Consultant Profile

Dr S S Surenthiran

Name:
Dr S S Surenthiran MB.BS, FRCP, FRCS (Orl), MSc, DIC
Practising at:
Spire Alexandra Hospital and Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Specialties:
  • Audiological medicine
    Special clinical interests:

    Neuro-otology

    • Balance disorders
    • Hearing Loss
    • Tinnitus

    Dr Surenthiran specialises exclusively in the management of balance disorders (vertigo, unsteadiness, dizziness, and giddiness) of both inner ear and / or brain origin, hearing loss and tinnitus. He is known nationally and internationally for his expertise in the management of balance disorders in particular. He is on the European General Medical Council’s Specialist Register as a specialist accredited in the diagnosis and treatment of balance disorders, hearing loss and tinnitus. He is also an expert witness involved in medico-legal work and a medical hypnotherapist.

    Research interests:

    Dr Surenthiran's research interests include:

    • Treatment of balance disorders
    • Management of tinnitus
    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Neuro-otologist, Balance Centre, Neuroscience Unit, Medway NHS Trust, Medway Maritime Hospital

    Year of first medical qualification:
    1985
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
     
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0845 129 0003
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0845 129 0003
    Availability:
    Monday 1-5pm
     
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Dr Surenthiran qualified at King’s College Hospital Medical School, London and did most of his postgraduate training in London and in Manchester, where he was also a Lecturer at the University of Manchester. He is one of the UK’s leading specialists in the treatment of balance disorders and has a national and international reputation and referral base. His work has been featured on the BBC national and local news as well as on ITV and Channel 4 and in national and local newspapers.

    He set up the Balance Centre at Medway Maritime Hospital which is now widely recognised as a Centre of Excellence in the management of balance problems.

    With regard to balance disorders, a study of 50 patients he has seen has shown that, on average, they had been unwell for 44 months before they saw him and in that time had seen at least 2 other hospital specialists (about 5 times) and their GP an average of 8 times. However, these same patients were, on average, 70% better 9 months after their first visit to him.

    He also diagnoses, quantifies and is able to recommend the most appropriate treatment / management for hearing loss and tinnitus.

    Dr Surenthiran lectures regularly at national and international conferences and courses. He organises and runs the Vestibular Rehabilitation Course (Basic and Advanced Parts) and is on the Faculty of the Leicester Balance Course. His research interests include balance disorders and tinnitus.

    Personal profile:

    In his spare time Dr Surenthiran likes Martial arts, regular gym sessions and swimming.

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