Head and Neck Surgery is a super-specialty. It involves the management of disorders of the upper aerodigestive tract, thyroid and parathyroid glands, parotid and salivary glands, neck lumps and skin tumours. It does not include disorders of the brain, spinal cord, vertebrae or neck muscles which are suitably catered for by other specialists.
The management of these head and neck conditions is often complex as they can affect one's ability to communicate and to otherwise function in today's demanding society. Thus patients may present with voice or swallowing difficulties, speech difficulties because of impairment of the tongue or throat, breathing problems, neck lumps, and also cosmetic concerns.
Specialists involved in this work must have had a broad training in all aspects of head and neck surgery and be able to provide a multidisciplinary approach.
Dr McIvor offers the following services:
- head and neck surgery
- thyroid surgery
- parathyroid surgery
- salivary parotid surgery
- facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
- nose surgery, rhinoplasty
- swallowing disorders
- voice disorders, hoarseness.
Dr McIvor performs surgery at the following locations:
- Gillies Hospital, Epsom
- Southern Cross Brightside Hospital, Epsom
- Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital, Glenfield
As Dr McIvor will discuss with you, if your treatment requires surgery he usually works with the following Anaesthesia Group.