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Dr Colin Brown - Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon

Private Service, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery


9:00 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.



We are affiliated providers to Southern Cross and preferred providers to NIB insurance.


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please contact my clinic during business hours Monday to Friday to arrange an appointment.

Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments

  • Hearing Tests

    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

  • 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

  • Otosclerosis

    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

    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

  • Acoustic Neuroma

    This is a slow-growing, benign (non-cancerous) overgrowth of tissue on the nerves that affect your hearing and balance.… More

  • Prominent Ears

    Prominent ears may cause children significant psychological distress. Prominent ears are readily improved with a usually straightforward surgical procedure.… 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

    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 Atresia

    Microtia means "small ear".
    Atresia means "not formed" - in this situation applying to the ear canal.… More

  • Cholesteatoma

    A cholesteatoma is a skin growth that occurs in an abnormal location inside the middle ear behind the eardrum.… More

  • Childhood Deafness

    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 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.

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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.


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160 Gillies Avenue
Auckland 1023

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160 Gillies Avenue
Auckland 1023

This page was last updated at 3:48PM on April 22, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Colin Brown - Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon.