Dr Colin Brown - Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Dr Colin Brown is a specialist Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon (Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon). He specialises in surgery of the ear and hearing, but is also well known as a doctor who treats common children’s ear nose and throat problems.
He is a consultant ear surgeon to Starship Children's Hospital, treating and operating on a wide range of ear diseases, deformities and deafness. He is also a senior lecturer in surgery at the University of Auckland, surgeon to the Northern regional cochlear implant programme, is a long term member of a Ministry of Health Advisory group on Neonatal Hearing Screening and is on the board of "Hearing House".
He is past president of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ANZSPO).
Dr Brown co-ordinates the Starship Microtia Atresia multidisciplinary clinic and multidisciplinary meetings concerning the care of deaf children and their progress with cochlear implants and hearing aids.
What is ENT Surgery?
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery (ENT) is also known as Otolaryngology, 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 otolaryngologists) are specialist doctors who deal with medical and surgical treatment of conditions of the ears, nose, throat and structures of the head and neck.
Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
|Mon – Tue||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wed||8:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thu||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Fri||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Please contact my clinic during business hours Monday to Friday to arrange an appointment.
Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments
Audiometry is the electronic testing of hearing ability. You will sit in a special room wearing earphones and be asked to respond when you hear a noise through the earphones. These tests can measure your hearing levels as well as other aspects of hearing such as the ability to recognise… More
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
When the growth of one of the tiny bones in your middle ear, the stapes, changes from hard to soft and spongy, it leads to the condition called otosclerosis.… More
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
This is a slow-growing, benign (non-cancerous) overgrowth of tissue on the nerves that affect your hearing and balance.… More
Prominent ears may cause children significant psychological distress. Prominent ears are readily improved with a usually straightforward surgical procedure.… More
In the facial bones surrounding your nose, there are four pairs of hollow air spaces known as sinuses or sinus cavities.… More
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 is the inflammation of the lining of the nose (nasal mucosa).… More
Your tonsils are the oval-shaped lumps of tissue that lie on both sides of the back of the throat.… More
Ear Drum Repair (MYRINGOPLASTY)
A myringoplasty is an operation to repair a hole in the ear drum ("perforated ear drum").… More
Microtia means "small ear".
Atresia means "not formed" - in this situation applying to the ear canal.… More
A cholesteatoma is a skin growth that occurs in an abnormal location inside the middle ear behind the eardrum.… More
Deafness is most commonly due to malformation of or damage to the hearing organ of the inner ear and its tiny hair cells, which detect sound waves.… More
Surfer's Ear "Exostoses"
Exostoses are smooth, bony bulges or knobs in the ear canal which are initially symptom free, but progressive growth causes water trapping in the ear which may lead to painful and difficult to treat ear canal infections.… More
We are affiliated providers to Southern Cross and preferred providers to NIB insurance.
We have tea and coffee making facilities on site, but are also within 5-10 minutes walk of Fraser's cafe, Olaf's, Rad, Circus Circus and Espresso workshop.
The Auckland Transport Journey Planner will help you to plan your journey.
There is free dedicated patient parking to the left of the Gillies Hospital and Clinic building.
Mount Eden Pharmacy is the closest pharmacy, based in Mount Eden Village, 5- 10 minutes walk.
(09) 631 1965
(09) 631 1966
160 Gillies Avenue
160 Gillies Avenue
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This page was last updated at 10:27AM on June 13, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Colin Brown - Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon.