Mr Ramesh Gurunathan deals with all general ENT problems for both adults and children including benign and malignant head and neck diseases.
Mr Ramesh Gurunathan work as Consultant ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon at Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Craigavon Area Hospital, South Tyrone Hospital, Dungannon & Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry). He has special interest in Head & Neck and Thyroid Surgery and is a core member of Head & Neck MDT and Thyroid MDT at Belfast.
Mr Gurunathan has undergone an extensive specialist training in ENT and Head & Neck Surgery in Northern Ireland, England and India and was working as a substantive Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon at a tertiary care hospital in North of England before relocating to Northern Ireland. He deals with all general ENT problems for both adults and children including benign and malignant head and neck diseases.
He sees private patients at Kingsbridge Private Hospital, Belfast, Hillsborough Private Clinic, Northwest Independent Hospital, Ballykelly and South Tyrone Hospital, Dungannon.
Current NHS Posts
Consultant ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon at Southern Health and Social Care Trust (Craigavon Area Hospital, South Tyrone Hospital, Dungannon & Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry).
Kingsbridge Private Hospiatl, 801-815 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GX
Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 and Thursday 17:30 - 20:30
Hillsborough Private Clinic, 2 Main Street HILLSBOROUGH BT26 6AE
Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00
Northwest Independent Hospital, Churchill House Ballykelly LIMAVADY BT49 9HS
Saturday 10:00 - 12:00
South Tyrone Hospital, Dungannon
Tuesday 17:00 to 19:00 hours
I am proficient in English, Tamil and Hindi. I balance my time between my personal and professional life spending as much time as can with my kids and family.
FRCS ORL - HNS
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2009
FEB ORL - HNS
Fellowship of European Board of Head & Neck Surgeons 2012
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2005
Diploma of ORL and Head & Neck Surgery, RCS England 2005
Master of Surgery in Otolaryngology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India 2003
Diplomate National Board (ENT)
National Board of Examinations, India 2003
Madras Medical College (Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai) 1999
Interface Fellowship in Head & Neck Surgery
Freeman Hospital, Newcastle 2014
SPR training in ENT
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental training Agency 2013
ENT and Head & Neck - postgraduate training
PGIMER, Chandigarh 2003
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Southern Health & Social Care Trust 2016
Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon
County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust 2015
Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (James Cook University Hospital) 2015
Details of entry to specialist register -
Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 2015
Affiliations / memberships
General Medical Council (GMC)
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)
British Medical Association (BMA)
British Association of Head & Neck Oncology (BAHNO)
European Head and Neck Society (EHNS)
MDDUS (Defence Union)
Oxford Medical Publications Head, Neck and Dental Emergencies 2nd Edition 2018 - Chapter 5 -The Front of Neck
Oxford Medical Publications Head, Neck and Dental Emergencies 2nd Edition 2018 - Chapter 6 - The Ear
Oxford Medical Publications Head, Neck and Dental Emergencies 2nd Edition 2018 - Chapter 8 - The Throat
Gurunathan RK, Mccadden L, McBride G. Toxic Shock Syndrome following Septoplasty - Report of 2 cases and Literature Review Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg September 2013 vol. 149 no. 2 suppl P265 (abstract -doi: 10.1177/0194599813496044a372)
Gurunathan RK, McCadden L. Tc99m Sestamibi Scan in Parathyroid Surgery - Positive scan obviates routine intra-operative parathormone Monitoring. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2013 vol. 149 no. 2 P198 (abstract doi: 10.1177/0194599813496044a170)
Gurunathan RK, McBride G, McGahey D. Fine Needle Aspiration cytology of Thyroid Gland. A Cytology/Histology correlation study in Northern Ireland DGH. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2013 vol. 149 no. 2 P64-P65 (abstract doi: 10.1177/0194599813495815a95)
Gurunathan RK, Mccadden L, McBride G. Hypocalcaemia after Total and Completion Thyroidectomy - Analysis of 100 consecutive patients. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg; September 2013 vol. 149 no. 2 supp P175 (abstract doi: 10.1177/0194599813496044a100)
Nadig S, Gurunathan RK, Kaluskar SK. Nasal-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (NALT) in Nasal Obstruction. Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery 2009 141: P219-P220.
Chaganti S, Gurunathan RK, McNaboe EJ Solitary Extramedullary Plasmacytoma of the Thyroid Gland: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Internet Journal of Otolaryngology. 2008 1937-819X.
Gurunathan RK, Panda NK, Das A, Karuppiah S. Thyroid gland in carcinoma of the larynx and hypo pharynx: analysis of factors indicating thyroidectomy. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Jun;37(3):435-9.
Panda NK, Saravanan K, Purushotaman GP, Gurunathan RK. Localized amyloidosis masquerading as nasopharyngeal tumour: a review. Am J Otolaryngol. 2007; 28:208-11