Professor Rahul Kanegaonkar

ENT Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Alexandra Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Rahul Kanegaonkar at Spire include:

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Professional profile

I studied medicine at University College London, completed an Intercalated BSc in anatomy in 1992, and graduated in medicine in 1995. While at University College London I was awarded both the Maurice Elton prize in oncology and the FMR Walshe prize in neurology. I completed my Basic Surgical Training at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in London and was awarded membership to the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1999.

Having decided on a career in ear, nose and throat surgery, I completed the diploma in laryngology and otology in 2000 and secured a higher surgical training post on the South Thames Rotation. As part of my training I also spent a year as a Fellow at the National Hospital of Neurology and Neursurgery in London. I was awarded the FRCS in otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery in 2006 and was awarded the certificate of surgical training in 2007.

During my training I developed a keen interest in the diagnosis and treatment of dizziness and vertigo. I was a consultant ENT surgeon at Medway Maritime Hospital where I initiated a 'One-Stop' balance service. I was also a consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals where my primary role was as a consultant on the Multidisciplinary Balance Team. This balance clinic was featured on the 24 August 2010 edition of 'BBC Radio 4s Case Notes' programme, describing the latest diagnosis and treatment of dizziness and balance problems. Treatments available for patients with vertigo and balance disorders were also discussed, including those for Meniere's disease: (

I was also interviewed for the BBC News 24 feature on the commonest cause of vertigo, benign, paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). This was broadcast in January 2011: (

More recently, I was interviewed for SAGA magazine and Reader's Digest. In recent years, I have developed a procedure that allows patients with cholesteatoma (chronic ear disease) to retain their hearing to normal thresholds.

I am a visiting chair in otorhinolaryngology for Canterbury Christ Church University. I am also secretary to the British Balance Network.

Clinical Interests

Balance disorders
Ear, nose and throat
Hearing loss
Paediatric otolaryngology

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member of the Royal Society of Medicine

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon.

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Personal Profile

I am a keen gardener.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01634 662 822/662 845
Private secretary Michaela Croft
Private secretary telephone 01634 662 860
Private secretary email