Mr Neil De Zoysa

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Consultant ENT Surgeon
Bournemouth - Poole - Dorset - Uk
Tel: 01202 310 777
Fax: 01202 318 996

We are pleased to announce that we open and running a normal service!

Please be advise that healthcare services are overwhelmed across the UK. We have opened up additional capacity but availability is still limited due to demand.

Private hospital resources have been procured by the NHS temporarily and this is limiting the availability of private theatre space.  
Unfortunately the issue is UK wide.  

We thank you for your patience.


The Team


As a parent himself Mr De Zoysa understands the anxiety of having concerns with your child's wellbeing. It’s important that both child and parent have a relaxing visit to the doctor and Mr De Zoysa works to build a rapport with your child and involve them as much as possible - and help them to feel relaxed and at ease. During his training at several children’s hospitals Mr De Zoysa learned many new techniques and up to date way of thinking about children's ENT problems.

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Nasal complaints can be both debilitating and annoying. An endoscopic examination of your nose can be performed in clinic under local anaesthetic to help understand where your problem may lie. During his time in Australia Mr De Zoysa performed a great deal of joint surgery with Neurosurgeons (Skull base surgery). As a result, he gained a particular appreciation and respect for nasal and sinus anatomy. Please click for more info to see a sample of surgeries available.

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Mr De Zoysa deals with throat problems daily from acute infections to occupational problems and cancers of the throat. Fortunately, most throat related complaints come from benign causes. Assessing your throat with an endoscopy procedure is a very useful first step into identifying the case of your symptoms. Surgery is only required in certain circumstances but if required can often be performed via minimal access techniques using endoscopes and microscopes.

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We are delighted to offer our patients a dedicated Audiological testing facility in a fully sound-proofed environment. You will also have access to bone conduction testing and masking techniques. As a result, you will get a very accurate and reliable assessment of your hearing. We also have dedicated ear microscopy and endoscopy in our treatment room. Mr De Zoysa will show you images of your ears where required to aid your understanding of any findings.

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The finding of a neck lump can be a distressing. As a member of both the Dorset Head & Neck Cancer and the Dorset Thyroid multidisciplinary team, Mr De Zoysa regularly diagnoses neck lumps of all varieties. Our aim is to get you a quick and accurate diagnosis. We do this working in partnership our specialist radiologists and pathologists. Mr De Zoysa can talk through the best management options which do not always require surgery.

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Snoring & Sleep Apnoea

Mr De Zoysa has experience in both Paediatric and Adult sleep disorders which range from simple snoring to obstructive sleep apnoea. He trained at the Evelina Hospital for children in London which has pioneered coblation intracapsular tonsillectomy which is a less painful way of removing tonsil and adenoid tissue to treat with sleep apnoea. He has also been invited as faculty to train surgeons in sleep apnoea surgery in Australia to teach advanced techniques for nasal, palatal and tongue related causes of snoring.

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Assessing patients with suspected cancer is a regular part of Mr De Zoysa’s practice. Fortunately, most patients he sees end up being free from cancer. If, however, this is not the case then you will not be alone. Cancer care is multi-faceted, and treatment often requires many different professionals. As a core member of the Head & Neck Dorset cancer team, Mr De Zoysa has access to leading local experts to help expedite and organise the best care when they are not surgical. He will also be your direct advocate in the meetings where care is centrally discussed and planned.

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Mr Neil De Zoysa is a Consultant Ear, Nose, Throat and Thyroid Surgeon who works in Poole, Bournemouth and Dorchester hospitals. He undertook specialist training at some of the most renowned hospitals in London and Australia where he developed a comprehensive range of specialist skills and expertise in the management of adult and children’s Ear, Nose and Throat conditions. His Practice represents a combination of up to date thinking with a versatile and precise surgical technique underpinned by a personable approach.

