ENT

 

About ENT

Mercy Hospital is a not-for-profit surgical hospital committed to delivering 'exceptional care that makes a difference' to Otago and Southland residents. Independent specialists provide a full range of support for those who have issues relating to their ears, nose or throat (including thyroid), head and neck. This surgical service is provided at our facility by the following medical specialists. For further information please seek a referral through your GP or contact your preferred specialist directly.

Consultants

Mr Patrick Dawes
Mr Patrick Dawes
ORL Surgeon
Mr Martyn Fields
Mr Martyn Fields
ORL Surgeon - Clinical Lead
Dr Kate Heer
Dr Kate Heer
Otolaryngologist
Mr Matthew Leaper
Mr Matthew Leaper
ORL Surgeon
Mr Jeffrey Robinson
Mr Jeffrey Robinson
ORL Surgeon
Mr Dean Ruske
Mr Dean Ruske
ORL Surgeon
Mr Jamie Ryan
Mr Jamie Ryan
ORL Surgeon

Procedures / Treatments

Adenoidectomy
Your adenoids may be removed as part of a tonsillectomy. This operation is also performed through your mouth.
Bronchoscopy
A tiny camera attached to a long tube is inserted through your nose or mouth and passed down through the airways into your lungs. This allows the surgeon to make a diagnosis either by seeing directly what is causing the problem or by taking a small tissue (biopsy) or lung secretion sample.
Cochlear Implant
An incision (cut) is made behind your ear and the skin pulled back exposing the mastoid bone. A hole is drilled through this bone to expose the cochlear. The electrodes of the cochlear implant are inserted into the cochlear while the receiver part of the implant is embedded into the skull just underneath the skin. The skin is then replaced back over the implant.
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
A tiny camera attached to a tube (endoscope) is inserted into your nose. Very small instruments can be passed through the endoscope and used to remove small pieces of bone and soft tissue. This opens up the ventilation and drainage pathways in the outer wall of your nose.
Grommet Insertion
This operation is performed through the ear canal. A hole is made in the eardrum and the middle ear drained. A small hollow tube (grommet) is placed in the eardrum hole which allows air into the middle ear.
Oesophagoscopy
A tiny camera attached to a long tube is inserted into your mouth and passed down through your pharynx into your oesophagus. This allows the surgeon to make a diagnosis either by seeing directly what is causing the problem or by taking a small tissue sample (biopsy).
Polypectomy
Nasal polyps are removed by inserting small instruments through your nostrils which can grasp and cut out the polyps.
Rhinoplasty
Small cuts (incisions) are made either on the inside or outside (in the creases) of the nose. Excess bone and/or cartilage are removed and the nose reshaped.
Tonsillectomy
Tonsils are removed in an operation performed through your mouth. The tissue between your tonsils and throat is cut and your tonsils removed.
Septoplasty
This operation repositions the nasal septum and is performed entirely within your nose so that there are no external cuts made on your face.

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