Mr Sanjay Verma


MB BChir, MA, FRCS (ORL-HNS), PhD (Cantab)

GMC number: 4624093

Practising since: 1998


ENT (Otolaryngology)

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Mr Sanjay Verma is an experienced Consultant ENT/ Head & Neck surgeon who has developed his knowledge and surgical skills over two decades of specialist practise in centres of excellence at home and abroad. He undertook his medical training at the University of Cambridge, where he graduated with distinction. After a period of specialist ENT training in the Cambridge region, he was awarded the coveted Thomas Wickham-Jones ENT fellowship to Toronto General Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

It was here that he gained the latest knowledge and skills in the management of adult Ear, Nose and Balance disorders, as well as children’s ENT problems. In 2012 Mr Verma was invited to the renowned Causse clinic in Beziers, France, where he gained experience in laser ear and hearing surgery, as well as cosmetic surgery for bat ears in children.

Mr Verma also subspecialises in Nose and Sinus surgery. He has developed an interest in endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and was the first to perform Balloon Sinuplasty at the Nuffield Leeds Hospital. He regularly manages nasal and sinus conditions, performing surgery to ease nasal blockage, improve breathing and help snoring. Mr Verma also regularly sees patients with Neck lumps, Voice and Swallowing problems, and is able to perform flexible nasoendoscopy in clinic to visualise the throat.

Since 2009 Mr Verma has been appointed as an ENT consultant to Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, where he has a dedicated Adult and Paediatric ENT practise. He has been instrumental in introducing laser ear surgery, implantable hearing devices and coblation tonsillectomy, and has set up the joint ENT/Neurology balance clinic and Implantable hearing device multidisciplinary clinic at the Leeds General Infirmary. He is also Clinical Lead for the Lateral Skull Base (Acoustic neuroma) ENT service.

He is committed to training the next generation of surgeons. He has been the appointed Royal College of Surgeons Tutor for Leeds, overseeing the delivery and standards of surgical training throughout the Trust. Presently, he is Educational Lead for the Head and Neck Directorate and sits on the ENT UK Committee for Global Health.

Mr Verma has led on the development of balloon tuboplasty for Eustachian tube dysfunction in Yorkshire, and is able to offer this innovative treatment to his patients at the Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital.

Mr Verma also offers a tongue tie clinic, find out more.

Mr Sanjay Verma specialises in the following treatments, tests and scans at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital:

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Special interests

  • Nasal obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Voice & Swallowing problems
  • Throat disorders including globus sensation
  • Reflux disease affecting the throat
  • Tonsillitis
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Dizziness and Balance problems

Other interests

  • General adult and paediatric ENT
  • Bat Ears
  • Tongue tie surgery
  • Nasal and Sinus Tumours
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology

Personal interests

Mr Verma is married with two sons and lives in north Leeds. He is widely travelled and participates in Rural ENT Camps for the Thai Red Cross. He is also a committee member of the Yorkshire Indian Society and helps raise funds for charities in the UK and India. Schooled at King Edward’s, Birmingham, Mr Verma retains a perhaps misguided passion for the fortunes of Aston Villa football club.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Sanjay Verma at Nuffield Health

  • Turbinectomy
  • Ear pinning cosmetic surgery (Pinnaplasty)
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Head and neck oncology
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Deviated septum (Septoplasty)
  • Ear drum repair (Myringoplasty)
  • Antral washout
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Palatoplasty
  • Frenotomy
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Larynx diagnostic endoscopy (or laryngoscopy)
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Mastoid surgery
  • Otoplasty (ear correction / ear repositioning)
  • Microsuction earwax removal
  • Submandibular gland removal
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Tonsil removal (tonsillectomy) using COBLATION™ Plasma Technology
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Grommet insertion
  • Nasal polypectomy
  • Middle ear surgery

Locations Mr Sanjay Verma works with

Related experience


Mr Verma is one of only a few ENT Consultants to have been awarded a PhD doctorate research degree from the University of Cambridge. He has published numerous academic papers in peer-reviewed world literature and is regularly invited to lecture and teach at a range of national and international venues. His present research interests include new and innovative treatments for sinusitis, hearing loss and dizziness, as well as the techniques to minimise discomfort and hasten recovery after procedures such as tonsillectomy.


  • ENT UK
  • British Society of Otology
  • North of England Otolaryngology Society
  • British Rhinology Society
  • British Skull Base Society
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (England)
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine
  • ENT UK Humanitarian Activities Committee

Other posts held

  • Consultant ENT / Head & Neck Surgeon, Leeds General Infirmary
  • Lead Clinician for ENT Skull Base Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds
  • ENT UK Global Activity Committee

Insurers Mr Sanjay Verma works with

Mr Sanjay Verma works with the following private medical insurance providers:

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


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

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

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