Mr David A.J. Mills - Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery (ENT) is also known as Otorhinolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery. This area of medicine is concerned with disorders of the ear, nose, throat, the head and the neck.
David Mills graduated from the Auckland School of Medicine (MB.ChB) in 1981. He gained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in Otorhinolaryngology in 1987. Over 1988/89 he was Head & Neck Fellow at the University of California, Davis, Medical Centre in Sacramento, California. Whilst at the Medical Centre he also gained experience in Facial Plastic Surgery. In 1989/90 he was Senior Registrar at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland. There he attended courses in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and on returning to New Zealand was one of the first to undertake this form of surgery.
Otolaryngologist, Head & Neck Surgeon, Facial Plastic Surgeon
A referral letter from your family doctor is preferred.
Procedures / Treatments
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
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
A small telescope (endoscope) is inserted into your nose. Instruments can be passed by the endoscope and used to remove small pieces of bone and soft tissue.… More
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Surgery can be carried out to improve the appearance of your nose e.g.… More
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
The appearance of ears that are misshaped or protruding ‘bat ears’ can be improved surgically.… More
Salivary Gland Disorders
There are three large pairs of glands (parotid, sublingual and submandibular) in your mouth that produce saliva which helps break down food as part of the digestion process.… More
Scar appearance can be improved by various methods including a surgical procedure known as scar revision.… More
Head and Neck Masses
Growths, lumps, tumours or masses on the head and neck can be benign (noncancerous) or cancerous and can form in the larynx, pharynx, thyroid gland, salivary gland, mouth, neck, face or skull.… 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
Your tonsils are the oval-shaped lumps of tissue that lie on both sides of the back of the throat.… 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
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
Parking is available onsite at Mauranui Clinic and Eastcare. Parking near Mauranui Clinic is available on Mauranui Ave and Great South Rd.
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This page was last updated at 11:21AM on June 6, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Mr David A.J. Mills - Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon.