Mr San Sunkaraneni



GMC number: 4639040

Practising since: 1999


ENT (Otolaryngology), Paediatrics

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Mr San Sunkaraneni is a Consultant Rhinologist, adult and paediatric ENT surgeon who works at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK and provides a regional service for Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. He carries out a weekly outpatient clinic at Cranleigh Village 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 Bachelors 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 Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge and in the Wessex Deanery on the south coast of England.

As a result of the 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 the skull base, including the endoscopic removal of brain tumours through the nose (keyhole surgery), under the tutelage of Dr Amin Javer.

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.

Open Septorhinoplasty procedure – click the link to view a short film about a recent patient journey and outcome

Special interests

All Rhinology.

Other interests

Allergies; Paediatric ENT; Rhinology (nasal disorders); Runny nose (vidian neurectomy); Blocked nose; Sinusitis; Sinus tumours; Nasal polyps; Orbital decompression; Broken nose; Rhinoplasty; Septoplasty; Turbinate reduction; Facial plastic surgery; Skin cancer; Rhinophyma; Face and neck vein treatment; Scar revision; Sinus procedures incl. Endoscopic Sinus surgery; Snoring; Sleep apnoea; Nosebleeds (epistaxis); Sphenopalatine artery ligation; Dizziness; Epley manoeuvre; Glue Ear; Hearing Loss; Ear infections; Grommets; Tinnitus; Ear wax (microsuction); Sore throat; Tonsillitis; Tonsil stones; Tonsillectomy; Adenoidectomy; Swallowing problems (dysphagia); Hoarseness; Voice problems; Laryngopharyngeal reflux; Tongue tie.

Personal interests

Mr Sunkaraneni is married, and enjoys playing golf and tennis. He is a keen skier and motorcyclist!

Treatments and tests offered by Mr San Sunkaraneni at Nuffield Health

  • Turbinectomy
  • Rhinoplasty (or nose reshaping)
  • Deviated septum (Septoplasty)
  • Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Grommet insertion
  • Excision of skin lesion

Locations Mr San Sunkaraneni works with

Related experience


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 NIHR trials. He is also Associate Editor or The Otorhinolaryngologist journal. He peer reviews research papers for scientific journals and has lectured at major conferences in the UK and North America.


  • ENT UK
  • British Rhinological Society
  • American Rhinological Society
  • European Rhinological Society
  • British Medical Association

Other posts held

  • Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford

Insurers Mr San Sunkaraneni works with

Mr San Sunkaraneni works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Medical Care Direct
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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