Dr Shailesh Khode

Consultant Otolaryngology (ENT)

Specialty: ENT, Head and Neck Surgery

Practice Locations: NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi

Dr Shailesh Khode, MSENT, MRCSEdENT, DOHNS, FEBORLHNS, FACS is a Consultant Otolaryngology-Head-Neck-Sleep apnoea Surgeon and Faculty, Medical education at NMC Specialty Hospital (NMCSH), Abu Dhabi. Prior joining to NMCSH. Dr Khode spent 3 years at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi as an otolaryngologist and core teaching faculty for otolaryngology residency teaching program. He worked as a Staff Physician Dept of ENT-Head-Neck, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore for 4 years and received five times excellent patient service award.

Dr Khode is a fully trained ENT Head & Neck Surgeon with Master degree in Otolaryngology, from Government Medical College, Nagpur, India (2008). He completed head-neck cancer surgery fellowship at Sir JJ group of Hospital, Mumbai, India (2009). He has received many international qualifications including MRCSEdENT(UK) (2014), DO-HNS (UK) (2014), Fellow European board of Otolaryngology (FEBORLHNS) (Austria) (2014), and Fellow of American College of Surgeon (FACS) (USA) (2017).

Dr Khode was involved in multiple research projects in India and Singapore. He has many national and international publications in peer index journals.  He delivered multiple talks in national and international conferences including invited speaker talk at Seoul, Korea. He was also the faculty demonstrator for head and neck cadaver dissection workshops in India and wet dissection lab in UAE. He was a faculty and chairperson in Association of otolaryngologist of India national conference, 2019.

Dr Khode completed sleep surgery fellowship at Asia Sleep Centre, Singapore in Nov 2022 and Recently he delivered faculty talk on sleep surgery in IFOS Dubai ENT World Congress 2023 and also published original research article on obstructive sleep apnoea surgery in international index journal European Archives of oto-rhino-larynogology.

Dr Khode has extensive surgical experience of 18 years and his areas of expertise are:

  • Snoring/sleep apnoea detail evaluation (includes sleep study and drug induced sleep endoscopy) and related surgery e.g., relocation/suspension palatoplasty (New-Technique), coblation reduction of base tongue and removal lingual tonsil, epiglottopexy, tongue reduction and soft palate stiffening by coblation channelling and removal of static obstruction.

  • Head-Neck surgeries- thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, salivary gland tumour excision, and other head-neck lumps removal including cervical lymph node biopsies, paediatrics neck masses excision and congenital lesion resection.

  • Ear surgeries - Myringoplasty, tympano-mastoidectomy, grommet insertions, etc.

  • Nose surgeries- Endoscopic polypectomy, sinus surgery, septoplasty, turbinate reduction, sinonasal lesion removal / excision.

  • Throat surgeries – Endoscopic Coblation adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy, oral cavity lesion including tongue lesion / mass.

  • Voice box and airway surgeries- microlaryngoscopic excision of vocal cord lesion, biopsies, tracheostomy, closure of tracheostomy stoma, airway and oesophageal foreign body removal.

Professional Qualifications:

  • 2022 Sleep Surgery Fellowship, Asia Sleep Centre, Singapore.

  • 2017 Fellow of American College of Surgeon (FACS).

  • 2014 Fellow of European Board of Otorhinolaryngology, Head &Neck Surgery.

  • 2014 Diploma Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, UK.

  • 2014 MRCSEd(ENT), Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK.

  • 2009 Head-Neck Oncosurgery Surgical Fellow, Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India.

  • 2008 MS Otolaryngology, Government Medical College & Hospital, Nagpur, India.

  • 2002 MBBS, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, India.


  • International surgical Sleep society

  • Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnoea

  • Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid surgery (APTS).

  • Foundation for Head & Neck Oncology (LM 737) of India.

  • Association of Otolaryngologist of India.

  • Indian Society of Otology of India.

  • Indian Medical Association of India.

  • Day Care Surgery Association, India.

Dr Khode speaks English, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu and Arabic (via an Interpreter).

Practice Locations

NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi
NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi

Zayed the First St., Near Sama Tower, Madinat Zayed, P.O. Box: 6222, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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