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

Using autologous blood to reduce postoperative infections

The removal of impacted wisdom teeth is a common surgical procedure with possible complications including postoperative bleeding and wound infection and alveolar osteitis. Preventing osteitis is dependent on retaining the blood clot in the socket with no infection. There are...

Risks of tracheostomy in head and neck cancer

Tracheostomy is associated with several complications, with rates quoted as high as 8-45%, including: bleeding; displacement; obstruction; surgical emphysema; pneumothorax; fistulae and failure to decannulate. There are now many studies that confirm the increased length of stay and complications of...

Rib grafts for mandibular reconstruction

Reconstruction of the mandible following ablation requires good bone stock to allow optimal function and the placement of dental implants. In the developed world, vascularised bony flaps are accepted as the gold standard but these may not be widely available...