Dr. N. Ahilasamy

Senior Consultant, ENT and Head & Neck Surgery
ENT Head and Neck Surgery
Chennai - Radial Road
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Brief profile:

Dr. Ahilasamy received his master’s degree in ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) from Madras Medical College, Chennai, in 1998 and his DNB (National Board) in 1999. Following this, he did a fellowship in Edinburgh (UK) in 2003, and then worked at the Royal Hospital in Sunderland (UK) under Mr. Peter Samuel in the ENT department. Subsequently, he worked with Prof. K.K. Ramalingam and Dr. Ravi Ramalingam and headed their peripheral centre for 8 years before starting his own medical facility, Ahilasamy ENT Centre, in 2006. He has extensive experience in providing medical care to patients from both urban and rural areas and has implemented over 550 free ENT camps.

His recent interest is in the newer surgical management of allergic sinusitis, in which he is the pioneer surgeon in India. He has participated in many awareness programs on ENT diseases in various telemedia and featured in more than 400 videos on YouTube, covering topics in his areas of expertise mainly for the benefit of ENT surgeons around the world.

Educational Qualifications

  • Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS)
  • Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Edinburgh
  • DHA (Diploma in Hospital Administration)
  • Dip. NBE (National Board of Examinations)
  • M.S. (ENT), Madras Medical College, Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
  • Trainee – General Surgery, Madras Medical College, Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
  • M.B.B.S, Tirunelveli Medical College, Dr. M.G.R. Medical University

Notable Achievements

Dr. Ahilasamy is renowned for endoscopic ear and sinus surgeries under local anaesthesia. He is the pioneer and the first to introduce modern surgeries for nasal allergy – Posterior Nasal Neurectomy and Mini Turbinoplasty-Tunneling technique in India.

He is the first person in the world to introduce and perform Totally Scarless Tympanoplasties and Mastoidectomies for CSOM (ear discharge). He has also innovated a few ENT surgical instruments. One of them, Dr. Ahila’s Conchal Crusher, a diathermy round knife for endoscopic ear surgery, is used across the world. He has done over 6,500 endoscopic nose and sinus surgeries, 150 endoscopic skull base surgeries for various skull base and brain tumours and 2,200 endoscopic (scarless) ear surgeries, apart from other routine ENT surgeries, in his 25 years of service.


  • Gold Medal awarded by Prof. Muthaiah for ENT – Final M.B.B.S. (1991)
  • Best outgoing student – MBBS (Batch 1988-94) – Tirunelveli Medical College
  • Runner-up – KKR Gold Medal for Best Practicing ENT Surgeon – 2012 (15th State Conf. Kodaikanal)

Expertise and Innovative Techniques Introduced by Dr. Ahilasamy

  • Turbinate Surgery and Mini Turbinoplasty – Own Tunnelling Technique
  • Mini FESS (for All Isolated Maxillary and Sphenoidal Pathology under LA)
  • PNN – Postr. Nasal Neurectomy for Nasal Allergy
  • Scarless Endoscopic Ear Surgery for Ear Discharge
  • Septal Abscess Management
  • Foreign Body Removal from Ear, Nose, Throat, especially in Children as OPD procedure
  • All Nasal, Sinus and Ear Surgeries under Local Anesthesia as day care procedures
  • National and International Teacher & Faculty for ENT Surgeons on ENT surgeries and treatment
  • Developed several innovative ENT Instruments and Surgical Techniques


  • Life Member of Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Otolaryngologists
  • International Fellow of American Academy of Otolaryngologists and Head & Neck Surgeons
  • Life Member of Indian Society of Otology
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Otolaryngologists – Tamil Nadu
  • ENT- SHARE and CARE – Tamil Nadu
  • Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnoea
  • Doctors Club
  • All India Rhinology Society (AIRS)


  • An Unusual Complication of Intranasal Antrostomy – Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Vol. 57, No. 2 Apr-Jun 2005
  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome – HIV patient – Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Vol-60, No.2 Apr-Jun 2008
  • Regression of Kaposi’s Sarcoma Lesions Following Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy in an HIV-infected Patient – International Journal of STD & AIDS 2008; 19: 786-788. DOI: 10.1258/ijsa.2008.008016 2008
  • Endoscopic Tympanoplasty Using Nasal Septal Cartilage Allograft – Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
  • Newer Surgical Options for Nasal Allergy – Indian Jou

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