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

Postoperative antibiotics after a free flap surgery – is one dose enough?

Major head and neck surgery with ablation of oral cancer, neck dissection and free flap reconstruction is a well-established part of maxillofacial surgery. These patients however already have significant co-morbidities and together with a long operation, large wounds open for...

Lymph node ratio – another predictor of outcomes in tongue SCC

Oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an increasing disease with over 263,000 diagnosed new cases and 128,000 deaths annually worldwide. Although there have been significant advances in diagnostics, surgery and anaesthetics there has been no increase in the survival rates...

Which patients are more likely to have postoperative pulmonary complications after major head and neck?

Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) following major head and neck surgery are frequently encountered. Indeed, surgery in the head and neck area itself has been identified as a risk factor for these complications. Microvascular reconstruction is a widely accepted and proven...