Prof Vinidh Paleri

Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon and Professor of Head and Neck Surgery
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Vin Paleri is a head and neck surgeon with 15 years experience at the consultant level, who has done pioneering work in his field. His expertise spans treatment of diseases of the mouth, throat, voice box, thyroid and salivary glands. He is regularly sent complex cases for second opinion from across the globe. His special expertise is in head and neck cancers.

Ear, nose and throat
English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil


Vin Paleri has accrued the largest experience in Transoral Robotic Surgery in the UK. He has pioneered a new robotic technique to remove radiorecurrent and radioresidual cancers and is the first surgeon in the UK to perform robotic free flap reconstructions.

He is the primary or co-recipient for over £3 million in grant funding, has published over 180 papers, and co-edited the fourth and fifth editions of the UK National Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Management Guidelines.

He has also edited the volume on "Head and Neck Disease" for the 8th edition of Scott-Brown's Otolaryngology, the leading multi-volume multi-author textbook in the specialty in the world. He is also chief editor for the forthcoming 6th edition of Stell & Maran's Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology.

He is an Associate Editor for Head and Neck, the top ranked journal in the field, Senior Reviews Editor for the Journal of Laryngology and Otology, one of the oldest journals in the field (est. 1887) and serves on the editorial board for several other leading journals in the specialty.

He currently serves as Chairman of the research council for the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists, and as member of the following national bodies: Head and Neck Cancer Clinical Studies Group of the National Cancer Research Institute and ENT-UK Head & Neck Society and the Laryngology & Rhinology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

More information

  • Consultant Surgeon, Head and Neck Unit
    The Royal Marsden Hospital, London

  • Professor of Robotic and Endoscopic Head and Neck Surgery
    The Institute of Cancer Research, London

  • Head and neck surgery
  • Thyroid surgery

Vin Paleri has experience with all da Vinci robotic platforms. He has the largest UK experience in transoral robotic surgery and has proctored 13 UK centres.

  • Year qualified 1991
  • JIPMER, Pondicherry, India 1985 - 1991

Robotic revolution

National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre for cancer
Pioneering new robotic procedures and proving their efficacy is our responsibility, says Professor Vinidh Paleri, Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon at The Royal Marsden

Prince William joins surgeons in the operating theatre at cancer hospital

Daily Mail
The Duke of Cambridge, President of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, visited the Trust's facilities where he viewed two pioneering robotic surgeries.

Rare robotic surgery saves retired GP from ‘jaw-splitting’ op

Shropshire Star
The rare procedure, which was carried out on the NHS, involved using three robotic arms through the mouth to access the back of the tongue and took just a few hours.


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