Private Service, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
ENT Group is a group of specialised otolaryngologists consulting from their main clinic Mercy Specialist Centre in Epsom, Auckland. They also offer consultations at Health-i-Care (Glenfield) and East Care (Botany).
Please contact Mercy Specialist Centre for all contact numbers and details.
Our experienced surgeons, Dr Melanie Collins, Mr Salil Nair and Mr Angus Shao treat a variety of ear, nasal & sinus, and general ENT related issues including chronic sinusitis, ear infections, hearing loss, snoring, and sleep apnoea in adults and children. Surgery for private patients is performed at Mercy Ascot, Gillies Hospital and St Mark’s Surgical Centre.
Click on the following link for patient resources including useful links, videos, questionnaires and postoperative care instructions here
What is ENT Surgery/Otolaryngology?
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.
Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.
Otologist & General ENT Specialist
Available at Mercy Specialist Centre, 100 Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland, 215 Wairau Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland
Rhinologist (nasal & sinus disorders)
Available at Mercy Specialist Centre, 100 Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland, Eastcare, 260 Botany Road, Golflands, Auckland
Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon
Available at Mercy Specialist Centre, 100 Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland
Please bring your GP referral letter, any hearing test results, any CT or MRI scans and a list of your current medication to the appointment with you.
Dr Collins and Mr Nair are Southern Cross Affiliated providers for a range of Otolaryngology (Ear, nose & throat) service category procedures. These include:
- Balloon sinuplasty
- Endoscopic modified Lothrop
- Minor ear surgery
- Nasal cauterisation
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
|Mon – Fri||8:30 AM – 5:00 PM|
Procedures / Treatments
Otology (Ear) 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
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
Meniere's disease is a disorder in which there is an abnormality in the fluids of the inner ear resulting in increased pressure in the inner ear.… 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
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 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
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This page was last updated at 2:32PM on April 21, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by ENT Group.