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Dr Nick McIvor - Head, Neck & Thyroid Surgeon, Otolaryngologist

Private Service, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery


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
  • neck lumps
  • 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:

As Dr McIvor will discuss with you, if your treatment requires surgery he usually works with the following Anaesthesia Group.


  • Dr Nick McIvor

    Thyroid, Head and Neck Surgeon, Facial Plastic and Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Referral Expectations

A GP referral is usually required.  Appointment duration is approximately 30 - 45 minutes.  Please bring any relevant CT or MRI scans with you as well as a list of current medications.

Common Conditions/ Procedures/ Treatments

  • Thyroidectomy

    The thyroid is a gland that sits in the front, and towards the bottom of, your neck.  It is responsible for producing a hormone called thyroxin which affects many organs including the heart, muscles and bones. … More

  • Parathyroidectomy

    The parathyroid glands are four small glands, each the size of a grain of rice, that are found in the neck behind the thyroid gland.The parathyroid glands play an important role in regulating the amount of calcium in our bodies.… More

  • Parotidectomy

    There are two parotid glands; one in front of and below each ear.… More

  • Neck Lumps

    Growths, lumps, tumours or masses on the neck can be benign (noncancerous) or cancerous.… More

  • Tongue Cancer

    This is the presence of a malignant tumour on the tongue, often associated with smoking and excessive alcohol use.… More

  • Throat Cancer

    The throat is a tube that runs from the back of the mouth down through the front part of the neck to join the oesophagus (the tube that carries food to the stomach).… More

  • Pharyngeal pouch/ Swallow surgery


  • Rhinoplasty

    Surgery can be carried out to improve the appearance of your nose e.g.… More

  • Septoplasty

    This operation repositions the nasal septum and is performed entirely within your nose so that there are no external cuts made on your face. More

  • 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


Contact Details

For urgent cases, phone Nick on his mobile 0274 720 033 or Rebecca on 027 617 6780  

An urgent appointment can be made available

Lakeside Specialist Centre
17 Shea Terrace
Auckland 0622

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17 Shea Terrace
Auckland 0622

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17 Shea Terrace
Auckland 0622

This page was last updated at 1:48PM on September 3, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Nick McIvor - Head, Neck & Thyroid Surgeon, Otolaryngologist.