Rajiv K. Bhalla

Rajiv K. Bhalla
Department of Otolaryngology
Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK

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Dr. Bhalla is a Consultant Rhinologist and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and is a member of the Manchester Skull Base Unit at Salford Royal Hospital. He trained in the North West and, prior to his appointment as a Consultant, spent 12 months at the Alberta Sinus Centre, University of Alberta Hospital, Canada training in advanced endoscopic and minimally-invasive approaches to the sinuses and anterior skull base. Since commencing his post, Mr Bhalla has established comprehensive sinus services at his base hospitals, utilising the most current instruments, technology and surgical techniques. His practice at Tameside General Hospital offers a general adult and childrens ENT service, including surgery, to the local population of approximately 250,000. At Manchester Royal Infirmary, Mr Bhalla treats complex sinus and nasal disease and, abnormalities of the anterior skull base, such as CSF leak. He also performs nasal surgery to correct breathing difficulties and deformities. A large part of his work here is revision surgery. He consults privately at The Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle but can also see you at the Spire Manchester Hospital in Whalley Range.

Research Interest

Dr. Bhalla has research interests in the association between sinus disease and asthma, tumours of the sinuses, and new technologies and their application in sinus surgery. He is Clinical Director of the Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre, Treasurer and Executive Council of the British Rhinological Society, and Honorary Senior Lecturer with the University of Manchester. He runs two international cadaveric dissection courses at the University of Manchester, and is invited faculty on several national and international sinus and rhinoplasty instructional courses.


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