2/50
    Cysts
    1/50
    Endoscopic sinus surgery
    1/50
    Extreme ear pain
    1/50
    Functional nasal surgery
    1/50
    Hearing tests
    1/50
    Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
    1/50
    Sinusitis
    1/50
    Strep Throat
    1/50
    anosmia
    1/50
    anosmia
    1/50
    fess on inverted papilloma
    1/50
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    (5/5)
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    (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)
    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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    Overall
    (3/5)
    Explanation
    (3/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (3/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) Sinus Surgery Nasal and sinus disorder (sinusitis) treatment
    The doctor was nice and welcoming, very professional and helped me a lot. The only problem I had is that I haven’t been told about the hospital charge on the top of the doctors and endoscopy charges. I ended up paying £383 in the top of what I thought.. which is a lot! The only piece of advice is for next time they should all be more clear, especially the PA that didn’t mention the all thing when I booked.
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    Mr Pavol Surda

    I am very sorry that you feel that there was a miscommunication regarding charges. I will investigate the matter with the hospital team to see how we can improve the information that is given to patients. Yours sincerely, Pavol Surda

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nasal blockage
    My visit was done swiftly and professionally. On a personal note, Mr Surda is sincerely warm and friendly.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    anosmia
    Very caring and empathic specialist who responded immediately to my concerns and anxieties . It is great to be treated by someone so caring and at the forefront of research knowing you are getting the best evidence based medicine.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    anosmia
    Very caring and empathic and immediately responded to my concerns and anxiety . Very reassuring and knowledgeable . It’s great to be managed by someone who is at the forefront of research and to know you are getting the best evidence based medicine .
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I found Mr Surda to be extremely personable and very reassuring. He took the time to explain everything in detail to me and made me feel at ease through out my visits and procedure.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Truly professional! Thank you for all the advice and support in my case.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Functional nasal surgery
    Very pleased that my condition was taken seriously as it was affecting my day to day life. Excellent experience, very good explanation of what to expect, and very good care both during the procedure and after care. No issues at all. The procedure has been successful and will have a very positive affect on my daily experiences. Cannot recommend the service highly enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Warm and welcoming, Dr Surda offered detailed explanations to the diagnosis and took the time to answer all my questions.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Septoplasty Deviated septum Nasal blockage
    Having had septoplasty before, with a different surgeon, Pavol was extremely knowledgeable and answered all additional questions. He was personable and responsive to my unique case. I would recommend him to anyone; he put me at ease about my surgery before, during and now after.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
    I was seen by Mr Surda very quickly and my operation went very well to repair the damaged. Mr Surda clearly explained the procedure and was very reassuring. I always felt that he was concerned for my wellbeing and his follow up contact by phone and email was very much appreciated indeed.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Very helpful and friendly. Sorted out my issue very quickly and professionally.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Septoplasty Deviated septum
    Friendly and put me at ease throughout the whole process and successful surgery
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Hearing tests
    Mr Pavol Surda was very reassuring in his advice and analysis. He explained everything at a level of detail that was concise and understandable.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    I have been through 2 surgeries with Dr Surda. The first one I had over a year ago to remove large polyps. Before the surgery, I couldn’t breathe or smell anything for over a year and had a runny nose all the time. As I work in hospitality it means always with people it was extremely uncomfortable and embarrassing to have runny nose on the daily bases. Didn’t know what to do as nothing would help. When I get my appointment with Dr.Surda he explained that surgery is necessary in my case and booked me in for the operation in the next several months. On the day of the operation in Guys Hospital, I have been seen by Dr Surda and he calmed me down not to worry that all be good. He was very right. I have recovered in about 10 days after the operation and it was just incredible that I could breathe through the nose and my sense of smell starts slowly returning again. Now I can smell as normal. Must to mention that all staff in the hospital were extremely nice, professional and helpful on the day of my operation. Unfortunately, in about 10 months after the surgery, I noticed that one of my eyes is constantly wet and is relocated slightly to the side. When it started to get worse and I had a double vision on my right eye my GP send me to St Thomas Hospital to see an eye specialist. After some checks and scanner, they prescribed me antibiotic drops which wouldn’t make any difference. Then I decided to go to Moorfields Eye Hospital with the hope they would find what the problem is as they only specialise on the eyes. They couldn’t tell me what the problem was and send me back to St Thomas. On that point, my eye gets really bad. When I came to St Thomas Hospital second time another doctor seen me and send me for more scanners. When results came it was Mucositis in my sinuses and it took eye specialists over 3 months to discover it. They send me to ENT to see Dr Surda and with his golden hands, he did something incredible on the appointment so my eye went back to the normal but it was just a temporary fix and different type of surgery was booked for me. I have asked Dr Surda if he can do my operation sooner and before 3th of August as it was my wedding we won’t be able to do any pictures with state of my eye. Dr Surda found me space in 3 weeks before the wedding so I could recover from the operation. Before the operation I get infection in my sinuses and my eye gets very bad and very sore again. I went to the Guys Hospital and been told that Dr is doing surgery on that day and won’t be possible to see him. However he found time for me after the operation and fixed my eye again. What a pain relief it was, I couldn’t thank more do Dr Surda. On 10th of July I had my operation and all went very well again and I was ready for my wedding. My Eye is good as before again, I can see, I look normal and no more pain!!!After all what Dr Surda done for me he is my hero and I would like to keep in touch with him in the future as he changed my life twice when I suffered. I will never forget what he done and wish only the best to him and his family. He is the best example of a great Doctor.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 3 doctors for:
    3

    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 and 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

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