Mr Annakan Navaratnam

Mr Annakan Navaratnam

Ear, nose and throat surgery 07088480

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  • Open Referral network
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Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Adult
  • Paediatric


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About me

Annakan Navaratnam is Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Surgeon whose private practice is based at One Welbeck Hospital and the London Nose & Sinus Clinic in Central London and The Clementine Churchill Hospital in Harrow. In his NHS practice, he works at Royal National ENT Hospital, University College London Hospital (UCLH) and is an honorary consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He has a subspeciality interest in rhinology and facial plastic surgery with particular expertise in septorhinoplasty and nose reshaping surgery.

He runs a tertiary rhinology NHS practice and receives referrals from across the country. He runs dedicated adult rhinology clinics managing nasal conditions including nasal blockage, allergy, and sinus disease and works as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside allergy, respiratory and rheumatology specialists.

He is part of the Craniofacial team at UCLH where he works with Ophthalmologists, Neurosurgeons and Maxillo-Facial and Plastic surgeons in the management of complex craniofacial presentations such as patients with cleft lip/palate and congenital syndromes. He also has a specialist clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital specifically dedicated to seeing children with problems related to their nose.

Annakan is excellently placed to manage general adult and paediatric ENT presentations and in particular is able to assess and treat complex problems related to the form and function of the nose. This includes endonasal (scarless) rhinoplasty, revision septorhinoplasty as well as advanced endoscopic sinus surgery. He is also one of the few surgeons nationally with dedicated tertiary paediatric rhinology practice. Whilst most young children can be managed without surgery, when it is required, he undertakes this at The Clementine Churchill Hospital for children aged 3 and above.

He trained at Imperial College School of Medicine and completed higher surgical training in the North Thames Deanery (London). He completed the Royal College of Surgeons post CCT Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery fellowship at Charing Cross Hospital, London. He has also worked as a Leadership fellow at NHS England. During this time, he led national projects aimed at improving the medical treatment of patients with COVID 19 in hospitals which gained national recognition.

Annakan is the England representative on British Rhinology Society council and is involved in redesigning national patient pathways. He is also actively involved in training the next generation of surgeons. He regularly volunteers to give talks to schoolchildren about medicine as a career. He mentors medical students and junior doctors as well as being a clinical supervisor for higher surgical trainees in ENT. He frequently teaches on local and national instructional ENT courses and is an invited speaker at international conferences.

His research interests includes improving patient education through shared decision making, evaluating sinonasal surgery outcomes using large national datasets and the adoption of innovation into surgical practice. He has written six NHS England national clinical guidelines, authored over 70 papers in peer reviewed journals and has been awarded 13 prizes for his clinical and academic endeavours.

Annakan was born and brought up in London. He lives with his family in London, and they enjoy everything the city has to offer and as well as enjoying travel abroad. Annakan is a keen sportsman, having played rugby and cricket to a regional representative level. His main pursuits outside of work are now supporting his young children in their sporting and artistic endeavours.

Areas of interest

Rhinoplasty / nose surgery;
Cosmetic nasal surgery;
Nasal reconstruction;
Revision rhinoplasty;

Rhinology (nasal disorders);
Allergy and hay fever;
Sinusitis and recurrent sinus infections;
Nasal polyps;
Endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS);
Olfaction (sense of smell disorders);
CSF leak repair;
Orbital surgery;
Scarless tear duct surgery for watery eyes (epiphora);
Epistaxis (nose bleeds);
Facial pain;

General ear, nose and throat conditions;
Hearing loss;
Glue ear;
Ear wax;
Voice change

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