Dr. P. Chokkalingam
Consultant ENT, Head & Neck Surgeon
  • Department ENT, Head & Neck Surgeon
  • Degrees B.Sc,MBBS,FRCS (ENT), FRCS (ORL-HNS), UK
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Dr.P.Chokkalingam after acquiring his primary medical qualification, worked as a residential medical officer under eminent surgeon Dr.P.G.Viswanathan MS FRACS FICS at Vikram ENT Hospital & Research Institute, Coimbatore. He then got training by renowned surgeon Prof.Dr.V.Anand MD DLO MS at MCV Memorial ENT Trust Hospital, Pollachi. During this period, he gained vast experience and inspired by their excellent work, he developed interest in the field of Otorhinolaryngology. He then embarked to United Kingdom in the year 1996 to pursue further training in Oto-rhino-laryngology.

He underwent training in various prestigious UK NHS hospitals under well-known ENT surgeons. He spent twenty years in United Kingdom and enhanced his skills by attending many advanced ENT surgical training courses at UK, France, Germany and other European countries (Click here). He worked as an ENT specialist at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust until October 2016. He returned back to India and joined as an ENT consultant and director at Royal Care Super Speciality Hospital from November 2016. He has an extensive experience of over 27 years to his credit.

Academic qualifications
  • 1983: BSc Chemistry, Gobi Arts & Science College, Gobi
  • 1990: MBBS, Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore
  • 1998: FRCS (ENT), Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2010: FRCS (ORL-HNS), Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK
Professional Membership/Registration
  • British Association of Otolaryngologists Head and Neck Surgeons - ENT UK
  • British Society of Otology
  • The Head and Neck Society, UK
  • Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • General Medical Council, UK
  • Tamil Nadu Medical Council
  • Life member, Indian Medical Association
  • Life member, Indian Society of Otology
  • Life member, Association of Oto-Rhino-Laryngologist of India

Dr.P.Chokkalingam treat his patients as an individual. He listens to patients concern and is empathetic. He has an outstanding ability to communicate clearly with patients and relatives. He offer honest opinion about patient’s condition and provide customized treatment.

With his vast experience he does all the run of the mill routine paediatric and adult ENT surgeries with good results. His special area interest include

  • Coblation surgeries
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Endoscopic CSF leak closure
  • Endoscopic pituitary surgery
  • Endoscopic orbital decompression
  • Endoscopic optic nerve decompression
  • Micro ear surgeries
  • Mastoid surgeries
  • Implantation / BAHA surgery
  • Micro-laryngeal / Phono surgeries
  • Laryngeal framework surgeries
  • Laser surgeries
  • Salivary gland surgeries
  • Thyroid surgeries
  • Malignant head & neck surgeries.
Awards and Recognitions

1.1983: Best Outgoing Student in BSc Chemistry, Gobi Arts and Science College, Gobichettipalayam

2.2009: Winner of the Prize Quiz at London ENT Radiology Course, Northwick Park Hospital, London


While in training and working in the NHS hospitals in UK, participated in audits according to the guidelines set out by Royal College of Surgeons.

Presented the audit findings in the local and regional audit meetings. Some of the audit topics include.

1. An audit comparing external and endoscopic DCR

2. An audit of removal of retained middle ear ventilation tube

3. An audit of 2 week cancer referral pattern

4. Participation in Royal College of Surgeons national tonsillectomy audit

5. Participation in Royal College of Surgeons national sinus surgery audit

6. An audit of fine needle aspiration cytology results for head and neck lumps

7. An audit of coblation tonsillectomy


1. Advanced Sinus Carcinoma Mistaken For A Malignant Glioma

Dr.N.Agarwall, Mr.P.Chokkalingam, Mr.R.D.R.McRae: The Internet Journal of Otorhinolaryngoly, 2005

2. Elaongated Styloid Process: A Rare Presentation As A Tonsillar Mass

Ravi Sachidananda, Chokkalingam, Siddique, McRae: The internet Journal of Otolaryngolgy, 2006

3. Can’t Ventilate, Can’t Intubate Situation Due To Upper Airway Bleeding

C Janarthanan, P.Chokkalingam, G Timmins, Annual Meeting-Scientific Programme and Abstracts, October 2006

4. Advice Given to Women Who Are Prescribed Antibiotics While Taking The Oral Contraceptive Pill

John Phillips, Perumal Chokkalingam, Don McFerran: Clinical Risk, July 2007

5. Chondrosarcoma Of The Greater Cornu Of The Hyoid: A Case Report and Literature Review

S.Verma, P.Chokkalingam, R.D.R.McRae: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal October 2008

6. Transfistula Endoscopic Closure Of Fronto-Cutaneous Fistula: A Novel Approach

Perumal Chokkalingam, Ravi Sachidananda, Sanjay Verma, Arcot Maheshwar, Duncan McRae: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, January 2009

7. Piercing Associated Perichondritis Of The Pinna :Are We Treating It correctly

Liu ZW, Chokkalingam P, Journal of Laryngology and Otology, May 2013

8. Nasal Chondromesenchymal Hamartoma (NCMH): A Systemic Review Of The Literature With A New Case Report

Katrina Mason, Annakan Navaratnam, Evgenia Theodorakopoulou, Perumal Chokkalingam, Journal Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, July 2015

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