ENT (Otolaryngology), Head & Neck Surgery

About ENT (Otolaryngology), Head & Neck Surgery​

The department of ENT provides comprehensive care to patients with diseases of the ear, nose, throat, head & neck and skull base. This department was the first in India to start the 22 (multi) Channel electrode Cochlear implant programme in 1995. The department is well known for management of head and neck cancers since the early 1980’s. It has a large series of Total laryngopharyngoesophagectomy with Gastric transposition surgeries. The department also has the credit of introducing endoscopic sinus surgery in 1989. The department has been performing KTP laser assisted surgeries for treatment of various head and neck lesions including early stage cancers since 1999.

We work in multidisciplinary teams for management of complex disorders for the treatment and rehabilitation. These multidisciplinary teams are especially needed for skull base tumours, vertigo, airway surgery including for sleep apnoea, hearing disorders and swallowing disorders The recent opening of the Center for balance disorders has allowed this unique center to specifically manage patients with giddiness as a multidisciplinary team & we caters to patients from Goa to northern parts of Kerala with most of the patients being from Karnataka. We cater to patients referred from the Middle East and Mauritius also.

Contact Details

HOD: Dr. Kailesh Pujary

4th Floor, Smt. Sharadha Madhav Pai OPD Block

Madhav Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104


Outpatient Facilities

Diagnostic nasal endoscopy

Flexible Nasopharyngoscopy

Flexible bronchoscopy


Manoeuvres / vestibular exercises for vertigo


Allergy skin test




Fine needle aspiration cytology

Ear lobe repair

Evaluation of sleep apnoea

Hearing assessment

Specialized Clinics

Allergy clinic

Vertigo clinic (Center for Balance disorders)

Voice and swallowing clinic

Head and Neck cancer clinic

Head and neck surgeries

Laryngeal surgery for benign and cancer – open and microendoscopic

Surgical Voice rehabilitation (prosthesis)

Parotidectomy and other salivary gland procedures



Neck dissections

Resection and reconstruction in head and neck cancers

Benign tumours of neck

Endoscopies – Bronchoscopy, Oesophagoscopy, Hypopharyngoscopy, Direct laryngoscopy

Laser assisted resection of early cancer




Turbinate reduction

Endoscopic sinus surgery

Endoscopic sinus surgery extended procedures – decompression of orbit / optic nerve decompression

Endoscopic removal of sinonasal tumours

Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

Endoscopic repair of CSF rhinorrhoea


Anterior skull base surgery

Congenital disorders treatment

voice and airway surgeries





Laser assisted procedures

Ear Surgeries

Myringoplasty / Tympanoplasty


Myringotomy +/- grommet

Cochlear implant


Lateral skull base surgery

Facial nerve decompression

Throat Surgeries


Palatal and tongue base procedures for Obstructive sleep apnoea

Oral / throat cancer treatment

Coblation assisted procedures

Specialized equipment in the operating theatre

Zeiss Operating microscope

Nasal Endoscopes



KTP 532 laser

CO2 laser

The Team

Dr. Kailesh Pujary

Head of Department

Dr. Balakrishnan R


Dr. Suresh Pillai


Dr. Ajay Bhandarkar

Associate Professor

Dr. Rohit Singh

Associate Professor

Dr. Devaraja K

Assistant Professor

Dr. Poorvi V Sharma

Assistant Professor

Dr. Neetu Mary Mathew

Assistant Professor

Dr. Shama Shetty

Assistant Professor

Dr. Shalini Sandeep Menon ENT

Dr. Shalini Sandeep Menon

Assistant Professor