Dr RICARDO PERSAUD | UK board Consultant ENT Surgeon
Teaching and training

Medical Services & Procedures

Dr. Ricardo offers a wide range of personalised services and unparalleled individualised personal care in all aspects of ENT. He sees and treats conditions affecting the Ear, Nose and Throat in both children and adults. Each appointment you book is with Dr. Ricardo himself so you can enjoy the personalized care that he offers.

Dr. Ricardo's practice includes treatment for:

Non – Surgical -Conditions Treated: Ear, Nose, Throat & Voice
Ear disorders:

Earache, Discharge, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Dizziness, Balance problems, Noises in the ears, Wax blockage, Otitis externa, Outer ear problems, Pre-auricular sinus, Glue ear, Eustachian tube problems, Ear infections, Acute Otitis media, Chronic Otitis media, Eardrum perforations, Cholesteatoma, Otosclerosis, Labyrinthitis, Vestibular neuritis, Menieres disease, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).

Nose disorders:

Nasal blockage, Nasal discharge, Catarrh, Phlegm, Disorders of smell (and taste), Nosebleeds (epistaxis), Nasal infection, Facial pain, Sinusitis (acute and chronic), Headache, Postnasal drip, Rhinitis, Allergic rhinitis, Vasomotor rhinitis, Allergy, Nasal polyps, Deviated nasal septum.

Throat & voice disorders:

Sore throat, Difficulty swallowing, Tonsil problems, Feeling of a lump in the throat, Throat pain, Globus pharyngeus, Snoring, Breathing difficulties, Crypt debris, Tonsillitis, Tonsilloliths, Base of tongue problems, Hoarseness, Voice strain, Dysphonia, Acid reflux, Laryngopharyngeal reflux, Lumps in the neck, Voice problems, Vocal cord problems, Vocal cord nodules, Vocal cord cysts, Vocal cord carcinoma, Cancers of the throat.

Non – Surgical -Conditions Treated: Ear, Nose, Throat & Voice
Surgical Procedures
Surgical Procedures

Dr Ricardo performs the majority of his surgeries at Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah. Al Zahra is a full-service general hospital offering a spectrum of state-of-the-art facilities, technologies and unique services.

Surgeries for the Ear, Nose, Throat & Voice

Surgical procedures on the Ear include:

Grommet insertion (paediatric and adult), Myringoplasty, Tympanoplasty, Mastoid Surgery, Surgery for Cholesteatoma, Ossiculoplasty, Stapedectomy, Bony and Soft Tissue Meatoplasty, Removal of Exostoses, Pre-auricular Sinus Excision, Osseous Labyrinthectomy, Chemical Labyrinthectomy, Intratympanic Steroid Injection.

Surgical procedures on the nose include:

Nasal Cautery, Septoplasty, Submucous Resection of the Septum (SMR), Turbinate Reduction (partial excision, submucous diathermy, surface cautery), Intranasal Polypectomy, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Ethmoidectomy, Antrostomies, Sphenoid Sinus surgery, Sinus washouts.

Surgical procedures on the throat include:

Tonsillectomy (paediatric and adult) Adenoidectomy, Endoscopy (-Pharyngoscopy, Laryngoscopy, Oesophagoscopy,) Microlaryngoscopy, Glottoplasty, Vocal Cord Biopsy, Vocal Cord Polyp Excision, Other operations on Vocal Cord, Vocal Cord Medialization, Thyroglossal Cyst excision, Lymph node excision or biopsy, Tracheostomy.

Nasal plastic surgery or Septorhinoplasty (“nose job”)

Dr. Ricardo is known to create facial harmony amongst his rhinoplasty patients by surgically altering the nose to balance all the features of the face. Not all nose surgery is performed for strictly cosmetic purposes. However, many of Dr. Ricardo 's patients elect to add a cosmetic element to achieve the best aesthetic outcome from their functional nasal procedures. Dr. Ricardo is trained in two disciplines, making him uniquely qualified for nasal surgery. As a Board Certified Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, and Throat) and Fellowship Trained Nasal Plastic Surgeon, he has the ability and skills to improve the appearance of the nose while simultaneously improving breathing function to allow the best possible outcomes from nasal surgery. His objective is to improve the nose functionally and aesthetically, and bring together all the other facial features in full harmony. The outcomes of Dr. Ricardo's septorhinoplasties are customised to each and every one of his patients as he aims to create a well proportioned nose that enhances the beauty of the eyes, allows for comfortable nasal function. Dr. Ricardo is often sought after for not only primary rhinoplasty, but also revision rhinoplasty. He brings with him years of experience as well as the experience of being involved in thousands of rhinoplasty cases. Dr. Ricardo's background in ENT surgery and Nasal plastic surgery has qualified him to appreciate the functional and cosmetic aspects of nasal surgery as he strives to improve nasal breathing and function while improving the overall cosmetic appearance of the nose.