Dr Dakshika Gunaratne


Suite G6/11 Norbrik Drive, Bella Vista NSW 2153


Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)

Dr Gunaratne is an Otolaryngologist with an interest in disorders of the nose and sinuses. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

He obtained his medical degree from the University of Newcastle and completed his junior medical and surgical training at Westmead Hospital. During this time, Dr Gunaratne undertook further study to obtain his master’s degrees in Surgery (USyd) and Public Health (UNSW). He was selected for, and completed 5 years of advanced surgical training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ENT), obtaining his Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2022. Dr Gunaratne subsequently travelled to Vancouver, Canada to spend a further year of advanced training under the tutelage of Professor Andrew Thamboo at the University of British Columbia in managing disorders of the nose, sinuses and anterior skull base.

Dr Gunaratne has published articles in numerous peer-reviewed journals and continues to undertake clinical research. He is actively involved in ongoing medical student and junior doctor teaching and training.

Interests include:

  • Tonsillitis, adenoiditis
  • Recurrent ear infections, hearing loss
  • Snoring
  • Blocked nose
  • Runny nose, allergies
  • Sinusitis
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak
  • Tumours of the nose and sinuses