Golden Key Eye and ENT Hospital

Resident Consultants

EYE Surgeons

Dr. Saliya Pathirana
Chief consultant eye surgeon
Dr. Pathirana is widely considered the pre eminent eye surgeon in Sri Lanka and was involved in the Golden Key Eye and ENT hospital from the conceptual stage. He is a member of the board of directors in addition to being the chief consultant eye surgeon.

After a distinguished academic career in the Colombo faculty of medicine Dr. Pathirana obtained his post graduate qualifications in both Sri Lanka and England. Following his appointment as consultant eye surgeon at the National Eye hospital Colombo, he played a major role in modernizing the hospital and in teaching post graduate students. The number of his students doing yeoman service as eye surgeons around the country bear testimony to this. He introduced vitreo retinal surgery to both the state and private health sectors and still is one of a handful of surgeons performing such surgery in Sri Lanka.

After joining the private sector in 2005, Dr. Pathirana has pioneered the philosophy of providing world class eye surgery at affordable cost to the patients. As a result thousands of patients from all over the country have had cataract and more complicated eye surgery, performed under his care with results rivaling the best centers in the world.

The services of Dr. Saliya Pathirana in the field of ophthalmic surgery received international recognition when he was elected the chairman of the SAARC Opthalmological Society for the year 2006 / 2007. He is currently the Vice President of the SAARC Academy of Ophthalmologists (SAO). He is also the Regional Secretary of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmologists (APAO). In addition to this he is a member of American Academy of Ophthalmologists (AAO).


ENT Surgeons

Dr. Sobitha Abeyaratne MBBS, MS, FRCS( Edin )
Resident ENT Surgeon
Dr. Abeyaratne is one of the brightest prospects in the field of ENT surgery in Sri Lanka. He joined Golden Key Hospital in the capacity of consultant ENT surgeon in the hope of opening up new frontiers in this field in Sri Lanka.

After completing his undergraduate studies at the Colombo Medical Faculty, Dr. Abeyaratne did his post graduate studies in both Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. Upon being board certified he was appointed as the consultant ENT surgeon to Hambanthota. He left the state health sector after making an immense contribution to the development of his specialty in the district of Hambanthota.

Dr.Abeyaratne prefers to list his specialty as otorhinology and head and neck surgery and is actively involved in pushing the boundaries of the field traditionally known as ENT surgery by performing a large number of head and neck surgeries with excellent results in both the state and the private sectors.

He is also a gifted Rhinologist. He has done a large number of endoscopic sinus surgeries for Chronic rhino sinusitis and nasal polyposis. Combining his skills with the eye surgeons together this team has done a large series of Endoscopic DCR surgeries for patients with blocked tear ducts.

Rhinoplasty surgery as well as Septoplasty surgeries are some of the other routine surgeries done by Dr.Abeyaratne.

Last but not least the cochlear programme initiated and conducted solely by Dr.Abeyaratne. has been a resounding success and can be considered to be one of the fastest growing programmes in the region.

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