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Associate Professor Murali Mahadevan - Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon

Private Service Paediatrics


Gillies Hospital Specialist Centre, 160 Gillies Avenue, Epsom, Auckland


Associate Professor Murali Mahadevan is a Specialist Paediatric and Adult ENT surgeon who works 5/10th with ADHB and 4/10th in the private sector. He has been a consultant surgeon at ADHB for the last 22 years. He is ex-Clinical Director / Paediatric ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon at Starship Children's Hospital. Murali also has an academic position with the University of Auckland as Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, UoA. Murali is double fellowship trained in Paediatric ENT at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London and Royal Children's, Melbourne.

His main practice is located at Gillies Hospital and Clinics, Epsom and he also holds consulting clinics at Kowhai Clinic, Warkworth. He operates at Gillies and MercyAscot Hospitals.

His subspecialty interests are all aspects of Paediatric ENT, adult Snoring & OSA, Nasal and Sinus surgery. He also has extensive experience in paediatric and adult neck lump surgery.


Ear, Nose & Throat Conditions and Procedures

Ear, eardrum and middle ear

Nose and nasal passage
Nasal surgery for deviated septum/ obstruction
Rhinoplasty - cosmetic
Surgery for Sinusitis and Polyps

Throat and voice box
Tonsils and Tonsillectomy

Frequently asked questions re Tonsillectomy
Tonsil and Adenoid Surgery

Hoarseness and Voice Changes

Salivary Glands - parotid and submandibular mass/ stone

Salivary Gland Tumours

Sinus and snoring
Nose Correction Surgery for Snoring
Sinus Surgery for Snoring

Surgery for Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Disordered Breathing, Snoring & OSA

Tonsil and Adenoid Surgery

Otoplasty - Surgery for Bat Ears and Prominent Ears

Cosmetic Nose Surgery

Head and neck
Branchial Cysts

Dermoid Cysts

Salivary Gland Masses & Tumours

Thyroglossal Duct Cys
Neck Cysts/Lumps/Lymph Nodes

Click here to view videos on common conditions and procedures of the ear, nose and throat.



Mon7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue12:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Wed7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please contact during business hours, Monday to Friday, to book appointments at either clinic. Weekend request will be processed monday AM by 1200.

Monday pm, Tuesday am, allday Thursday: Starship Hospital /CMDHB/WDHB

Gillies Hospital Specialist Centre, 160 Gillies Avenue, Epsom, Auckland

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Referral Expectations

For Patients

Ideally you should have a referral letter from your GP or another doctor. However we can see you without one if appropriate.


For GPs and medical professionals:

Management guidelines and tips:

Guidelines for Fractured Nose

Guidelines for Otitis Externa and Discharging Ear Secondary to Grommets

Management of a Child with a Runny Nose

Management of Nose Bleeds

Common Conditions

  • Otitis Media

    This is inflammation or infection of your middle ear (the space behind your eardrum) and is often associated with a build-up of fluid in your middle ear.… More PDF

  • Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss can be divided into two types: conductive hearing loss (caused by some sort of mechanical problem in the external or middle ear) or sensorineural hearing loss (caused by disorders of the inner ear, hearing nerve or associated brain structures).… More

  • Sinusitis

    In the facial bones surrounding your nose, there are four pairs of hollow air spaces known as sinuses or sinus cavities.… More

  • Snoring

    Snoring is the harsh rattling noise made by some people when they sleep.… More

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

    When snoring is interrupted by episodes of totally obstructed breathing, it is known as obstructive sleep apnoea.… More

  • Rhinitis

    Rhinitis is the inflammation of the lining of the nose (nasal mucosa).… More

  • Tonsillitis and Tonsillectomy

    Your tonsils are the oval-shaped lumps of tissue that lie on both sides of the back of the throat.… More PDF

  • Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)

    If you find it difficult to pass food or liquid from your mouth to your stomach, you may have a swallowing disorder or dysphagia.… More

  • Hoarseness

    Hoarseness can be described as abnormal voice changes that make your voice sound raspy and strained and higher or lower or louder or quieter than normal.… More


Mr Mahadevan is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for the following treatments. As such he will assist in organising prior approval and claims on your behalf. Charges range from $260-420.

Affiliated Provider services offered:

  • consultations and follow up appointments
  • office based procedures - ENT
  • ear suction
  • minor surgery under local anaesthesia in rooms
  • OSA surgery
  • adenoidectomy
  • adenotonsillectomy
  • tonsillectomy
  • grommets
  • endoscopic sinus surgery
  • nose surgery-septoplasty
  • neck lump surgery
  • skin cancer /lumps/cysts


Tea, coffee and chilled water available in the waiting room.

Travel Directions

Please click here for a location map and contact details.

Public Transport

The website www.maxx.co.nz is a good resource to plan public transport options.


Free patient parking is provided.

  • Gillies Hospital: to the left hand side
  • Kowhai Clinic: at the front


Closest pharmacy

Waymouths Pharmacy, 237 Manakau Road, Epsom - 250 meters away


ANZSPO website: www.anzspo.consec.com.au

NZ Society of ORL head neck surgery website: www.nzsohns.org

South Pacific ORL website: www.southpacificorl.consec.com.au

Contact Details

Gillies Hospital Specialist Centre, 160 Gillies Avenue, Epsom, Auckland

Central Auckland

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Kowhai Surgery, 10 Percy Street, Warkworth, Auckland

North Auckland

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This page was last updated at 3:44PM on May 4, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Associate Professor Murali Mahadevan - Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon.