Mr Neil De Zoysa

Consultant ENT & Thyroid Surgeon

MB BS (Hons), BSc (Hons), MSc (Hons), DOHNS, MRCS, FRCS (ORL-HNS)

Year qualified:2006

Specialty

Personal profile

Mr Neil De Zoysa is a Consultant Ear, Nose, Throat and Thyroid Surgeon who works in Poole, Bournemouth and Dorchester hospitals. In his undergraduate and postgraduate training, he has won a number of prestigious academic prizes.

Training

He undertook specialist training at some of the most renowned hospitals in London and Australia where he developed a comprehensive range of specialist skills and expertise in the management of adult and children’s Ear, Nose and Throat conditions. His Practice represents a combination of up to date thinking with a versatile and precise surgical technique underpinned by a personable approach.

In his dedicated ENT Consulting Suite, he runs a weekly Ear Clinic for the management of hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and ear infections. This includes comprehensive hearing testing (including bone conduction and masking for an accurate and reliable result).

Mr De Zoysa’s international training has provided him with skills of minimal access or ‘keyhole’ techniques. This allows patients to experience less pain and enjoy a shorter recovery time with minimal blood loss. These include the use of endoscopes, lasers, microscopes and robotics.

He has a special interest and expertise in the management of patients complaining of nasal symptoms such as blockage and catarrh. He has also developed his skills the treatment of sinus disorders which includes diagnosis, medical treatment, and when needed, an ability to perform advanced sinus surgery.

As a qualified Head and Neck Surgeon Mr De Zoysa has significant experience in the early diagnosis and prevention of Head and Neck cancer, with a special interest in the throat and voice box where patients can present with change in their voice and a feeling of a lump in their throat. He has specialist skills in the management of thyroid and other neck conditions such as the salivary glands. He uses advanced energy devices to minimise blood loss and neuromonitoring to protect important nerves.

Mr De Zoysa has a comprehensive experience in children’s ENT which allows him to use specialist coblation surgery in selected cases for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy with less pain and bleeding than traditional methods. He can also use this technique to treat tonsil stones and snoring.

Research and Training

Having enjoyed excellent training, he is passionate about the development of upcoming surgeons and plays a crucial role in the career development of future surgical consultants. His skills as a trainer are well recognised and he is regularly invited to train other surgeons in operative technique at several international courses.

Mr De Zoysa has also written multiple academic papers on nasal surgery, voice, cancer and sleep apnoea. He is now a reviewer for new research papers submitted to academic journals.

Personal

Mr De Zoysa has also been a charity volunteer in surgical outreach programmes, both for the rural aboriginal communities in the remote parts of Australia as well as in Sri Lanka following the tsunami.

In his spare time Mr De Zoysa, with his wife and children, enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Dorset countryside. He enjoys cycling, cricket, swimming, football and world cuisine - both cooking and eating!

Professional Memberships

Training & Fellowships

  • Guys Hospital London
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane
  • St Georges Hospital London
  • Evelina Hospital for Children London
  • Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children
  • Castle Hill Hospital Yorkshire

Prizes

  • University College London - Merit in Final MB BS Exam
  • Imperial College London - Masters In surgical Technology with Distinction Imperial College London - Deans Prize for Thesis in Robotic Surgery
  • Royal College of Surgeons - Ethicon Surgical Award

Clinical Interests

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Lump in throat
  • Thyroid
  • Pharyngeal Pouch
  • Cricopharyngeal spasm
  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sinusitis
  • Blocked nose
  • Nasal polyps 
  • Sinusitis
  • Perforated Ear Drum
  • Glue ear
  • Hearing Loss
  • Tonsillitis
  • Quinsy
  • Neck Abscess
  • Branchial Cyst
  • Thyroglossal cyst
  • Salivary gland
  • Parotid
  • Submandibular gland
  • Head & Neck
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Neck Lumps
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Skin moles
  • Scar Revision
  • Keloid
  • Otoplasty
  • Pinnaplasty
  • Protruding ears
  • Blocked nose
  • Hoarse Voice
  • Laryngology, Voice
  • Tongue Tie

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