Sunil K Bhatia trained as both a dentist and a doctor. He has completed training in all parts of the UK, in particular in the East Anglia rotation, and has undertaken postings in Nigeria, Canada and India.

Sunil has extensive experience in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery including surgical removal of wisdom teeth. He has a special interest in head and neck cancer, skin cancer and salivary gland disease and neck lumps. He also undertakes facial reconstruction including microvascular techniques.

Sunil has completed research on the molecular basis of oral cancer and has jointly composed various publications on oral and maxillofacial surgery.

JOURNALS REVIEWED: Journal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery – Feb 2014 (ongoing)

Latest Contribution


Risks of tracheostomy in head and neck cancer

Tracheostomy is an accepted surgical procedure that is one of the oldest ways of securing the airway. It is widely accepted to protect the airway after big cases of head and neck cancer and especially following free flap reconstruction. It...


Rib grafts for mandibular reconstruction

The mandible provides support for the function of the lips, floor of mouth and tongue, and provision of oral competence and function such as swallowing, chewing and speech. Reconstruction of the mandible following ablation thus requires good bone stock to...


Temporary tracheostomies are not always necessary for head and neck free flap reconstruction

Complex head and neck cancer cases with reconstruction can be challenging due to the risk of loss of airway. Temporary tracheostomies are often used to protect the airway following complex oral and maxillofacial ablative surgery and reconstruction. However, while this...