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OUR PHILOSOPHY

A dedicated team of professionals, providing quality care in Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery

As our patient, we want you to feel assured that your ENT problems are being meticulously addressed by compassionate surgeons with advanced knowledge and training, who also work closely with other health professionals in order to provide you with the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment you deserve. Our doctors have a wholistic approach to treating ear, nose and throat problems in children and adults, and aim to give every patient confidence that while their ENT problems are being carefully managed, their co-existing medical, surgical and relevant life-style factors are also considered when making treatment decisions. We consider patient education and explanation of conditions to be an essential part of the treatment process, and patient autonomy to be paramount.

OUR LOCATIONS

Our rooms are equipped with the most up to date equipment for diagnosis and treatment of ENT conditions. We use modern video capture technology to ensure that you can view the inside of your nose and throat, should you wish, to assist in explaining any problems. We are also able to record your examination as part of your medical records for future reference. We support a child safe environment and as such adhere to a Child Safe Policy.

WE CONSULT AT FOUR LOCATIONS ACROSS ADELAIDE AND THE YORKE PENINSULA:

NORTH ADELAIDE
Our main consulting rooms are based in picturesque North Adelaide, within the Memorial Medical Centre which is situated on Kermode Street within the grounds of The Memorial Hospital. The medical centre is opposite the Kermode Street entrance of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, just down the road from the Cathedral and Adelaide Oval. This site has a large reception area with a play area for children. Parking is available at a multi-storey car park on Kermode Street, and street parking is available on Pennington Terrace, Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, Kermode Street (west of King William Rd), Brougham Place, Palmer Place, and Frome Road.

For your convenience, we have additional consulting locations in the north, south, and on the Fleurieu and Yorke peninsulas:

ELIZABETH VALE
Central Districts Private Hospital
25-37 Jarvis Road
Elizabeth Vale

Parking is available on site.

BELAIR
Visiting Specialists @ 20 Main Road
20 Main Road
Belair

Parking is available on site.

WALLAROO
Wallaroo Hospital and Health Service
Ernest Terrace
Wallaroo

Parking is available on site.

ALL APPOINTMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE ARE THROUGH OUR CENTRAL (NORTH ADELAIDE) ROOMS:   TELEPHONE (08) 8239 0422

OUR SERVICES

Our aim is simple: to provide quality health care in a pleasant and clean environment. We use high definition imaging to assist with diagnosis and patient education. Below you will find a list of many of the services we offer. The boxes on the right give some examples of the scope of conditions we treat and surgery we do.

We provide comprehensive treatment for ear, nose and throat problems in newborns, infants, children and teenagers. This includes management of complex airway problems and children with hearing disabilities. Where appropriate, we work closely with other health professionals to ensure a multi-dimensional approach to your child’s problem. You can read more about paediatric ENT health on our website.


  • Adenotonsillectomy
  • Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
  • Otitis media with effusion (“Glue ear”)
  • Middle ear ventilation tubes (“Grommets”)
  • Major ear surgery (mastoid and middle ear)
  • Sinus surgery
  • Laryngobronchoscopy
  • Reconstruction of the larynx and trachea
  • Management of congenital neck cysts
  • Branchial cyst and fistula
  • Lymphangiomas (cystic hygroma)

Our specialists are trained to manage all types of nose and sinus diseases. These include but are not limited to problems with a sensation of a blocked nose, runny nose, nose bleeds, alteration in sense of smell, drainage from the back of the nose, and facial ache or pressure. These symptoms may occur due to conditions such as nasal allergies, anatomical problems such as a deviated septum, acute and chronic sinusitis, fungal sinusitis or nasal polyps. We take pride in aiming to cure the majority of our patients with medical treatment, avoiding surgery wherever possible. Where medical treatment fails or is not indicated, we will talk you through the option of surgical treatment. We have the expertise to manage frontal sinus disease that is refractory to conventional medical and surgical techniques. We also treat benign and malignant tumors of the nose and sinuses.


