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Mr Pavol Surda
Mr Pavol Surda
Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Head & Neck Surgery
Facial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 7279737

LANGUAGES

english, czech, dutch, slovak

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
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Special Interests

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

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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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.
Patient seen for:Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
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29-09-2019
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Very helpful and friendly. Sorted out my issue very quickly and professionally.
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08-09-2019
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Friendly and put me at ease throughout the whole process and successful surgery
Patient seen for:SeptoplastyDeviated septum
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04-09-2019
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Mr Pavol Surda was very reassuring in his advice and analysis. He explained everything at a level of detail that was concise and understandable.
Patient seen for:Hearing tests
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04-09-2019
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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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27-08-2019
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Mr Surda has been very helpful through my whole process, informative and surgery went well. Nice hospital with good facilities.
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26-08-2019
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I had a very good initial consultation with Mr Surda and he took time to explain the surgery that I needed which I found reassuring and I was clear on what would take place. He also managed to get me operated on at London Bridge Hospital the day after the consultation which was ideal for me as I wanted to get my surgery completed as soon as possible. He was very supportive after the operation and provided details and a help sheet to enable me to understand how to look after myself and recover as quickly as possible.
Patient seen for:Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
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29-07-2019
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Positive attitude and good feedback
Patient seen for:Septoplasty
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24-07-2019
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I found Dr Surda to be an excellent doctor - he was understanding, listened carefully to my symptoms and made an efficient diagnosis. I can highly recommend his services as a doctor and am very grateful to him for seeing me at such short notice, but also with such professionalism and kindness.
Patient seen for:Extreme ear pain
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24-07-2019
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Everything was explained clearly by Mr Surda and I felt totally confident in his case. My nasal breathing has greatly improved. Efficient approach and pleasant environment.
Patient seen for:Nasal blockage
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22-07-2019
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Peer Recommendations

BY mr Florian Bast

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: Nasal disease, Nasal polyps, Smell disorders
For procedures: Balloon sinuplasty, Endoscopic sinus surgery, Nasal and sinus disorder (sinusitis) treatment, Minimally invasive balloon sinuplasty, Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)
Connection: Is a colleague

BY mr Asit Arora

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: Nasal disease, Nasal polyps, Smell disorders, Head and neck tumours
For procedures: Balloon sinuplasty, Endoscopic sinus surgery, Nasal and sinus disorder (sinusitis) treatment, Minimally invasive balloon sinuplasty, Septoplasty, Removal of Tumors of the Ear and Skull Base, Sinus Surgery, Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)
Connection: Is a colleague

BY mr Raj Lakhani

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 Reshaping)
Connection: Is a colleague

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