The WWL Way
Telephone: 01942 244 000

Mr Vijaya Pothula

Mr Vijaya Pothula
Consultant Otolaryngologist
(Head and Neck Surgeon)
Mr Vijaya Pothula

Qualifications: FRCS, FRCS (ORL-HNS)


Speciality Areas:

  • Suspected head and neck cancers
  • Neck lumps, with a special interest in thyroid and salivary gland disease
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease
  • Paediatric ear and hearing disorders
  • Dizziness
Contact Details:

Telephone: 01942 244000

Clinic Access Times:

Wednesdays: 0900 - 1300 Thomas Linacre Centre (General Head and Neck referrals)
Wednesdays: 1400 - 1700 Leigh Infirmary (General Head and Neck and Neck Lump referrals)

Mr. Pothula would be happy to provide telephone advice to general practitioners and patients, at any time via his secretary.


Vijaya qualified from Hyderabad, India.  He acquired basic ENT training in India and the Republic of Ireland. His higher surgical training was from the Merseyside region and he was appointed as Consultant at WWL in 2001.

He is Honorary Senior Lecturer at Central Lancashire and Edge Hill Universities. He was appointed as Clinical Director for Head and Neck, Ophthalmology and Maxillo-Facial Surgery in 2007.

At WWL he is the lead clinician for Head and Neck cancer; as well as providing general Ear, Nose and Throat Services. He is also a member of the Greater Manchester Head and Neck subgroup of Cancer Network.

He runs a neck lump clinic every week, in conjunction with a Radiologist, and all suspected cancer referrals are seen within two weeks. He undertakes head and neck cancer surgery at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester.

Vijay runs a large charitable project for the rehabilitation of hearing disabled children in India and raises much needed revenue for this ongoing project.