Mr Neil De Zoysa



GMC number: 6149131

Practising since: 2006


ENT (Otolaryngology)

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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.

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.  Mr De Zoysa was trained in London at Guys and St Georges hospital, as well as the Evelina Children’s hospital.

He has undertaken International Fellowship level training in Head & Neck and Skull Base surgery including the prestigious Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane Australia. 

Neil has a special interest in the treatment of Thyroid cancer as well as all other cancers in the head and neck in both adults and children.

He has also undertaken advanced fellowship training in Plastic & Reconstructive surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at Castle Hill Hospital in Yorkshire. This has allowed him to learn techniques employed other allied specialities and tailor them to his patients in ENT.

He completed his undergraduate medical education at UCL where he was awarded a Honours in his Final MB Medicine examination.

Neil then went onto complete a Master’s degree at Imperial College London here he was awarded a Distinction and the Deans prize for his work in surgical Technology and Robotics. 

Special interests

Ear infections; Snoring; Sleep Apnea; Nose bleeds; Sinusitis; Nasal polyps; Perforated Ear Drum; Glue ear; Tonsillitis; Quinsy; Neck Abscess; Branchial Cyst;  Thyroid; Head & Neck; Head & Neck Cancer; Thyroglossal cyst; Salivary surgery; Parotid; Submandibular gland; Blocked nose; Hoarse Voice; Laryngology, Voice; Tongue Tie, Pharyngeal Pouch.

Other interests

Mr De Zoysa has an active interest in the training of surgical trainees and plays an active role in the career development of future consultants.  He has organised several courses and is invited a faculty to train surgeons both in the UK and abroad.

Personal interests

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!

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Neil De Zoysa at Nuffield Health

  • Thyroidectomy
  • Head and neck oncology
  • Allergy testing
  • Antral washout
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Mastoid surgery
  • Microsuction earwax removal
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Middle ear surgery
  • Polypectomy
  • Ear pinning cosmetic surgery (Pinnaplasty)
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Deviated septum (Septoplasty)
  • Ear drum repair (Myringoplasty)
  • Parotid gland removal (parotidectomy)
  • Palatoplasty
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Frenotomy
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Larynx diagnostic endoscopy (or laryngoscopy)
  • Submandibular gland removal
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Grommet insertion
  • Craniofacial reconstruction

Locations Mr Neil De Zoysa works with

Related experience


Having enjoyed excellent training, Mr De Zoysa 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, surgical robotics, cancer and sleep apnoea.  He is now a reviewer for new reserch papers submitted to academic journals.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Medical Association
  • British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists
  • British association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
  • British association of Paediatric Otolaryngologists
  • British association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons

Other posts held

  • ENT Consultant in Poole & Dorset County Hospital

Insurers Mr Neil De Zoysa works with

Mr Neil De Zoysa works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Health-on-Line
  • InterGlobal
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Medical Care Direct
  • SecureHealth
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • PHC


Mr Neil De Zoysa does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Neil De Zoysa does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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