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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.
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;
- Nasal blockage
- Snoring problems
- Sleep-disordered breathing
- Nasal deformities
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
British Rhinologic Society
European Rhinologic Society
Czech Rhinologic Society
Royal College of Surgeons of England
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.
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 .
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.
Truly professional! Thank you for all the advice and support in my case.
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.
Warm and welcoming, Dr Surda offered detailed explanations to the diagnosis and took the time to answer all my questions.
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.
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.
Very helpful and friendly. Sorted out my issue very quickly and professionally.
Friendly and put me at ease throughout the whole process and successful surgery
Mr Pavol Surda was very reassuring in his advice and analysis. He explained everything at a level of detail that was concise and understandable.
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.
Mr Surda has been very helpful through my whole process, informative and surgery went well. Nice hospital with good facilities.
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.
Positive attitude and good feedback
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.
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.
Excellent clinical knowledge, friendliness, surgical skills. Surgery was a success and I am very pleased. All the staff are very approachable.
I have a great experience with Mr Pavol Surda. Explained clearly everything about my throat condition and set up plans for the treatment. Thank you again. Pavol
Mr Surda is pleasant and professional. He explained everything in easy ways for me to understand well. Great doctor!!
Mr Surda was highly professional and informative. All of my needs have been met. He treated me with respect and dignity. I was informed of the unit in a professional manner.
Mr Surda is a professional, who cares about his patients. He is very informative and makes every effort to ensure that we understand all aspects of concerns we may have. Thank you
Mr Surda knew my case very well, he had obviously read my notes carefully. He LISTENED and didn't patronise me. Mr Surda understood that caring for/treating someone means you have to find solutions that fit with the patient's life.
Mr Surda is an amazing doctor who always takes her time to explain things fully and in a way I can understand, so I would highly recommend him.
Thorough and professional care. Prompt examination of potential serious condition. Absolutely top "service ".
The treatment I received was world class. From having investigations and consultations and then eventually surgery. Everything was spot on. Thank you Mr Surda!
Mr Surda was very polite, professional and helpful. Carried out the physical investigation with care, clean instructions and effective. Discusses information, answered questions and guided with thought.
Mr Surda is excellent and the only surgeon in country that can help me!
Mr Surda had an empathetic approach, very compasionate professional and actively listened to all of my concerns.
Mr Surda and his team were excellent. Kind, reassuring and professional.
I have been very pleased with Mr Surda and his colleagues and staff. I feel lucky and was placed under his care.
I would like to thank you and your team for all your kindness, help and care before after surgery. I really appreciated your advice when I was feeling anxious. Today is my first day back at work and recovery has been going well. Any patient would be so lucky to be under your care and espertise. I hope I get to attend one of your research seminars one day!
Very thorough and professional. Explained how to use the medication to achieve best results.
I was struggling with blocked nose for a long time. I could not wait due to the sleep problems and went private. Best thing I did. Excellent service and almost immediate relief from blockage and postnasal drip which I had been suffering for 2 years.
I was lucky to be treated under team of Mr Surda. Thank you
Very good experience with Mr Pavol.
I am grateful for excellent care before and after sinus surgery. The whole experience turned out to be smooth and easy thanks to Mr Surda and his incredible team. Highly recommended.
I would just like to say that I have made a very good recovery and my nose is healing up very well. It is an amazing feeling to be able to breath properly again now. I would like to thank you for your care and attention. l your staff and the staff in the unit were excellent and I could not have been looked after better. The same applies to the way my wife who waited all day for me in the waiting area was treated. Thank you again.
My experience of Mr Surda as my surgeon is a very positive one. He has shown great care and consideration in me and explained everything that would happen to me. I felt safe in his care and was treated like I was A VIP I would highly recommend him Many thanks Pavol.
Excellent experience with Pavol, a credit to our health service.
Mr Surda ‘s invaluable help and advice before and after surgery was extremely appreciated and I’m very greatful for his time. His surgical team (Mr Tornari) explained the surgery and answered any questions I had and made me feel comfortable and prepared before the procedure. Finally, Mr Surda’s nursing staff were very caring and friendly. I would like to thank Mr Surda and his team for their kindness, care and professionalism and would recommend the team to any ENT patient.
Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
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.
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.
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.