Mr Ananth Vijendren is a Consultant ENT Surgeon with a sub-specialty interest in adult and paediatric ear-related diseases, balance and hearing reconstruction.
He qualified from the University of Southampton and undertook his foundation training in Basingstoke, where he first developed interest for ENT disorders. He was then recruited into postgraduate surgical and ENT training within the East of England after ranking amongst the top nationally. Since then, he has been privileged to work in renowned centres under the guidance of experts within the field. He was awarded the internationally prestigious Otology and Hearing Implant fellowship at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, where he gained further experience in complex ear, hearing reconstruction and cochlear implantation surgery before joining the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust in 2019. He is one of the few trainees in the country to have gained all competencies and finished his training 6 months ahead of schedule.
Mr Vijendren has a busy NHS practice. This is based at the Lister Hospital (Stevenage), New QE2 Hospital (Welwyn Garden City) and Hertford County Hospital (Hertford) where he sees and treats a variety of ear presentations including tympanic membrane perforations, cholesteatoma, hearing loss and balance disorders. He frequently undertakes tympanomastoid, middle ear and hearing reconstructive surgeries amongst other operations. He is also a core member of the regional Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire head and neck cancer multidisciplinary team where he works closely with expert colleagues to treat patients with benign and cancerous head and neck lumps.
In addition to his clinical work, Mr Vijendren is enthusiastic about advancements and research within the field of ENT. This has led him to complete a PhD focusing on occupational hazards affecting ENT surgeons and the resultant consequence on clinical performance. His academic passion has resulted in him publishing articles in journals and book chapters, many of which he has presented around the globe and won awards for. His keen interest in teaching and training the next generation of clinicians had led him to co-author and develop the www.entsho.com website, an online freely accessible ENT textbook for health professionals.
Mr Vijendren is often described as organised, efficient and a compassionate communicator. He firmly believes in practising evidence-based medicine, personalising it for every individual patient to deliver the best quality of care with the utmost respect for patient choice and satisfaction