Mr Puveendran Arullendran
Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon
BSc, MBBS, FRCS (Ed)
I am an ENT surgeon based in the North East of England. I graduated from University College London in 1991 and went on to complete a diploma in tropical medicine and conducted research in infectious diseases for the UK Medical Research Council in West Africa. I also hold a diploma in mental health and have specialised in ENT since 1995. In addition to this clinical work I have been instrumental in training junior ENT doctors in the region.
In the North East I have developed a specialist swallow service introducing innovative new techniques using cutting-edge laser technology. I have a particular interest in chronic ear disease and dizziness and continue research in these areas. I have contributed as a principal investigator in three National Institute for health research (NIHR) trials in chronic rhino sinusitis, allergic rhinitis and Tinnitus.
I was Training Programme Director in the North East from 2008-2011. During my tenure I guided the Northern region to the top of the National league tables in ENT surgical training. I was then surgical training committee chairman from 2011-2013. I have also been an examiner for The Royal College of Surgeons examination board and have lectured throughout the UK and internationally. I enjoy a very productive and friendly relationship with my colleagues and patients and was nominated for the 2015 Sunderland Echo Hospital doctor of the year award.
Recent accredited Appraisal feedback from patients:
"Very helpful and explained everything thoroughly - also made me feel at ease. " "Extremely friendly and able to put at ease. Very professional & informative i have great confidence in this doctor in his ability to advise me. "
"Excellent service and support." "Very happy with my treatment today " "very professional "
"Very professional and reassuring. " "He was excellent. He made my very nervous daughter feel relaxed. He explained everything and what he was doing very well. Very pleased we came to see him. " "couldn't be more helpful. " "Dr Arullendran has been very helpful. He is a very kind caring & knowledgable consultant. " "The doctor has always been very good. " "put me at ease. " "Mr Arullendran and his team have been totally professional in their treatment, courteous, proficient and Mr. Arullendran has a superb relaxing manner about him. - (support worker for patient) " "He is a lovely doctor, respects his patients and always make you at ease. " "Dr Arullendran has been outstanding from my first visit to my discharge. He was friendly, empathetic, extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. I cannot thank him enough for his help and patience!" "The doctor has a lot of good characteristics. " "The best doctor I have ever seen. He's very kind, calm, and understanding, and a good listener. "
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Puveendran Arullendran at Spire include:
Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
I can see children for consultations only at Spire Washington Hospital.
Spire Washington Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
BSc Medical sociology / University College London / 1989
Bachelor of Science
MB BS / University of London / 1991
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Diploma / University of London / 1992
Diploma in Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Diploma / University of Belfast / 1994
Diploma in Mental Health
FRCS (Ed) / Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh / 2003
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Masters degree / Newcastle University / 2017
Masters in Clinical Research