Mr Indran Balasundaram Consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Indran is an award-winning, UK trained and accredited consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing in London. He has a specialist interest in treating diseases of the face, mouth, jaws, neck and skin.
He trained at both Imperial College and Kings College London and holds both qualifications in medicine and dentistry. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and a member of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
His current NHS work is at London Northwest University NHS trust, where he is also the clinical lead in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He also works at Imperial College NHS trust and Hillingdon Hospital NHS trust. His NHS practice involves oral surgery, facial trauma/injuries and skin cancer work. He is part of the two multidisciplinary teams in Northwest London, one for treating skin cancers and the other for treating complex facial injuries and reconstruction. He also has a specialist interest in salivary gland disease and sialendoscopy (a minimally invasive technique). He can investigate and treat other oral and maxillofacial conditions, including, facial pain, oral medicine/pathology/ulcers, temporomandibular joint disorders, dental extractions, dental and jaw cysts and lumps and bumps within the head and neck.
Indran has also an academic interest and he has previously held positions as a college tutor at Oxford University (Keble College) and a research fellow at Imperial College London. Indran has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his work nationally and internationally. He has been awarded the research grant from the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and held the role of the lead for trauma specialist interest group for the association.
Maxillofacial surgery. Facial trauma, skin cancer surgery, salivary gland surgery, oral surgery and exodontia, diseases of the face/neck/mouth jaws, facial deformity, oral medicine/pathology/ulcers, facial pain, temperomandibular joint disorders
Research & publications
Acquisition of microvascular suturing techniques is feasible using objective measures of performance outside of the operating room.
Balasundaram I, Alibhai M, Farook S, Pucher PH, Almoudaris AM.
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2022 Jan;60(1):63-70. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2021.11.012. Epub 2021 Nov 26.
Management of oral and maxillofacial trauma during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom.
Puglia FA, Hills A, Dawoud B, Magennis P, Chiu GA; Collaborators.
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2021 Oct;59(8):867-874. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2020.12.021. Epub 2021 Jan 8.
Paraumbilical fat graft for the correction of contour deformity following parotidectomy and prevention of Frey syndrome.
Balasundaram I, Nasser NA.
Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Mar;45(3):380-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2015.07.017. Epub 2015 Oct 4.
The use of foam sclerotherapy to treat low-flow vascular malformations of the head and neck.
Balasundaram I, Al-Hadad I, Rehman K, McCafferty I, Monaghan A.
J Surg Case Rep. 2014 Sep 24;2014(9):rju095. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rju095.
Is there any benefit in surgery for potentially malignant disorders of the oral cavity?
Balasundaram I, Payne KF, Al-Hadad I, Alibhai M, Thomas S, Bhandari R.
J Oral Pathol Med. 2014 Apr;43(4):239-44. doi: 10.1111/jop.12088. Epub 2013 Jun 10.
Tissue engineering technology and its possible applications in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Payne KF, Balasundaram I, Deb S, Di Silvio L, Fan KF.
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2014 Jan;52(1):7-15. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2013.03.005. Epub 2013 Apr 16.
Is there a therapeutic role for cranioplasty?
Alibhai MK, Balasundaram I, Bridle C, Holmes SB.
Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 May;42(5):559-61. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2013.01.001. Epub 2013 Feb 14.
Construction of an evidence-based, graduated training curriculum for D-box, a webcam-based laparoscopic basic skills trainer box.
Debes AJ, Aggarwal R, Balasundaram I, Jacobsen MB.
Am J Surg. 2012 Jun;203(6):768-75. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2011.07.022. Epub 2012 Feb 14.
Recent advances in reconstructive oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Balasundaram I, Al-Hadad I, Parmar S.
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Dec;50(8):695-705. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2011.11.022. Epub 2011 Dec 28.
Cutaneous sinuses of dental origin.
Alibhai M, Balasundaram I, Bridle C.
J Surg Case Rep. 2012 Aug 1;2012(8):6. doi: 10.1093/jscr/2012.8.6.
A tale of two trainers: virtual reality versus a video trainer for acquisition of basic laparoscopic skills.
Debes AJ, Aggarwal R, Balasundaram I, Jacobsen MB.
Am J Surg. 2010 Jun;199(6):840-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2009.05.016. Epub 2010 Jan 15.
Development of a training curriculum for microsurgery.
Balasundaram I, Aggarwal R, Darzi LA.
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Dec;48(8):598-606. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2009.11.010. Epub 2010 Jan 6.
Short-phase training on a virtual reality simulator improves technical performance in tele-robotic surgery.
Balasundaram I, Aggarwal R, Darzi A.
Int J Med Robot. 2008 Jun;4(2):139-45. doi: 10.1002/rcs.181.
Proving the effectiveness of virtual reality simulation for training in laparoscopic surgery.
Aggarwal R, Ward J, Balasundaram I, Sains P, Athanasiou T, Darzi A.
Ann Surg. 2007 Nov;246(5):771-9. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3180f61b09.
Training opportunities and the role of virtual reality simulation in acquisition of basic laparoscopic skills.
Aggarwal R, Balasundaram I, Darzi A.
J Surg Res. 2008 Mar;145(1):80-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2007.04.027. Epub 2007 Oct 22.