  • Septoplasty and turbinate reduction
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Allergic fungal sinusitis
  • Eosinophilic mucus chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Nasal polyps
  • Inverting papilloma
  • Nose bleeds (epistaxis)
  • Sphenopalatine artery ligation
  • Advanced sinus surgery
  • Frontal sinus drill-out (Draf 3 operation or modified endoscopic Lothrop procedure)
  • Orbital decompression (Graves disease)
  • Tear duct surgery (dacrocystorhinostomy)
  • Skull base surgery (benign and malignant tumours)

Advances in endoscopic techniques and technologies have expanded the limits of conventional endoscopic sinus surgery to include the management of tumors and other pathologies that can affect the skull base. Endonasal skull base surgery, also referred to as minimally invasive skull base surgery or transnasal skull base surgery, includes a series of surgical approaches to the various areas of the skull base that are accessible through the nose. Compared with traditional open approaches to some skull base pathologies, the endonasal technique offers a significantly reduced approach-associated morbidity, faster recovery times and improved quality of life. Some of the conditions that can be surgically treated with endonasal approaches include pituitary tumours, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, juvenile angiofibroma, and meningiomas. Our surgeons are well trained and knowlegeable in this field, and undertake a thorough assessment within a multidisciplinary team to obtain consensus regarding the best possible treatment modality, and whether an endonasal approach is suitable for a patient’s skull base condition.


  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak repair
  • Pituitary tumours
  • Sinus tumours and cancer including sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC), squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma
  • Olfactory neuroblastoma / Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Meningo-encephalocele
  • Nasal dermoid
  • Juvenile angiofibroma

Modern day airway surgery has advanced significantly, particularly over the last 15 years, and has become a subspecialty of ENT practice. There are now several operations on the nose and pharynx that can help stabilise the collapsibility of the upper airway in predisposed individuals. Each person is different, and addressing the problem requires a thorough understanding of upper airway anatomy, physiology, and the potential benefits of each operation. Surgery is often undertaken in a stepwise manner, with the aim of long term avoidance of cardiovascular risk, use of CPAP, and minimisation of short term symptoms.


  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
  • Uvulopalatal flap
  • Lateral pharyngoplasty
  • Transpalatal advancement
  • Geniotubercle advancement
  • Hyoid advancement / suspension
  • Tongue volume reduction
  • Epiglottopexy
  • Radiofrequency tongue base ablation

Rhinoplasty or reshaping of the nose can be performed for functional or cosmetic reasons. Our surgeons have expertise with both. As ENT surgeons we have a unique understanding of nasal function, and can often address functional issues at the same time. Cosmetic surgery on the nose involves a artistic flair, meticulous technique and a thorough understanding of anatomy and surgical techniques that will resist long term problems as tissues continue to heal and remodel.


  • Functional rhinoplasty
  • Nasal valve surgery
  • Reconstruction of the nasal septum
  • Reconstruction after cancer surgery
  • Reconstruction after damage from vasculitis
  • Cosmetic rhinoplasty


  • Widening of the ear canal (meatoplasty)
  • Removal of exostoses
  • Closure of holes in the ear drum (myringoplasty)
  • Surgery of the middle ear bones (ossiculoplasty)
  • Cholesteatoma surgery

  • Biopsy of lymph nodes
  • Branchial cysts
  • Thyroglossal duct cysts
  • Vocal cord cysts
  • Vocal cord polyps
  • Phonosurgery / microlaryngeal surgery
  • Respiratory papillomatosis
  • Diagnosis and staging of head and neck cancer

  • Suction clearance for wax impaction
  • Otitis externa

OUR STAFF

Our staff are passionate about what they do. Our aim is to make your health journey as smooth and effortless as possible, and our staff work tirelessly behind the scenes to make this happen. Joan Sellick is our practice manager. Joan comes from a nursing background, and has extensive experience in ENT practices, and a solid grasp of all aspects of Medicare and Private Health Insurance mechanics. Joan is always willing to assist our patients with any queries or concerns. Our Health Professional Assistants are Kristy, Michelle, and Tamara. They ensure that we meet the highest standards for instrument sterilisation, assist with minor procedures in the office, and manage our operation bookings.

COMPREHENSIVE ENT CARE

Ear, nose and throat ailments often require more than an ENT specialist’s attention to manage adequately. Our ENT specialists work closely with other health professionals, in order to provide you with the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment you deserve. These include:

  • Anaesthetists
  • Bariatric Surgeons
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Immunologists
  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Paediatricians
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Sleep & Respiratory Physicians
  • Audiologists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Neurovestibular Physiotherapists
  • Dentists & Orthodontists
  • Child psychologists
  • Dietitians

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