Your Surgeon

Mr San Sunkaraneni is a Consultant Rhinologist/ENT surgeon who works at the Guildford Nuffield Hospital and Mount Alvernia Hospital. He provides both an out-patient and in-patient (surgery) service, as well as carrying out local anaesthetic ‘office’ procedures. He provides a regional service for Surrey, London, Sussex and Hampshire and also receives referrals from all over the UK.

He works full time in the NHS at the Royal Surrey County Hospital Guildford, United Kingdom, and carries out a fortnightly NHS outpatient clinic at Cranleigh Village Hospital. He is also an honorary consultant at Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals and previously Epsom General Hospital.

Mr Sunkaraneni is a UK trained Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon who graduated from the University of London. During his medical school training, he spent a year undertaking a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Anatomy, where his interest in the anatomy and surgery of the head and neck region began.

He underwent his general ENT training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and in the Wessex Deanery on the south coast of England.IMG_6421 - Version 4a

In recognition of his achievements, he was selected from a highly competitive international field to spend a year undergoing sub-specialty training at the renowned St Paul’s Sinus Centre, Vancouver, Canada.

During this year, he gained substantial experience in rhinology, particularly computer assisted sinus surgery (CASS) and endoscopic (keyhole) skull base surgery, including the removal of sinonasal and brain tumours.

He was awarded the 2010 Travelling Prize by the Royal Society of Medicine, and in the same year was awarded the Travelling Fellowship by the British Rhinological Society.

Mr Sunkaraneni has been recognised and accredited specialist status by the specialist advisory committee in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and the General Medical Council.

With research interests in nasal and sinus disease, Mr Sunkaraneni is Principal Investigator on a national multi-centre research programme looking at the causes of sinusitis and new treatments for it. He peer reviews research papers for scientific journals and has lectured at major conferences in the UK and North America. He has also been appointed as Visiting Senior Fellow at the University of Surrey.

Last updated 27/10/16


British Rhinological Society
American Rhinological Society
European Rhinological Society
British Medical Association


BSc(Hons) in Clinical Anatomy (1996)
MBBS (1999)
MRCS(Eng) (2003)
DOHNS (2003)
LLM (Medical Law and Ethics) (2009)
FRCS(ORL-HNS) (2009)