Mr Atul Kusanale



GMC number: 6147232


Oral and Maxillo-facial surgery

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Mr Kusanale has a dental postgraduate degree and graduated in Medicine from St. George's University. He completed his basic surgical training in the South West London and Thames rotation and his higher surgical training on the south coast rotation in 2014. He has since completed fellowships in Temperomandibular Joint surgery in Vienna with Professor G Undt and in Orthognathic surgery in South Africa with Professor Renyeke. He undertook Sialendoscopy training in Geneva for salivary gland disease. Mr Kusanale was ranked first in the national selection for the Head and Neck Interface fellowship and as a result gained experience in ENT and plastic surgery. He completed his training in Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow, arguably the busiest unit in the country for head and neck cancer and facial reconstruction.

Mr Kusanale is a Consultant Head, Neck and Reconstructive Surgeon within the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department in Poole Hospital Foundation Trust. He is registered as a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon and is currently the Site Specific Group Lead for head and neck cancer in Dorset and leads the sentinel lymph node service for Dorset in head and neck cancer.

Special interests

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Skin cancer including Melanoma surgery, Oral cancer, Neck Lumps, Salivary gland disease and lumps, Sialendoscopy, Facial Cosmetic Surgery including eyelid surgery and brow lifts and Rhinoplasty, facial trauma, dental implants and Bone grafting, TMJ and facial pain, White patches in the oral cavity, Laser surgery for vascular lesions.

Other interests

Wisdom teeth and retained roots removal, facial nerve damage, fat grafting and liposuction, Ear reconstruction and pinnaplasty, Lingual and inferior dental nerve damage surgery, Removal of dental cysts, Apicoectomy of teeth, Free flaps for cancer surgery, Chin surgery.

Personal interests

Mr Kusanale does charity work i nAfrica and Asia and is passionate about wildlife conservation.

Languages spoken

English, Marathi

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Atul Kusanale at Nuffield Health

  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial resurfacing
  • Removing wisdom teeth
  • Head and neck oncology
  • Antral washout
  • Parotid gland removal (parotidectomy)
  • Facial surgery
  • Chin reshaping (Genioplasty)
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Maxillofacial / oral surgery
  • Frenotomy
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Reshaping)
  • Bone Graft
  • Dermal fillers
  • Fat transfer
  • Neck lift
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Otoplasty (ear correction / ear repositioning)
  • Dental implants
  • Submandibular gland removal
  • Tooth Removal (Extraction)
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Craniofacial reconstruction
  • Brow lift

Locations Mr Atul Kusanale works with

Related experience


Mr Kusanale has experience as a lecturer at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He continues to pursue teaching higher surgical trainees in Maxillofacial surgery, as well as undergraduate medical students. He is currently an Assistant Professor for St. George's University School of Medicine.

Mr Kusanale is a faculty member for the head and neck reconstruction cadaveric course at the Royal College of Edinburgh. He has successfully conducted training workshops for facial reconstructive surgery and head and neck cancer in India for the last 5 years and facilitated collaborative work in South Asia.

Mr Kusanale has presented at regional, national and international conferences and published in national and international peer-reviewed journals. His research interest is in head and neck cancer and is currently researching molecular cancer biomarkers.


  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Member of British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member of British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists
  • Member of International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member of AOCMF
  • Member of European Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member of Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member of Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons

Other posts held

  • University Hospitals Dorset, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial/ Head, Neck and Reconstructive Surgeon

Insurers Mr Atul Kusanale works with

Mr Atul Kusanale works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Global
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • CS Healthcare
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Healix
  • Police Mutual
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


Mr Atul Kusanale does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Atul Kusanale does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Atul Kusanale does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.