In his dedicated ENT Consulting Suite, he runs a weekly Ear Clinic for the management of hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and ear infections. This includes comprehensive hearing testing (including bone conduction and masking for an accurate and reliable result).

Mr De Zoysa’s international training has provided him with skills of minimal access or ‘keyhole’ techniques. This allows patients to experience less pain and enjoy a shorter recovery time with minimal blood loss. These include the use of endoscopes, lasers, microscopes and robotics.

He has a special interest and expertise in the management of nasal symptoms such as blockage and catarrh. He has also developed his skills in the treatment of sinus disorders which includes; diagnosis, medical treatment, and when needed, an ability to perform advanced sinus surgery.

As a qualified Head and Neck Surgeon Mr De Zoysa has significant experience in the early diagnosis and prevention of Head and Neck cancer, with a special interest in the throat and voice box where patients can present with change in their voice and a feeling of a lump in their throat. He has specialist skills in the management of thyroid and other neck conditions, such as the salivary glands. He uses advanced energy devices to minimise blood loss and neuromonitoring to protect important nerves.

Mr De Zoysa has comprehensive experience in children’s ENT which allows him to use specialist coblation surgery in selected cases for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy with less pain and bleeding than traditional methods. He can also use this technique to treat tonsil stones and snoring.


Mr De Zoysa was awarded a Masters Degree in Surgical Technology and has applied this knowledge in his use of advanced surgical devices. To operate via keyhole or incisionless means whilst minimising pain and blood loss.

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Mr De Zoysa is an award winning surgeon who has written numerous research papers and book chapters in the medical literature. He is also an instructor and mentor to future surgical consultants.

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Mr De Zoysa has trained at leading hospitals in the UK. He has dual fellowship training in international units. He has also had cross speciality training within Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Neil De Zoysa is a Dorset based Ear Nose and Throat Consultant covering Bounemouth, Poole and Dorchester. Mr De Zoysa's personal message, philosophy and interests.

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Terri Kendall

PA and Practice Secretary

Terri has a wealth of experience in running private medical services and has worked with the most accomplished names in the field for over 30 years. She is highly approachable and gifted both with logistics and customer service. Terri handles appointments, theatre scheduling, general enquiries and fees. She is based at Mr De Zoysa’s ENT Suite at Nuffield Hospital Bournemouth 0900-1700 Monday to Friday.

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Dr Alistair Thomson BM MRCS FRCR

Consultant Radiologist

Neil works closely with Dr Alistair Thomson within the Dorset Head & Neck cancer multi-disciplinary team in Poole. He has developed specialist skills in MRI, CT and Ultrasound scanning techniques. He is also an expert in image guided biopsy and functional fluoroscopic tests. A close working relationship allows Neil and Alistair to be thorough in diagnosis and get an extra edge in planning your treatment.

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Dr Henrik Reschreiter FRCA EDIC DICM FFICM

Consultant Anaesthetist

Henrik has been a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine since 2010. Neil and Henrik work together regularly doing anything from complex head & neck cancer surgery to delicate childrens ENT procedures. Their excellent teamwork and mutual understanding helps provide exceptional care to their patients. Henrik has completed postgraduate training in London, the Oxford School of Anaesthesia, and Australia.

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Katherine De Zoysa BA(Hons) PGCE QTS

Practice Manager

Katherine was raised in Poole and has adapted her skills to help co-ordinate and run the practice. Katherine has formerly worked in the Criminal Justice System and then went on to become a Teacher which she has great passion for and has enjoyed over the last twelve years. She still finds the time to teach locally in Dorset from Reception all the way through to year six.

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  • Chestnuts, The Bournemouth Nuffield Hospital, 65 Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth BH1 1RN, UK
  • Also Available at BMI The Harbour Hospital St Mary's Rd, Poole BH15 2BH
Mr De Zoysa works with all major health insurers

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Medical Association
  • British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists
  • British association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
  • British association of Paediatric Otolaryngologists
  • British association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
  • Royal Society of Medicine