Robot Head & Neck Surgery
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Dr Francis Hall and Dr Andrew Cho are Auckland otolaryngologist head and neck surgeons available for consultations and surgery in Epsom, Massey and Howick. Both specialists can normally see patients for initial consultation within one week - please give us a call if you would like to see someone urgently. Please ask your GP to make a referral via EDI, Specialist Referrals Hub or fax and we will make contact with you within 48 hours.
URGENT APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE.
Dr Hall and Dr Cho offer specialist consultation regarding a range of ear, nose and throat conditions including:
General ENT Surgery
- Endoscopic sinus surgery
- Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
- Cancer of the head and neck
- Plastic reconstructive surgery of the head and neck
- Ultrasound investigations of the head and neck
- Paediatric Otolaryngology
- Robotic ENT surgery
Transoral Robotic Surgery TORS can provide the following benefits:
- Excellent tumour control
- Less likely to require chemo/radiotherapy
- Good speech & swallowing results
- Quicker operation time
- Faster recovery time (less time off work)
Dr Hall is available for appointments at Epsom, and conducts robot head and neck surgery at the Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital.
Dr Cho is available for consultation and surgical appointments at Epsom, Massey and Howick.
What is ENT/Otolaryngology, Head and Neck 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.
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
|Mon – Fri||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Please contact the practice during the above times to arrange appointments.
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
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
Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery
An incision (cut) is made in the front of and at the base of the neck and part or all of the thyroid gland is removed.… More
Radical Neck Dissection
All lymph nodes (bean-shaped glands that filter harmful agents picked up by the lymphatic system) from the collar bone to the jaw and from the front of the neck to the back are removed, along with the sternocleidomastoid muscle (moves the head from side to side), the… 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
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This page was last updated at 1:37PM on March 26, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Robot Head & Neck Surgery.