Northland ENT has always involved the public hospital practitioners since the 1950s. Initially Mr. Wilson and Mr. Gathercole were sole practitioners. In 1992 Mr. Seeley joined the practice then in 2006 Mr. Shetty joined the practice. Mr. Gathercole retired from private practice in 2010 but continues in public practice.
The Kowhai Court practice offers adequate parking and easy wheelchair access, and is equipped with modern technology including medical photography, otomicroscopy, flexible fiberoptic endoscopy, radio frequency treatment and a fully equipped minor theatre.
Patients will be greeted by our practice manager, medical typist or one of our three nurses.
Mr Chris Seeley M.B.Ch.B. F.R.A.C.S. General Otolaryngologist
Chris graduated from the University of Otago and completed his training in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery in 1991. His postgraduate training was in the University Hospital of Wales.
Since his return he has been appointed as an ENT Consultant at Whangarei Hospital. He is involved in the management of all general otolaryngeal disorders with a special interest in allergy, nose and sinus disorders, snoring, OSA assessment and skin malignancy.
The Northland ENT Department which he has been a part of for 20 years continues to have a leading reputation in undergraduate teaching, registrar training, GP liaison and service and patient satisfaction.
Mr Subhasch Shetty
Subhasch is a fully qualified surgeon specialising in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery. He has a broad based training in surgery of the head and neck, with the following subspecialty interests:
- Surgery for head and neck cancer (including cancer of the mouth, throat, neck, salivary glands and thyroid)
- Facial cosmetic surgery including:
- Rhinoplasty – nose surgery
- Otoplasty – ear surgery
- Surgery of the nose and sinuses
- Skin cancer surgery
- Anti-snoring surgery
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery (ENT) is also known as Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. This area of medicine is concerned with disorders of the ear, nose, throat, the head and the neck.
ENT Surgeons (or otorhinolaryngologists) are specialist doctors who deal with medical and surgical treatment of conditions of the ears, nose, throat and structures of the head and neck.