Mr Natarajan Balaji

Consultant Otolaryngologist


Professional Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • European Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (EAFPRS)
  • British Association of Otolaryngology- (Head and Neck Surgeons (ENT-UK)
  • Scottish Otolaryngological society
  • British Medical Laser Association

Clinical Interests

  • Traumatic and cosmetic reconstructive nasal surgery (rhinoplasty and tipplasty)
  • Endoscopic Sinus surgery for infection and polyps
  • Endoscopic and open sinus surgery for tumours
  • Snoring and sleep clinics
  • Ear correction (Pinnaplasty)
  • General adult ear, nose and throat conditions

Personal profile

Natarajan Balaji has been a Consultant Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon at Monklands University Hospital, NHS Lanarkshire in Scotland, UK, since 1998. Having been trained in London, Birmingham, and Glasgow, his specialist area of practice is in the diseases of nose and sinuses, including benign nasal polyps and malignant conditions and facial plastic surgery, including  functional rhinoplasty, rhinoplasty of aging and correction of traumatic structural rhinoplasty and reconstruction of facial skin defects following tumour excision. He has also got a referral practice in treating nasal valve obstructions requiring complex reconstructions. He has been European board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery since 2004.

Mr. Balaji has been an invited tutor in several national and international rhinoplasty and facial flap courses over the past 23 years. He has published extensively on various topics in facial surgery, including original articles. He has recently published a single author textbook on Nasal Tip Rhinoplasty, open surgical techniques – by Springer, dedicated only to nasal tip surgery.

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